Caron's Violette Précieuse, a 1913 fragrance by perfumer Ernest Daltroff that was the favorite of many violet fans before it was discontinued, is back on the market. The French Sephora site has it in stock (and says it is an exclusive) for 51,30€ for 50 ml of Eau de Parfum.
Update: by all accounts, Violette Précieuse has been reformulated and is quite different from the original. Try before you buy!
OMG OMG OMG
But will they sell it here?? Will they? Please tell me they will! Has Caron heard my wails and sobs? OMG OMG OMG this is the best news I've heard since…well, in a very long time. Thank you, R!!
M, no idea…just happened to notice it this morning. It is not listed on the Caron site at all that I can find (either English or French version).
I just wrote to Caron…I hope they take pity on a mad fan of Vp and reply!
I wonder which version it is. They reformulated before discontinuing and apparently the reformulation (which I have) is very different to the original (which I've never smelt so I can't confirm this).
I am so nuts that my eyes filled with tears at this news.
Hope they'll take pity and just send you a bottle!
I don't know, and I don't know which I've smelled…bought it several years ago, and am ashamed to admit it but absolutely detested it — it was the fragrance that (nearly) cured me of buying unsniffed.
I knew this was going to make people very happy, LOL….
I wonder too. I have the reformulation, which is a relaxed, cool woody violet with a note of wet concrete, but I've been told the original had a fervent sweet-and-tangy character that's miles away from the bottle I've got. I really hope it's the original! I like the one I've got but it's not in my top tier.
Seems unlikely they'd go back to a prior version, but you never know — and hope springs eternal, and all that.