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
1.5045924892454
Daisy Bloom Marc Jacobs
1.5023834437856
Ajaccio Violets Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.5020927799093
Give a Little Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5019765143588
Field of Flowers Violet Blossom Philosophy
1.5014533193815
Always Belong Celine Dion
1.5013370538309
Violetta Santa Maria Novella
1.5011626555052
Iris Santa Maria Novella
1.5010463899547
Insolence Extract Guerlain
1.5010463899547
Violetta di Bosco I Profumi di Firenze
1.5009882571794
Violetta Zara
1.5009301244041
Ladyboy B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful
1.5008138588536
Wild Pansy CB I Hate Perfume
1.5007557260784
Les Fleurs de Provance: Violette Molinard
1.5007557260784
Caprice Violette Lolita Lempicka
1.5006975933031
Sweet Violet Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.5005231949773
No. 37 Veilchen Frau Tonis Parfum
1.5004650622021
Mitsy (2012) Arno Sorel
1.5004650622021
Violette Norma Kamali
1.5004069294268
No. III Chene Violette Mad et Len
1.5003487966516
Tru Blooms Chicago Romane
1.5002906638763
LR Password La Rive
1.5002906638763
Viola del Nepal Tesori d`Oriente
1.5002906638763
Cute As Hell Blue Q
1.500232531101
Green Purpurine Tous
1.500232531101
Violet Demeter Fragrance
1.500232531101
mat; metal Masaki Matsushima
1.5001743983258
No. IV Violette Mad et Len
1.5001743983258
Nocturne Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.5001743983258
Violette Pastille Extract Royal Apothic
1.5001743983258
Sapphire Al-Jazeera Perfumes
1.5001743983258
Violette a Sidney Tonatto Profumi
1.5001162655505
Al Eqd Majid Muzaffar Iterji
1.5001162655505
Spirit of Violet Kiss Spirit
1.5001162655505
Tainted Love Prada
1.5001162655505
Violette Macaron Les Petits Plaisirs
1.5001162655505
Zara Av. Bartomeu Vicent Ramon 12-16 Ibiza Zara
1.5001162655505
Beauty-to-Wear Vintage Chic Pout
1.5001162655505
Eau Intense Rodier
1.5000581327753
Bouquet de Violettes Perlier
1.5000581327753
Royal Violets Agustin Reyes
1.5000581327753
Amis <3 Natura
1.5
Violet Cliven
1.5
Cologne Fine Violette de Parme Institut Très Bien
1.5
Change Man Otto Kern
1.5
Nochnaya Fialka Dilis Parfum
1.5
Violet Petals The Merchant of Venice
1.5
Violetta di Parma Jewels`Joy
1.5
Rose Bud & Violette H&M
1.5
34 Contém 1g
1.5
Fuete Novaya Zarya
1.5
Violeta Companhia da Terra
1.4998837344495
Unique Man Otto Kern
1.4769457260784
Wink Wink Victoria`s Secret
1.4769457260784
Varens essentiel Violette Delicate Ulric de Varens
1.4743442775259
Kapsule Floriental Karl Lagerfeld
1.4686918672247
Parma Violet Pokrovka Trading House
1.4646929294268
Nativa Spa Violet + White Sandal O Boticario
1.461538
Lucky Number 7 Dzintars
1.4604311232415
Violetta Penhaligon`s
1.4572540239507
Verte Violette L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4549519294268
The Man Cobalt Milton Lloyd
1.4502906638763
Violette Vanille Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.4481517093361
Insolence Blooming Guerlain
1.4452578588536
Violet Mallow Solstice Scents
1.4445602655505
746 Amore Segreto Sprezzatura
1.4368330708057
Balenciaga Paris Balenciaga
1.4347213333333
Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka
1.4300824521567
X Pose Passion Christina Aguilera
1.4288616638763
Love & Rock Eau Jeune
1.4242003110103
Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper Korres
1.4237164605278
Violette Outremer
1.4231814186722
Kerbside Violet Lush
1.4188956638763
Aqua Aromatica Violetta Florascent
1.4172165000581
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.4171320622021
