Violet leaves (Viola Odorata)

Iris, green and earthy, floral.

Source

The violet is an herbaceous plant native to Europe. It grows wild, but is also cultivated in Asia, France and North America.

Extraction Method

Harvested flowers are sold on the flower market or directly to confectioners. The stems and leaves are then harvested and distilled with volatile solvents to obtain the absolute. The flowers blossom in March and April.

Uses

Violets are used in fine perfumery. The color of the absolute of the leaves, however, is often altered because its original dark color is considered undesirable in perfumery. When cristallized, violet flowers are used in confectionery for the decoration of cakes and ice cream.

History

In Greek mythology, Zeus ordered the Earth to create the most beautiful of flowers as a tribute to Io with whom he was in love. The result was the violet (or 'lon' in Greek). Napoleon was fond of this flower and was nicknamed "Corporal Violet". It became the emblem of his imperial party. In England, violet fragrance was at its most popular during the Victorian era. Medicinal properties Violets have been associated with simplicity and modesty. They are said to contribute to longevity, optimism and good humor.

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