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27.08.2017 18:36 Uhr
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Best Violets Perfumes

Violets are spring flowers in the family Violaceae. There are 400-500 species. They are native to Northern Hemisphere and can be found in Hawaii, Australia and South America.

Violets have heart shaped leaves and asymmetrical flowers. Flower colors vary and they can be violet, yellow, blue, white, cream.

The Ancient Greeks considered violets symbol of fertility and love and they used them in love potion. Violets are cultivated through root cuttings and seeds.

ˮViola odoratais used as a source for scents in the perfume industry. Violet is known to have a 'flirty' scent as its fragrance comes and goes. Iononeis present in the flowers, which turns off the ability for humans to smell the fragrant compound for moments at a time.ˮ from Wikipedia

There are many fragrances that contain violets. Some of them are very good, some are not so bad. It depends on taste and need. I selected some of them which I consider to be best for me.

Insolence by Guerlain

TOP NOTES: Raspberry, Bergamot, Red berries, Lemon

MIIDLE NOTES: Orange blossom, Violet, Rose

BASE NOTES: Iris, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Musk, Resins

FLORAL FRUITY

-launched in 2006

-perfumer: Maurice Raucel, Sylvaine Delacourte

Paris by Balenciaga

NOTES: Carnation, Patchouli, Virginia cedar, Violet, Violet leaf

CHYPRE FLORAL

-launched in 2010

-perfumer: Olivier Polge

Paris by Yves Saint Laurent

TOP NOTES: Mimosa, Orange blossom, Green notes, Rose, Cassia, Hawthorn, Hiacynth, Bergamot, Nasturcia, Geranium

MIDDLE NOTES: Lily, Violet, Orris root, Jasmine, Ylang ylang, Lily-of-the-Valley,Lime blossom, Rose

BASE NOTES: Iris, Sandalwood, Amber, Musk, Oakmoss, Heliotrope,Cedar

FLORAL

-launched in 1983

-perfumer: Sofia Grojsman

Lolita Lempicka by Lolita Lempicka

TOP NOTES: Violet, Ivy, Star anise

MIDDLE NOTES: Iris, Amaryllis, Licorice, Orris root, Cherry

BASE NOTES: Tonka bean, Vanilla, Vetiver, White musk, Praline

FLORAL FRUITY GOURMAND

-launched in 1997

-perfumer: Annick Menardo

Apres L’Ondee by Guerlain

TOP NOTES: Cassia, Neroli, Anise, Bergamot, Lemon

MIDDLE NOTES: Mimosa, Carnation, Sandalwood, Violet, Orris root, Jasmine, Vetiver, Ylang ylang, Rose

BASE NOTES: Iris, Amber, Musk, Benzoin, Vanilla, Heliotrope, Styrax

ORIENTAL FLORAL

-launched in 1906

-perfumer: Jacques Guerlain

Violetta di Parma by Borsari

NOTES: Iris, Musk, Violet, Vanilla, Jasmine, Hiacynth, Vetiver, Heliotrope, Lily-of-the-Valley, Rose, Lily, Cedar

FLORAL

-launched in 1970

Feerie by Van Cleef & Arpels

TOP NOTES: Black currant, Violet, Mandarin, Red berries

MIDDLE NOTES: Rose, Jasmine

BASE NOTES: Iris, Vetiver

FLORAL FRUITY

-launched in 2008

-perfumer: Antoine Maisondieu

Black Violet by Tom Ford

TOP NOTES: Bergamot, Citruses, Fruity notes

MIDDLE NOTES: Violet

BASE NOTES: Oakmoss, Woody notes

CHYPRE FLORAL

-launched in 2007

-perfumer: Clement Gavarry

La Violette by Annick Goutal

NOTES: Violet leaf, Violet, Rose

FLORAL GREEN

-launched in 2001

-perfumer: Isabelle Doyen, Camille Goutal

Bois de Violette by Serge Lutens

NOTES: Violet, Violet leaf, Cedar

WOODY FLORAL MUSK

-launched in 1992

-perfumer: Christopher Sheldrake