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    Default Comprehensive List of Violet Scents

    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!

    Violet Soliflores

    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)
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    Great!

    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
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    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

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    Insolence Guerlain

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    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).
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    Kiton Men
    MisterK / Vicomte de K / K
    Ephemeral Top 5: YSL PH HC, Worth PH, Equipage, Monsieur Rochas HC, Acqua di Gio

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    from here you can get violet perfume.

    http://www.perfumenetwork.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentronic View Post
    Oud Velvet and Velvet Flowers by Montale, no?
    I don't see violet listed in the notes for either?
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    Distinctive marine top notes including sea kelp are tamed by Mediterranean citrus fruits, Tunisian rosemary and carrot seed, enhanced by rare violet leaf absolute
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indie_Guy View Post
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    (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).
    Violet leaf on both accounts...ditto for both Paul Smith's.

    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 01:55 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Heeley's Fine Leather

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sofresh View Post
    Maybe there should be a list of violet leaves! There seem to be a ton of them....which is confusing. :S
    It's probably because it's the only natural violet product available*. Violet leaf absolute is pricey, but violet flower absolute was astronomical, and as soon as synthetic violet became available in the late 1800s I think the majority of perfumers turned to that. ( I cannot find any evidence of violet flower absolute being made at all these days; though it, like lilac absolute, apparently existed at some point. )

    *Orris is used as a violet type ingredient because of its similar scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    It's probably because it's the only natural violet product available*. Violet leaf absolute is pricey, but violet flower absolute was astronomical, and as soon as synthetic violet became available in the late 1800s I think the majority of perfumers turned to that. ( I cannot find any evidence of violet flower absolute being made at all these days; though it, like lilac absolute, apparently existed at some point. )

    *Orris is used as a violet type ingredient because of its similar scent.
    I think you're correct. I have heard of the violet flower absolute, and it was utterly unaffordable. Methyl Ionone all the way!

    I'm thinking of starting a Rose thread next....although the volume may be overwhelming.
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    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)
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    Cereus #7 as well, perhaps (no idea how violety it really is. I'll be ordering a sample soon though)

    From Luckyscent:

    No. 7 notes
    Bergamot, Mandarin Oil, Clary Sage Absolute, Pepperwood, Jasmine, Saffron, Pomerose, Violet, Musk, Leather, Tonka Bean, Australian Coachwood

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Cereus #7 as well, perhaps (no idea how violety it really is. I'll be ordering a sample soon though)

    From Luckyscent:

    No. 7 notes
    Bergamot, Mandarin Oil, Clary Sage Absolute, Pepperwood, Jasmine, Saffron, Pomerose, Violet, Musk, Leather, Tonka Bean, Australian Coachwood
    Report back when you smell. I'm trying to keep the list to stuff that has a predominent violet note...I don't want to rely on a list of notes. I was curious about this line...so a general review would be great too!

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    Xeryus
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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Xeryus
    More violet leaves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyra View Post
    Jolie Madame is an interesting mix of violet and leather, but I have no sense of how this one might work on a man.
    Forgot about that one...I think it works quite well on a man (if one can overlook the name!)
    Last edited by Dane; 10th January 2008 at 05:57 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofresh View Post
    Report back when you smell. I'm trying to keep the list to stuff that has a predominent violet note...I don't want to rely on a list of notes. I was curious about this line...so a general review would be great too!
    Oh, it's got a prominent violet note. Violet leaves, that is. It starts out slightly aquatic - I'd be willing to bet it's got some calone in it. Then it fades to a nice clean violet leaf note that might have a hint of iris mixed in as well.
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    Keiko Mecheri Genie du Bois is an often overlooked violet scent.

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