VVisa (1945) Eau de Parfum

V / Visa (Eau de Parfum) by Robert Piguet
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V is a popular perfume by Robert Piguet for women and was released in 1945. The scent is fruity-floral. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Pear, Mandarin, Peach, Violet leaf
Heart Notes Heart NotesOrange blossom, Rose, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesBenzoin, Leather, Moss, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (144 Ratings)

Longevity

7.9 (101 Ratings)

Sillage

7.1 (92 Ratings)

Bottle

7.5 (96 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 11.10.2018

Interesting Facts

This scent was reformulated by Aurélien Guichard and re-released in 2007.

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Fanny

62 Reviews
Fanny
Fanny
1
Missing Link
The category 'oriental woody' is quite right, but I must emphasise the role of fruit here.
The peach has a leading presence; what is more, we have immortelle and a subtle leather to give this peach a solid darkening.
The pear is not just a bit-player; luscious yet restrained, it upholds its modest position next to the glorious benzoin, which features as a second dignitary.

As Visa was reformulated in 2007, I wonder what the original must have been like, as this really has a beautiful vintage character: smooth, yet complex and extremely well mannered.

Intoxicating.
(For fans of the discontinued Asja, help yourself to a sample of Visa soon, I urge you!)
(Sacrebleu -Intense- also comes to mind)
Sophi

50 Reviews
Sophi
Sophi
Very helpful Review    2
"Sweet Woody Patchouli"
Sweet Woody Patchouli
It's so marvelous , juicy -peachy, plummy and dark at the
opening ...
The heart unfolds rose and immortelle notes so clearly smelling upon a base so of sweet woods (vetiver) and earthy patchouli .The combo benzoin-vetiver and patchouli at the base is so very characteristic of this perfume along with the juicy fruits (may be this makes most to compare it to Angel TM).
All in all the perfume is very well made mixing fruits , florals and woods with such an easy way that is not overpowering and letting space of one phase to unfold on each other with sophistication and elegance.
Marvelous and recommended!
7.5 7.0/10
Sweetgrass

35 Reviews
Sweetgrass
Sweetgrass
1
No punch in this punchbowl
The reformulated Visa is an inoffensive fruity floral, distinguished from the contemporary lot mainly by quality rather than originality. I would love to smell the original formula, just out of curiousity. If I have the time another day, I should co-review this with Rihanna's "Nude" which has a very similar opening just to see if there is any point in buying Visa rather than Nude (which sells for roughly 1/10 of Visa's asking price). Not a bad perfume, and I like the powdery tones and the lack of ditziness mentioned by jtd, but I wonder if it really is worth it. The genre in its current state certainly seems to owe a lot to Visa, but it feels obsolete in its current formula.
jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Helpful Review    7
urbane fruity
Visa puts a slightly different touch on the fruity perfume. It’s a stewed stone fruit mix. Plummy/peachy/apricot-like. It’s also got a taste of indeterminate spice along the clove/cardammom/nutmeg axis. Spices that would go well with stone fruit, incidentally. It’s not bright by a long shot, but neither is it heavy or impenetrable. Though dark and concentrated, it remains notably fruity; not boozy, not syrupy, not leathery to my nose (despite many reviews I’ve read), and not ‘radiant’ in the grand Iso-E Super manner.

The drydown loses some of the wattage the fruit has at the start, but comes to have a hushed nectar-sweetness similar in olfactory hue to the woody/aromatic scent a piece of unfinished rosewood has.

If you’re looking for a fruity perfume that doesn’t convey ditziness or guilelessness, try Visa.
2.5 7.5 7.5 10.0/10
Callas

53 Reviews
Callas
Callas
Greatly helpful Review    3
"Entry confirmed"
I am tied up.
The second test also takes place 'fantastically' in the category.

Enthusiast of the vague, woody smells: Please test.

The fruits tumble in a mess and petals fall down.

After half an hour the smell gets still softer an more vague. Vetiver and vanilla show quite discreet sweet ones. No, it doesn't get too heavy. A dear woods goblin gives me the necessary base notes and my joy is great. It is so nice and warm and protected here.
I feel well infinitely.

The visa is sealed. The entry can start.
P.S. Thanks Guusje
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Statements

Cumulnimbus 2 years ago
The best peachy and leathery vanilla scent ever. The drydown is so delicious I even find it disturbing. It has my heart in its hands forever+2
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Farouha 4 years ago
Rich, luxurious, long lasting scent. It oozes decadence and refinement. An absolute winner. Works wonderfully if layered upon dehnal Oud.+1

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