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Violetta di Parma (1870)
by Borsari 1870


Violetta di Parma information

Year of Launch1870
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 88 votes)

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About Violetta di Parma

Violetta di Parma is a feminine perfume by Borsari 1870. The scent was launched in 1870

Violetta di Parma fragrance notes

Reviews of Violetta di Parma

kupgup Show all reviews
United States
I'm not usually a fan of very flowery scents, so I did not expect to like this.

But it turns out I really dig it after all. Like really, really dig it. It's light, cool, airy, innocent, and a little haunting. The smell is anachronistic, in a classic, Greek-sculpture way. (It's definitely not frumpy or outdated.)
09th May, 2017
Just straight violet. That's it. And yet, its absolutly beautiful. Bright and clean, refreshing and green. I am usually not a fan of flowery perfume, but the green in this gives it a depth that makes me want to roll up inside this smell.
15th July, 2016
This is the flagship of the Borsari line and justifiably so.
A basic but utterly satisfying violet note -- silvery-grey with a hint of green.
Classic, haunting, minimalist. Pared down to a pure expression of the violet note. Not sweet or heavy. Wears very well. Creates an aura of quiet mystique.
13th April, 2013
I'm addicted to violets, discovering Violetta Di Parma was indeed like finding my HG.. I have worn it daily ( sometimes hourly) and yes, even ten minutely... since that fateful day 5 years ago. I'm faithful, loyal, I wanted this to be a lifetime relationship, really I did.

Its difficult to pin point the stages, top notes, a packet of Parma Violet Candies, the kind which made your tongue purple, quickly followed by roses after a rain shower, then beautiful powdery, sweet violets, delicate, innocent.........

Sadly it then vanishes into thin air on me. I don't think anyone has ever commented on it outside of my bedroom, or if they happen to be walking past as I spray it on from the lovely bottle. I don't think it has actually made it out of my front door.

If you adore Violets, and you are blessed enough to have the kind of skin which allows this to have a life of more than ten minutes, I envy you, it is truly beautiful.
13th August, 2012
I love a big, bold old fashioned violet. And Violetta di Parma is certainly that. To me it's a violet solifore because I really don't get any other notes off of it. That's fine though, I do really love violet.
16th March, 2012
cello Show all reviews
United States
I'm not a hugh fan of the violet note, but was I was interested to see it done in the "old fashion" style of perfume - single note floral.
This is very true to form, it's all about the violet. It is a nice, non-sweet, non-shrill violet though. About midway in there is a very soft, non-powdery iris note than keeps this balanced. The iris brings just a bit of an earthy feel, so you could almost imagine you were out sniffing the real deal. The fragrance is very linear and pleasant, with a soft musk drydown.
Well done composition.
18th May, 2011

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