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
1.5046288158434
Daisy Bloom Marc Jacobs
1.5024022968301
Ajaccio Violets Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.5021093338021
Give a Little Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5019335559852
Field of Flowers Violet Blossom Philosophy
1.5014648151403
Always Belong Celine Dion
1.5012890373235
Violetta Santa Maria Novella
1.5011132595067
Iris Santa Maria Novella
1.501054666901
Insolence Extract Guerlain
1.501054666901
Violetta di Bosco I Profumi di Firenze
1.5009960742954
Violetta Zara
1.5009374816898
Ladyboy B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful
1.5008202964786
Wild Pansy CB I Hate Perfume
1.500761703873
Les Fleurs de Provance: Violette Molinard
1.500761703873
Caprice Violette Lolita Lempicka
1.5007031112674
Sweet Violet Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.5005273334505
No. 37 Veilchen Frau Tonis Parfum
1.5004687408449
Mitsy (2012) Arno Sorel
1.5004687408449
Violette Norma Kamali
1.5003515556337
Viola del Nepal Tesori d`Oriente
1.5003515556337
Tru Blooms Chicago Romane
1.5002929630281
Cute As Hell Blue Q
1.5002343704225
Violet Demeter Fragrance
1.5002343704225
Green Purpurine Tous
1.5002343704225
mat; metal Masaki Matsushima
1.5001757778168
LR Password La Rive
1.5001757778168
Violette Pastille Extract Royal Apothic
1.5001757778168
Sapphire Al-Jazeera Perfumes
1.5001757778168
No. IV Violette Mad et Len
1.5001757778168
Violette a Sidney Tonatto Profumi
1.5001757778168
Nocturne Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.5001171852112
Violette Macaron Les Petits Plaisirs
1.5001171852112
Spirit of Violet Kiss Spirit
1.5001171852112
Beauty-to-Wear Vintage Chic Pout
1.5001171852112
Zara Av. Bartomeu Vicent Ramon 12-16 Ibiza Zara
1.5001171852112
Al Eqd Majid Muzaffar Iterji
1.5001171852112
Cologne Fine Violette de Parme Institut Très Bien
1.5000585926056
Bouquet de Violettes Perlier
1.5000585926056
Royal Violets Agustin Reyes
1.5000585926056
Amis <3 Natura
1.5
Violet Petals The Merchant of Venice
1.5
34 Contém 1g
1.5
Violet Cliven
1.5
Change Man Otto Kern
1.5
Violeta Companhia da Terra
1.5
Fuete Novaya Zarya
1.5
Tainted Love Prada
1.5
Nochnaya Fialka Dilis Parfum
1.5
Violetta di Parma Jewels`Joy
1.5
Rose Bud & Violette H&M
1.4998828147888
Unique Man Otto Kern
1.476951703873
Varens essentiel Violette Delicate Ulric de Varens
1.476951703873
Wink Wink Victoria`s Secret
1.4743316679557
Kapsule Floriental Karl Lagerfeld
1.4686914073944
Parma Violet Pokrovka Trading House
1.4675091485908
Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper Korres
1.4646961482393
Nativa Spa Violet + White Sandal O Boticario
1.461538
Lucky Number 7 Dzintars
1.4549889292201
Violetta Penhaligon`s
1.4548418894358
Insolence Blooming Guerlain
1.4547391507002
Verte Violette L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4547207778168
Magic Griffin The Fragrance Kitchen
1.4502929630281
Violette Vanille Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.4445611852112
746 Amore Segreto Sprezzatura
1.4365404658112
Balenciaga Paris Balenciaga
1.4338993333333
Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka
1.4300944077459
X Pose Passion Christina Aguilera
1.4299074823929
Kerbside Violet Lush
1.4292741112674
Violet Mallow Solstice Scents
1.4288639630281
Love & Rock Eau Jeune
1.4237215186617
Violette Outremer
1.4188979630281
Aqua Aromatica Violetta Florascent
1.4171357408449
Iris 39 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.4167255926056
Phaedra Fresh Line
1.4167055978789
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.4147511852112
