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

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La Violette Annick Goutal
1.5046998631685
Daisy Bloom Marc Jacobs
1.5024391694925
Ajaccio Violets Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.5021417097983
Give a Little Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5018442501041
Field of Flowers Violet Blossom Philosophy
1.5014872984711
Always Belong Celine Dion
1.5011898387768
Violetta di Bosco I Profumi di Firenze
1.5011898387768
Violetta Santa Maria Novella
1.5010708548992
Iris Santa Maria Novella
1.5010113629603
Violetta Zara
1.5008328871438
Wild Pansy CB I Hate Perfume
1.5007733952049
Les Fleurs de Provance: Violette Molinard
1.5007139032661
Varens essentiel Violette Delicate Ulric de Varens
1.5007139032661
Sweet Violet Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.5006544113273
Caprice Violette Lolita Lempicka
1.5005354274496
No. 37 Veilchen Frau Tonis Parfum
1.5004759355107
Mitsy (2012) Arno Sorel
1.5004164435719
Nativa Spa Violet + White Sandal O Boticario
1.5003569516331
Violette Norma Kamali
1.5003569516331
Tru Blooms Chicago Romane
1.5003569516331
Viola del Nepal Tesori d`Oriente
1.5002974596942
Cute As Hell Blue Q
1.5002974596942
mat; metal Masaki Matsushima
1.5002379677554
Violet Demeter Fragrance
1.5002379677554
Tous Eau de Toilette Green Purpurine Tous
1.5001784758165
Nocturne Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.5001784758165
Sapphire Al-Jazeera Perfumes
1.5001784758165
N° IV Violette Mad et Len
1.5001784758165
Violette Pastille Extract Royal Apothic
1.5001189838777
Zara Av. Bartomeu Vicent Ramon 12-16 Ibiza Zara
1.5001189838777
Al Eqd Majid Muzaffar Iterji
1.5001189838777
Beauty-to-Wear Vintage Chic Pout
1.5000594919388
Violette Macaron Les Petits Plaisirs
1.5
Violeta Companhia da Terra
1.5
Nochnaya Fialka Dilis Parfum
1.5
Violet Petals The Merchant of Venice
1.4998810161223
Unique Man Otto Kern
1.4769633952049
Wink Wink Victoria`s Secret
1.4742422261289
Kapsule Floriental Karl Lagerfeld
1.473601742043
Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper Korres
1.461538
Lucky Number 7 Dzintars
1.4590799441966
Verte Violette L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4585740008329
Violetta Penhaligon`s
1.4553778871438
Ladyboy B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful
1.4548201694925
Insolence Blooming Guerlain
1.4546044919388
Magic Griffin The Fragrance Kitchen
1.4502379677554
Violette Vanille Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.4483949838777
Zohah Syed Junaid Alam
1.4445629838777
746 Amore Segreto Sprezzatura
1.4391938925576
Balenciaga Paris Balenciaga
1.4352245163305
Kerbside Violet Lush
1.4335643333333
Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka
1.4301177904099
X Pose Passion Christina Aguilera
1.4288684596942
Love & Rock Eau Jeune
1.4286899838777
Etherea Battistoni
1.4237314113273
Violette Outremer
1.4212909677554
Aqua Aromatica Violetta Florascent
1.4171429355107
Iris 39 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.4157282513534
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.4123732749122
Meteorites Guerlain
1.4123004274496
Lady Greystock D.S. & Durga
1.4073475080612
La Vie en Rose DSH Perfumes
1.4054761708608
Euphoria Calvin Klein
1.4004759355107
Extrait d'Iris Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.4001784758165
La Dame En Rose Pierre Bourdon
1.4000594919388
Flower Season Butterfly Ballet Jean-Pierre Sand
1.4000594919388
Viola Tonatto Profumi
1.4
Red Man Bi-es
1.4
Modo Violet Dzintars
1.4
Yujin Bouquet Purple Ella Mikao
1.3990479599024
The Unicorn Spell Les Nez
1.3956770566363
Angels Only Victoria`s Secret
1.3948485651139
April Violets Yardley
