Violette Market Reviews (& day 14!)

I received three free samples in my last order so I’ve reviewed them for you here!

Antoinette’s Tea Cakes:  Sweet vanilla sugar tea cakes covered in pink glaze and infused with pearled China musk, French rosewater, and shimmering amber dust.

In vial:  Like perfumy cake.  Reminds me a bit of BPAL’s Eat Me.

Wet on skin:  I clearly get the tea cakes and French rosewater.   It’s like a less buttery Eat Me.

Dry on skin:  The rose has become very prominent with just a hint of cake underneath.

Verdict:  As usual, I cannot wear rose!   This would be fantastic on someone who can wear a foodie and soft rose oil.


Spider’s Design:  Dusty vanilla, white and violet silk gossamer threads ensnaring sweet sandalwood, orris root, honey smoked woods, and a trail of black pepper following the spinning of one dimpled spider.

In vial:  Black pepper!

Wet on skin:  Pepper and orris root.  As it settles in I pick up a huge whiff of the honey smoked woods.

Dry on skin:  Huh, this went *very* masculine on me!   I get all black pepper and smoke!

Verdict:  I’m pretty sure this would smell like liquid sex on a boy.


Fragaria:  Soft skin musk, strawberry cream, pink gossamer cherry blossoms, green tea leaves, sugared ylang ylang petals, soft green grass, and earthy dark vetiver.

In vial:  Tea leaves!

Wet on skin:  Strawberry, pink and then green grass! As it dries it softens into a softly fruity strawberry with a bit of the earthy vetiver lurking the background.   FYI, the vetiver here smells a little like patchouli.

Verdict:   I think this smells really nice!  It reminds me a bit of a Conjure Oil from the Sacre Du Primtemps line.

Published by Hottie McNaughty

Hottie was a local burlesque performer and producer in the Seattle area. She now spends her day rallying for pet health insurance and here evenings running The Rhinestone Housewife.

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