I absolutely love this stuff! My sister-in-law was the first to introduce it to me when I was about 12 yo. and I've been enamoured of ever since. If I were a woman I would wear this layered with the soap. powder, and deodorant. This is a classic scent-not old fashioned! I put Youth Dew, Arpege, and My Sin in the same catagory.
I find this an extemely unobtrusive floral that I wear every day. I don't perceve it as being a particually female fragrance in appeal--No more than say Habit Rouge, Rose d'Homme , Hammam Bouquet or Ajaccio Violets-All much more strongly floral and all marketed for men. I will happily buy the 8oz bottle when my small one runs out!
Violetta di Parma-Violets cut with green grass where the the sweetness of the violet is a nostalgic memory. Think of the flowers drying on a bamboo mat before they become a candied treat or violets wrapped in the green smell of a banana leaf. One feels compelled to breathe this perfume over and over again. Riveting and Engaging. Not a masterpiece but a moving interpretation.
Yardley April Violets-A lively ,demi-sec, carbonated violet that bubbles addictively around ones senses. Think of spring days and freshly pressed linen or where the violet flower has been placed in a box which previously held cranberry fudge-Not overly confectionary but like a naturally sweet plum or peach. I feel forever bound to this one.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Attar Bazaar - African Violet
maxtoo 7/12/2007 9:27:00 AM
Attar Bazaar African Violet-A Really true solifleur violet-Imagine a Parma nosegay tucked into a lapel or a cluster pinned to a bodice-No sillage to speak of. It requires very close proximity to appreciate-Evocative of a bygone era: Romantic and fleeting with a wistful narcotic quality. A compeling favorite.