Scent & Violet, flowers and gifts is in the business of making people happy.
There is something inexplicably wonderful in seeing someone receive a beautiful bunch of flowers, a child opening their eyes wide at the sight of a floating balloon, young and old reacting to beautiful scents, people reading a card message with a 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 heartache, giving someone a bottle of essential oil to elevate their mood, sending a sympathy plant to a funeral home, picking up a single rose from our flower market collection to surprise a loved one – all of these are really wonderful ways to let someone know you love them, think of them, 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 less expensive flower arrangements for under $50.
We are a small West Houston neighborhood flower store located close to Alief, Westchase and the Energy Corridor. However, we deliver our flowers and gifts to most parts of the Houston-Katy-Sugar Land area. Our shop is in the 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. The majority of our business is from repeat customers, and it feels great being able to develop relationships 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 a 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 is). 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 keep growing two-fold. Some of our products were brought in at the request of our customers (plush toys), some we insisted on bringing in because we wanted to introduce more local and Made in Texas (candles, tea, native seeds) products. 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 and deliver them, we obsess about weather, spend an insane amount of time talking about food, love singing inside our flower cooler (10 times better than a shower), we 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 complain about traffic, worry about our children, and talk about going to Galveston one of these weekends. We don’t know what to do about the Texans, but those Astros!!! We sure are proud of our Houston Astros. Like most Houstonians, we divide our lives into pre- 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