Perfumers Serge Majoullier and Mathieu Nardin talk about L'Occitane Bois Flotté, Karité Corsé and Olivier Ondé.
Although I tend to wear rose fragrances of all kinds when I’m “off-duty” and not testing something to review here, I also keep an eye and a nose out for interesting violet perfumes. Some of my violet-y favorites over the years have been soliflores (e.g., Annick Goutal Violette) but others are more complex or quirky. I also enjoy encountering violet when I don’t necessarily expect it, or when it’s included way down in a list of notes but turns out to be one of the stars of the composition.
House of Cherry Bomb Iris Oud is a recent example of the “stealth violet” experience for me…
Perfumer Mathieu Nardin talks about his work for Bastide.