Violet is a staple of the perfumer’s palette, deep, rich and alluring. Demeter’s Violet is completely natural, which inevitably adds a greater depth and complexity to the scent. And like all DEMETER florals, we seek to recreate the experience of the living flower, not some reduced, redacted or perfumed version of the living flower. We want to deliver the real experience of Violet in nature.
Napolean’s Josephine wore Violet perfume because of one unique quality; the chemical ionone, which makes the scent “disappear” to the nose, then “reappear” later. Josephine’s was the first recorded case of using this lovely trick deliberately to make herself more alluring.