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
1.5046682030373
Daisy Bloom Marc Jacobs
1.5024227382852
Ajaccio Violets Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.5021272823967
Give a Little Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.501890917686
Field of Flowers Violet Blossom Philosophy
1.5014772794422
Always Belong Celine Dion
1.5013000059091
Violetta Santa Maria Novella
1.5011227323761
Iris Santa Maria Novella
1.5011227323761
Violetta di Bosco I Profumi di Firenze
1.5010045500207
Violetta Zara
1.500945458843
Ladyboy B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful
1.5008272764876
Wild Pansy CB I Hate Perfume
1.5007681853099
Les Fleurs de Provance: Violette Molinard
1.5007090941322
Sweet Violet Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.5007090941322
Varens essentiel Violette Delicate Ulric de Varens
1.5006500029546
Caprice Violette Lolita Lempicka
1.5005318205992
No. 37 Veilchen Frau Tonis Parfum
1.5004727294215
Mitsy (2012) Arno Sorel
1.5003545470661
Viola del Nepal Tesori d`Oriente
1.5003545470661
Tru Blooms Chicago Romane
1.5003545470661
Violette Norma Kamali
1.5002954558884
Cute As Hell Blue Q
1.5002363647107
Green Purpurine Tous
1.5002363647107
Violet Demeter Fragrance
1.5002363647107
mat; metal Masaki Matsushima
1.5001772735331
Violette Pastille Extract Royal Apothic
1.5001772735331
Nocturne Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.5001772735331
Sapphire Al-Jazeera Perfumes
1.5001772735331
N° IV Violette Mad et Len
1.5001181823554
Zara Av. Bartomeu Vicent Ramon 12-16 Ibiza Zara
1.5001181823554
Al Eqd Majid Muzaffar Iterji
1.5001181823554
Beauty-to-Wear Vintage Chic Pout
1.5000590911777
Bouquet de Violettes Perlier
1.5
Violette Macaron Les Petits Plaisirs
1.5
Nochnaya Fialka Dilis Parfum
1.5
Violeta Companhia da Terra
1.5
Violet Petals The Merchant of Venice
1.4998818176446
Unique Man Otto Kern
1.4769581853099
Wink Wink Victoria`s Secret
1.4743219354133
Kapsule Floriental Karl Lagerfeld
1.4675261000414
Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper Korres
1.4646996382438
Nativa Spa Violet + White Sandal O Boticario
1.461538
Lucky Number 7 Dzintars
1.4595156884713
Verte Violette L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4572728855995
Violetta Penhaligon`s
1.4548037382852
Insolence Blooming Guerlain
1.4547222735331
Magic Griffin The Fragrance Kitchen
1.4502363647107
Violette Vanille Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.4483941823554
Zohah Syed Junaid Alam
1.4445621823554
746 Amore Segreto Sprezzatura
1.444340835372
Kerbside Violet Lush
1.4385752578739
Balenciaga Paris Balenciaga
1.4335873333333
Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka
1.4301073706199
X Pose Passion Christina Aguilera
1.4288664558884
Love & Rock Eau Jeune
1.4286891823554
Etherea Battistoni
1.4237270029546
Violette Outremer
1.4189004558884
Aqua Aromatica Violetta Florascent
1.4174579269633
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.4171397294215
Iris 39 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.4122968205992
Lady Greystock D.S. & Durga
1.4122339679135
Meteorites Guerlain
1.4073479088223
La Vie en Rose DSH Perfumes
1.4072955152751
Euphoria Calvin Klein
1.4004727294215
Extrait d'Iris Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.4001772735331
La Dame En Rose Pierre Bourdon
1.4000590911777
Flower Season Butterfly Ballet Jean-Pierre Sand
1.4000590911777
Viola Tonatto Profumi
1.4
Red Man Bi-es
1.4
Modo Violet Dzintars
1.4
Yujin Bouquet Purple Ella Mikao
1.3992724119837
April Violets Yardley
1.399021108905
The Unicorn Spell Les Nez
1.3932115470661
Le Serpent qui Danse Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.3896808104355
