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
1.5046166432913
Daisy Bloom Marc Jacobs
1.5023959794296
Ajaccio Violets Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.5021037868163
Give a Little Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5019284712482
Field of Flowers Violet Blossom Philosophy
1.5015194015895
Capri Vince Camuto
1.5014609630669
Always Belong Celine Dion
1.5012856474988
Violetta Santa Maria Novella
1.5011687704535
Iris Santa Maria Novella
1.5010518934081
Violetta di Bosco I Profumi di Firenze
1.5010518934081
Insolence Extract Guerlain
1.5009934548855
Violetta Zara
1.5009350163628
Ladyboy B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful
1.5008181393174
Wild Pansy CB I Hate Perfume
1.5007597007948
Caprice Violette Lolita Lempicka
1.5007597007948
Les Fleurs de Provance: Violette Molinard
1.5007012622721
Sweet Violet Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.5005259467041
No. 37 Veilchen Frau Tonis Parfum
1.5004675081814
Violette Norma Kamali
1.5004675081814
Mitsy (2012) Arno Sorel
1.5004090696587
The Man Cobalt Milton Lloyd
1.500350631136
Tru Blooms Chicago Romane
1.5002921926134
Viola del Nepal Tesori d`Oriente
1.5002921926134
Cute As Hell Blue Q
1.5002337540907
Violet Demeter Fragrance
1.5002337540907
Green Purpurine Tous
1.5002337540907
mat; metal Masaki Matsushima
1.500175315568
LR Password La Rive
1.500175315568
Violette a Sidney Tonatto Profumi
1.500175315568
Nocturne Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.500175315568
Violette Pastille Extract Royal Apothic
1.500175315568
Sapphire Al-Jazeera Perfumes
1.500175315568
No. IV Violette Mad et Len
1.5001168770453
Zara Av. Bartomeu Vicent Ramon 12-16 Ibiza Zara
1.5001168770453
Tainted Love Prada
1.5001168770453
Cologne Fine Violette de Parme Institut Très Bien
1.5001168770453
Violette Macaron Les Petits Plaisirs
1.5001168770453
Eau Intense Rodier
1.5001168770453
Spirit of Violet Kiss Spirit
1.5001168770453
Al Eqd Majid Muzaffar Iterji
1.5001168770453
Beauty-to-Wear Vintage Chic Pout
1.5000584385227
Bouquet de Violettes Perlier
1.5000584385227
Amis <3 Natura
1.5000584385227
Royal Violets Agustin Reyes
1.5
Violetta di Parma Jewels`Joy
1.5
Rose Bud & Violette H&M
1.5
Violet Petals The Merchant of Venice
1.5
Violeta Companhia da Terra
1.5
Nochnaya Fialka Dilis Parfum
1.5
Change Man Otto Kern
1.5
34 Contém 1g
1.5
Fuete Novaya Zarya
1.5
Violet Cliven
1.4998831229547
Unique Man Otto Kern
1.4769497007948
Varens essentiel Violette Delicate Ulric de Varens
1.4769497007948
Wink Wink Victoria`s Secret
1.4743164137447
Kapsule Floriental Karl Lagerfeld
1.4686915614773
Parma Violet Pokrovka Trading House
1.4677376638616
Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper Korres
1.4646950696587
Nativa Spa Violet + White Sandal O Boticario
1.461538
Lucky Number 7 Dzintars
1.4573139504441
Verte Violette L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4559957003273
Violetta Penhaligon`s
1.454720315568
Magic Griffin The Fragrance Kitchen
1.4502921926134
Violette Vanille Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.4482232949977
Insolence Blooming Guerlain
1.4445608770453
746 Amore Segreto Sprezzatura
1.4379340705937
Balenciaga Paris Balenciaga
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Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka
1.4301888892006
Kerbside Violet Lush
1.4300904015895
X Pose Passion Christina Aguilera
1.4293891393174
Violet Mallow Solstice Scents
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Love & Rock Eau Jeune
1.4237198237494
Violette Outremer
1.4188971926134
Aqua Aromatica Violetta Florascent
1.4171345081814
