One of Ape to Gentleman’s preferred brands; Compagnie de Provence, have recently added to their growing collection of fantastic, Southern France inspired scents. The new addition is Violette or as marketed in English speaking countries, Violet. The fragrance centres around one of France’s most popular flowers and a long time favourite of Provençal confectioners and apothecaries. However, the ever-dynamic Compagnie de Provence have not rested on their laurels, by stamping a contemporary take on an old classic with head notes of mandarin, angelica and violet leaf, heart notes of iris, violet absolute and cedar and base notes of musk and teak to create an excellent, woody yet fresh fragrance.

Despite the name and purple colouring being seemingly feminine, there is a strong masculinity about the scent, cemented by base notes of woody musk and teak. A fine addition to a gentleman’s bathroom.

Available in bar soap, liquid soap, body lotion, shower gel, bath foam, hand cream, fragrance diffusers and candles.

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