Robert Piguet Visa was originally created and released in 1945 - some people say it was Germain Cellier, others sources say it was not. This is a re-issue of the 1945 classic, Visa, launched in 2007, created by Aurelien Guichard. It is an oriental that blends spices, fruits, and flowers from around the globe. Fragrance notes include violet leaves, bergamot, mandarin, ylang-ylang, rose, immortelle, orange flower absolute, peach, pear, patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver, moss, vanilla beans, benzoin, and leather accord.
Reviews of Robert Piguet Visa
From Basenotes - "This is a beautiful floral oriental with an abundance of wonderful fruit notes. I love opulent perfumes that carry me back in memory to the pre-IFRA days, and Visa - while it has been reformulated, like every other fragrance - fills that bill. It's warm, gracious, enveloping and inviting, sweet but not smarmy. I think it's lovely."
From Basenotes - "Visa opens with a ripe peach and plum duo which I recall from many scents from the early 90's. They are couched comfortably in the lactonic folds of vanilla and sandalwood, laced with a dry, green moss. Once the moss has established itself I am reminded immediately of Mitsuoko EDP, only this is at once simpler and plusher. Hints of citrus and white florals insinuate themselves, as a quiet, leathery scent hides in the powder, keeping the composition from spilling into edible territory."