Friday, August 27, 2010
Violette Precieuse reissue by Caron
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.