Diptyque Rosaviola Candle and Solid Fragrance

Good grief I fell hard for Rosaviola!  I didn’t intend to, it’s pink, it’s girly, and it’s very, very, very sweet.  But I have, and what’s done is done.  I went to the Diptyque store in St Germain (I think I may have mentioned that I’ve been in Paris recently?) fully intending to buy something super-exclusive and incredibly French (not to mention achingly chic), and I came back with … pink.

Balls.

Rosaviola is, essentially, a blend of rose and violet, and it smells like lipstick.  There’s not much more to it than that, to be honest, but it’s so pretty, and so friendly and good-natured that I couldn’t really help myself.  Violet fragrances speak to me these days in a pretty visceral way, that they never used to before my nose got brain damage, and so this is a lovely and easy to wear perfume for me.  The violet also tempers the rose to my nose – roses still occasionally smell dusty or burned – so it’s a light and fresh, and yes, girly and friendly smell.

I hate myself.  But it’s got lips on, so it’s okay.  The lasting time can be measure in literally minutes, but I don’t really care.  It’s lovely.

I think I need help.  If anyone wants me, I’ll be drowing myself in a bucket of Muscs Kubla Khan by Serge Lutens until this phase passes …

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2 Comments

  1. March 9, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    I love your writing.

    (That was, obviously, an important addition to the conversation.)

  2. misty e ball
    April 27, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    Interestingly, violets inhibit our sense of smell, temporarily, when we first encounter them, beckoning our proboscus to take a ten minute sojourn; afterwhich they give you just a hint of their odor(ata).

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