Violet

lat. Viola odorata

Group: FLOWERS

Violet Viola odorata
Violet Viola odorata
Violet Viola odorata
Odor profile: earthy, powdery scent that resembles iris rhizome when talking about the flower; metallic, green and aqueous when talking about the leaf


Violet (Viola odorata), also called Sweet Violet, grows in the Mediterranean regions and Asia Minor. Its delicate purple, white, or variegated flowers appear early in spring, even before trees grow leaves. Violet is well known for its sweet floral scent, but also for its wide variety of therapeutic properties: It helps fighting colds, asthma, rheumatic pains and a range of infections (including syphilis). Violet was the symbol of ancient Athens and was one of Napoleon Bonaparte's favourite flowers. In the 19th century, violet-based perfumes were very popular.
 

The scent of violet flowers is different than the scent of the leaves. The flower possesses a sweet powdery, woody-floral scent which is due to ionones in the flower. These ionones were first separated from Parma violets by Tiemann and Kruger in 1893. The discovery of ionones triggered the successful production of synthetic violet notes identical in scent and less expensive as the precious natural oil. Nowadays, ionones and methyl ionones are used in almost every perfume. The scent palette of ionones ranges from aromas of fresh violet in blossom to mild woody and sweet floral nuances. Methyl ionones possess a stronger woody nuance, similar to iris.


Violet aromas can be found in the following fragrances:
Angel Garden Of Stars - Violette Angel (Thierry Mugler)
Ultraviolet (Paco Rabanne)
April Violets (Yardley)
Black Violet
La Violette (Annick Goutal)
Verte Violette (L'Artisan Parfumeur)
Violette Precieusse (Caron) - created in 1913, launched again in 1999, and re-launched in 2007
Oscar Violet (Oscar de la Renta)
Caprice Violette (Lolita Lempicka)


The scent of violet leaves is different from the scent of the flowers. The leaves give off an intensively green aroma which is resembles mowed grass combined with a hint of cucumber. In the South of France two kinds of violets are cultivated mainly for their leaves - Parma and Victoria. The fresh scent of violet leaves is an integral component in many fragrance compositions, ranging from fresh floral to oriental spicy and fougere. The aromas of violet leaf are, for example, part of the compositions of L by Gwen Stefani, Dior's Fahrenheit, Annick Goutal's La Violette and Dona Karan's Be Delicious. In Be Delicious the fresh, green note of violet leaves with the characteristic cucumber nuance is quite intensive and plays an important part in the "construction" of the green apple scent.
 

The violet root is has therapeutic properties and is used in traditional medicine, but not as a perfume component. Although it can often be found in the description of perfume compositions, violet root has nothing to do with violet. This accords is actually iis root.


Its natural scent is not too intensive and is reminiscent of a violet scent, which is where the name comes from. The "false" violet root, or rather iris root, is a component in many fragrances. It gives off a woody-floral aroma and, at the same time, it is a very good fixative. It can be found in Pleasures for Men and Boss Woman.
 

