Commonly known as wood violet, sweet violet, English violet, common violet, florist’s violet, or garden viole. The sweet scent of this flower has proved popular, particularly in the late Victorian period, and has consequently been used in the production of many cosmetic fragrances and perfumes. The French are also known for their violet syrup, most commonly made from an extract of violets. The scent of violet flowers is distinctive with only a few other flowers having a remotely similar odor. In herbal medicine, V. odorata has been used for a variety of respiratory ailments, insomnia, and skin disorders, however, there is insufficient evidence to support its effectiveness for these uses.