Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Vintage Violet - Ava Luxe

My very first thought was violet tea! I’ve been on a rose tea kick lately; I guess that’s why. Not sure if there is such a thing as violet tea, or for that matter, what note in this makes me think of tea. Very, very quickly the composition changes into what I would call a dusty violet where the violet mingles with the amber. Not really powdery, more creamy. Then the creaminess is joined by the indolic note that dries down musky. At this point I’m not even sure the violet is still there, it is more heliotrope.

Here are the notes from the Ava Luxe site: “A dreamy bouquet of soft-sweet antique violets. Top notes are lightly green with a delicious powdery feeling. The violets are accented by base notes of crystalline amber and gaiac wood. Key Notes: antique violets, heliotrope, crystalline amber, gaiac wood, hyacinth, and animalic notes."

You might enjoy this if you like a creamy, animalic, musky, close to the skin scent, that opens with violet. Violet lovers looking for violets will be disappointed.
Available at: Ava Luxe


marlen said...

this sounds perfect for me! love musk, love amber, and love a whisper of violet! Thanks for the great review!

colombina said...

This sounds lovely. I am not much of a violet lover, but I do like "creamy, animalic, musky". :-)

Cait Shortell said...

I am curious to try the Ava Luxe scents. Chandler Burr was writing something interesting on his site about how Ellena developed the scent of "tea" for his Bulgari Green Tea scent. I wonder if your vintage violet was achieved similarly.