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Viola odorata and pastilles from Favigny

Looking back my older posts I’ve just chosen this one to copy as a first post for 2013-I hope you’ll enjoy it!



imageViolet Bouquet - Albrecht Durer

Albrecht Durer-Violet bouquet (watercolor, 15-th century)

Bouquet of violets - Edouard Manet

Edouard Manet-Bouquet of violets (Oil on canvas 1872)

Common violet , tiny  beauty,hides in semi shades of forest edges. Sweet scent  betrays easily overseen plant.  Modest in nature this flower entered world art galleries ,literature and music,biggest artists love her since ewer, perhaps for it is plant from everyday life with smell from heaven?


Listening to the music,would you treat yourself with something special? My favourites are violet pastilles from Flavigny. I love their  violet flower, and the  decorated oval box makes me remember the summer far ago, when  I got a tiny box of violet pastilles from my mother.Since then for me this little pastilles bear memories of almost forgotten summers when eating violet candies we tried to imagine what would the coming summers look like…..


Viola odorata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Violaceae
Genus: Viola
Species: V. odorata
Binomial name
Viola odorata

By Tamara Jare

Slovenian figurative painter. Love colors and light.

17 replies on “Viola odorata and pastilles from Favigny”

Hi there,
Thanks for “liking” my post “A New Year” on
The violets are beautiful — one of my favorites!
Do you remember Howard’s Violet Chewing Gum? Haven’t seen it for years!


A particularly beautiful post, Tamara! So much to enjoy in it–the exquisite delicacy of violets themselves, the evocative and poetic flavor of them, and two ‘portraits’ of the flower by two artists I’ve always admired. Marvelous!


Thank you, kathryningrid! Violets are for sure one of the most admired flowers, their smell, colour as well.But have you ewer tried violet pastilles? I just love them!
Wish you a nice Sunday!


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