Berdoues, a French perfume brand from Toulouse established during the "Edwardian" era in 1902, to make use of a convenient English parallel, is well-known for its quaint original violet fragrance, a survivor of the craze for violet perfumes from the turn of the 20th century. It has been lately in the process of updating the original scent and adding new iterations of their famous Violettes de Toulouse to their library. One of the two latest compositions to appear this fall pushing the ensemble to form a quintet is called Violette Divine.
It turns out to be a more intense and darker version of the original while being closer to it than some of their previous flankers ...
Woody notes of cedar and sandalwood have been added as well as unisex notes of blond tobacco around the floral violet core that is very well preserved and even reconstituted, I would have to say. Finally to spice up and embolden the traditional softness of the violet, the much sultrier tuberose makes an entrance to add a more layered and deeper floral feel.
The fragrance opens on notes of mandarin, violet leaves, and milky notes further developing into a heart composed of cedarwood, violet and blond tobacco. The base notes are sandalwood and tuberose.
The perfume is available in retro-looking atomizer sprays priced at 31 € and 37 € for 50 ml and 80 ml of Eau de Parfum.
Via press release