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

1.5165541904597
La Violette Annick Goutal
1.5045567283844
Daisy Bloom Marc Jacobs
1.5023648843514
Ajaccio Violets Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.5020764838207
Give a Little Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5019034435023
Field of Flowers Violet Blossom Philosophy
1.5014420026533
Always Belong Celine Dion
1.501326642441
Iris Santa Maria Novella
1.501326642441
Violetta Santa Maria Novella
1.5010382419104
Insolence Extract Guerlain
1.5010382419104
Violetta di Bosco I Profumi di Firenze
1.5009805618042
Violetta Zara
1.5009228816981
Ladyboy B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful
1.5008075214858
Wild Pansy CB I Hate Perfume
1.5007498413797
Les Fleurs de Provance: Violette Molinard
1.5007498413797
Caprice Violette Lolita Lempicka
1.5006921612736
Sweet Violet Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.5005191209552
No. 37 Veilchen Frau Tonis Parfum
1.5004614408491
Violette Norma Kamali
1.5004614408491
Mitsy (2012) Arno Sorel
1.5004037607429
No. III Chene Violette Mad et Len
1.5003460806368
Tru Blooms Chicago Romane
1.5002884005307
Cute As Hell Blue Q
1.5002884005307
LR Password La Rive
1.5002884005307
Viola del Nepal Tesori d`Oriente
1.5002307204245
Green Purpurine Tous
1.5002307204245
mat; metal Masaki Matsushima
1.5002307204245
Violet Demeter Fragrance
1.5001730403184
Violette Pastille Extract Royal Apothic
1.5001730403184
Sapphire Al-Jazeera Perfumes
1.5001730403184
No. IV Violette Mad et Len
1.5001730403184
Violette a Sidney Tonatto Profumi
1.5001730403184
Beauty-to-Wear Vintage Chic Pout
1.5001153602123
Spirit of Violet Kiss Spirit
1.5001153602123
Royal Violets Agustin Reyes
1.5001153602123
Violette Macaron Les Petits Plaisirs
1.5001153602123
Tainted Love Prada
1.5001153602123
Eau Intense Rodier
1.5001153602123
Zara Av. Bartomeu Vicent Ramon 12-16 Ibiza Zara
1.5001153602123
Al Eqd Majid Muzaffar Iterji
1.5000576801061
Amis <3 Natura
1.5000576801061
Bouquet de Violettes Perlier
1.5
Fuete Novaya Zarya
1.5
Violet Cliven
1.5
Violet Petals The Merchant of Venice
1.5
Change Man Otto Kern
1.5
Nochnaya Fialka Dilis Parfum
1.5
Violeta Companhia da Terra
1.5
34 Contém 1g
1.5
Rose Bud & Violette H&M
1.5
Violetta di Parma Jewels`Joy
1.5
Cologne Fine Violette de Parme Institut Très Bien
1.4998846397877
Unique Man Otto Kern
1.4769398413797
Varens essentiel Violette Delicate Ulric de Varens
1.4769398413797
Wink Wink Victoria`s Secret
1.4742990106131
Kapsule Floriental Karl Lagerfeld
1.4686923198939
Parma Violet Pokrovka Trading House
1.4646897607429
Nativa Spa Violet + White Sandal O Boticario
1.461538
Lucky Number 7 Dzintars
1.4601994270635
Violetta Penhaligon`s
1.4571653008018
Verte Violette L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4550641209552
The Man Cobalt Milton Lloyd
1.4502884005307
Violette Vanille Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.4481322445636
Insolence Blooming Guerlain
1.445309201592
Violet Mallow Solstice Scents
1.4445593602123
746 Amore Segreto Sprezzatura
1.4369241777701
Balenciaga Paris Balenciaga
1.4351183333333
Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka
1.4300706827594
X Pose Passion Christina Aguilera
1.4288594005307
Love & Rock Eau Jeune
1.4250152445636
Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper Korres
1.4237114811674
Violette Outremer
1.4188934005307
Aqua Aromatica Violetta Florascent
1.4182156445752
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.4177514891273
Kerbside Violet Lush
1.4171284408491
