More like Voile de Paint Thinner, on the opening salvo.
Turns into Voile de Pulp Truck, complete with diesel fumes and wet sawdust.
Settles into something that smells like khus khus.
Nary a whiff of violet in this thing.
....commences to scrub.......
I finished up a 5ml travel size of this perfume some time ago, but found that I still had a sample lurking in my decant collection.
I love violet perfumes. From the candy-sweet versions to the powdery, cosmetic-type scents to those which are fresh and green. Give me all the violets!
Voile de Violette is quite different from other violet scents I've tried. There's …Read more
I love a good rose perfume. I know to a lot of people they might smell a little old-fashioned, but there's just something about a simple, juicy rose that puts a smile on my face.
Velvet Rose is a great example of a rose soliflore. It smells fresh and vibrant, like a natural blooming rose rather than something you might find in a soap or body wash. It has reasonable staying power …Read more
I wasn't sure what to expect with Femme Jolie. Fruity florals are not really my thing and I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with peach notes. But the addition of the spices is what drew me to this scent. I've had a sample sitting in my 'sample box' for far too long, so I brought it out recently to try.
Official scent notes are: Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, Plum …Read more
There are some combinations which are music to my ears, and Sonoma Scent Studio Lieu de Reves captures one of my all-time favourites: violet and rose. The powdery, sweet, cosmetic feel of violet and rose has been done many times before (Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose, Bvlgari Pour Femme and YSL Paris to name a few of the more famous ones) but it never fails to make me feel feminine and …Read more
Another beautiful, round fragrance from Sonoma Scent Studio. I am a big fan of this indie perfumer. Even though not every fragrance works on my skin or for my preference, they all seem to be very high quality.
I Love Rose Musc. On me, it has a lovely balance of a pink, full-blown rose with a warm, slightly skanky musk. It's linear, but I love the combination and am happy to have …Read more
Sonoma Scent Studio has a new collection in the works - Sonoma Naturals, which I've been fortunate enough to sample its first two offerings. I was particularly curious to smell how Laurie Erickson's style translates in the new medium of 100% naturals. Although her "mixed media" perfumes are already contain a very high ratio of naturals, many of the molecules act as such …Read more