A sweet, haunting sensation that triggers longing: I Miss Violet is a balanced, yet impassioned treatise on the eponymous star flower of this scent. Bertrand Duchaufour sculpts the fragrance with a Rodin-like, sinewy proficiency while simultaneously employing the symbolic inventiveness of Louise Bourgeois. Violet leaves are the repeating motif echoing throughout this composition, their tang and spice weaving a grapevine across our our field of vision. Vietnamese basil interjects a cool spice that’s brilliantly complimented by luminous mandarin. Ambrette softens a vibrant, sparkling champagne note that captures and crystallizes each preceding note in its shimmering mousse. Nutmeg unleashes the apricot-honey of osmanthus, which sweetly offsets the dark complexities of violet, while iris highlights violet’s powdery pastille tendencies. A breath of fresh, dewy air buoys these considerable blooms before mahogany, with soft aromatic leather and sensual vanilla beds down amidst satin sheets of musk atop the floating, saline mist of grey amber. I Miss Violet is a luminous beam of romance that evokes the delicate of emotions of a secret love. Like any good secret, this scent radiates a hidden, unspoken power.