Viola odorata, commonly known as sweet violet, is native to Europe and parts of Asia. It is believed to have originated in the Mediterranean region and has been naturalized in various countries over time.
In Europe, sweet violets are found in several countries, including France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and many others. They have also been introduced and cultivated in other regions around the world, including North America, where they have become naturalized in certain areas. Ours is sourced from various countries.
Violet has a soft, floral fragrance with sweet, powdery, and slightly green notes. The scent is often described as romantic, nostalgic, and reminiscent of candied violets or violet candies.
Violet is a Middle note found in our Floral family. Its aroma blends well with other floral, woody, and powdery notes, making it a valuable ingredient in creating fragrances. Violet absolute or violet leaf absolute are commonly used forms of the ingredient.
Violet is used in a variety of perfume compositions, from feminine floral fragrances to sophisticated and powdery scents. It can be found in both classic and modern perfume formulations and is often used in combination with other floral notes like rose, iris, or jasmine.
Violets have a rich history in perfumery. They have been used in fragrance preparations for centuries and were particularly popular during the Victorian era. Violets were commonly used in scented cosmetics, powders, and perfumes, often associated with romantic and nostalgic sentiments.
Overall, violet is a cherished ingredient in perfumery, appreciated for its delicate and enchanting scent. Its historical and cultural significance adds to its allure and makes it a beloved note in many fragrances.
Violets were associated with love and fertility in ancient Greece and Rome. They were often used in love potions and as symbols of desire and sensuality. Additionally, violets were dedicated to the goddess Venus (Aphrodite in Greek mythology) and were considered sacred to her.
IIn Christianity, violets are associated with humility and modesty. They are often used as symbols of the Virgin Mary and are sometimes referred to as "Our Lady's Modesty." Violets are also linked to the story of Saint Veronica, who, according to legend, used her veil to wipe the face of Jesus during his crucifixion, and the image of his face was miraculously imprinted on it.
During the Victorian era, violets became popular as a symbol of delicate beauty and modesty. They were often used in art, literature, and fashion, representing sentiments of love, romance, and innocence. Violets were also a popular motif in Victorian jewelry and accessories. Violets have a significant role in the Victorian-era language of flowers, where specific flowers were used to convey messages and sentiments. Violets were often associated with sentiments such as faithfulness, loyalty, and love.
In Japan, violets are associated with spring and the celebration of Hinamatsuri, also known as Girls' Day or Doll's Day. Violets are considered a symbol of purity and the ephemeral nature of life. They are often used in traditional floral arrangements and decorations during this festival.
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Please note this product format is a small vial that contains roughly 20 drops of scent concentrate. This can be purchased à la carte but is intended to be used with our Perfume Kit.
Latin Name: Viola Odorata
Extraction Method: Isolate
Country of Origin: Varies
We are a natural perfumer; all of the scents in our library are derived from plants.
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