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THE SCENT

   violets growing in the forest very crisp grassy & casual

THE STORY

   Assigning gender to scent is largely a 20th-century convention. Perfume for women and cologne for men began when Paris couturiers began issuing fragrance from their houses. Prior to that, people simply wore whatever scents appealed most to them. I've always thought that approach is best.

   Flowers have come to be associated largely with perfumes for women yet many flowers such as Jasmine and violet have long been worn by men and are still often used in many male fragrances.   Violet was a popular scent with men during the Belle Epoque and the Edwardian era. Even today the familiar smell of barbershop is very much about Violet & Iris.

   I've never divided my scents between men & woman so I made Wild Pansy to be enjoyed by all.