The overall effect is makeup, aerosol hairspray (think Aqua Net), nail polish remover, bug spray, and waxed wooden stage floor. This is a wonderfully and amazingly true and complete olfactory expression of an old performance theater—the place itself, the performers, and the patrons all included...I mean the entire atmosphere is capture here. Its vintage perfumy character is very pleasantly evocative for me. This is probably my favorite perfumy (vs. soliflore) violet fragrance. Ultimately, VR is not only intellectually fascinating but also entirely wearable.
Projection, sillage, and longevity are all excellent.
14th May, 2011 (last edited: 26th December, 2012)
l got this as a free sample with an order from Luckyscent. Their web page won't load right now, but if l remember correctly, this scent is supposed to evoke the smell of an old theatre. lf that's what you're looking for, it certainly does that, complete with musty, stale make-up, polished wood & spent cigarettes, like an abandoned dressing room. lt's hard to distinguish notes, although there is something in there that reminds me of Blue Grass by Elizabeth Arden. lt's unusual & interesting, but definitely not something l want to smell of. Thankfully it doesn't last long.