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
1.5042699950731
Daisy Bloom Marc Jacobs
1.5022992281163
Ajaccio Violets Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.5019707669568
Give a Little Pink Victoria`s Secret
1.5018065363771
Field of Flowers Violet Blossom Philosophy
1.5016970493239
Insolence Extract Guerlain
1.5014780752176
Violetta Santa Maria Novella
1.5013685881644
Always Belong Celine Dion
1.5013685881644
Iris Santa Maria Novella
1.5009853834784
Violetta di Bosco I Profumi di Firenze
1.5009306399518
Violetta Zara
1.5008758964252
Sweet Violet Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.5008211528987
Caprice Violette Lolita Lempicka
1.5007664093721
Wild Pansy CB I Hate Perfume
1.5007116658455
Violette Molinard
1.5005474352658
No. 37 Veilchen Frau Tonis Parfum
1.5004379482126
No. III Chene Violette Mad et Len
1.5004379482126
Violette Norma Kamali
1.500383204686
LR Password La Rive
1.500383204686
Violet Demeter Fragrance
1.5003284611595
Tru Blooms Chicago Romane
1.5003284611595
Violette Vanille Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
1.5003284611595
Viola del Nepal Tesori d`Oriente
1.5002737176329
Royal Violets Agustin Reyes
1.5002737176329
Sapphire Al-Jazeera Perfumes
1.5002737176329
Cute As Hell Blue Q
1.5002189741063
Green Purpurine Tous
1.5002189741063
mat; metal Masaki Matsushima
1.5002189741063
Purple Violet Hové Parfumeur, Ltd.
1.5001642305797
No. IV Violette Mad et Len
1.5001642305797
Beauty-to-Wear Vintage Chic Pout
1.5001642305797
Violette Pastille Extract Royal Apothic
1.5001642305797
Rose Bud & Violette H&M
1.5001094870532
Al Eqd Majid Muzaffar Iterji
1.5001094870532
Violette Macaron Les Petits Plaisirs
1.5001094870532
Eau Intense Rodier
1.5001094870532
Violetta di Parma Jewels`Joy
1.5000547435266
Bouquet de Violettes Perlier
1.5
Eau de Cologne Violette Guy Bouchara
1.5
Crema Alla Violetta Aquolina
1.5
Violeta Companhia da Terra
1.5
Courtesan Scent by Alexis
1.5
Violet Petals The Merchant of Venice
1.5
Change Man Otto Kern
1.5
Amis <3 Natura
1.5
Violet Cliven
1.5
Leningrad Severnoye Siyanie
1.5
Nochnaya Fialka Dilis Parfum
1.5
Pink Perfumer H
1.4999452564734
Cologne Fine Violette de Parme Institut Très Bien
1.4999452564734
Tainted Love Prada
1.4998905129468
Unique Man Otto Kern
1.4907813834784
Ladyboy B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful
1.4784473526578
Kapsule Floriental Karl Lagerfeld
1.4769016658455
Varens essentiel Violette Delicate Ulric de Varens
1.4769016658455
Wink Wink Victoria`s Secret
1.4686952564734
Parma Violet Pokrovka Trading House
1.4669407176329
Phaedra Fresh Line
1.464669204686
Nativa Spa Violet + White Sandal O Boticario
1.461538
Lucky Number 7 Dzintars
1.4599561923688
Verte Violette L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4571647521761
Violetta Penhaligon`s
1.4570565314502
Daisy Garland Marc Jacobs
1.4524888964252
Violet Mallow Solstice Scents
1.4466337410631
Angel Eau De Parfum Victoria`s Secret
1.4445534870532
746 Amore Segreto Sprezzatura
1.4381622022226
Insolence Blooming Guerlain
1.4376853761975
Balenciaga Paris Balenciaga
1.4375
Fuete Novaya Zarya
1.4365343333333
Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka
1.4288447176329
Love & Rock Eau Jeune
1.428571
10th Avenue Sport 10th Avenue Karl Antony
1.428571
Modest Mimosa Vilhelm Parfumerie
1.427020044397
Kerbside Violet Lush
1.4194097435266
