In the vial:a sharp violet mixed with rose. An almost sickly-sweet smell with both scents kind of rolling around each other, never quite settling on common ground.
On the skin: the violet comes through very strongly with the tea rose lurking in the background.
Drydown: the violet continues to be the prominent note, but it is softened by the rose, which does come forward more.
Overall: I was intruiged when I first put this one because I'm not familiar with violet type of scents. As I was putting on the second dab the violet scent was wafting around me and I thought, "oooh, sexy." And this is a sexy scent, sexy in a naughty sort of way, rather than slinky/sensual sexy. This is a somewhat softer, feminine scent but with a bit of an edge to it - it's definitely purple but with a shot of chrome or steel. There's a crispness to it I like. It's different. It's definitely a strong scent - a little will go a long way and it certainly has staying power, which I like.
This scent put a grin on my face and I had a lot of fun wearing it.