Lavender

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Lavender
Lavender
Lavender
Odor profile: aromatic clean note, medicinal on one end and licorice-like on the other end.

 

Lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae, native to the mountainous zones of the Mediterranean, where it typically grows in sunny and stony habitants. Today it grows all around the southern Europe, Australia, and the United States, boasting its woody branches covered with gray-green narrow leaves and small violet flowers, known for their strong and relaxing odor.


The English word “lavender” probably comes from Latin “lavare” meaning “to wash.” The origin of the modern name refers to the ancient tradition of using lavender in perfumed oils for bathing, as practiced in the times of the Roman Empire. Another possible interpretation stems from the earliest known English name for this herb – livendula. Livendula is Latin name for livid or bluish color, and bears a strong reference to the violet flowers of lavender.

Since the ancient times, lavender has been used as a natural remedy in herbal and aromatherapy. People used to fill pillows with lavender to promote good night sleep and chase away nightmares. This herb was also used to improve mood, reduce anxiety and soothe stomach irritations. During the World War I, the essential oil of lavender was used to disinfect the surfaces in hospitals, while many folk recipes mention lavender as an excellent remedy for insect bites and burns.
 


This lovely plant also has a culinary use, adding floral and sugary flavor to most dishes. Lavender syrup and dried lavender buds are used to make lavender scones and marshmallows, while high-quality Monofloral honey, produced from lavender nectar, remains one of the most precious gourmand delights.
 


The essential oil of lavender is widely used in production of perfumes and body-care products. Depending on the sort, lavender essential oil can have very sweet or distinctively sharp aroma. French lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), for example, has a sweet floral aroma while Dutch lavender (Lavandula intermedia) contains higher levels of camphor and other terpenes, having very strong aromatic and sharp odor. Essential oil extracted from Lavandula intermedia is named Lavandin. This hybrid lavender has completely different chemical and therapeutic properties, even though it finds its use in the perfume industry for its refreshing notes.
 

Lavender essential oil is obtained by distillation from the flower spikes. Lavender oil of premium quality is produced in France, where Lavandula angustifolia grows in its natural habitant at an altitude of 600-1500 m. Distillation process usually takes place in small local distilleries yielding around 100 t of pure lavender oil yearly. This oil is used in fresh, sweet and floral fragrances, and especially in Fougère types of perfumes distinguished by their herbal lavender top notes and oakmoss base. In its pure form, lavender oil is colorless or pale-yellow liquid, but its exact odor varies depending on the source of lavender, the altitude at which it is grown, and the very distilling techniques.

Lavender Absolute is green and rich in odor, having a distinctively herbaceous smell that reminds of the natural scent of flowering lavender. The absolute is sweeter but less floral than the essential oil and offers sugary, herbaceous and soothing woody connotation to the composition. Just like the lavender essential oil, it makes a nice olfactory harmony with citruses, and especially bergamot, oakmoss, patchouli, pines, rosemary, neroli, orange blossom and sage.

Lavender note is commonly used in production of colognes and perfumes for men, lending its dry and balmy base to some of the most prominent fragrant compositions such as Azzaro pour homme from 1978, and more contemporary Hugo Boss Bottled Night from 2010. Lavender is a main note in vintage creations such as Royal Scottish Lavender by Creed and English Lavender by Atkinsons.

Other fragrances that contain cedar can be found listed below this article.


Author: Marina Milojević (Mary)
Fragrantica Writer, Translator & Editor

 

 

 


 

 

