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Soivohle Lilas et Narcissus EDT Fragrance Review

Soivohle Lilas et Narcissus was launched this spring. And it’s very much a playful spring floral with lilac, violets, and strawberries.

Marjorie Woodworth

Lilas et Narcissus is such a delicate, pretty fragrance. I get a lovely powdered violet with a juicy strawberry. Heady, honeyed spring florals are present. It’s lilac, and yes, it’s white lilac. I also get violet and strawberry. I never knew that I liked strawberry in fragrance until I tried Lilas et Narcissus. It’s a very playful element. The scent gets slightly headier with time. I… Continue reading | 1 Comment

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Penhaligon’s Violetta EDT Perfume Review

Penhaligon's Violetta EDT fragrance

 Purple Flowers Week – 2012

Penhaligon’s Violetta was created in 1976 but has the scary blue shade of a 1990’s club cocktail. The perfume house describes Violetta as a “dark, dusky and mysterious” violet soliflore fragrance. I disagree. Violetta is an amplified, potent violet. It’s like looking at violet with a magnifying glass and there isn’t anything dark or mysterious about that.

Violetta opens up as very sweet candied violets. So, how is it different than other violet candy… Continue reading | 5 Comments

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Annick Goutal La Violette EDT Fragrance Review

Annick Goutal La Violette is a violet soliflore. It’s feminine, floral, and sweet. It reminds me of so many things that make me happy: Choward’s Violet Mints, mild weather, and fancy French cosmetics. This is my favorite violet soliflore ever.

There isn’t much to La Violette. If you are familiar with Choward’s Violet Mints then you have an idea of what this fragrance is like. At first it is very violet. It has that violet food flavoring aroma mixed with greenness. It is so sweet, playful, and innocent…like candy but… Continue reading | 14 Comments

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Clean Original EDP Fragrance Review

Clean Original Perfume

I wouldn’t say that “clean” or “fresh” scents are my favorite genre. I usually like chypres or things with aldehydes or rich florals. I like “perfume perfumes”. However, I really do appreciate a “fresh” scent. They are like the comfort or scents. They seem to “go” with everything and aren’t too offensive for work. And sometimes I just want to smell simple and uncomplicated. You know that, “I’m not wearing a fragrance” kind of fragrance. The Clean fragrance house is a brand for those that love fresh… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Perfumeria Gal Madrid Violette Lip Balm Tin Review

Violette Lip Balm

I wanted to love this product so badly. The tin is adorable and I love the fragrance and flavor of violets and violet candies. Unfortunately, this is not what I wanted it to be. The tin is very cute in person, Art Nouveau and adorable. However, I found it very difficult to open because it lacks a pronounced “slip”. The lip balm is more of a gloss and has the texture of Vaseline. This didn’t bother me. This makes it long lasting and perfect for “marinating” lips before… Continue reading | 6 Comments