Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Friday, August 27, 2010

Violette Precieuse reissue by Caron

The original Violette Precieuse was released in 1913. Damn......almost a century old and thought of highly enough to reissue a new formulation. That is very complimentary in and of itself. My thanks to MimiGardenia for the terrific samples she so generously sent !!!

Violet has always been a tough sell for me, but I have found ones I think highly of. In Precieuse, the iris in the top is contrasted with the raspberry in the base accord. The opening is a coordinated effort from iris, orange and raspberry. It's an accord that seems familiar, but I believe that has to do with the iris running point. The raspberry is a different touch here, albeit a nice one. Once the jasmin catches up to the other players, this leans too far feminine for me to wear, but it still is a pleasant take on violet. The fruit is a positive augmentation and the overall aura is a comfortable, feminine floral.

There is vetiver in the base accord and it comes into play once the heartnotes die down some. It's not a strong or dominant note and seems to merely support the floral accord. It provides a dash of grit to an otherwise soft creation. The longevity doesn't seem weak, but I have read others wishing it was stronger. This may be due to my sensitivity to iris in general. Regardless......I like Violette Precieuse and would enjoy smelling it on the feminine persuasion. While not giving this rendition a passionate thumbs up, it's a thumbs up nonetheless.

2 comments:

  1. I looking forward to trying this one sometime. I have a whole collection of violets that I mean to go through and test one of these days. I always want violet to be dark, and it more often ends up powdery but it's still a note I like.

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  2. I think you'll like it in spite of it not being "dark". Let us know when you try it !

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