Perfumes and Colognes With Lavender

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La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
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Encens et Lavande Serge Lutens
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Woods Abercrombie & Fitch
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Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
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Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
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4711 Acqua Colonia Lavender & Thyme Maurer & Wirtz
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Organic Certified Lavender Fragrance L`Occitane en Provence
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Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
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Essence Lavender Donna Karan
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Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
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Mexx Man Mexx
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Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
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Lavanda L`Erbolario
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Benessere Notte Collistar
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Lavender Floris
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Black Suede Essential Avon
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Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
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Wild Lavender Melvita
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Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
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GMV Uomo GianMarco Venturi
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Brass and Bulldog Botanical Cologne Esscentual Alchemy
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Night Spice Shulton Company
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Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
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Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
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Russian Lavender Novaya Zarya
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UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
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Lavande-Cassis Outremer
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Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
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Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Calming Lavender Taylor of London
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Blue Lavender Acca Kappa
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Blue Caviar Sense of Space Creations
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Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
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Offrez-lui Galimard
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Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
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Soulmate Men s.Oliver
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Lavande Norma Kamali
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Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
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Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
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MCM Black Silver Mode Creation Munich
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Lavender Durance en Provence
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Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Hesperide Patyka
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The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
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Lavender Elizabeth W
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Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
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Lavender Elizabeth W
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Le Pret-a-Parfumer Couture Yang: Oriental Wood Parfum Sur Mesure
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Altruism Ayala Moriel
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The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
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Gucci Guilty Studs Pour Homme Gucci
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Loriani Testa Maura
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Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
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Ma Cherie O Boticario
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Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
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Twilight Lush
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Lavande & Vetiver Jeanne en Provence
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Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
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Panama Panama 1924
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Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
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Lavender Woods of Windsor
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Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
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Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
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1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
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Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
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Acqua Lavanda Pop O Boticario
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Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
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Le Coupe Lomani
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Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
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Thaty O Boticario
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Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
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Vanilla Lavender Lavanila Laboratories
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Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
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Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
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Solliden for Him Oriflame
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Patchouly Lavandula Teufels Kuche
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Acqua Sonhos O Boticario
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Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume
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Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
1.4
Black Line Arno Sorel
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Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
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Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
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Pure Instict David & Victoria Beckham
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Lavander Bronnley
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Touch for Men Fred Hayman
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Five Step Waltz D.S. & Durga
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Esprit de Versailles for Him Esprit de Versailles
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Lavande DSH Perfumes
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Impact Pour Un Homme Caron
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Signature Story for Him David & Victoria Beckham
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Mahyouba Rasasi
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Samba Kiss Man Perfumer`s Workshop
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Gris Clair Serge Lutens
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Lavande 44 Rania J
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Oxford & Cambridge Czech & Speake
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English Fern Penhaligon`s
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Spigo Odori
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Black Fleece White Cologne Brooks Brothers
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Hermessence Brin de Reglisse Hermes
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Cardamomum Vegetalis Parfums Berdoues
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Gendarme 20 Gendarme
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Les Fleurs: Lavande Molinard
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Lovender Ayala Moriel
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Albi Laura Tonatto
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Collezione Privata Blu di Provenza Pal Zileri
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Cuba Grey Cuba Paris
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Carlo Corinto Rouge Carlo Corinto
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Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
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Caesars Man Emperor Caesars World
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Verbena and Lavender de Provence Crabtree & Evelyn
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M de Bourbon Princesse Marina De Bourbon
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Vintage Naturals 2009 Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Le Male Terrible Shaker Limited Editon Jean Paul Gaultier
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Incense Lavender Compagnie de Provence
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Camera Max Deville
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l'Herbe Rouge Ayala Moriel
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Nurture Intelligent Nutrients
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Cafeina pour Homme Cafe Parfums
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Felix Navidad Smell Bent
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Eau de Provence Cattier
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Garden MCMC Fragrances
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Lavander Spa Yardley
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Vera Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Fourreau Noir Serge Lutens
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Luna Rossa Prada
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Black Pearl Lush
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Bijan Style Men Bijan
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Ed Hardy Skulls & Roses for Him Christian Audigier
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Josephine JoAnne Bassett
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Acqua Lavanda Sedução O Boticario
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Kiki Voile d`Extrait Vero Profumo
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Lavender Martini Demeter Fragrance
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Dior Homme Intense Dior
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Cuba Gold Cuba Paris
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Fahrenheit Dior
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Samba for Men Perfumer`s Workshop
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Egoiste Platinum Chanel
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Forum Lavanda Tufi Duek
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Azzaro Aqua Verde Azzaro
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Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
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Herve Leger Intrigue Homme Avon
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Aqua Aromatica Lavande Florascent
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Lavandula Penhaligon`s
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Luna Rossa 34th America`s Cup Limited Edition Prada
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Lavender Tea CB I Hate Perfume
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Shaman Arno Sorel
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Green Tea Lavender Elizabeth Arden
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Royale Ambree Legrain
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Tommy Summer Cologne 2012 Tommy Hilfiger

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