Summary: When I sprayed this on I was transported back in time to an Easter morning. My sisters and I were ready for church and Mom called us back to her dressing room. She dabbed violet toilet water on each of us. Off to church we went in our matching Easter outfits! A very fond memory indeed! Meteorites has that violet note just right, not too sweet to be cloying, but violet nonetheless.
Summary: Very violet, sweet and full-bodied but with an earthy iris note that keeps it grounded. I am surprised by the reviewers that say it has poor lasting power--I have to be careful how much I put on, On me, it lasts and lasts and grows stronger and more intense as the day progresses to the point where (again, I have to watch how much I put on) it can get slightly nauseating.
Summary: I bought this perfume as I was looking for something that smells exactly like the signature scent of Guerlain's powders (the meteorites, holiday body powders, etc.) - that delightful candied violet scent. I am happy to report that this fragrance is indeed an exact replica! Candied violets, all the way through. I love it. It has been discontinued, but I found my bottle on eBay.
Summary: This is one of my favourite perfumes. If you're looking for a traditional candied violet scent, then look no further. This has been discontinued, but it is easily found on eBay. It smells very similar to my other favourite, Violettes de Toulouse, but is a bit more crisp. It dries down to a nice, sweet (but not cloying) powdery floral. It's not terribly long lasting (although I find most violet fragrances are like this).
Summary: Sweet, simple, slightly powdery violets - I bought this unsniffed and love it! It's a fun fragrance and I enjoy wearing it. It goes on kind of "fizzy" and always lifts my mood. Unfortunately, it's been discontinued and has very poor staying power. It doesn't even last an hour on my skin, but neither do Unicorn Spell or Le Dix, two other violet scents I've tried and liked. It does, however, smell nice and last awhile if I get it on fabric, like the neckline of a sweater.
Summary: If you like violets, this is a must-try. It is basically just violet, very green and bright, like Devon Violets perfume from the 80s. It doesn't have a ton of staying power and it doesn't scream off your wrist and club anyone in the nose, so don't expect aggressive violets (which might be an oxymoron anyway). Just violets. Not a lot of depth, but how complicated do you want a violet to be anyway?