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
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Daisy Bloom Marc Jacobs
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Ajaccio Violets Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.502
Give a Little Pink Victoria`s Secret
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Field of Flowers Violet Blossom Philosophy
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Insolence Extract Guerlain
1.5015
Violetta Santa Maria Novella
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Always Belong Celine Dion
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Violetta di Bosco I Profumi di Firenze
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Violetta Zara
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Caprice Violette Lolita Lempicka
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Wild Pansy CB I Hate Perfume
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Sweet Violet Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.5007222222222
Les Fleurs de Provance: Violette Molinard
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No. 37 Veilchen Frau Tonis Parfum
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Violette Norma Kamali
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No. III Chene Violette Mad et Len
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Tru Blooms Chicago Romane
1.5003333333333
Violette Vanille Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
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Violet Demeter Fragrance
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LR Password La Rive
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Sapphire Al-Jazeera Perfumes
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Cute As Hell Blue Q
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Royal Violets Agustin Reyes
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mat; metal Masaki Matsushima
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Green Purpurine Tous
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Viola del Nepal Tesori d`Oriente
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Purple Violet Hové Parfumeur, Ltd.
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Beauty-to-Wear Vintage Chic Pout
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Violette Pastille Extract Royal Apothic
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No. IV Violette Mad et Len
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Rose Bud & Violette H&M
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Eau Intense Rodier
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Al Eqd Majid Muzaffar Iterji
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Violette Macaron Les Petits Plaisirs
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Bouquet de Violettes Perlier
1.5
Nochnaya Fialka Dilis Parfum
1.5
Amis <3 Natura
1.5
Leningrad Severnoye Siyanie
1.5
Violet Cliven
1.5
Courtesan Scent by Alexis
1.5
Crema Alla Violetta Aquolina
1.5
Pink Perfumer H
1.5
Violeta Companhia da Terra
1.5
Violetta di Parma Jewels`Joy
1.5
Change Man Otto Kern
1.5
Violet Petals The Merchant of Venice
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Tainted Love Prada
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Cologne Fine Violette de Parme Institut Très Bien
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Unique Man Otto Kern
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Iris Santa Maria Novella
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Ladyboy B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful
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Kapsule Floriental Karl Lagerfeld
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Varens essentiel Violette Delicate Ulric de Varens
1.4769122222222
Wink Wink Victoria`s Secret
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Charm Club Forever Thomas Sabo
1.4686944444444
Parma Violet Pokrovka Trading House
1.4669447777778
Phaedra Fresh Line
1.4646748888889
Nativa Spa Violet + White Sandal O Boticario
1.461538
Lucky Number 7 Dzintars
1.4605946666667
Violetta Penhaligon`s
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Verte Violette L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Violet Mallow Solstice Scents
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Angel Eau De Parfum Victoria`s Secret
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746 Amore Segreto Sprezzatura
1.438144
Insolence Blooming Guerlain
1.4375
Fuete Novaya Zarya
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Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper Korres
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Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka
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Balenciaga Paris Balenciaga
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Love & Rock Eau Jeune
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Modest Mimosa Vilhelm Parfumerie
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Kerbside Violet Lush
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Violette Outremer
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Daisy Garland Marc Jacobs
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АRТ Stils (ART Style) Dzintars
1.4188827777778
Violetta Florascent
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Iris 39 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.417167
The Man Cobalt Milton Lloyd
1.4160784444444
X Pose Passion Christina Aguilera
1.4158144444444
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.4111943333333
Meteorites Guerlain
1.4109575555556
Euphoria Calvin Klein
1.4093132222222
Zohah Syed Junaid Alam
1.4092021111111
Spirit of Violet Kiss Spirit
1.409093
R Revillon
1.4074625555556
La Vie en Rose DSH Perfumes
1.4006666666667
Extrait d'Iris Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
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Circe Fresh Line
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Flower Season Butterfly Ballet Jean-Pierre Sand
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Viola Tonatto Profumi
1.4
Modo Violet Dzintars
1.4
Lyn Lyn
1.4
Yujin Bouquet Purple Ella Mikao
1.4
Red Man Bi-es
1.3982444444444
April Violets Yardley
1.398052
Deadly Nightshade Alkemia Perfumes
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Lady Greystock D.S. & Durga
1.3947572222222
Insolence Eau de Parfum Guerlain
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Le Serpent qui Danse Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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Zuhoor Al Haramain Perfumes
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Bareeya Syed Junaid Alam
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Tender Mood Marc Joseph
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Viola Odorata Parfums Berdoues
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The Unicorn Spell Les Nez
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Romantic Spark Impulse
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Parma Violet DSH Perfumes
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American Beauty MCMC Fragrances
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Fabulous Chiffon Eudora
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Geisha Violet Aroma M
1.375
Mafia Cash Arno Sorel
1.37237
Venetian Violet Flower Water Crabtree & Evelyn
1.3691432222222
LOJAZZ Santi Burgas
1.3681847777778
Folies de Saisons Fantaisies d'Hiver Yves Rocher
1.3661317777778
Violet Musc Ajmal
1.3637471111111
La Dame En Rose Pierre Bourdon
1.3607045555556
Couture Violet Versace
1.3601666666667
Soft Pimkie
1.3577541111111
Natura Fabularis 2 Violaceum L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Empress Jingu D.S. & Durga
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Violetta di Murano (Italian Journey No. 4) DSH Perfumes
1.3552271111111
Daisy Marc Jacobs
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Gracing the Dawn Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Cigar Iris De Florence Remy Latour
1.348624
J`adore Christian Dior
1.3471088888889
Violettes de Toulouse Eau de Toilette Parfums Berdoues
1.3452144444444
Angels Only Victoria`s Secret
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Tenderly Promise Oriflame
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Violette Framboise Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
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Violette & Rose de Mai L`Occitane en Provence
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Simply Jil Sander Touch of Violet Jil Sander
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Sassy Swirls Vanilla Blossom Avon
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Lolita Lempicka Eau Legere Pailletee Lolita Lempicka
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Les Fleurs: Violette Molinard
1.3365
Isotta Cerchi Nell’Acqua
1.334333
Tan Giudicelli Zen Tan Giudicelli
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Summer Wood Korres
1.3334996666667
Impressions d`Hiver Frederic Haldimann
1.3334996666667
No 3 Prudence Paris
1.3334441111111
Dior Passage No.8 Christian Dior
1.3333885555556
Fougere Jardin de France
1.333333
Argonaut STILLLIFE
1.333333
Minha Presença Contém 1g
1.333333
Sparkling Spring TianDe
1.333333
Candied Violet Scent by the Sea
1.333333
Nuage № 107 CIEL Parfum
1.333333
Rabea Elomer Al-Rehab
1.333333
The Voluptuous Horror Scent by Alexis
1.333333
Oros Holiday Edition Oros
1.333333
Miloy Zhenschine Novaya Zarya

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