I have never seen violet eyes, though I have a recollection of someone describing Elizabeth Taylor’s as being of this colour.¬† But ‘drenched violets’, how enchanting those must be!

See also Woolf’s description of Orlando’s lover’s eyes.

‘… we must admit that he had eyes like drenched violets.’

Source: Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography, ed. with an introduction by Rachel Bowlby (Oxford: World’s Classics, 1992), p. 15

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