Violette 1860Eau de Toilette

Violette (Eau de Toilette) by Molinard
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Violette (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Molinard for women and was released in 1860. The scent is floral-powdery. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesViolet leaf
Heart Notes Heart NotesViolet, Iris, Jasmine, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesHeliotrope, Musk

Ratings

Scent

7.8 (15 Ratings)

Longevity

6.0 (12 Ratings)

Sillage

5.5 (13 Ratings)

Bottle

5.4 (17 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 22.09.2016.

Interesting Facts

In 1994, Violette was re-orchestrated and re-launched.
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Scent
Belgwen

94 Reviews
Belgwen
Belgwen
Helpful Review    1  
Gorgeous Sweet Violets!
Les Fleurs Violette is a gentle violet fragrance based on musk. Upon first spray, my nose picks (in the order of dominance) fresh violets, musk, and heliotrope. Dominant musk notes always bomb on my skin, and perhaps that's why the first 15 mins upon spraying isn't my favorite part of this perfume.

However, the heart reveals only the powdery violet note and the musk really serves as the agent on which this lovely but airy note can effervesce on my skin. As the hours pass, the dry down becomes sweeter, almost a candy like note of violet. However, it isn't cloying or bothersome. This is truly my favorite phase of the perfume.

I've been able to score a 3.4 oz bottle for a very reasonable price. And as a Violet Lover, I shall be keeping this inexpensive little gem in my collection as my go-to violet perfume.

Projection: Not even a foot. Stays close. But it's a lovely little cloud of violet.

Longevity: Considering that my skin eats up perfume way too much, not bad for a violet one. After 4 hours, I needed to re-spray. But it IS relatively inexpensive, so this is not an issue for me.

Violet Lovers: I don't think you can go wrong with this as a blind buy if all of this sounds good to you.
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5
Longevity
7.5
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5
Bottle
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
Helpful Review    5  
Sugar-encrusted Violet
The nineteenth-century-inspired violet soliflores range across a spectrum from quite sugary to green and not very sweet at all. Molinard's entry, VIOLETTE, lies toward the sugary end of the spectrum, particularly in the opening minutes, which always take me back a bit, so similar is the scent to that of violet candy. As the composition dries down, some of the sugar evaporates away, leaving a very thin, glistening patina of sugar, but I do not find it overly sweet.

To be honest, I do not detect much else here beyond the violet, what seems to be vanilla (though it's not listed as a note--perhaps I am misidentifying heliotrope?), and of course the sugar. Naturally this composition appeals to me since I love violets in nearly every combination with anything, although I must say that I draw the line at plastic (I'm talking to you, Guerlain INSOLENCE).

VIOLETTE is simple, but what else could one expect from a violet soliflore? I like it, and would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes either Caron AIMEZ-MOI or Laurence Dumont VANILLE VIOLETTE, both of which are really quite sweet to my nose--and in fact sweeter than the Molinard. Everyone else needs to try this before they buy, because it may well exceed your tolerance for sugar in perfume.

If you like Bosari VIOLETTA DI PARMA and Berdoues VIOLETTES DE TOULOUSE, L'Artisan Parfumeur VERTE VIOLETTE, and Histoires de Parfums BLANC VIOLETTE, you may or may not like this sugar-encrusted version of the same theme. The quality of the violets seems comparable to me, so I'd call this yet another excellent value from Molinard.
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7.5
Sillage
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Bottle
Ysbrand

84 Reviews
Ysbrand
Ysbrand
Helpful Review    6  
A violet and its soul
Violette´s violet is not shy at all, as it opens, but full bodied and rather energic, which is very pleasant. It has a bold sweetness that also recalls caramelized violets and earthy nuances coming from a distinct hint of iris. Not smelling at all like a dessert, i am reluctant to call it a gourmand, but after having eaten violet candies so many times in my childhood, it seems apropriate to say Violette is, at least, mouth-watering (Indeed, you can eat the flowers as they grow from the wood´s floor and the taste pretty sweet and delicious without any added sugar)

As the fragance evolves, the violet abandons its earthy cocoon and becomes a kind of airy version of itself. Violette now falls in the ethereal, iridiscent category. More floral, softer, closer to the skin, with moderate green touches from the leaves (not the greenest violet ever)

Later on, violet note is almost gone but for some opaline, frosted violet shells over a warm powdery drydown of heliotrope and musk.

Violette is a well done soliflore: behind its simplicity hides a skillful blend for the violet note, that, as you probably already know, is a construction of different ingredients, since authentic violet absolute is too pricey to be used nowadays. There´s not here other thing than a clear, rich, natural-smelling violet note, explored through many of its facets. It is not a ladylike/prim/bouquet excuse of a violet, nor so green you loose the flowers in between the foliage, but on the dark side, this fragance is very unidimensional and its longevity is not its forté. It can be an interesting fragance for layering with others for an added violet note (I use it with Marc Jacobs´ Bang Bang)

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