Unlisted Brand • Calypso- Violette • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I just wanted to report my initial reaction to this scent. I ordered a few samples and this was included as a freebie. Now, I was sort of blindly choosing samples to test, things that sounded interested etc., so I'm not sure if the notes of those other fragrances added up to Violet to this sender or if it was just random. Normally I don't really like floral fragrances, but for some reason, this just smells really really good. At first it comes on a bit strong, VERY violet-like, but also soapy. After a couple of seconds you can smell the sweetness of the flowers. As previous reviewers have mentioned, this smells exactly like those violet pastilles from the tin. After a moment or two, the violet becomes very subtle and a pleasing sweetness emerges. I won't try to name notes since my nose is fairly unsophisticated now, but for those who like sweet florals, especially violets, this would be a good perfume to try.
Note: I put No when asked whether I would buy this again, but that may change -I will wear it tomorrow for a whole day and update if necessary. HTH!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
When I was a child, my grandmother used to eat these square violet candies that came in a dark purple and silver wrapper. I loved the way they tasted and loved their fragrance. The scent of this is ABSOLUTELY IDENTICAL and I adore it. If you are looking for a sophisticated, sexy violet fragrance, this is it. I must say I'm a great fan of the Calypso fragrances. I think the Mimosa may be my favorite summer fragrance !
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
A fantastic Violet scent! This opens up smelling very much like violets. The opening reminds me of Violetta di Parma, which is one of the best violets out there --at least in my book. Then the violet note gets more and more honeyed-never becoming unpleasantly sweet- while the rose emerges from the background, but never takes over in this stage. The three notes intermingle so well together that sometimes I smell more violet, sometimes I smell more honey, and other times I smell more rose (a delicate real rose note). The later dry down is one of a honeyed rose on me. I don't know if I become anosmic to the violet note in the late dry down or if it really just fades out opening way to the honeyed rose note. The later dry down also becomes a little peppery and green - a la Rose Poivree. Think Violetta di Parma, followed by Lipstick Rose "light" -sans the waxy note-- with hints of Rose Poivree. I am giving this a four for now because I need to test drive it and see how good the staying power is. It seems like it's good.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
How pleasantly nice. I kept sniffing this over and over. It is just a pure, light violet scent. This is reminiscent of Choward's Violet Candy or Gum. I love violet smells so this doesn't bother me. Very delicate and feminine, like being a sex goddess starlet in the 1920's. Violette notes: violet petals, honey, rose. The honey is not there and the rose is very subtle. I would like a bottle of this since I only have a sample. Great for spring and summer.