Violetta di Parma (1870)

Violetta di Parma by Borsari 1870
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Violetta di Parma is a perfume by Borsari 1870 for women and was released in 1870. The scent is floral-powdery. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesIris
Heart Notes Heart NotesHyacinth, Jasmine, Lily, Violet
Base Notes Base NotesVanilla, Cedarwood

Ratings

Scent

6.8 (88 Ratings)

Longevity

5.8 (69 Ratings)

Sillage

5.1 (59 Ratings)

Bottle

6.2 (61 Ratings)
Submitted by Bergamotte, last update on 05.04.2018
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Briarthorn

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The perfect, classic violet
This is one of my all time favorite violet scents. Definitely in my top 3 (and the most affordable of the three). It's simple but not boring.

It's an uncharacteristically warm violet. Not candied and not powdery. Behind the violet is a nice mixed bouquet with hyacinth, lily and helitrope among others. The heart has more of the Iris in the bouquet than the opening and there is also some vetiver and cedar in the heart too. the violet is still the star though. The dry down has violet as the main star but the mixed bouquet gives way to the cedar and vetiver more.

I truly love this scent. The longevity is about 9-10 hours and it's sillage is personal but someone standing next to you will smell it. Definitely something every girl should have in her wardrobe. It's classic and done right.

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2014
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Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
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Eau de Fraîcheur Violettes
Borsari 1870 VIOLETTA DI PARMA is a super-fresh light and naturally sweet violet fragrance. Although the claim is that this is eau de parfum, I must say that it is one of the lightest, rivaling even L'Artisan Parfumeur in its evanescence. Nonetheless, it smells very nice, and I like it a lot.

This composition is very close to Berdoues VIOLETTES DE TOULOUSE and appears also to be a nineteenth-century-inspired presentation of violets. Some people will find this old fashioned or perhaps even juvenile, but it's perfect on hot days or when one is looking for some nice floral refreshment without a lot of distractions or heavy base. Unlike the Molinard violet soliflore, this one is a no-sugar-added composition, which is why it works well even in extreme heat and humidity. Did I mention that it's hot in Boston this summer?

In some ways, VIOLETTA DI PARMA reminds me of the Parfums de Nicolai PETIT ANGE eau de fraîcheur: a light and extremely natural-smelling floral fragrance. This one is sweeter but only because violets are naturally sweeter than lilacs. There are other elements in this composition, which impart a slightly powdery and very lightly green quality, but mostly this one is for violet lovers who wish to appreciate this flower in its natural beauty.

The bottle is adorable, with a tasseled pink atomizer attached. HRH Emperor Oliver demonstrates its use below...

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Jazzy76 19 months ago
If you like violets, this is your scent. At my taste, it's too old fashioned and vibrant, I can't wear it+1

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