Scent & Violet, flowers and gifts is in the business of making people happy.
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, word-of-mouth referrals 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 and rose bears), some we insisted on bringing in because we wanted to introduce more small makers (cards, mugs, art prints), native American owned businesses (syrups, jellies, sage) and Made in Texas products (candles, tea, native seeds) products. Our Made in Texas gift lines keep growing, to the point that we had no other option but become proud members of the Go Texan organization.
For us, gifting was never about the size of the gift, but the size of the gesture. Sending flowers to surprise someone, sending a gourmet 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 least expensive flowers.
Our team keeps growing and evolving, 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 gas and taxes, and waste way too much time on social media. We work with local businesses, we complain about traffic, worry about our children's future, and talk about going to Galveston beaches one of these days.
We make mistakes and give second chances.
Like most Houstonians, we divide our lives into pre- and post-Harvey and freak out every time it rains hard. Now, we cannot wait to be in post-pandemic phase. As most small businesses in our area, we've been hit hard (Harvey and Covid). Strangely, miraculously we are still standing. How long, no one knows. One thing's for sure - we will fight hard to survive and thrive.
We invite you to come and visit and to shop other small businesses across the US.
We are Scent & Violet – nice to meet you.
Scent & Violet, flowers and Gifts