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
1.5044922097123
Daisy Bloom Marc Jacobs
1.5023313999773
Ajaccio Violets Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.5020470829069
Give a Little Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5019333560787
Angel Eau De Parfum Victoria`s Secret
1.5018764926646
Field of Flowers Violet Blossom Philosophy
1.501421585352
Always Belong Celine Dion
1.5013647219379
Violetta Santa Maria Novella
1.5011372682816
Insolence Extract Guerlain
1.5011372682816
Violetta di Bosco I Profumi di Firenze
1.5009666780393
Violetta Zara
1.5007960877971
Sweet Violet Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.5007960877971
Wild Pansy CB I Hate Perfume
1.5007960877971
Caprice Violette Lolita Lempicka
1.500739224383
Les Fleurs de Provance: Violette Molinard
1.5005686341408
No. 37 Veilchen Frau Tonis Parfum
1.5004549073126
Mitsy (2012) Arno Sorel
1.5004549073126
Violette Norma Kamali
1.5003980438986
No. III Chene Violette Mad et Len
1.5003411804845
Tru Blooms Chicago Romane
1.5002843170704
Viola del Nepal Tesori d`Oriente
1.5002843170704
Cute As Hell Blue Q
1.5002843170704
LR Password La Rive
1.5002843170704
Violet Demeter Fragrance
1.5002274536563
Green Purpurine Tous
1.5002274536563
mat; metal Masaki Matsushima
1.5001705902422
Beauty-to-Wear Vintage Chic Pout
1.5001705902422
Violette Pastille Extract Royal Apothic
1.5001705902422
Rose Bud & Violette H&M
1.5001705902422
Sapphire Al-Jazeera Perfumes
1.5001705902422
Violette a Sidney Tonatto Profumi
1.5001705902422
No. IV Violette Mad et Len
1.5001137268282
Violette Macaron Les Petits Plaisirs
1.5001137268282
Eau Intense Rodier
1.5001137268282
Simply Jil Sander Touch of Violet Jil Sander
1.5001137268282
Al Eqd Majid Muzaffar Iterji
1.5001137268282
Royal Violets Agustin Reyes
1.5001137268282
Spirit of Violet Kiss Spirit
1.5000568634141
Amis <3 Natura
1.5000568634141
Bouquet de Violettes Perlier
1.5
Violeta Companhia da Terra
1.5
34 Contém 1g
1.5
Change Man Otto Kern
1.5
Tainted Love Prada
1.5
Crema Alla Violetta Aquolina
1.5
Fuete Novaya Zarya
1.5
Courtesan Scent by Alexis
1.5
Violet Petals The Merchant of Venice
1.5
Cologne Fine Violette de Parme Institut Très Bien
1.5
Violet Cliven
1.5
Violetta di Parma Jewels`Joy
1.5
Nochnaya Fialka Dilis Parfum
1.4998862731718
Unique Man Otto Kern
1.4950357219379
Iris Santa Maria Novella
1.4892818146253
Ladyboy B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful
1.4786593414079
Kapsule Floriental Karl Lagerfeld
1.476929224383
Varens essentiel Violette Delicate Ulric de Varens
1.476929224383
Wink Wink Victoria`s Secret
1.4707017268282
Charm Club Forever Thomas Sabo
1.4686931365859
Parma Violet Pokrovka Trading House
1.4646840438986
Nativa Spa Violet + White Sandal O Boticario
1.461538
Lucky Number 7 Dzintars
1.4591190925736
Verte Violette L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4586550779029
Violetta Penhaligon`s
1.4586173170704
Phaedra Fresh Line
1.4525228146253
Violet Mallow Solstice Scents
1.4502843170704
Violette Vanille Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.4445577268282
746 Amore Segreto Sprezzatura
1.438802028318
Balenciaga Paris Balenciaga
1.4381459902195
Insolence Blooming Guerlain
1.4357433333333
Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka
1.4348284438758
Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper Korres
1.4288553170704
Love & Rock Eau Jeune
1.4237024975549
Violette Outremer
1.4194999070852
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.4188893170704
