Devon Violets


Devon Violets by Lowndes Pateman, made in Devon, England likely debuted in the early 1920’s (I can’t find an exact date) but the aldehydic violets are crisp, authentic and beautiful. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting Choward’s Violet Mint Candies (also from the 1920’s) Devon Violets is very similar, only obviously not as sweet.


According to a website discussing this scent, Devon Violets evokes memories of seaside childhood holidays in the UK for some people, since it was popularly sold at such locations in the past.

What a lovely idea…

DSC01733In the drydown it’s warm, powdery and only faintly floral, but the longevity is decent and sillage is moderate.

I feel fortunate to have found my pretty, very vintage hand painted bottle of this green colored liquid gem (Lowndes Pateman is the original maker, although it’s made now by one of the descendants to the original maker – Brian Lowndes Pateman).  And, considering that a part of my family originates from Devon, England I find it even more priceless.

This weekend I was in the mood to wear red lipstick, so I tried my new tube of Dior Rouge, Trafalgar 844.  I loved it, and considering I rarely wear lipstick, much less red lipstick, that’s saying something…  I’m doing a full review tomorrow.


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I also wore this vintage rhinestone ring.

Tonight My attentions will be divided between the Oscars and Downton Abbey (of course).  I’m not particularly excited this year for the actual award ceremony, to be honest, but I’m looking forward to the red carpet.  🙂  How about you?  Will you be watching?

Until Tomorrow.

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