Perfumed Collectibles: Viola Compact
I am pleased to announce my first Perfumed Collectibles auction, with the tender creme parfum of Viola. This is a violet flower soliflore. Violet flower is an essence that is cost prohibitive and is not available on the market. It is, however, possible to reconstruct this scent using only natural essences. And this is what I did in Viola. Notes of violet leaf absolute and the creamiest, softest orris butter (iris palida essential oil) from Italy were combined to recreate the scent of violet flowers, and amplify the tenderness of this unique humble-looking flower. Other notes include tonka bean, ylang ylang, vanilla and rose.
The lovely compact was made in Murano, Italy. The lid is made of porcelain and is silk screend with an image of Parma Violets, making it a perfect vessel for this particular perfume! The base (or "bowl" of the compact is made of stainless steel and has a spring closure mechanism. It is filled with 1/4oz (7.5ml) creme parfum of Viola, in a base of jojoba oil and organic, unbleached beeswax.
The starting bid: $90
At least 20% of the final sale price, or at least $20 of this auction will be give to charity causes to help the citizens of New Orleans re-build their lives and the city after the Katrina Hurricane. That means that that higher you bid, the more we'll be able to donate.
Labels: Perfumed Collectibles