Aqua Aromatica Violetta Florascent
1.4171787707267
The Man Cobalt Milton Lloyd
1.4171219073126
Iris 39 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.4161124487661
X Pose Passion Christina Aguilera
1.4147477268282
Zohah Syed Junaid Alam
1.414329980439
Kerbside Violet Lush
1.4112725334926
Euphoria Calvin Klein
1.4074638634141
La Vie en Rose DSH Perfumes
1.4061657121574
The Unicorn Spell Les Nez
1.4052975413397
Meteorites Guerlain
1.4048993218469
April Violets Yardley
1.4005686341408
Extrait d'Iris Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.4003411804845
Circe Fresh Line
1.4000568634141
Flower Season Butterfly Ballet Jean-Pierre Sand
1.4000568634141
Viola Tonatto Profumi
1.4
Yujin Bouquet Purple Ella Mikao
1.4
Red Man Bi-es
1.4
Lyn Lyn
1.4
Modo Violet Dzintars
1.3971408585238
Deadly Nightshade Alkemia Perfumes
1.3963277211418
Insolence Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.3959176341408
Lady Greystock D.S. & Durga
1.3931981804845
Le Serpent qui Danse Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.3915314536563
Z Zegna Shanghai Ermenegildo Zegna
1.3883804975549
Zuhoor Al Haramain Perfumes
1.3846718634141
Bareeya Syed Junaid Alam
1.384615
Tender Mood Marc Joseph
1.3813500438986
Viola Odorata Parfums Berdoues
1.3795721316957
Romantic Spark Impulse
1.3768103511884
Paris Premieres Roses Yves Saint Laurent
1.3765771219152
Angels Only Victoria`s Secret
1.3763019853292
Folies de Saisons Fantaisies d'Hiver Yves Rocher
1.3759337023769
Daisy Garland Marc Jacobs
1.3751137268282
Parma Violet DSH Perfumes
1.3751137268282
American Beauty MCMC Fragrances
1.3750568634141
Fabulous Chiffon Eudora
1.3745381268054
R Revillon
1.3720759024224
Venetian Violet Flower Water Crabtree & Evelyn
1.3692170877971
LOJAZZ Santi Burgas
1.3662520438986
Violet Musc Ajmal
1.3637497268282
La Dame En Rose Pierre Bourdon
1.3621914048675
Couture Violet Versace
1.3601705902422
Soft Pimkie
1.3572567268282
Empress Jingu D.S. & Durga
1.3571998634141
Violetta di Murano (Italian Journey No. 4) DSH Perfumes
1.3571998634141
АRТ Stils (ART Style) Dzintars
1.3569933881497
Daisy Marc Jacobs
1.3533959073126
Gracing the Dawn Roxana Illuminated Perfume
1.3529978634141
Les Bohemes: Dapper Opus Oils
1.352941
Cigar Iris De Florence Remy Latour
1.3523745414534
Roberto Cavalli Uomo Roberto Cavalli
1.3519333560787
Capri Vince Camuto
1.3480534536563
Purple Reign April Aromatics
1.3476697578756
J`adore Christian Dior
1.3471435755715
Violettes de Toulouse Eau de Toilette Parfums Berdoues
1.3454384828841
Les Fleurs: Violette Molinard
1.3435114536563
Violette Framboise Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.3424461804845
Violette & Rose de Mai L`Occitane en Provence
1.341003809735
Sassy Swirls Vanilla Blossom Avon
1.3406441316957
Clin d'Oeil Cosmic Girl Bourjois
1.3396770390083
Lolita Lempicka Eau Legere Pailletee Lolita Lempicka
1.3391084048675
Violet Bottega Verde
1.3365117707267
Isotta Cerchi Nell’Acqua
1.3356643999773
Ashlemah Bvlgari
1.3343565414534
Tan Giudicelli Zen Tan Giudicelli
1.3341290877971
Summer Wood Korres
1.3336741804845
Paradox 4160 Tuesdays
1.3335035902422
Impressions d`Hiver Frederic Haldimann
1.3335035902422
No 3 Prudence Paris
1.333479034118
Calypso Violette Calypso Christiane Celle
1.3333898634141
Fougere Jardin de France
1.333333
Ruby Al-Jazeera Perfumes
1.333333
Eau Bienveillante Pour Le Bonheur Keep Lucky
1.333333
Minha Presença Contém 1g
1.333333
Miloy Zhenschine Novaya Zarya

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