A sensual, enigmatic fragrance with earthy, smoky, floral, and zesty notes that evokes waking up in the jungle at dawn.

Written By LENA RAFF


In recent years, VIOLET STAFFERS have found ourselves turning to Costa Brazil when we desire more than just an efficacious product–when we are craving ritual in addition to results. The brand, founded by Francisco Costa (former Creative Director of Calvin Klein) has managed to create formulas that provide a unique sensorial experience with an air of refined luxury, capturing the magic and mystery of the Amazonian jungle (where their ingredients are sustainably sourced) and bottling it for the pleasure of the lucky person who brings home their candles, body oils, or bath salts. 

One key element of the Costa Brazil experience is scent. Every item in the line is infused with a naturally-calming, earthy, sensual fragrance STAFFERS have come to love as much as the formulas themselves (some of us have even been over-applying the body products to lock the scent into our skin). So, when the brand informed us that they had captured the beloved Costa Brazil essence in an eau de parfum, internally we thought it was about time.


When the minimal, wooden, refillable bottles arrived, VIOLET STAFFERS didn’t waste a moment in spritzing Aroma on pulse points. Inspired by a resin that grows in the Amazon, the complex, natural fragrance is earthy (patchouli and amber), smoky (myrrh and cedarwood), and green (vetiver) with hints of florals (geranium) and zest (pink pepper and grapefruit). We were immediately infatuated with the enigmatic, alluring scent, and became even more so as time went on. 

As the fragrance dried down on the skin, combining with each individual’s chemistry, it took on a quality unique to that person and evolved to smell different on each of us. There was something about this perfume that kept drawing us in, picking up the bottle, and raising wrists to noses. Clearly, this was immediately green-lit to send to our Committee of Industry Experts for their feedback and ultimate approval. 

“I absolutely adore everything from Costa Brazil, and this new fragrance is no exception. It is earthy, fresh, and smoky without feeling heavy, and has an ease to it that seems to get sexier the longer you wear it.” – CYNDLE KAMAROVSKI, Makeup Artist

“I am completely obsessed with this intriguing scent. Every time I wear it people ask me what fragrance I have on, and it only seems to get better as the day goes by.” – SOPHIE PAVITT, Esthetician 

“This aromatic, woody scent transported me into a deep forest adventure. It’s earthy and herbaceous with a hint of floral. Absolutely blissful.” – DEREK YUEN, Hairstylist 


Loving that they have a sexy, sophisticated, perfume that keeps people guessing (nothing is more attractive than a little mystery) STAFFERS and testers have this scent in heavy rotation in their fragrance wardrobe. With that, Costa Brazil’s Aroma Eau De Parfum is officially VIOLET CODE APPROVED and has earned a place on THE SHELVES. 


The VIOLET CODE is a process and set of standards by which VIOLET GREY’s Committee of Industry Experts separate hero products from the tens of thousands of options available to you on the market. The result is a curation that is truly the best in beauty from those who know best.