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Monday, May 27, 2013

Quelques Violettes by Houbigant c1914

Quelques Violettes was originally launched way back in the late 1700s, when it was reportedly a favorite of Queen Marie-Antoinette. Houbigant was her personal perfumer. It was discontinued for decades before being reformulated and relaunched in 1914, but this too was discontinued in the 1960s.

"HOUBIGANT QUELQUES VIOLETTES —a delicate combination of violet scents — with the distinctively “woody" odor. A perfume of wistful charm and beauty that yields forth the inmost nature of the violet."

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: aldehydes
  • Heart notes: rose, ylang ylang, violet
  • Base notes: sandalwood, cedar

1950s bottle, photo by syssy

c1920 bottle. photo by lesaneesfolles

Discontinued, date unknown, still being sold in 1962.

Reformulated and relaunched in 1996. Still in production.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, green notes
  • Heart notes: violet, tuberose
  • Base notes: sandalwood, musk

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