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Scent Trend: Violet Leaf

Scent Trend: Violet Leaf

scent trend: violet leaf

Having researched fall’s impressive list of fragrances, we’ve noticed a global scent trend that is really interesting. One common ingredient keeps popping up again and again: violet leaf.

violet leaf can smell like freshly-cut grass
violet leaf can smell like freshly-cut grass

Violet leaf adds a green freshness to any fragrance.

Smells like: Sliced cucumbers to freshly mowed grass

Have you ever noticed that florists always incorporate greenery into their floral bouquets? Yes, the greenery creates a beautiful backdrop so the colour of the flowers pops. But the leaves and stems also add a fresh aroma that blends beautifully with the scent of the flowers.

Violet leaf is most commonly used as a middle or heart note in a fragrance composition. It blends beautifully with floral and herbaceous absolutes such as magnolia, tuberose, clary sage, black tea, Osmanthus, and mimosa. It is particularly interesting when paired with rose notes as it gives the rose aroma a fresh, bright character.

You could say that violet leaf is a bit of a chameleon in perfumery as it can also have a fresh ozonic-like scent that smells like an ocean breeze. It’s almost a little watery in personality which is most welcome in sport or summer-themed fragrances.

violet leaf
violet leaf

For decades, health practitioners have used violet leaf for its reported health benefits. Taken as a tea or syrup, the leaf is said to support blood, assist in respiratory strength and to stimulate the lymphatic system in the body. In fact, you can actually eat the flowers and leaves of violets which contain high amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A.

We love the fresh, clean, earthy character of violet leaf. This single ingredient can take a traditional floral and make it modern and invigorating.

Fragrances that use violet leaf notes particularly well:

montblanc explorer ultra blue contains violet leaf notes
montblanc explorer ultra blue contains violet leaf notes

Montblanc Explorer Ultra Blue

19-69 Purple Haze features violet leaf
19-69 Purple Haze features violet leaf

19-69 Purple Haze

montblanc legend eau de parfum incorporates violet leaf notes
montblanc legend eau de parfum incorporates violet leaf notes

Montblanc Legend Eau de Parfum

you'll find violet leaf in MCM eau de parfum
you’ll find violet leaf in MCM eau de parfum

MCM Eau de Parfum

violet leaf
violet leaf

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Michelle C
    September 1, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Great summer memories associated with those scents!!

  • Reply
    Liz Howard
    September 1, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    So pretty and I love the smell of fresh cut grass!

  • Reply
    Louisa Santoro
    September 1, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    @davelackie, very interesting Violet Leaf. I’ve really never heard or seen as an ingredient. Very interesting

    @louisas59

  • Reply
    LInda L
    September 1, 2021 at 11:32 am

    Violet leaf sounds like a fresh note I’d like in a fragrance. It’s health benefits if consumed are noteworthy.

  • Reply
    September Dee
    September 1, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Violet leaf sounds like a lovely note to me. I have wild violets n my lawn that appeared out of no where. When I mow over them they do smell like cucumber.

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