АRТ Stils (ART Style) Dzintars
1.4188787176329
Violetta Florascent
1.4172144352658
The Man Cobalt Milton Lloyd
1.4171596917392
Iris 39 Perfume Oil Le Labo
1.416057331691
X Pose Passion Christina Aguilera
1.4141149852192
Meteorites Guerlain
1.4138066905348
Bois de Violette Serge Lutens
1.4098466354081
Euphoria Calvin Klein
1.4093099741063
Zohah Syed Junaid Alam
1.4092206892757
R Revillon
1.4092004870532
Spirit of Violet Kiss Spirit
1.4074617435266
La Vie en Rose DSH Perfumes
1.4010663551213
Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper Korres
1.4006569223189
Violette Outremer
1.4006569223189
Extrait d'Iris Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.4005474352658
Circe Fresh Line
1.4000547435266
Flower Season Butterfly Ballet Jean-Pierre Sand
1.4000547435266
Viola Tonatto Profumi
1.4
Red Man Bi-es
1.4
Fantaisie des Fleurs Brocard
1.4
Yujin Bouquet Purple Ella Mikao
1.4
Marina Prudence Paris
1.4
Lyn Lyn
1.4
Modo Violet Dzintars
1.3982012700498
April Violets Yardley
1.3958964352658
Lady Greystock D.S. & Durga
1.393240204686
Le Serpent qui Danse Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
1.3931133108337
Insolence Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.3883571787924
Zuhoor Al Haramain Perfumes
1.3876700468605
The Unicorn Spell Les Nez
1.3846697435266
Bareeya Syed Junaid Alam
1.384615
Tender Mood Marc Joseph
1.381335204686
Viola Odorata Parfums Berdoues
1.379801331691
Romantic Spark Impulse
1.3782105622708
Deadly Nightshade Alkemia Perfumes
1.375383204686
Violetta Nobile Erbario Toscano
1.3751094870532
American Beauty MCMC Fragrances
1.3750547435266
Geisha Violet Aroma M
1.3750547435266
Fabulous Chiffon Eudora
1.375
Mafia Cash Arno Sorel
1.37245025401
Venetian Violet Flower Water Crabtree & Evelyn
1.3692421528987
LOJAZZ Santi Burgas
1.3681295598073
Folies de Saisons Fantaisies d'Hiver Yves Rocher
1.366237204686
Violet Musc Ajmal
1.3637454870532
La Dame En Rose Pierre Bourdon
1.3601642305797
Soft Pimkie
1.3572524870532
Empress Jingu D.S. & Durga
1.3571977435266
Violetta di Murano (Italian Journey No. 4) DSH Perfumes
1.3552106266491
Daisy Marc Jacobs
1.3533789482126
Gracing the Dawn Roxana Illuminated Perfume
1.352941
Cigar Iris De Florence Remy Latour
1.350246127005
Couture Violet Versace
1.3480756588383
J`adore Christian Dior
1.3479243834784
Natura Fabularis 2 Violaceum L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.3470520468605
Violettes de Toulouse Eau de Toilette Parfums Berdoues
1.3439689741063
Tenderly Promise Oriflame
1.34092325401
Sassy Swirls Vanilla Blossom Avon
1.3398009691794
Violette Molinard
1.3397797928505
Lolita Lempicka Eau Legere Pailletee Lolita Lempicka
1.3364926917392
Isotta Cerchi Nell’Acqua
1.3343183834784
Tan Giudicelli Zen Tan Giudicelli
1.3340994093721
Summer Wood Korres
1.3338804352658
No1 Twist Violet Clive Christian
1.3335519741063
Simply Jil Sander Touch of Violet Jil Sander
1.3334972305797
Impressions d`Hiver Frederic Haldimann
1.3334972305797
No 3 Prudence Paris
1.3334424870532
Dior Passage No.8 Christian Dior
1.3333877435266
Fougere Jardin de France
1.333333
Rabea Elomer Al-Rehab
1.333333
Sparkling Spring TianDe
1.333333
Candied Violet Scent by the Sea
1.333333
Miloy Zhenschine Novaya Zarya
1.333333
Oros Holiday Edition Oros
1.333333
Argonaut STILLLIFE
1.333333
Nuage № 107 CIEL Parfum
1.333333
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