Zohah Syed Junaid Alam
1.4131712225347
Angel Eau De Parfum Victoria`s Secret
1.4122923334505
Lady Greystock D.S. & Durga
1.4121247806293
Meteorites Guerlain
1.410145666901
Deadly Nightshade Alkemia Perfumes
1.4073484073944
La Vie en Rose DSH Perfumes
1.4071840326361
Euphoria Calvin Klein
1.4004687408449
Extrait d'Iris Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.4004101482393
The Man Cobalt Milton Lloyd
1.4000585926056
Flower Season Butterfly Ballet Jean-Pierre Sand
1.4000585926056
Viola Tonatto Profumi
1.4
Lyn Lyn
1.4
Red Man Bi-es
1.4
Modo Violet Dzintars
1.4
Yujin Bouquet Purple Ella Mikao
1.3991826690104
April Violets Yardley
1.3989877045761
The Unicorn Spell Les Nez
1.3932085556337
Le Serpent qui Danse Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.3895692397609
Insolence Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.3884581112674
Zuhoor Al Haramain Perfumes
1.3877415186617
Summer Wood Korres
1.3861615193649
Violettes de Toulouse Eau de Toilette Parfums Berdoues
1.3848413711256
Angels Only Victoria`s Secret
1.3846735926056
Bareeya Syed Junaid Alam
1.384615
Tender Mood Marc Joseph
1.3813621482393
Viola Odorata Parfums Berdoues
1.3799181489424
Folies de Saisons Fantaisies d'Hiver Yves Rocher
1.3794912595067
Romantic Spark Impulse
1.3782050003516
Venetian Violet Flower Water Crabtree & Evelyn
1.3767314080975
Paris Premieres Roses Yves Saint Laurent
1.3751171852112
Parma Violet DSH Perfumes
1.3751171852112
American Beauty MCMC Fragrances
1.3750585926056
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Runway Edition Hugo Boss
1.3750585926056
Fumee Toxique Francois Deli
1.3692412964786
LOJAZZ Santi Burgas
1.3671427781684
Ashlemah Bvlgari
1.3647492595067
Couture Violet Versace
1.3637531852112
La Dame En Rose Pierre Bourdon
1.3601757778168
Soft Pimkie
1.36
Les Bohemes: Dapper Opus Oils
1.3572601852112
Empress Jingu D.S. & Durga
1.3572015926056
Violetta di Murano (Italian Journey No. 4) DSH Perfumes
1.3572015926056
АRТ Stils (ART Style) Dzintars
1.3563902602098
Les Fleurs: Violette Molinard
1.3534097408449
Gracing the Dawn Roxana Illuminated Perfume
1.3531078988692
Daisy Marc Jacobs
1.3484977042245
R Revillon
1.3480603704225
Purple Reign April Aromatics
1.3450623704225
Violette Framboise Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.3444846299291
Clin d'Oeil Cosmic Girl Bourjois
1.3425748843968
J`adore Christian Dior
1.3425737408449
Violette & Rose de Mai L`Occitane en Provence
1.3410695190133
Sassy Swirls Vanilla Blossom Avon
1.3396685929572
Lolita Lempicka Eau Legere Pailletee Lolita Lempicka
1.3366613334505
Isotta Cerchi Nell’Acqua
1.334387666901
Tan Giudicelli Zen Tan Giudicelli
1.3336845556337
Tenderly Promise Oriflame
1.3336845556337
Paradox 4160 Tuesdays
1.3335673704225
For Walks Blocki Perfumes
1.3335087778168
No 3 Prudence Paris
1.3335087778168
Impressions d`Hiver Frederic Haldimann
1.333333
Argonaut STILLLIFE
1.333333
Eau Bienveillante Pour Le Bonheur Keep Lucky
1.333333
Nuage № 107 CIEL Parfum
1.333333
Miloy Zhenschine Novaya Zarya
1.333333
Sparkling Spring TianDe
1.3333328524638
Calypso Violette Calypso Christiane Celle
1.3332744073944
Grenadine Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.3325946718228
Insolence Eau Glacee Guerlain
1.3320261866174
Daisy Garland Marc Jacobs
1.326612037675
Orris & Sandalwood Jo Malone
1.3240730742954
Violet Bottega Verde
1.3232527778168
Dior Passage No.8 Christian Dior
1.3215461852112
America Black Woman Milton Lloyd
1.3196230742954
Arome Arthes Secret Jeanne Arthes

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