Despite this ingredient being referred to as a “concrete,” Orris Root Concrete 8% Irone is actually produced via steam-distillation, similar to most other essential oils. The ground roots of iris flowers sourced from throughout the Mediterranean serves as the plant matter for this extraction process. This imparts orris root concrete with a powerful aroma that smells of violet, with woody and fruity undertones. In perfumery, orris root is mainly used to provide or enhance violet profiles, especially among fine fragrance items. Outside of these floral applications, orris root concrete is also used in flavor work, blending well with orange, raspberry, and blueberry products.