Violet Perfumes

1.517009093971
La Violette Annick Goutal
1.5044347142697
Daisy Bloom Marc Jacobs
1.502357696194
Ajaccio Violets Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.5022454249467
Angel Eau De Parfum Victoria`s Secret
1.502020882452
Give a Little Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.501852475581
Field of Flowers Violet Blossom Philosophy
1.50168406871
Insolence Extract Guerlain
1.5014033905917
Violetta Santa Maria Novella
1.5014033905917
Always Belong Celine Dion
1.5011227124733
Violetta di Bosco I Profumi di Firenze
1.5009543056023
Violetta Zara
1.500842034355
Caprice Violette Lolita Lempicka
1.5007858987313
Sweet Violet Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.5007858987313
Wild Pansy CB I Hate Perfume
1.5007297631077
Les Fleurs de Provance: Violette Molinard
1.5005613562367
No. 37 Veilchen Frau Tonis Parfum
1.5004490849893
Violette Norma Kamali
1.5004490849893
No. III Chene Violette Mad et Len
1.500336813742
Tru Blooms Chicago Romane
1.5002806781183
Cute As Hell Blue Q
1.5002806781183
LR Password La Rive
1.5002806781183
Violet Demeter Fragrance
1.5002245424947
Green Purpurine Tous
1.5002245424947
Viola del Nepal Tesori d`Oriente
1.5002245424947
mat; metal Masaki Matsushima
1.5002245424947
Royal Violets Agustin Reyes
1.500168406871
No. IV Violette Mad et Len
1.500168406871
Sapphire Al-Jazeera Perfumes
1.500168406871
Violette Pastille Extract Royal Apothic
1.500168406871
Rose Bud & Violette H&M
1.500168406871
Beauty-to-Wear Vintage Chic Pout
1.5001122712473
Violette Macaron Les Petits Plaisirs
1.5001122712473
Al Eqd Majid Muzaffar Iterji
1.5001122712473
Eau Intense Rodier
1.5001122712473
Simply Jil Sander Touch of Violet Jil Sander
1.5000561356237
Bouquet de Violettes Perlier
1.5000561356237
Amis <3 Natura
1.5
Change Man Otto Kern
1.5
Violet Cliven
1.5
Pink Perfumer H
1.5
34 Contém 1g
1.5
Violetta di Parma Jewels`Joy
1.5
Tainted Love Prada
1.5
Leningrad Severnoye Siyanie
1.5
Crema Alla Violetta Aquolina
1.5
Violet Petals The Merchant of Venice
1.5
Cologne Fine Violette de Parme Institut Très Bien
1.5
Courtesan Scent by Alexis
1.5
Violeta Companhia da Terra
1.5
Nochnaya Fialka Dilis Parfum
1.4998877287527
Unique Man Otto Kern
1.4949621193443
Iris Santa Maria Novella
1.4906941699787
Ladyboy B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful
1.4785865623667
Kapsule Floriental Karl Lagerfeld
1.4769197631077
Varens essentiel Violette Delicate Ulric de Varens
1.4769197631077
Wink Wink Victoria`s Secret
1.4706441356237
Charm Club Forever Thomas Sabo
1.4686938643763
Parma Violet Pokrovka Trading House
1.4646789493657
Nativa Spa Violet + White Sandal O Boticario
1.461538
Lucky Number 7 Dzintars
1.4601985334007
Violetta Penhaligon`s
1.459674853486
Verte Violette L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4586136781183
Phaedra Fresh Line
1.452862916807
Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper Korres
1.4525111699787
Violet Mallow Solstice Scents
1.4502806781183
Violette Vanille Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.4445562712473
746 Amore Segreto Sprezzatura
1.438170103065
Insolence Blooming Guerlain
1.4375
Fuete Novaya Zarya
1.4362963333333
Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka
1.4357934933199
Balenciaga Paris Balenciaga
1.4288516781183
Love & Rock Eau Jeune
1.4285148643763
Modest Mimosa Vilhelm Parfumerie
1.4236944918603
Violette Outremer
1.422898054227
Daisy Garland Marc Jacobs
1.4224489692377
Kerbside Violet Lush
1.4188856781183
Violetta Florascent
1.417172220613
Iris 39 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.417172220613
The Man Cobalt Milton Lloyd
1.4160935262153
X Pose Passion Christina Aguilera
1.415783775682
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.4148585424947
Zohah Syed Junaid Alam
1.4114637312226
Euphoria Calvin Klein
1.4096051934434
Meteorites Guerlain
1.4092032712473
Spirit of Violet Kiss Spirit
1.4074631356237
La Vie en Rose DSH Perfumes
1.406003951162
The Unicorn Spell Les Nez
1.4005613562367
Extrait d'Iris Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.400336813742
Circe Fresh Line
1.4000561356237
Viola Tonatto Profumi
1.4000561356237
Flower Season Butterfly Ballet Jean-Pierre Sand
1.4
Yujin Bouquet Purple Ella Mikao
1.4
Lyn Lyn
1.4
Red Man Bi-es
1.4
Modo Violet Dzintars
1.3982973616257
April Violets Yardley
1.3979553905917
Deadly Nightshade Alkemia Perfumes
1.3959103562367
Lady Greystock D.S. & Durga
1.395784103065
R Revillon
1.3952642998765
Insolence Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.393193813742
Le Serpent qui Danse Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.3883724918603
Zuhoor Al Haramain Perfumes
1.386467475581
Capri Vince Camuto
1.3846711356237
Bareeya Syed Junaid Alam
1.384615
Tender Mood Marc Joseph
1.3813449493657
Viola Odorata Parfums Berdoues
1.379725254968
Romantic Spark Impulse
1.376431951162
Folies de Saisons Fantaisies d'Hiver Yves Rocher
1.3751122712473
American Beauty MCMC Fragrances
1.3751122712473
Parma Violet DSH Perfumes
1.3750561356237
Geisha Violet Aroma M
1.3750561356237
Fabulous Chiffon Eudora
1.375
Mafia Cash Arno Sorel
1.3721663399573
Venetian Violet Flower Water Crabtree & Evelyn
1.3691507631077
LOJAZZ Santi Burgas
1.366190813742
Violet Musc Ajmal
1.3637482712473
La Dame En Rose Pierre Bourdon
1.3621775768497
Couture Violet Versace
1.360168406871
Soft Pimkie
1.3572552712473
Empress Jingu D.S. & Durga
1.3571991356237
АRТ Stils (ART Style) Dzintars
1.3571991356237
Violetta di Murano (Italian Journey No. 4) DSH Perfumes
1.3562564042888
Daisy Marc Jacobs
1.3533900849893
Gracing the Dawn Roxana Illuminated Perfume
1.3533540867857
Angels Only Victoria`s Secret
1.3529971356237
Les Bohemes: Dapper Opus Oils
1.352941
Cigar Iris De Florence Remy Latour
1.3484401218143
J`adore Christian Dior
1.3471494936567
Violettes de Toulouse Eau de Toilette Parfums Berdoues
1.3435085424947
Violette Framboise Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.342441813742
Violette & Rose de Mai L`Occitane en Provence
1.3409761536993
Sassy Swirls Vanilla Blossom Avon
1.340628848097
Clin d'Oeil Cosmic Girl Bourjois
1.33971206871
Lolita Lempicka Eau Legere Pailletee Lolita Lempicka
1.336505220613
Isotta Cerchi Nell’Acqua
1.3356345605703
Ashlemah Bvlgari
1.334343441226
Tan Giudicelli Zen Tan Giudicelli
1.3341188987313
Summer Wood Korres
1.333610323678
Calypso Violette Calypso Christiane Celle
1.333501406871
Impressions d`Hiver Frederic Haldimann
1.333501406871
No 3 Prudence Paris
1.3333891356237
Fougere Jardin de France
1.333333
Miloy Zhenschine Novaya Zarya
1.333333
Nuage № 107 CIEL Parfum
1.333333
Eau Bienveillante Pour Le Bonheur Keep Lucky
1.333333
Minha Presença Contém 1g
1.333333
Argonaut STILLLIFE
1.333333
Candied Violet Scent by the Sea
1.333333
The Voluptuous Horror Scent by Alexis
1.333333
Rabea Elomer Al-Rehab

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