Continuing the "note" theme...the ever popular violet. As with the other lists, suggestions are based on fragrances either BASED on the violet, or use violet as a main component, and focusing on either men's scents or scents popular with the boys (maybe a ladies list could be created?). Also, we're talking the flower, not the leaves. Suggestions please...I'm sure I missed a ton!
1. Violette Precieuse (Caron)
2. Violet Empire (CB I Hate Perfume)
3. Violetta di Parma (Borsani)
4. Verte Violette (L'Artisan Parfumeur)
5. Violet Autumn Splash (Marc Jacobs)
6. Violetta (Penhaligon's)
7. Black Violet (Tom Ford)
8. Midnight Violet (Ava Luxe)
9. Ajaccio Violets (Trumper)
10. Violettes de Toulouse (Berdoues)
11. Voilette Madame (Guerlain)
12. Les Meteorites (Guerlain)
13. Wild Violet (Scent Systems)
14. La Violette (Annick Goutal)
15. Violetta di Bosco (I Profumi di Firenze)
16. Violette (Norma Kamali)
Fragrances featuring Violet:
1. Grey Flannel (Goeffrey Beene)
2. Fahrenheit (Dior)
3. Bois de Violette (Serge Lutens)
4. Apres L'Ondee (Guerlain)
5. Pierre de Lune (Armani Prive)
6. Narciso Rodriguez for Him (Narciso Rodriguez)
7. Cuir Amethyste (Armani Prive)
8. Rykiel Homme (Rykiel)
9. Unicorn Spell (LesNez)
10. Touch for Men (Burberry)
11. Bois de Filao (Comptoire Sud Pacifique)
12. Un Parfum des Sens et Bois (Different Company)
13. La Collection Particuliere No. 8 (Dior)
14. Attrape Coeur/Guet-Apens (Guerlain)
15. Insolence (Guerlain)
16. N'Aimez Que Moi (Caron)
17. Aimez Moi (Caron)
18. Psychotrope (Parfumerie Generale)
19. Kiton Men (Kiton)
20. Eau de Cartier (Cartier)
21. Cuir Pleine Fleur/Fine Leather (Heeley)
22. Jolie Madame (Balmain)
Last edited by Dane; 11th January 2008 at 04:29 PM.
If you're interested in adding some unisex/women's fragrances then please add:
Un Parfum des Sens et Bois by The Different Company
La Collection Particuliere No. 8 by Christian Dior
Violettes de Toulouse by Berdoues
Voilette Madame and Attrape-Coeur by Guerlain (note the BN directory misspells VM as violette but the correct spelling is voilette)
N'Aimez Que Moi by Caron
Wild Violet by Scent Systems
Psychotrope by Parfumerie Generale
Violette by Annick Goutal
Cuir Amethyste by Armani Prive Collection
Oud Velvet and Velvet Flowers by Montale, no?
Lately I've been wearing:
Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah
Creed Green Irish Tweed
Creed Green Valley
Paul Smith Men
Paul Smith London for Men
Eau de Cartier
(Though Green Irish Tweed and Green Valley might be violet leaves instead of the flower-- I'm not sure-- I forget what the flower smells like at the moment).
Last edited by Indie_Guy; 9th January 2008 at 10:21 AM.
In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava
Maybe there should be a list of violet leaves! There seem to be a ton of them....which is confusing. :S
Thanks for all the input!!!
Last edited by Dane; 9th January 2008 at 02:55 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Heeley's Fine Leather
Just reading the list that's compiled to this point, I am overwhelmed with scents that I can't wait to sample. This list has renewed my excitement about violet notes.
I think I will be heading straight for Ajaccio Violets by Trumper next - it sounds incredible.
*Orris is used as a violet type ingredient because of its similar scent.
Last edited by Dane; 9th January 2008 at 09:25 PM.
One more to add to the list: Violetta di Bosco by I Profumi di Firenze (not listed in the BN directory, but link here for those interested)
Last edited by mikeperez23; 10th January 2008 at 04:33 AM.
Cereus #7 as well, perhaps (no idea how violety it really is. I'll be ordering a sample soon though)
No. 7 notes
Bergamot, Mandarin Oil, Clary Sage Absolute, Pepperwood, Jasmine, Saffron, Pomerose, Violet, Musk, Leather, Tonka Bean, Australian Coachwood
Ce message provient du Québec!
Jolie Madame is an interesting mix of violet and leather, but I have no sense of how this one might work on a man.
Sending BEMs scuttling back to Betelgeuse with my fierce fumage!
Last edited by Dane; 10th January 2008 at 06:57 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
Keiko Mecheri Genie du Bois is an often overlooked violet scent.