Scented Breath-An Old Time Tradition
Recently, I have been obsessed with all things from the past, from my all-time favorite Poirot mysteries to the most excellent series about Mr. Selfridge. Accordingly, my perfume and scent desires have changed to suit this mood.
Thanks to Bois de Jasmin, I started exploring violet as a flavoring agent. The scent of violets was very popular in the past, and was used in perfume and confection. I tried Kusmi’s Violet tea, which was too subtle for me, and then added Monin’s Violet syrup. The effect was powerful: the scent was strong, as was the sugar, but the tea took on a more moderate sour tone.
(photo via Monin)
By chance, I was in a candy shop where I saw a very old-fashioned small violet package. It turned out to be C. Howard’s Violet mints. I was not sure if I would like them so I bought one pack and promptly ordered more after trying it. The mints taste prominently of violet, like eating the violet flower. There was a very tiny minty edge to the mints as well. The best part for me has been the way the mints scent your breath. I feel that every time I open my mouth, violets pour out!
am most happy with the way I have embraced the violet experience as it
has never been my favorite smell. I just have to find a good matching