Violet Disguise by Josh Meyer for Imaginary Authors 2012

Hi Gang,

It’s taken me forever to get to this bottle. I bought it and it has sat at the front of stuff awaiting its time. Of course, as in all things, I had the best intentions. “Wear it, write about it. Josh Meyer seems so freaking lovely, give the poor bastard a break, a little push,” inside my head every time I looked at the bottle. Josh, if you’re reading this I apologise profusely that it’s taken so long. Every so often I would spritz and then leave the house on an errand, get busy on the phone or work and I wouldn’t get my thoughts on paper. Today I have spritzed already and fingers crossed we get results.

Violet Disguise by Josh Meyer for Imaginary Authors 2012

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Plum, Violet, Dried Fruits, Balsam, Amber, Evening Air, The Month of May

SPRITZZZZZZZ! Wet, sweet, fruity melon or at a pinch plum. Imagine a fresh plum, cool from the fridge, you bite through the tart skin and into the soft, sweet flesh. I am naughty and I’m sniffing while eating peanuts so I completely miss Freddie’s salty olive note and dive directly into cool wet fruit. Is it the violets that give the metallic vibe or is there a chemical in Josh’s base that I notice particularly? I call it the cold spoon note and niche lines often give me it. I think it’s one ingredient that shouts above the rest for me. Here in Violet Disguise it is brilliant, a perfect cut crystal glass under light, sparkling and gleaming in the opening. Lustrous.

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Suddenly, and I mean suddenly, Violet Disguise changes to a resinous, warmer fragrance that is like putting on a favourite coat over the cool air of an autumn/spring evening. A breathy, intimate moment where everything feels burnished, giving its warm glow in much the same way that the opening was cool shards of light reflected except now those beams are soft focused and furry. MMMMMM. I love the way Violet Disguise morphs so abruptly, not it has definite nods to old school perfumery, purrrrrrrfumery. A couple of hours in and I am absolutely gobsmacked at how lovely Violet Disguise is, hairy balsam.

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A very warm end, well a very warm fade to nothing. A soft resinous amber. Lovely. Even next morning I have a distinct Violet Disguise remnant, no I can’t tell you what I’m smelling other than green twig and cold metal……

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Portia xx

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Violet Disguise GIVEAWAY


This week we will have 2 Winners who will each get:
1 x Violet Disguise decant from my bottle
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Go to IndieScents and tell me any fragrance they sell online and a note that it contains…….. NO DOUBLE UPS!

Extra Chance?
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Entries Close Sunday 9th November 2014 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by
The winners will have till Thursday 14th November 2014 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.



16 comments on “Violet Disguise by Josh Meyer for Imaginary Authors 2012

  1. Jaybee says:

    Love learning about new scent sites! Vertine, with tea rose. I follow by email. 🙂

  2. Jackie b says:

    Funny, I have just been browsing this site. Looking at 4160 Tuesdays. I have picked Paris 1948, a chypre with oakmoss.
    I follow by email.

  3. Kandice says:

    I would pick Narcotic Flowers under 1000 Flowers. I may have to try this one actually. All the flowers sound wonderful and it contains absinthe as well. I follow via email. Thanks for the review and the draw!

  4. Elia says:

    I’ll go with Blood Concept and leather, cause I dig it. I follow by email

  5. Azar says:

    Hi Portia,
    DNEM (I have a sample already). That being said I chose the Mikmoi San Francisco Sample Pack on the IndieScent site. Have you tried Mikmoi? The pack includes Ao, a beautiful, balanced tuberose.
    Azar xx

  6. Bec says:

    i’ll choose Kerosene Whips and Roses – with blood orange. i follow by email.

  7. Wow I’ve been super interested in violet since smelling the Diptyque violette candle, this sounds awesome. Indiescents sells a fragrance called Age of Aquarius by Tokyo Milk which contains willow bark as a note. Thanks for the draw, I follow via bloglovin!
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  8. Nemo says:

    I follow by email, and I pick Tauer Lonestar Memories with geranium (one of my favorites!). Thank you 🙂

  9. Sister Mary says:

    Gorgeous writin. about this one Portia, violet, plums and hairy balsam sounds like some kind of heaven to me. I’m intrigued!
    I *may* have been looking at Tauer’s Sotto La Luna: Gardenia with Gardenia on Indie Scents…
    I follow by Divine guidance.
    Blessings xOx

  10. Christine W says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Portia! I love all things violetty, so it would be great to have a tryout of Violet Disguise. From Indiescents I pick Tauer’s Pentachord White, which is an amazing violet scent. I follow by email.

  11. Ruth Farrelly says:

    Uh oh, I pretty much want to try everything from Indie Scents! I choose Shazam by 4160 Tuesdays. I follow by email. Nice giveaway, thanks!

  12. Patty Pong says:

    Follow by e-mail 🙂
    EC2 – Londoner — grapefruit

  13. Julie Ohara says:

    I follow you by email. I love IndieScents! Kerosene Whips and Roses has blood orange and of course leather. Great review…Violet Disguise sounds lovely. I like fruit notes.

  14. Lyubov says:

    Violet is a big red flickering light for me! I know I will like it!
    On indie scents I found Unknown Pleasures by Kerosene, with the honeycomb note in it!
    I am in Bulgaria (EU), and I follow by email and on the FB page.
    Thanks for the chance, Portia!
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  15. Trish says:

    Great review, would like to try it!
    4160 Tuesdays, The sexiest Scent on the Plenet Ever! – Amborgris

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