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    Default What is your favourite violet scent?

    There you go Shycat....
    The first two that really spring to mind are "Jolie Madame", "Le dix" and "Aimez-moi" I am more of a "traditional" perfume fan.... I have not yet managed to test Caron's Violette Precieuse, does any of you love this one?
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    Sorry I meant the first three.....
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    Default Re: What is your favourite violet scent?

    Caron's Violette Precieuse is my favorite. Unfortunately I recently broke my 10ml decant bottle. It is hard to find (discontinued). I have a lead on a place that is listing it. I'll post here if it turns out the company really does have it in stock. (You know how it is, so many places will list something they don't have in stock.) Also, just remembered Buffalo_Gal (who sells a lot of very nice fragrance through her Basenotes Sell/Swap listing) told me a couple of months ago that if requested she could find it).

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    Jolie Madame and Ormonde.

    Violets don't usually agree with me so most violet scents smell better in the bottle than on my skin, these two are exceptions.
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    Thanks! I'd not heard of Jolie Madame--the notes I found for it on the web didn't mention violet....Hmmmm. But the Caron Violet Precieuse does sound delightful.

    I like my Vert Violet from L'Artisan and am wishing for a bottle of Violet di Parma by Borsari. I'm fond of Rose Essentielle by Bulgari, a rose and violet frag.

    I have Callypso Violette-the first one. It's sweetly synthetic, and I can't care much for it.
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    I like L'Artisan's Verte Violette and Borsari's Violetta di Parma quite a bit. They are rather similar, both fresh and green and not powdery or too sweet. Verte Violette is more green, which I prefer, but Violetta di Parma lasts longer, which is nice.

    Different but also bottle-worthy for me is Keiko Mecheri's Genie du Bois, which has a woods/forest air as well as violet.

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    I don't have any strictly violet fragrances.

    To my nose, Bvlgari pour Femme has a prominent violet note, as well as Après L'ondée. These two are very different fragrances, though. Bvlgari is almost "fizzy" and uplifting while Apres L'ondee is so melancholy and wistful.

    Has anyone tried SL Bois de Violette?
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    I have tried SL's Bois de Violette. *To me, it is similar to Keiko Mecheri's Genie du Bois, but I definitely don't like it as much.

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    SL Bois de Violette has notes of cedar, violet leaves, and flowers. It's got more cedar than anything else. I have a 5ml decant, but I don't wear it often. I havn't tried the one by KM.
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    1 eleonora duse by laura tonatto
    2 goutal la violette
    3 verte violette l'artisan
    4 violetta penhalighon's

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    Guerlain's Apres L'Ondee first, then L'Artisan's Vert Violet last Bosari's Violet di Parma. Bosari will sometimes just "sit" on my skin and become headache inducing.

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    Mystere de Rochas. Lovely violets perking through the sweet mossy woods. Need me another bottle.

    Speaking of which: going to buy Violettes de Toulouse from the Beauty Cafe, because I like the dispenser (oh boy, I said it! :), well and I like sweet little vulnerability of its powder. I will be wearing it to bed if nothing else works! ;D


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    Verte Violette by l'Artisan, Ormonde by Ormonde Jayne, and my own Viola http://quinta-essentia.ca/perfumes.c...;product_id=58
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    Lipstick Rose and Verte Violette

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    agree with tinker424 and i'll add: ysl's paris roses enchantées, paris premiéres roses, soir de grasse(galimard), lapislazuli (galimard)..the thing is , violet seems fleeting on most scents right?


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    My all time fave violet scents are:

    Aimez Moi - Caron (MY NUMBER 1)

    Lipstick Rose - Frédéric Malle
    Bvlgari Femme - Bvlgari
    Flower - Kenzo
    Laura - Laura Biagiotti
    La Violette - Annick Goutal
    Sentiment - Escada
    Paul Smith Extreme - Paul Smith
    Ultraviolet - Paco Rabanne
    Violetrix - MAC





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    KM Genie du Bois
    Lipstick Rose
    Laura Tonatto E Duse
    Borsari Bouquet di Violette 1890
    Guerlain Meteorites
    Fresh Index Violet Moss
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    It's a toss-up between Yardley's April Violets & Caron's Violet Presceusse. I like the green in the Caron, however, I love the powdery, old fashioned dry down in the Yardley & the purple color of the liquid.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite violet scent?

    What a great topic this is. Quite a reference to violet fragrances.

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    I am another one who likes Aimez-moi.
    I also like how violet is done, almost gormand, in Kenzo Flower.
    But my ultimate violet would be a woody one....Even if Bois D´Iris is an "iris-scent", it really activated my craving for woods and violet. (if it wasn´t for the price I would get it in a flash, but now I am waiting until fall/winter) I guess it has something to doo with the iris-root, which is used for violet scent in many cases. I have sampled Genie de Bois, but it gave me a rash. Haven´t tried Bois de Violette yet.

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    Mariella Burani and also Amuleti by Mariella Burani, which has a more pronounced violet note. I also like Flower by Kenzo, but the violet note in this is very subtle imho, barely detectable to me. Pure Purple by Hugo Boss I will say certainly has a gourmand-violet note in it, which I like.
    When it comes to Aimez-Moi; sometimes I love it, sometimes I just like it, and other times I feel I can`t wear it... :-/
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    sonoma scent studios does violet like no other
    violette encens and voile de violette
    i can do no others!

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    Ye Gods! Violette Encens?????? My little heart beats faster, my credit card quivers......
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    Ajaccio Violets by Geo F Trumper is very beautiful!

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    In no particular order:

    1. Violette Precieuse
    2. Genie des Bois
    3. Jolie Madame
    4. Bulgari pour Femme edp
    5. Ormonde
    6. Aimez Moi
    7. The Raven (an oil by BPAL)

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    By the way, I recently bought a 100ml bottle of Borsari's Violetta di Parma for $30 + $6 shipping from perfume1.com. Excellent service - It arrived in a couple of days.

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    I would like to add that DKNY Be Delicious (the original, not the red version) has a dominant note of violet. This and Flower by Kenzo are the only department store scents I have found that are centered around violet.

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    *I'm appalled that I have no idea what a violet scent is! *(Good heavens, Fufu, get with it woman!) *To make it worse, I don't believe I have anything that might smell like violet. *I once had a sample of Mariella Burani and loved it, and that's about the closest I've gotten to this note.
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    geez how could i have forgotten about quelques violettes by houbigant?
    call me crazy but i think there are some violets in quelques roses as well...

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    Norma Kamali Violette! Lovely!

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    Penhaligon's Violetta takes first place with me. I also love Le Dix and Jolie Madame, and like Lipstick Rose and DSH French Lipstick No. 3 and No. 4 (the most violety ones in the series).
    Current favorites: Jo Malone Rose Water and Vanilla, L'Artisan Traversee du Bosphore, Hermes Eau Claire des Merveilles, Parfumerie Generale Praline de Santal

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    Eau De Cartier!


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