Heya Posse! I accidentally uploaded a half finished version of this a couple of weeks ago. This is the finished product. Violet Ambrosia is the latest release from Mandy Aftel. It’s always so exciting to hear that she has a new scent coming and I anticipate her package with samples so much. She’s so lovely and always emails making sure I’d like to try it, checking best address and asking about the family here. It must be unbelievably time consuming for her and to remember so much detail is a real gift. Yes, I’m a fan.
Here is a link to last years release: Embers & Musk
Violet Ambrosia by Aftelier Perfumes
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Violet, Broom absolute, Alpha ionone, Vanilla, Violet leaf, Raspberry, Ylang-ylang, Sandalwood, Mimosa, Bergamot
As the last post for 2020 what could be better than writing about the amazing Mandy Aftel’s newest release?
Already, reading the note list I’m excited to try Violet Ambrosia, and what a fab name. It sounds like something the fairies, or gods, drink.
Opening is green, a dark galbanum-esque but more thrilling ride. My nose is saying violet leaf, broom and a sweet yet dry jammy rose. How does Mandy make such a contradiction work, and so effortlessly. A lovely, ethereal fragrance with plenty of space between the notes while still being fully fragrant.
The heart seems much more woody than I’d expect from the note list and as we head towards dry down it becomes a comfortable, lightly resin-sweet fragrance with only the merest memory of violets. So divinely wearable.
You know those rom-com movies where the sweet, unwitting guy meets the gorgeous, preoccupied woman? I’ve been watching a bunch of them over the C19 enforced holiday. Violet Ambrosia smells like the moment the rom-com protagonists both finally understand and accept that they are meant to be. As beautiful as a first kiss leading to something wonderful.
You can visit Aftelier Perfumes Site. They have samples and bottles.
Does Violet Ambrosia sounds like something you’d love?