Species: V. odorata
Source: Eden Botanicals
Intensity: Medium intensity (5/10)
Colour (actual): Green
Colour (imagined): Green
Other possible fragrance family classifications: Green, Herbal
Secondary Scents: salt, raw tea leaves
Reminds me of: dirty plant water, damp leaf-litter, poisons, dry tea leaves
At 15 m: strong, cloying, wet yet dry(?), slightly salty, semi-sweet, light spices.
At 30 m: strong, cloying, wet and dry, salty, light spices.
At 1 hr: strong, herbaceous, wet and dry, salty, lightly spicy
At 2 hrs: weaker, herbaceous, wet and dry, salty, mossy, slightly powdery.
At 3 hrs: weaker, herbaceous, salty, slightly powdery (leather?).
At 6hrs: weak, green, still salty, green tea vibe
At 12hrs: weak, salty, traces of green.
Comments: There is a "noxious green" quality here that is both disturbing and intriguing. (An unusual saltiness and green-tea feel make this rather unusual). Of interest and particular note, my body responds to this scent by way of a trembling stomach - as though a physiological warning that if I were to consume it, great harm would befall me.
I sometimes find myself anosmic to violet flowers, but the odour character present here from the green leaves is completely different to that from the flowers.
Trivia: The famous perfume Vera Violetta (Roger & Gallet, 1892) showed the first creative combination of natural violet leaf oil with synthetically made alpha- and beta-ionone.