Thursday, June 23, 2005

Angel Violet

Angel violet was created by Francoise Caron(Aimez Moi). It went on me this morning very similar to Angel in subtle green, patchouli and chocolate notes. The violet note seemed like a sweet (but not candylike) topnote to me.

However, as the morning progresses, I'm finding that it becomes a 100% incense perfume. The notes have combined to become churchy - no, make that Cathedral. There is no coldness to this incense. But the combination of notes has created a warm incense accord, not smoky but very comforting, peaceful, and evocative of sitting in a church pew on a warm day with the sunlight streaming in through high decorated windows.

Because the perfume is so well blended, the patchouli and violet have both subsumed themselves into the major accord, with an undertone of chocolate and an overtone of incense.


katiedid said...

The Angel trios have that same level of "different on everyone" that regular Angel does. The violet smelled musty and dusty on me. The lily choked me and was overly sweet on me. The peony wasn't too bad, though. And it seems like everyone has a similar experience of having only one of the three being a good fit! I kind of appreciate that these become so individual. Like how you get all that from the violet, and I get decidedly less. Amazing, really, that such a commercial perfume maker can pull that off. Usually it's mostly Lutens' stuff that elicts such an individualized non-uniform response to it.

Patti said...

The Violet was my favorite of the new trio. An SA at Nordstrom told me that people who love the original Angel are not buying the trio fragrances, and people who did not care for the original are the ones who are buying the trios!

I'd be in the second category!