Iris 39 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.4167251327753
Phaedra Fresh Line
1.4147502655505
Zohah Syed Junaid Alam
1.4133927177072
Angel Eau De Parfum Victoria`s Secret
1.4103117882804
Deadly Nightshade Alkemia Perfumes
1.4100353433322
Meteorites Guerlain
1.4087913057784
Euphoria Calvin Klein
1.4073488672247
La Vie en Rose DSH Perfumes
1.4033571650971
April Violets Yardley
1.4004650622021
Extrait d'Iris Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.4000581327753
Viola Tonatto Profumi
1.4000581327753
Flower Season Butterfly Ballet Jean-Pierre Sand
1.4
Modo Violet Dzintars
1.4
Yujin Bouquet Purple Ella Mikao
1.4
Red Man Bi-es
1.4
Lyn Lyn
1.3988987631671
The Unicorn Spell Les Nez
1.3959303277526
Lady Greystock D.S. & Durga
1.3932057966516
Le Serpent qui Danse Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.3914546281828
Insolence Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.3896850992908
Angels Only Victoria`s Secret
1.3884525933031
Zuhoor Al Haramain Perfumes
1.3862478959423
Violettes de Toulouse Eau de Toilette Parfums Berdoues
1.3846731327753
Bareeya Syed Junaid Alam
1.384615
Tender Mood Marc Joseph
1.3813589294268
Viola Odorata Parfums Berdoues
1.3794825227299
Romantic Spark Impulse
1.3782507177072
Venetian Violet Flower Water Crabtree & Evelyn
1.3767070370887
Paris Premieres Roses Yves Saint Laurent
1.3762113648413
Folies de Saisons Fantaisies d'Hiver Yves Rocher
1.3756975933031
Summer Wood Korres
1.3751162655505
American Beauty MCMC Fragrances
1.3751162655505
Parma Violet DSH Perfumes
1.3750581327753
Boss Nuit Pour Femme Runway Edition Hugo Boss
1.3745927093361
R Revillon
1.3692348588536
LOJAZZ Santi Burgas
1.3675940454598
Ashlemah Bvlgari
1.3647405227299
Couture Violet Versace
1.3637522655505
La Dame En Rose Pierre Bourdon
1.3601743983258
Soft Pimkie
1.3572592655505
Empress Jingu D.S. & Durga
1.3572011327753
Violetta di Murano (Italian Journey No. 4) DSH Perfumes
1.3572011327753
АRТ Stils (ART Style) Dzintars
1.3565310909197
Les Fleurs: Violette Molinard
1.3546556918963
Daisy Marc Jacobs
1.3534060622021
Gracing the Dawn Roxana Illuminated Perfume
1.3529991327753
Les Bohemes: Dapper Opus Oils
1.352941
Cigar Iris De Florence Remy Latour
1.348058531101
Purple Reign April Aromatics
1.3460166957331
J`adore Christian Dior
1.345060531101
Violette Framboise Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.3443577882804
Clin d'Oeil Cosmic Girl Bourjois
1.3424537966516
Violette & Rose de Mai L`Occitane en Provence
1.3410520454598
Sassy Swirls Vanilla Blossom Avon
1.3397138504825
Lolita Lempicka Eau Legere Pailletee Lolita Lempicka
1.3365231949773
Isotta Cerchi Nell’Acqua
1.334902584932
Capri Vince Camuto
1.3343793899547
Tan Giudicelli Zen Tan Giudicelli
1.3337399294268
Violet Musc Ajmal
1.3336817966516
Paradox 4160 Tuesdays
1.3335437715382
Calypso Violette Calypso Christiane Celle
1.3335073983258
No 3 Prudence Paris
1.3335073983258
DKNY Men Summer 2016 Donna Karan
1.3335073983258
Impressions d`Hiver Frederic Haldimann
1.3333911327753
Fougere Jardin de France
1.333333
Argonaut STILLLIFE
1.333333
Grenadine Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.333333
Sparkling Spring TianDe
1.333333
Candied Violet Scent by the Sea
1.333333
Pink Topaz Paris Elysees
1.333333
Miloy Zhenschine Novaya Zarya
1.333333
Eau Bienveillante Pour Le Bonheur Keep Lucky
1.333333
Nuage № 107 CIEL Parfum
1.3319756052785
Daisy Garland Marc Jacobs
1.3319371723055
Insolence Eau Glacee Guerlain

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