Wednesday, March 23, 2011
another violet scent
Finally, I settled on another violet scent: Penhaligon's Violetta. This is a sharp and strange one. It is not gentle like Bosari's Violetta de Parma, or spicy like Caron's Aimez-moi, or embracing like Serge Lutens' Bois de Violette. L'Artisan's Verte Violette is greener and Tocca's Florence is sweeter. Penhaligon's is sharp and has guts. This is the perfect image of the scent. The colour of the jus is the same strange neon blue with violet bow on the bottle. The scent called to mind a room full of old fashion English wall paper and items such as stuff animals that reminding of one's past. It is not modern at all but aged. I think it is eccentric!