The scent of a sweet violet is not like that of a rose or peony, or any other flower that can be smelled across a room. The scent of violets is like a secret and only those who get up close and personal with one of these little purple beauties will come to know it in person. It is a faint, barely there scent that is sweet and delicate, like what I’d imagine to be the scent trail of a faerie. I’ve tried many violet perfumes, but they were never natural or chemical-free, they were not like ‘Blue Violet’ by VERED Organic Botanicals.
I received a 2ml sample from this lovely organic skin and body care line and tried it over several weeks (not every day but here and there) before I officially declared myself in love. I loved it on the first try, but I always like to make sure because sometimes when trying new perfumes I have a great first experience, and then somehow love it less and less on subsequent uses. Not so with this one. I love it still, so much that I’ve included it in Issue 3 of Sweet Violet Bride (to be released shortly).
Blue violet is described by VERED has having “a rare green earthly floral overtone, soothing and balancing the mind. Combined with a dry floral aphrodisiac Jasmine Sambac and the fresh citrus aroma of the Japanese Yuzu.” I’d say that is quite accurate though I smell more of the sweet dry floral than the green earthiness. I find myself sniffing my wrist often when wearing it but I only need a small dab on the wrist and it is just enough for me to enjoy the hint of it here and there and it lasts for several hours.
I also tried a sample size of their Signature Scent, which is has more notes than Blue Violet. It begins with a sensual base of vanilla, rose absolute, jasmine, orange blossom and is blended with hints of patchouli and geranium bourbon. I find it to be very elegant but even more sweet smelling than Blue Violet. Almost too sweet for me, though it is a rich and heady compilation of scent that many would love.
These perfumes are made with 100% organic therapeutic essential oils, are 100% chemical and preservative free, vegan & cruelty-free, and hand-crafted in NYC. The ingredients are simple: A proprietary blend of ethically sourced organic and wild-crafted essential oils. You can purchase 2ml samples for $10-12 or full size bottles for $89-118.
More natural perfume reviews coming soon! xo – Naomi