Violets were adored by the Victorians and many perfumers of the past, but until recently have been thoroughly overlooked in current fragrance launches. Now violet is once again having its day, and within their Contemporary Classics collection Yardley celebrates this great English note, reinventing violet for a new generation as part of their quartet of favourites within our full-to-bursting Beautiful Blossoms Discovery Box.
The cool and green undertones of April Violets are enhanced by beautiful mimosa and the zing of citrus, a speckle of powdery orris, the creaminess of vanilla and a perfectly, smoothly-rounded sandalwood in the base.
Balanced by the woody notes and a floral heart, April Violets is a deservedly proud tribute to an English classic that has stood the test of time and now finds itself sitting on the forefront of a violet revolution in perfumery.
About time, too, we say, and well done to Yardley for heralding the fragrant call to arms for this previously bashful bloom.
Yardley April Violets £9.99 for 50ml eau de toilette
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Do explore April Violets in depth with the Smelling Notes in your Beautiful Blossoms Discovery Box