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Violet Leaf in Perfumery

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The herald of spring
A specialty of the Alpes-Maritimes region, the violet flower, with its delicate powdery scent, is the olfactory expression of the 19th century. But the leaf has also been used in perfumery since the beginning of the past century to enrich the perfumer’s palette.

Today, the leaves are mainly produced in Egypt. After extraction, they yield an absolute with green, wet, earthy and leathery facets, which weaves in and out of formulas while remaining discreet.

Discover the many faces of this modest plant by journeying through botany, history, gastronomy, agriculture and chemistry without overlooking, of course, perfume and perfumers.

Authors Éléonore de Bonneval, Olivier R.P. David, Jeanne Doré, Anne-Sophie Hojlo, Clara Muller, Delphine de Swardt
Illustrator 1 Amélie Fontaine
Publication Date 23 May 2024
Language English
Pages 96 pages
ISBN 9782491567705