Oriza L. Legrand

Violettes du Czar

Eau de Parfum

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This is a perfect gentleman's scent. Initial pleasant powdery/soapy notes dampen to a beautiful masculine, floral (violet) leathery base. A bit powerful at the very first, but quickly subsides to an "up close" scent. I ALWAYS get compliments on it when people get close. Definitely does NOT enter the room before you do; very subtle, but substantial. I hope it stays in stock. Well worth the price. For what it's worth, my independent research shows that this scent was a personal favorite of Tsar Nicholas II. It really was used by the Tsars!
By   - white collar from New Castle on 1/29/2020
This is a good, well structured perfume. It's just not for me. I guess violets aren't my thing, but as someone with Russian heritage I had to try this out anyways. This definitely smells like it was created 100 years ago and on me it smells like incredibly expensive soap so I definitely get why it was so popular back when bathing wasn't exactly en vogue. If you're a fan of retro perfumery you'll love this one.
By   - Chef from Vancouver on 11/9/2019
I don't smell violet at all, at any point. This opens with a strange chemical smell and dries to straight BO! I'm not kidding. I do not know what was going on, maybe I got a bad sample? It smells like dollar store floral airfreshner sprayed in a well used bath room after taco night at the bar. I tried it on my husband, because clearly it did not work well with my skin chemistry or smell good out of the tester. It smelled slightly better on him, but still very strange, kinda like fur or something. Just ew!
By   - Accountant from Clinton on 9/27/2019
Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff. Whoever gave the moniker "candied violets" a bad name? These violets are rewardingly sweet and sucrée, laced with a hay quality that's even more hay-ey than FOIN FRAICHEMENT COUPÉ. Chalky iris, an aromatic wintergreen and a subtle anise give the feeling of oldschool "sherbet" candies, like NECCO wafers. Mercifully, no girlish muguet, modern "berries" or funky earthiness distract from your tête-à-tête with this winsome confectionary. Seated on a dignified English equestrienne's leather, of the Chanel CUIR DE RUSSIE variety. Intimate, toothsome and nostalgic in the very best way.
By   - artist from boerne texas usa on 8/11/2018
Gorgeous. Totally not my style but making me rethink the utility of a style that doesn’t encompass this beautiful, unique, dazzling fragrance. Violets don’t have a scent, do they? But they have a color that makes you want to lick them, a texture that makes you want to wear them.... and this scent captures the color and texture of a violet petal closely enough to create a sort of synthesia. Fresh, and again utterly natural smelling, effortless, with a warm smoothness that never slurs or turns to powder. The leather is not smoky or assertive - it just provides depth and richness to the otherwise delicate, but resilient, violet. (slurs was supposed to be sours - but actually works pretty well, too)
By   - Attorney from Upstate new york on 1/4/2018
Wonderful wonderful discovery. The opening is a bit sharp and smelled a bit like spearmint to me, but that quickly dissipates and rounds out to the most lush leathery violet. If you like Jo Malone's Peony and Blush Suede, this is something you should try. It's like a nice lush leather sofa with wooden arm rests with soft violets pillows around it. It smells like luxury. This is one you have to try on your skin and don't rely on the scent from the sample bottle - they are night and day difference. The longevity on Violettes du Czar surprised me too.
By   - Personal Assistant from Harrogate on 4/14/2017
I always knew there had to be a respectable non-Parma violet out there. Turns out that leather is the ticket to making the usual candy-sweet note (I see you, Swan Princess) interesting -- still delicate and pretty but in a regal fashion, with a nice assist during drydown from an unfolding amber I’d be happy to encounter again. A luxurious unisex fragrance in the Jicky style and that much more fascinating for it.
By   - editor from Seattle on 4/13/2017
Made for MOI! The initial medicinal blast was a harsh kick to the head. The ghostly violet note floats away from the body and later settles onto the skin, mingling with the antiquated leather note of a menacing-looking doctor's bag. This is not a prissy violet scent, by any means. Dare I say, I loved it so much, I splurged on a full-size bottle after a happy and rather fulfilling sampling; I bought the soap, too! :D
By   - Retired Artist from New York City on 6/10/2016
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