Borsari • Violetta Di Parma • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
State-of-the art violet, pure and simple. Cool and clear. Greened-up enough to make it non-cloying.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
N.B.--I have what may be an older bottle. The juice is green, the cap is a gold ball, and the box has a strolling lady in a long, pink dress.
The violet note itself is incredibly fine. It is impossibly deep and velvety--real-smelling, yet deeper and more violetty than the local violets (here in New England). Must be the scent of Parma violets. I wish there was more of this violet here. The violet note has been worked into a "setting" of other floral notes and a vanilla-musk base. Nonetheless the overall effect feels just right. Since violet notes have a way of winking on and off (due to ionone's effect of "short-circuiting" the nose), the other notes keep the scent from disappearing altogether when the violets wink off.
It's a bit funky at first. The vanilla and musk seem to warm up before the florals, along with what might be a bit of not-so-clean jasmine. It's the kind of thing that seems too old-fashioned at first, then grows on you in a big way.
The scent stays close to the skin overall, and the light sillage has a lovely way of gently undulating throughout the day. Impressively, this lasts all day and into the next.
It does not smell sugary. It is neither like violet baby cologne nor baby powder (though it is very powdery). It is not green, either. It is ladylike, yet not matronly; flirty, yet not girlish; simple, yet satisfying.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
OH MY GOODNESS! I find this scent graceful and modest yet powerful and enrapturing. Works well with my body chemistry that seems to make many scents too sweet and cloying. VdP stays calm and smooth on me. It is my HG for sure. No musty powder, no sharpness, just olfactory bliss. I also love the history of this scent...To me the notes are in perfect balance. Notes (from basenotes) VIOLET, ROSE, MUGUET, ORRIS, JASMINE, HELIOTROPE, HYACINTH, VETIVER, MUSK, VANILLA.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
Violets and not much more. Just pretty and sweet almost candy-ish without being cloying. Long lasting and classic. Not too expensive either.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Why am I getting a banana type smell- like a slightly under ripe greenish banana thing going on ? This is a disappointment for me! So definitely too 'green' for me ! More violets please !!!!!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is my favorite violet scent. It is also one of the cheapest ones you can get here in Italy.
Neither too powdery nor excessively sweet, this is a soft violet scent that stays close to the skin, yet lasts for hours.
I am not sure about the notes in this fragrance, but I can smell a little musk and some hyacinth - which probably gives it that greenness other reviewers have mentioned before.
A beautiful fragrance indeed that can be worn all year round.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I just received a sample of this yesterday. Not only is the lasting power close to zero, it quickly turns to a musty attic smell...faint, but nonetheless detectable. In fact, I just saw a friend to whom I'm very attracted and felt quite ugly in his presence as a result. I had been excited to try this fragrance but sorry to say..its not worth another try!
Next time I want to smell beautiful, I will turn to Lipstick Rose.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I didn't like this scent. I guess I prefer my violets a little sweeter than those used here. I thought this fragrance smelled sort of dirty (sorry, that's the only word that comes to mind), like it needed to hop in the shower and freshen up. This is something I wouldn't recommend.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I must be in the minority on this scent.
I do not like it.
It smells cheap and kind of stinky (an old lady scent) to me.
I find it to be a weak fragrance with little lasting power.
I am a major violet fragrance fanatic.
I do tend to prefer a sweet, candied violet scent that is not too green.
I have sniffed many a violet fragrance.
The ones that I really like, own, and will buy again are:
Annick Goutal 'La Violette' (staying power could be better) and
Il Profumi Di Firenze 'Violetta Di Bosco'.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Violetta di Parma is a wonderfully light, comely scent evocative of a cool March morning: a bit chilly, a bit wet, but mostly green. Normally, violet perfumes morph into a sickeningly powdery, syrupy mess on my skin, so I was surprised with the freshness of this one, the sweetness of its violet tempered with greenery--stem and leaves. Clean and uncomplicated, nice for the warmer months.