1.3939859599024
Violettes de Toulouse Eau de Toilette Parfums Berdoues
1.3932139516331
Le Serpent qui Danse Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.3908433915164
Insolence Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.3885283952049
Zuhoor Al Haramain Perfumes
1.3877514113273
Summer Wood Korres
1.3846744919388
Bareeya Syed Junaid Alam
1.384615
Tender Mood Marc Joseph
1.3813684435719
Viola Odorata Parfums Berdoues
1.3812020727586
Paris Premieres Roses Yves Saint Laurent
1.3800325002082
Folies de Saisons Fantaisies d'Hiver Yves Rocher
1.3799247904099
Ashlemah Bvlgari
1.3796868226545
Romantic Spark Impulse
1.3782887742876
Venetian Violet Flower Water Crabtree & Evelyn
1.3751784758165
No 3 Prudence Paris
1.3751189838777
American Beauty MCMC Fragrances
1.3751189838777
Parma Violet DSH Perfumes
1.3750594919388
Fumee Toxique Francois Deli
1.3721453629603
Couture Violet Versace
1.3692538871438
LOJAZZ Santi Burgas
1.3601784758165
Soft Pimkie
1.36
Les Bohemes: Dapper Opus Oils
1.3572619838777
Empress Jingu D.S. & Durga
1.3572024919388
Violetta di Murano (Italian Journey No. 4) DSH Perfumes
1.3532979516331
Gracing the Dawn Roxana Illuminated Perfume
1.3531789677554
Violette Framboise Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.3522177619728
Daisy Marc Jacobs
1.348861435719
Les Fleurs: Violette Molinard
1.3484741856148
R Revillon
1.3439284758165
Dior Passage No.8 Christian Dior
1.3429730580046
J`adore Christian Dior
1.341103693676
Sassy Swirls Vanilla Blossom Avon
1.3396937742876
Lolita Lempicka Eau Legere Pailletee Lolita Lempicka
1.3365504435719
Isotta Cerchi Nell’Acqua
1.3344038548992
Tan Giudicelli Zen Tan Giudicelli
1.3335114758165
Impressions d`Hiver Frederic Haldimann
1.333333
Sparkling Spring TianDe
1.333333
Argonaut STILLLIFE
1.333333
Eau Bienveillante Pour Le Bonheur Keep Lucky
1.3332735080612
Grenadine Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.3320656213338
Daisy Garland Marc Jacobs
1.3271786453091
Calypso Violette Calypso Christiane Celle
1.326718985127
Insolence Eau Glacee Guerlain
1.3240288710215
Violet Bottega Verde
1.3215479838777
America Black Woman Milton Lloyd
1.3195788710215
Arome Arthes Secret Jeanne Arthes
1.3188144948539
She Wood DSQUARED²
1.3186971988816
Insolence Guerlain
1.3184199677554
Diavolo Extremely Woman Antonio Banderas
1.3183829276578
Rare Amethyst Avon
1.318182
АRТ Stils (ART Style) Dzintars
1.318182
Ipanema Posto Nove Monsillage
1.3176358226545
Clin d'Oeil Cosmic Girl Bourjois
1.3164434113273
Monaco Milton Lloyd
1.315416346838
Or Noir Lise Watier
1.3153213145934
Bouquet di Violette Borsari
1.3148332423702
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3147804919388
Aurora Carla Fracci
1.3140638726873
Naughty Alice Vivienne Westwood
1.3139102178595
No. 04 Violet & White Lily Rituals
1.3115548065322
No7 Violette Prada
1.3090107408531
Flower by Kenzo Kenzo
1.3083464113273
Wild Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.3065979355107
Flower Edition d`Artistes Kenzo
1.3062918148016
Flora by Gucci Generous Violet Gucci
1.3061773551074
Violette Divine Parfums Berdoues
1.3050962662264
Flower By Kenzo Spring Fragrance Kenzo
1.3020907842227
Lipstick Rose Frederic Malle
1.3007557701826
Fahrenheit Absolute Christian Dior
1.3004164435719
Violet Musc Ajmal
1.3003569516331
Olivier Strelli Avon
1.3
Nikita Love Guy Bouchara
1.3
Ruby Al-Jazeera Perfumes
1.2958586378726
Violetta di Parma Borsari
1.2956847664346
Pleats Please Eau de Parfum 2013 Issey Miyake
1.2945344435719
Le Pot Aux Roses Stephanie de Saint-Aignan
1.29447973419
Violettes de Toulouse Eau de Parfum Parfums Berdoues
1.2906890243917
Vanille Violette Laurence Dumont

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