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Violet Tendencies Smell Bent for women and men

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Total people voted: 28
female 25- 25+
male 25- 25+

I have it: 21 I had it: 5 I want it: 20

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leather
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Violet Tendencies contains notes of earthy violet leaf, rough and worn leather, rich agar wood and dark spruce. It is available as EDT of 4 and 55 ml.

Violet Tendencies was launched during the 2000's. The nose behind this fragrance is Brent Leonesio.

Perfume rating: 2.96 out of 5 with 28 votes.

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Agarwood (Oud) Violet Leaf Leather

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Violet Tendencies Fragrance Reviews

MaraDraffnon
MaraDraffnon

Bitter, herbal, medicinal kind of leather. The opening is so disturbing. It's terribly vegetal and unusual.
And then, I waited for half an hour or so.
The raw leather melted everything into its warm embrace : the violet leaf and galbanum became softer and more rounded and the oud gave a spicy vibe to the whole scent.

This is not your typical soft sueded leather, usually paired with iris. This is raw and serious, deeply manly but perfectly unisex. One of the best offering from Smell Bent in my opinion. I'll probably buy a full bottle as soon as it's on sale !

Dec
09
2015
naomin
naomin

I'm not a leather kind of girl...per say...but I'm finding I love clean "new leather" scents. I adore Violet Tendencies. The clean leather is beautiful, rather neutral. I find maybe a trace of the violet, but it's oh so slight.

Dec
02
2015
houstcs
houstcs

Overwhelming new leather with little violet at all. Very similar to OLO violet/leather in case anyone wants to know

Dec
31
2015
khirsah
khirsah

This scent is absolutely disgusting, scrubbed it immediately and passed it on. It's like The Ring out of lord of the rings, travelling from person to person, except each one hating it and loving to pass it on

May
11
2014
Shoota#1
Shoota#1

This one smells like a new Coach leather bag. With a naughty kick. It has great sillage and a good longevity.

Dec
21
2013
steve0580
steve0580

This smells like brand new leather goods at a leather goods store.

Aug
13
2013
peroxidestarr
peroxidestarr

I had very high hopes for this particular scent, as I am something of a violet freak. It's the one floral that is forever my go-to.

Usually, I prefer a softer, more muted version - similar to those powdery pastille candies my grandmother snuck me as a child. But, I wanted to venture out, try a BOLD violet, see if we could still be pals... Violet Tendencies (adorable name, btw!) is just that, an assaulting, saturated purple of a scent. That alone isn't off-putting. What I think my particular chemistry reacted unfavorably to was the leather.

Now, I actually find leather, suede, & earthier notes quite sexy, but this + me = plasticine, even pleather. It's a BURLY scent - almost unisex. While I do admire that, and feel there has a definite demographic that will appreciate it, I, sadly, will not be in their midst... :(

Mar
24
2013
Bigsly
Bigsly

This one has the same kind of leather note as Cumming the Fragrance (I'm guessing that's what it is, though it is accompanied by an almost ammnonia-like element), but without the cigar and peat notes. Instead it has an interesting vegetal and gunpowder/steel like quality. I think this is the combination of a lot of violet and the spruce, but I don't get the agarwood so that might be part of it too. It comes together fairly quickly and seems linear after that. Other than a slight metallic quality, this is about as rich and natural a fragrance as one could hope for in such a simple scent. My preference is for softer and more complex fragrances, but this is certainly very good for what it is, and a good example of contemporary niche done right.

May
23
2012
Moyra
Moyra

Lately, I have grown unaccustomedly fond of violets as a note, so of course my first Smell Bent interest was in Violet Tendencies, and woo baby!, what a violet!
There is nothing shrinking about this purple leather clad whipmistress, wafting a little oud and a dry bit of cedar behind a HUGE leather and violet cloud.

I am not personally fond of wearing scents that are too dry or somehow "masculine", but this is neither dry nor masculine on me, even though my skin gobbles most sweet notes. It dries down to a smoky violet leather that is honestly very sexy and very feminine, in a naughty kind of way.

I do Wish Violet Tendencies had a longer duration - after 2-3 hours it seems to fade away into one of those "skin scents" that don't rock my particular fragrant boat, since I love big sillage and long lasting perfumes. But it is still very much bigger bottle worthy. An 8/10 for the scent, alas, a 3.5/10 for lasting power

As an aside, there are some definite similarities between Violet Tendencies and my much cherished violetesque/leathery Putain des Palaces by Etat Libre D'Orange. However, Putain des Palaces is a far more ladylike version of this beastly little dominatrix, with a lot more flowers and a lot less leathery raunch.

Aug
30
2011
flyushkifly
flyushkifly

for me: not wearable on its own. so stark and austere i have to mix it with my sweetest, girliest scents in small quantities to avoid feeling industrial or as if i'm wearing leather chaps. i liked the idea of a non sweet unisex violet, but this isn't just non sweet, it's surly. definitely aptly named.

women beware - this would be perfectly at home on a 250 lb biker named Axel.

Jun
26
2011

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