The tea note saves it.
I liked this ok. I hated it freshly sprayed, it was so old-lady strong that I gagged. I wanted to wash it off immediately, but them my 2-year-old needed attention and I had to endure it while I helped her. But after it settled on my skin, the dry down was quite nice. The black tea notes came forward and it rounded out and softened. I think it's actually very nice for a violet fragrance. I like the smell of real violets so I keep trying perfumes with them, but the truth is, synthetic violet smells like sticky-sweet poison - no matter how you cut it. I personally will stay away from all violet based scents, I've learned my lesson. But if I had to wear one, this would be it.