On the 11th day of Violets…
I don’t want to write this review, because all you Apres L’Ondee fans aren’t going to be happy.
Violet, cassie, bergamot, neroli, jasmine, rose, mimosa, vetiver, sandalwood, ylang-ylang, carnation, orris, vanilla, musk, amber and heliotrope.
What’s not to love? I don’t hate it, really, truly, but I’m having trouble finding it enough to form an opnion. I have the parfum in a decant. I spritzed it on, and it’s nice enough, and it lasts for about an hour, then it just wilts. For that hour, it’s certainly likable, but probably more powdery than I like, but way less powdery that Shalimar, which is unwearable for me.
If it weren’t for all the love poems composed in Apres’ honor, I think I’d like this scent on its own, but expecting lush waterfalls full of sparkling violets and then getting a slightly wistful, sad violet may bias me a little.
I suspect it’s much better than I perceive it, that it may be my body chemistry that is not making the magic happen.
Okay, I’m ready, beat me!