La Violette 2001

La Violette by Goutal
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La Violette is a perfume by Goutal for women and was released in 2001. The scent is floral-powdery. It is being marketed by Amore Pacific / 아모레퍼시픽. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Turkish rose, Violet, Violet leaf, Raspberry

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (101 Ratings)

Longevity

6.4 (79 Ratings)

Sillage

5.9 (79 Ratings)

Bottle

8.1 (76 Ratings)
Submitted by Chemist, last update on 14.10.2020.
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ElisaS95

7 Reviews
ElisaS95
ElisaS95
Helpful Review    3  
Fairytale Violets
A very feminine, delicate and innocent perfume. Violets and raspberry are the notes my nose catches the most.
The violets are very present and feel natural. However, I do get the impression of a thin veil of cosmetic powder together with the sweet tartness of a ripe, soft and juicy raspberry.
Perhaps, paired together with the violet leaves they make this perfume feel airy and fresh, not nose-cloying or super sweet as it's often the case in certain powdery type perfumes.
In fact, it seems to me that sometimes a slight bitterness similar to (but much weaker) the one of Rose Splendide peeks through the previous notes after wearing it for a while on my wrist.

A girly, fresh perfume that is not loud, that rather charms with it's delicate and delicious notes.

I think many of Goutal's perfumes convey a similar feeling or image.
Something that I perceive as ethereal, innocent and dreamlike mixed with a little mystery, which makes you want to find out more about the perfume and this is no less. So very lovely!

Based on the juice in the classic bottle.
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7.5
Longevity
5
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10
Bottle
Icekat

97 Reviews
Icekat
Icekat
Very helpful Review    5  
A Watercolor Painting of Woodland Violets
I love watercolor paintings where the colors and shapes are captured in a moment with a quick and imaginative stroke of an artist. Watercolors are often minimalistic, filled with just a few colors splashed on a white sheet of paper. There is no need for heavy ingredients and layering like in oil or acrylic painting to create a masterpiece. Less is more. This is how I feel about La Violette. This is a watercolor painting of woodland violets with bright sunlight peaking through the damp foliage and illuminating gentle and shy violets hiding among green leaves. Simple, but utterly beautiful and full of life.

The composition is a wild mixture of violet flowers and green leaves. The violets are pushing through the damp earth to get to the sunlight. They are slightly powdery and sweet, earthy and green and utterly charming. La Violette is so easy to wear. It has a right mix of natural, romantic, and sweet. The sillage is moderate, and longevity is up to 8 hours.

La Violette is one of my favorite violet scents. I admire how Camille Goutal and Isabelle Doyen captured the gentle, sunny, but slightly shy soul of violets. Natural, gentle and adorable, this scent is a lovely addition to my collection and I definitely recommend it to all violet lovers.
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7.5
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7.5
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10
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Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
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Violettes et Feuilles
As a long-confirmed violet lover, I feel that it is my sacred duty to sniff every violet soliflore in existence, and I'm always happy to discover yet another. Although many of them may initially seem to be quite similar to one another, in my experience, they always do exhibit subtle differences. I've been curious about Annick Goutal LA VIOLETTE for quite some time, so I was delighted when comrade Guusje sent a sample my way.

This particular violet soliflore features equal parts violet petals and violet leaves, it seems to me, with the effect that the natural sweetness of the flower is cut quite a bit by the greenishness of the leaves. What a delightful combination! The classic, nineteenth-century style soliflores I've sniffed, Berdoues VIOLETTES DE TOULOUSE and Borsari VIOLETTA DI PARMA, and their close relatives, including Christiane Celle CALYPSO VIOLETTE and Molinard VIOLETTE are all rather sweet to my nose. Of the bunch, Molinard seems to me to be the sweetest, and I believe that "extra sugar", so to speak, has been added to that composition. Christian Celle has something of a playdoh edge to it, in addition to being somewhat sweet. Histoires de Parfums BLANC VIOLETTE also falls into the same general category, although it is less sweet and slightly more complex.

Annick Goutal's version is really quite distinct in its greenishness, and it seems to me similar to the analogue in the rose solifore perfume group, what I refer to as the "rosebush in a blender" perfume, which includes all of the thorns and stems and roots of the plant in addition to rose petals. Here we have literally the whole violet plant as well, and the effect is very harmonious and balanced. As the scent dries down, the green leaves become slightly more dominant than the purple petals, but there is always a lingering aura of fresh violet in the air.

I like it a lot! Thank you for introducing me to this fine violet perfume, Guusje!
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7.5
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5
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Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
Helpful Review    2  
Fresh, green violets
Annick Goutal's La Violette is quite a delightful take on a natural violet accord. It's a little greener than I expected, but still beautiful nonetheless.

Spring comes to mind when I smell La Violette. It's fresh, watery and clean. I detect a hint of crushed mint in this composition, which is a little piercing and green in the opening. It soon settles into a soft, slightly candied violet, which is thankfully not powdery like most violet scents tend to be.

It smells like something smelt from nature itself, like the feeling of inhaling fresh blooms. Annick Goutal's soliflores, while not overly complex or rich, really capture the essence of the flower itself. Although linear, La Violette is captivating from beginning to end.

La Violette is an intriguing fragrance to say the least, and a surprisingly strong one at that. I applied this fragrance before bed, and a good 12 hours later I could still catch wafts of it every now and then.

I wouldn't dare to wear this in the colder weather as it is such a cheerful and bright scent. All the soliflores from this collection were most likely designed with Spring in mind. La Violette is lovely in an unexpected and delicate kind of a way. It's very concentrated and quite expressive, and for that alone, La Violette is high on my list of recommendations for violet or floral lovers.
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