Although the first publications in the field of chemometrics by Iranian researchers go back nearly 23 years, Iran's chemometrics has experienced significant growth after the year 2000. More than 1500 papers have been published by Iranian chemometricians between 2005 and 2012 which is about seven times more than those published before 2005. The aim of this review is to present a perspective about Iran's chemometrics developments. The role of enthusiastic students, motivated professors, annual workshops, and international collaborations is discussed in this work. After introducing the first papers in each field of chememotrics, the papers published during 2005–2012 were screened, and some of them were introduced. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.