Purple Flowers Week – 2012
Histoires de Parfums Blanc Violette is a powdery floral fragrance that is delicate and subtle. It’s a very much a fragrance inspired by vintage face powders.
Blanc Violet opens as citrus with vodka. The type of vodka that has pencil lead nuances – iris. The violet appears and it’s a powdery, cosmetic violet. This violet isn’t candied or sweet. The scent is very muted and if it was a color, it’d be that dusty pale lilac-gray shade. It’s a muted fragrance but not heavy, it’s light and reminds me of complexion enhancing cosmetics. The florals are very soft in this, very delicate. The scent becomes powdery, once again in a cosmetic way. It reminds me of French face powder and soft powdery musks.
It is completely possible that I’m ansomic to this scent which would not be rare for a scent with violets and musks. I feel like I’m only picking up on 50% of the notes. I really do struggle to smell this.
Notes listed include violet, bergamot, iris, ylang-ylang, anise, sandalwood, vanilla, musk and rice powder.
Give Blanc Violette a try if you like powdery florals or perfumes like Chloé, Love Chloé, Byredo Blanche, L’Artisan Parfumeur Drôle de Rose, and/or Malle Lipstick Rose. I see Blanc Violette as a feminine fragrance and one to try if you like to smell like vintage cosmetics.
Since I may be ansomic to this scent, I find that projection and longevity are below average. Blanc Violette is a very soft and delicate scent. It wears like a powder.
Histoires de Parfums Blanc Violette comes in a few sizes with prices ranging from $36-$205. The perfume is available at Beautyhabit. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A rice powder violet with a powder puff. I feel I’m only picking up half of this fragrance. But, try if you want to smell like face powder.
Want more reviews? Try…
I Smell Therefore I Am – a review of a few violets
Fragrantica – Member reviews
Undina’s Looking Glass – a review of a few violets
Eiderdown Press – Review of Vert Pivoine too