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Violette Fumee
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This is an incredibly earthy and leathery violet. While there are watery fresh overtones one would expect to get from a violet scent, this perfume is so much more than that! All of Mona's perfumes invite you to take a journey as they develop. This is a true indulgence if that is what you're looking for in a fragrance. I guess most of the readers here do!
By   - Perfume Aficionado from San Jose on 6/25/2020
If you've wondered what it would be like to set fire to the tires of a powder blue 1966 Rambler Marlin using Ardbeg Ten Years Old as an accelerant on a lawn of meadowfoam and violet, this is the perfume for you.
By   - bon vivant from Smokanagan, BC on 3/22/2019
I find this to be very sophisticated....but seriously folks, given the high price tag, would you part with so much for the sake of subtlety, in this case a linear subtlety, that does not impart a scent trail and merely disappears within a few hours? I know I wouldn't. And so "fumee" is a deliberate misnomer.
By   - Retired Artist from New York City on 6/16/2016
I guess I'm in the minority as well, to me this has a very "purple band-aids" impression.
By   - from Phoenix on 5/1/2015
It's great. The quite strident lavender up front is probably what scares some people off (it's quite 'retro masculine' in that regard) but to me it's an interesting violet fougere of sorts that shines in summer. And it was made a guy, after all . . .
By   - Music Producer from Hong Kong on 10/22/2014
I had very high hopes for this one. What I got was a weird opening with no identifiable notes, then 5 minutes later it smelled like rubber tire/hose. That was it until an hour later when I tried to scrub it off. Please note that I am in the minority in that certain synthetic notes are not perceived by me the way they are "supposed" to be. It's always something worse.
By  on 7/6/2014
Pretty sure the bad reviews are from women who did not wait for the dry down- this is so delicately beautiful if you wait a few minutes.Turns into a soft; expensive smelling; lovely your skin is made of flowers. Goes from overpowering to barely there quite quickly, but in a good way.
By   - marketing from clearwater on 6/11/2014
Not what I was expecting for $300. I'm glad I sampled it first. There's something very "perfumey" and synthetic in this. I get what the other reviewer was saying about the plastic smell. I was hoping for something earthy and smokey with a hint of violet sweetness, but this was not it. Bois de Violette by Lutens is that scent.
By   - from ny on 11/28/2013
I beg to differ with the 1st reviewer. This is a beautiful scent - gorgeous. Light yet strong ,lasting and unisex. Violets and woods. Love it. I will buy again when finished with this bottle.
By   - from CA on 11/1/2013
received my sample today. did not expect much but thought might be unusual enough to catch my interest. Plastic smell, in a way reminded me of a German doll that i had as a kid and that smelled like vinyl. then later something sweet. Verdict: weird.
By   - administrative from san francisco on 10/18/2013
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