Hi there Posse, Tom is completely snowed under and has asked me to fill for him today. I thought we could chat about a little known, in my part of the world anyway, fragrance called Calypso Violette. A while ago I bought a few Christiane Celle for Calypso from Surrender To Chance and I just found them this week in a box that I thought had some decanting supplies in it, nope, chock full of samples and decants awaiting moderation. GAK!! Exciting and overwhelming, in fact I seem to have rebought some of them. Ah well. Let’s spend a moment together with the one that has immediately captured my attention, Calypso Violette ….
Calypso Violette by Christiane Celle for Calypso 1999
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, violet, lemon
Heart: Rose, heliotrope, rose hip
Base: Sandalwood, white musk, tonic bean, honey
Spring in the northern hemisphere, the weather is warming and you lot are all about floors and greenery, the birds are singing, the world is shining and its beautiful. Violets, well the fragrance version of violets, seem extremely springlike to me. Like a cool sunshiny afternoon with a light breeze and the promise of a cosy meal with friends.
Violets sparkling in a soft citrus, a little bit yeasty but dewy and fresh. Pretty and powdery, a lovely clean fragrance that warms through with white musks and sweet warm tonic through the heart. Imagine a sheer lilac version of CHANEL No 19 and you’d be on the right track. Prim and aloof yet quietly radiant and a little bit dressed up. You know those elegant people who look chic dressed in a T-Shirt and jeans? This is exactly the kind of scent I could imagine them rocking. I’m not much for sexing fragrance and any guy could wear this in an instant but my mind is instantly thrown to one of my besties Eve, since we were teens she has always had a fragile, ethereal beauty that Calypso Violette captures perfectly.
Dry down is a soft melange of white musks and woods, nothing groundbreaking but it is nice enough and inoffensive, for this price though you can go back and enjoy the opening again and again.
What is your violet fragrance?