My grandmother used to wear violets and I have always associated the scent with elderly women - until now. Women's violet fragrances tend to be sweet, almost like candy. Ajaccio Violets is definitely a floral violet scent, but it is neither sweet nor feminine. There is an undercurrent of green plants that serves to create a picture of strength and masculinity. It is, however, quite strong and noticeable and it is therefore not one for the 'shrinking violet' pardon the pun. If you want others to notice you when you arrive and remember you after you have left, this is one to consider.