Wednesday, March 23, 2011

another violet scent

Finally, I settled on another violet scent: Penhaligon's Violetta. This is a sharp and strange one. It is not gentle like Bosari's Violetta de Parma, or spicy like Caron's Aimez-moi, or embracing like Serge Lutens' Bois de Violette. L'Artisan's Verte Violette is greener and Tocca's Florence is sweeter. Penhaligon's is sharp and has guts. This is the perfect image of the scent. The colour of the jus is the same strange neon blue with violet bow on the bottle. The scent called to mind a room full of old fashion English wall paper and items such as stuff animals that reminding of one's past. It is not modern at all but aged. I think it is eccentric!

Friday, March 18, 2011

new perfume again!

I went for a perfume tour again and bought a new one. This is special all the way from Paris. Bois de Violette by Serge Lutens. It is exquisitely beautiful. The violet scent is in the forest all enveloping. It is exactly like walking very slowly in a lightly shaded forest full of violet. This image called to mind when I sprayed it on my neck and wrist. It is a very warm and at the same time cold, intimate and at the same time melancholic, eternal but at the same time transcient moment in time. A scene from the movie Maurice. I remember watching this movie with all 10 of my classmates in an art cine theatre and we were engrossed in this scene.