Parma Violet Base

Parma violets have existed since the 16th century when Count Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza cross-bred two types of viola strains. Of the two types of parma violet he created, only one remains and it is that one which gives us the most beautiful of all violet scents. The smell of violet comes primarily from chemicals called ionones which were discovered in the late 19th century by mistake when scientists were investigating the odoriferous compounds of orris root in search of...
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