Indie natural line Aftelier has launched Violet Ambrosia, a new soliflore fragrance.
The pairing of violet and broom flowers creates the perfume of fresh honeyed violets. Broom (Genêt), a small very fragrant flower smells divinely of honey -- like inhaling the open air in a field of wildflowers. My broom absolute, rare and expensive, has aged for over twenty years, resulting in a sui generis deepening of the honey notes. The soft violet is backed by the creamy smooth sweetness of vanilla and sandalwood, greenness from the leaves of the violet, a hint of fresh berries, and accentuated by crisp bergamot. The mimosa and ylang flowers offer a dusty warmth to the violet flowers. Light and fresh, sweet and transparent, this honeyed floral perfume captures the experience of burying your nose in a bunch of freshly picked violets.
Aftelier Violet Ambrosia is available in 30 ml Eau de Parfum ($195), or in 2 ($50) or 8 ($195) ml Parfum. Samples are also sold.
(via press release)