This Unexpected Note Is Found in 11 of the Most Romantic Perfumes

What's the most romantic note in a perfume? If I were to answer that question, your mind might immediately go to the classics, like rose, jasmine, or vanilla. There's a perfume note steeped in romance that you might not immediately think of, though, and that's violet. 

In perfume, violets lend a soft femininity to practically any scent. These flowers are sweet, floral, and have a slightly powdery quality. Violet leaf is also often used in fragrance to add a burst of green brightness. This floral is endlessly versatile, working with just about every scent combination. Keep reading for the most romantic-smelling violet-tinged fragrances on the market. 


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Associate Beauty Editor

Katie Berohn is the associate beauty editor at Who What Wear. Previously, she worked as the beauty assistant for Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and Prevention magazines, all part of the Hearst Lifestyle Group. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a major in journalism and minor in technology, arts, and media, and earned her master's degree at NYU's graduate program for magazine journalism. In addition, Katie has held editorial internships at Denver Life magazine, Yoga Journal, and Cosmopolitan; a digital editorial internship at New York magazine's The Cut; a social good fellowship at Mashable; and a freelance role at HelloGiggles. When she's not obsessing over the latest skincare launch or continuing her journey to smell every perfume on the planet, Katie can be found taking a hot yoga class, trying everything on the menu at New York's newest restaurant, or hanging out at a trendy wine bar with her friends.