Release Date: 2013
Perfumer: Mona di Orio
Description: Jeroen Oude Sogtoen, Mona di Orio's partner, describes the house's latest release in the following way. With the creation of Violette Fumée, Mona composed the melody of my favorite passions, memories and materials. With flirty florals like violet and rose fumed with pipe tobacco, the exquisite smoothness of cashmere and suede, and deep resinous undertones, this warmly smoldering scent evokes my sensorial love for luxury, and makes me feel, dream, travel and remember. Revved at the start, crisp, fresh notes of herbal lavender and sparkling bergamot pair with inky oakmoss and get a twist as the scent unfolds into the elegance of vetiver and clary sage. The shy violet and iconic rose develop into a powdery and gourmand fume and then ramp up as spicy and savory notes of aphrodisiac saffron and smoky bois de gaiac communicate with the florals and begin to ignite. The smoldering continues as resinous opoponax, myrrh, and musky cashmeran dive slowly into an intense velvety embrace.
Notes: Mediterranean lavender, bergamot from Calabria, oakmoss from the Balkans, violet flowers and leaves from Egypt, Turkish Rose, vetiver from Haiti, clary sage, opoponax and myrrh from Somalia, cashmeran