Iris 39 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.4167246801061
Phaedra Fresh Line
1.4147493602123
Zohah Syed Junaid Alam
1.4133800429717
Angel Eau De Parfum Victoria`s Secret
1.4105330026533
Deadly Nightshade Alkemia Perfumes
1.4100506636673
Meteorites Guerlain
1.4085420595835
Euphoria Calvin Klein
1.4073493198939
La Vie en Rose DSH Perfumes
1.4033901395282
April Violets Yardley
1.4004614408491
Extrait d'Iris Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.4000576801061
Flower Season Butterfly Ballet Jean-Pierre Sand
1.4000576801061
Viola Tonatto Profumi
1.4
Modo Violet Dzintars
1.4
Lyn Lyn
1.4
Yujin Bouquet Purple Ella Mikao
1.4
Red Man Bi-es
1.3988688870047
The Unicorn Spell Les Nez
1.3959258010613
Lady Greystock D.S. & Durga
1.3957331665801
Angels Only Victoria`s Secret
1.3932030806368
Le Serpent qui Danse Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.3923174684778
Insolence Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.3883894811674
Zuhoor Al Haramain Perfumes
1.3862175671108
Violettes de Toulouse Eau de Toilette Parfums Berdoues
1.3846726801061
Bareeya Syed Junaid Alam
1.384615
Tender Mood Marc Joseph
1.3813557607429
Viola Odorata Parfums Berdoues
1.3794739220165
Romantic Spark Impulse
1.3782380429717
Venetian Violet Flower Water Crabtree & Evelyn
1.3768560859434
Paris Premieres Roses Yves Saint Laurent
1.3761828466863
Folies de Saisons Fantaisies d'Hiver Yves Rocher
1.3751153602123
Parma Violet DSH Perfumes
1.3751153602123
American Beauty MCMC Fragrances
1.3745732445637
R Revillon
1.3692285214858
LOJAZZ Santi Burgas
1.367576844033
Ashlemah Bvlgari
1.3647319220165
Couture Violet Versace
1.3637513602123
La Dame En Rose Pierre Bourdon
1.3601730403184
Soft Pimkie
1.3572583602123
Empress Jingu D.S. & Durga
1.3572006801061
АRТ Stils (ART Style) Dzintars
1.3572006801061
Violetta di Murano (Italian Journey No. 4) DSH Perfumes
1.3547136319432
Daisy Marc Jacobs
1.3534024408491
Gracing the Dawn Roxana Illuminated Perfume
1.3529986801061
Les Bohemes: Dapper Opus Oils
1.352941
Cigar Iris De Florence Remy Latour
1.3480567204245
Purple Reign April Aromatics
1.3457573418123
J`adore Christian Dior
1.345443688066
Les Fleurs: Violette Molinard
1.3450587204245
Violette Framboise Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.3443482822288
Clin d'Oeil Cosmic Girl Bourjois
1.3424510806368
Violette & Rose de Mai L`Occitane en Provence
1.341034844033
Sassy Swirls Vanilla Blossom Avon
1.3397007230778
Lolita Lempicka Eau Legere Pailletee Lolita Lempicka
1.3365191209552
Isotta Cerchi Nell’Acqua
1.3349480429717
Capri Vince Camuto
1.3343712419104
Tan Giudicelli Zen Tan Giudicelli
1.3341405214858
Summer Wood Korres
1.3337367607429
Violet Musc Ajmal
1.3336790806368
Paradox 4160 Tuesdays
1.3335206854127
Calypso Violette Calypso Christiane Celle
1.3335060403184
No 3 Prudence Paris
1.3335060403184
DKNY Men Summer 2016 Donna Karan
1.3335060403184
Impressions d`Hiver Frederic Haldimann
1.3334483602123
Pink Topaz Paris Elysees
1.3333906801061
Fougere Jardin de France
1.333333
Eau Bienveillante Pour Le Bonheur Keep Lucky
1.333333
Grenadine Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.333333
Candied Violet Scent by the Sea
1.333333
Argonaut STILLLIFE
1.333333
Nuage № 107 CIEL Parfum
1.333333
Miloy Zhenschine Novaya Zarya
1.333333
Sparkling Spring TianDe
1.3327288063679
Orris & Sandalwood Jo Malone
1.3319258116745
Daisy Garland Marc Jacobs
1.3309104833016
Insolence Eau Glacee Guerlain
1.3272364488089
Rare Amethyst Avon

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