Insolence Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.3884640941322
Zuhoor Al Haramain Perfumes
1.3877470029546
Summer Wood Korres
1.3861939265497
Violettes de Toulouse Eau de Toilette Parfums Berdoues
1.3846740911777
Bareeya Syed Junaid Alam
1.384615
Tender Mood Marc Joseph
1.3813656382438
Viola Odorata Parfums Berdoues
1.3800076530166
Folies de Saisons Fantaisies d'Hiver Yves Rocher
1.3795007323761
Romantic Spark Impulse
1.3782184617976
Venetian Violet Flower Water Crabtree & Evelyn
1.3768760147728
Angels Only Victoria`s Secret
1.3767578324174
Paris Premieres Roses Yves Saint Laurent
1.3751181823554
American Beauty MCMC Fragrances
1.3751181823554
Parma Violet DSH Perfumes
1.3750590911777
Fumee Toxique Francois Deli
1.3737475529752
Ashlemah Bvlgari
1.3721385500207
Couture Violet Versace
1.3692482764876
LOJAZZ Santi Burgas
1.3622476559712
Les Fleurs: Violette Molinard
1.3601772735331
Soft Pimkie
1.36
Les Bohemes: Dapper Opus Oils
1.3572611823554
Empress Jingu D.S. & Durga
1.3572020911777
Violetta di Murano (Italian Journey No. 4) DSH Perfumes
1.3534137294215
Gracing the Dawn Roxana Illuminated Perfume
1.3531308720085
Daisy Marc Jacobs
1.3483994647521
R Revillon
1.3450643647107
Violette Framboise Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.3427701505643
J`adore Christian Dior
1.3410884647521
Sassy Swirls Vanilla Blossom Avon
1.3396825529752
Lolita Lempicka Eau Legere Pailletee Lolita Lempicka
1.3366658205992
Isotta Cerchi Nell’Acqua
1.3343966411984
Tan Giudicelli Zen Tan Giudicelli
1.3335102735331
No 3 Prudence Paris
1.3335102735331
Impressions d`Hiver Frederic Haldimann
1.333333
Eau Bienveillante Pour Le Bonheur Keep Lucky
1.333333
Argonaut STILLLIFE
1.333333
Sparkling Spring TianDe
1.3332739088223
Grenadine Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.3322602857649
Insolence Eau Glacee Guerlain
1.3320810295456
Daisy Garland Marc Jacobs
1.3273382853513
Calypso Violette Calypso Christiane Celle
1.324022458843
Violet Bottega Verde
1.3232542735331
Dior Passage No.8 Christian Dior
1.3215471823554
America Black Woman Milton Lloyd
1.319572458843
Arome Arthes Secret Jeanne Arthes
1.319020613721
Insolence Guerlain
1.3185317471489
Rare Amethyst Avon
1.3184183647107
Diavolo Extremely Woman Antonio Banderas
1.3182410911777
Ipanema Posto Nove Monsillage
1.318182
АRТ Stils (ART Style) Dzintars
1.3176270059091
Clin d'Oeil Cosmic Girl Bourjois
1.317129145187
She Wood DSQUARED²
1.3164563413697
Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
1.3164390029546
Monaco Milton Lloyd
1.3154087323761
Or Noir Lise Watier
1.3153120970868
Bouquet di Violette Borsari
1.3119860911777
Aurora Carla Fracci
1.3115451882645
No7 Violette Prada
1.311132230042
Naughty Alice Vivienne Westwood
1.3093418348992
Flower by Kenzo Kenzo
1.3083420029546
Wild Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.3066713883472
Flora by Gucci Generous Violet Gucci
1.3065947294215
Flower by Kenzo Edition d`Artistes Kenzo
1.3050846441529
Flower by Kenzo Spring Fragrance Kenzo
1.3036598007445
Lipstick Rose Frederic Malle
1.3003545470661
Olivier Strelli Avon
1.3001107808899
Fahrenheit Absolute Christian Dior
1.3
Nikita Love Guy Bouchara
1.3
Ruby Al-Jazeera Perfumes
1.2969723883472
Pleats Please Eau de Parfum 2013 Issey Miyake
1.2957065179342
Violetta di Parma Borsari
1.2950381118596
Violette Divine Parfums Berdoues
1.2945316382438
Le Pot Aux Roses Stephanie de Saint-Aignan
1.2907244706612
Vanille Violette Laurence Dumont
1.2904411823554
Very Flower Iris Pupa
1.2860094558884
L`eau de l'impératrice Sissi Maison Nicolas de Barry

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