Iris 39 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.4168767942964
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.4167254385227
Phaedra Fresh Line
1.4147508770453
Zohah Syed Junaid Alam
1.4132844015895
Angel Eau De Parfum Victoria`s Secret
1.4122909467041
Lady Greystock D.S. & Durga
1.4102597704535
Deadly Nightshade Alkemia Perfumes
1.4100444749883
Meteorites Guerlain
1.4081424446003
Euphoria Calvin Klein
1.4073485614773
La Vie en Rose DSH Perfumes
1.4004675081814
Extrait d'Iris Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.4000584385227
Viola Tonatto Profumi
1.4000584385227
Flower Season Butterfly Ballet Jean-Pierre Sand
1.4
Lyn Lyn
1.4
Yujin Bouquet Purple Ella Mikao
1.4
Modo Violet Dzintars
1.4
Red Man Bi-es
1.3992718111267
April Violets Yardley
1.3989773810192
The Unicorn Spell Les Nez
1.393207631136
Le Serpent qui Danse Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.3906964604956
Insolence Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.3884562622721
Zuhoor Al Haramain Perfumes
1.3877398237494
Summer Wood Korres
1.3861515039738
Violettes de Toulouse Eau de Toilette Parfums Berdoues
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Angels Only Victoria`s Secret
1.3846734385227
Bareeya Syed Junaid Alam
1.384615
Tender Mood Marc Joseph
1.3813610696587
Viola Odorata Parfums Berdoues
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Romantic Spark Impulse
1.3782008401122
Venetian Violet Flower Water Crabtree & Evelyn
1.3767232417017
Paris Premieres Roses Yves Saint Laurent
1.3761137498831
Folies de Saisons Fantaisies d'Hiver Yves Rocher
1.3751168770453
American Beauty MCMC Fragrances
1.3751168770453
Parma Violet DSH Perfumes
1.3750584385227
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Runway Edition Hugo Boss
1.3750584385227
Fumee Toxique Francois Deli
1.3744889794296
R Revillon
1.3692391393174
LOJAZZ Santi Burgas
1.3673719097709
Ashlemah Bvlgari
1.3647463319308
Couture Violet Versace
1.3637528770453
La Dame En Rose Pierre Bourdon
1.360175315568
Soft Pimkie
1.3572598770453
Empress Jingu D.S. & Durga
1.3572014385227
АRТ Stils (ART Style) Dzintars
1.3572014385227
Violetta di Murano (Italian Journey No. 4) DSH Perfumes
1.3565543277232
Les Fleurs: Violette Molinard
1.3535558373072
Daisy Marc Jacobs
1.3534085081814
Gracing the Dawn Roxana Illuminated Perfume
1.3529994385227
Les Bohemes: Dapper Opus Oils
1.3480597540907
Purple Reign April Aromatics
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Violette Framboise Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.3444810860215
Clin d'Oeil Cosmic Girl Bourjois
1.3428633585788
J`adore Christian Dior
1.3425725081814
Violette & Rose de Mai L`Occitane en Provence
1.3410636638616
Sassy Swirls Vanilla Blossom Avon
1.3397227171576
Lolita Lempicka Eau Legere Pailletee Lolita Lempicka
1.3366599467041
Isotta Cerchi Nell’Acqua
1.3343848934081
Tan Giudicelli Zen Tan Giudicelli
1.333683631136
Paradox 4160 Tuesdays
1.3335667540907
For Walks Blocki Perfumes
1.333508315568
No 3 Prudence Paris
1.333508315568
Impressions d`Hiver Frederic Haldimann
1.333442487611
Calypso Violette Calypso Christiane Celle
1.333333
Nuage № 107 CIEL Parfum
1.333333
Pink Topaz Paris Elysees
1.333333
Argonaut STILLLIFE
1.333333
Miloy Zhenschine Novaya Zarya
1.333333
Sparkling Spring TianDe
1.333333
Eau Bienveillante Pour Le Bonheur Keep Lucky
1.3332745614773
Grenadine Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.3320092374942
Daisy Garland Marc Jacobs
1.3307038475923
Insolence Eau Glacee Guerlain
1.3293011187471
Orris & Sandalwood Jo Malone
1.3240704548855
Violet Bottega Verde
1.323252315568
Dior Passage No.8 Christian Dior

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