Violet Leaf: Star of Recent Release, O'HELLO!

Violet leaf, with its delicate green and earthy scent, has long been cherished in the world of perfumery. Let's explore the captivating qualities of violet leaf and its transformation into the coveted violet leaf absolute (CAS# 8024-08-6).

Pieces of Violet
Pieces of Violet

To obtain violet leaf absolute, a considerable amount of raw material is needed. Approximately 2,300 kilograms of fresh violet leaves are required to yield just 1 kilogram of the absolute.¹ This demanding extraction process involves solvent extraction or enfleurage to capture the essence of the leaves and obtain their aromatic compounds. The result is a highly concentrated and aromatic liquid that exudes the unique fragrance of violet leaves.

Violet Leaf Absolute is very dark green in color and comes in a concrete format, meaning it requires heating before use. A little goes a long way, but as with most of our creations, we lean toward overdosing our favorite ingredients in the formulae, and O'Hello is no exception, with Violet Leaf Absolute making up 3.896% of the formula. This may not sound like a lot, but it certainly is 🤓

In perfumery, violet leaf absolute holds a special place as a versatile and cherished ingredient. Its green and earthy scent adds depth, freshness, and a touch of elegance to fragrances. It is often used as a middle note, providing a natural and crisp aroma that harmonizes beautifully with floral, woody, and herbal compositions. Violet leaf absolute contributes a unique green aspect, enhancing the overall complexity and character of a perfume.

Violet Dew Droplets
Violet covered in dew droplets

Apart from its fragrance, violet leaf absolute has also found its way into skincare and cosmetics. Known for its soothing and moisturizing properties, it is often included in high-end products, adding a touch of luxury and benefiting the skin with its nourishing qualities.

Violet leaf and its absolute embody sophistication and grace. From the extensive amount of raw material needed to its exceptional use in perfumery, this precious ingredient showcases the meticulous craftsmanship behind the creation of fine fragrances.

Violet leaf is featured in just one Gallagher offering: O'HELLO.

O'Hello Juice
O'Hello Juice with Vivid Green Hue from Violet Leaf Absolute and Mindy Waving

Fragrant regards,
- Daniel & Mindy
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1. IFF Online Compendium, Violet Leaf Absolute Egypt.
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