Launched in 2001 as part of Annick Goutal’s soliflore series, La Violette is, for me, the perfect embodiment of spring.
La Violette is no shy violet. It opens boldly with a blast of metallic violet that soon sweetens up, just a little – smelling the little purple violet candies my English aunt used to send me when I was a child. That’s what gets you hooked. It’s not long before a tangy green note appears, making the scent smell more natural - of flower, leaf and stem - as if it were a little bouquet of violets. Turkish rose is here too, adding an opulence that rounds out and warms the violet. As a soliflore, La Violette is a pretty linear, but it’s so refined and feminine, so beguiling and entrancing that you don’t mind.
Is it a spring scent? It sure is, but it makes me feel so good, that I wear it whenever I want to.
Notes: violet, violet leaf, and Turkish rose
Parfumeurs: Isabelle Doyen and Camille Goutal.