Blended from CB Violet Empress, Elemi, Violet Leaf Absolute, Rosewood, Mahogany, and Russian Leather. Violet EMPIRE is an unusual yet very elegant perfume. The violet scent perpetually peeps out from behind a shining green veil.
This is a Meditation On Violet one of the Empress Josephine's favorite scents. Small wonder as violet is a magical scent whose presences disappears then reappears over time.
Real Violet Absolute no longer exists in the modern world or if it does, only in such tiny & astronomically expensive amounts which I have not yet been able to obtain.
So I had to recreate it. It took me a while but fortunately many of the chemicals found in violets can be nature identical and the rest can be cleverly filled in with other flowers. The accord I created for this perfume, Violet Empress, once again has that magical now you smell it now you don't quality.
(Very special thanks to Diane Ackerman and her marvelous book A Natural History of the Senses for planting this seed in my head so many years ago. If you haven't yet read this amazing work, run don't walk and get a copy at once.)