Rituals Eau De Parfum: Violet + White Lily
I’d like to introduce you to the perfume that’s been accompanying me the past days!
Rituals no.04 Violet + White Lily.. this is internet.
Internet, this is flower power in a bottle.
My aunt read me well with this one, violet is one of my absolute favorite perfume notes..
Powdery and sweet.. ahh.. whimsical.
‘Think of a bouquet of freshly cut wild flowers after a gentle spring rain. Violets and White Lilies create an elusive scent that’s decidedly feminine and slightly nostalgic.’
Vincent Schaller, perfumer, Paris
Top notes: lemon, apple, pink pepper.
Heart: violet, lily, rose.
Base: cedar, sandalwood.
The first whiff brought to mind: unique. No shallow notes here, together they form a little galaxy of feminine luxury.
Though the lily is a little too powerful to my personal liking.
If that flower makes your nose euphoric, you might just love this scent. But for me the fragrance would’ve been a lot lighter without that massive bouquet of lilies and instead some more violet.
That’s also the reason i’ve been wearing it more towards the evening.
As the scent progresses it becomes more woody, fruity and powdery than overwhelmingly floral.
(This is when I start sniffing my own wrists..)
Ultimately I can’t wait to get my hands on some more Rituals scents, if they’re all as intricate as this one, bring it on..!
I’d like to discover a more citrussy one next. ^_^
50 ml of eau de parfum packaged in a lovely down to earth, fresh bottle is available for €39.00 at any rituals store or their website.
Alcohol denat., parfum / fragrance, aqua / water, viola odorata (violet) flower/ leaf extract, lilium candidum (white lily) flower extract, glycerin, farnesol, benzophenone-2, benzyl salicylate, cinnamal, citral, citronellol, geraniol, linalool, butylphenyl methylpropional, alpha-isomethyl ionone, limonene, ci 14700 (red 4).
Posted on July 16, 2013, in Perfume, Skincare and tagged alternative, animal testing, animals, cosmetics, cruelty, cruelty free, eau de parfum, lilly, lily, no 04, no 4, organic alcohol, pictures, review, reviews, rituals, vegetarian, vincent schaller, violet, violet + white lilly. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.