Scent & Violet, flowers and gifts is in a business of making people happy.
There is something inexplicably wonderful in seeing someone receive a beautiful bunch of flowers, child opening eyes wide at the sight of a floating balloon, young and old reacting to the beautiful scents, people reading your card message with smile on their face.
For us, gifting was never about the size of the gift, but the size of the gesture. Sending flowers to surprise someone, sending a junk food basket to a friend that is going through a heartache, giving someone a bottle of essential oil to elevate their mood, sending sympathy plant to a funeral home, picking up a single rose from our flower market collection to surprise your loved one – all of these are really a wonderful way to let someone know you love them, you think about them, you care about them. Therefore, Scent & Violet’s selection of flowers and gifts encompasses all price points regardless of whether you’re shopping for luxury flowers or candles, or looking for inexpensive flowers for under $50.
We are small West Houston neighborhood flower store located in a triangle between Alief, Westchase and Energy Corridor, however we deliver our flowers and gifts to most parts of the Houston-Katy-Sugar Land area. Our shop is in a neighborhood we live in, and we are always more than happy to discuss our local eateries and recommend other small and valuable businesses in our area.
Our business model has been about building relationships: relationships with our customers, our neighbors, and our vendors. We owe most of our success to them. They have been our teachers, our promoters, and our most valuable advisers. Majority of our work is repeat business, and it feels great being able to develop relationship with people over the years.
We specialize in everyday floral design and everyday occasions. Our design style is constantly evolving and morphing. We strongly believe that style should be dynamic. While our design style is mostly based on European garden design with a modern twist, we love bringing in elements of Asian, South American and African floral schools of design (Come to think of it – we should probably call our style Houstonian – diverse in color, style, and taste just as Houston). Being uniquely situated between the Energy Corridor and Westchase, we also enjoy serving our corporate clients with beautiful displays for their offices and special events.
Our gift lines kept growing two-fold. Some of the products were brought in at the request of our customers (plush toys), some of the products we insisted on bringing because we wanted to introduce more local products, Made in Texas (candles, tea, native seeds). Our Made in Texas gift lines keep growing, to the point that we became members of the Go Texan organization.
Our team keeps growing, but nothing changes much in our shop. We design flower arrangements, we deliver them, we still obsess about weather, spend insane amount of time talking about food, we keep singing inside our flower cooler (10 times better than shower), we still watch dramas, read gossip magazines, complain about taxes, and waste way too much time on social media. We work with local businesses, we shelter stray animals (would you like to adopt some cats or dogs, please?), we keep complaining about traffic, worry about our children, and talk about going to Galveston one of these weekends. We still don’t know what to do about Texans, but Astros!!! We sure are proud of Astros. Like most of Houstonians, we divide our lives into pre-Harvey and post-Harvey, and freak out every time it rains hard. God knows, we still make mistakes and give second chances.
We are Scent & Violet – nice to meet you.
Scent & Violet, flowers and Gifts