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
1.5015754019991
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5014124293785
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
1.5011408083442
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5010321599305
Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.5008691873099
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
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Ashlemah Bvlgari
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Lavender Floris
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Benessere Notte Collistar
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VIP Life for Him Esprit
1.5006518904824
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.5006518904824
Black Suede Essential Avon
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Wild Lavender Melvita
1.5005432420687
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.5004889178618
Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
1.5004345936549
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
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Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
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Water Bath Lavender Natura
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Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
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Best Lomani
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Alfazema Provençal Phebo
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Offrez-lui Galimard
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UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
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Blue Caviar Sense of Space Creations
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Calming Lavender Taylor of London
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Lavande-Cassis Outremer
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Russian Lavender Novaya Zarya
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Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
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Blue Lavender Novaya Zarya
1.5001629726206
Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
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Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
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Carib - Spiriti del Tabacco Segreti di Lucca
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Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Lavender Durance en Provence
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Jacques Zolty Jacques Zolty
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Hesperide Patyka
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Lavanda Natural Companhia da Terra
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Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
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Azul Marine Natura
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Lavande Norma Kamali
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Lavender Elizabeth W
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Derby Club House Armaf
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Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
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Lavender Elizabeth W
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Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Man Esprit
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The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
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Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
1.5
Varens Lavande Ulric de Varens
1.5
Le Pret-a-Parfumer Couture Yang: Oriental Wood Parfum Sur Mesure
1.5
Altruism Ayala Moriel
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Gucci Guilty Studs Pour Homme Gucci
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The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
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Loriani Testa Maura
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Ma Cherie O Boticario
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Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
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Mexx Man Mexx
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Lavande & Vetiver Jeanne en Provence
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Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
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Twilight Lush
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Panama Panama 1924
1.4621356944807
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.4566870186875
Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
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Lavender Woods of Windsor
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Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
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1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
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Night Spice Shulton Company
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GMV Uomo GianMarco Venturi
1.4376086484137
Acqua Lavanda Pop O Boticario
1.4292772146893
Dulce de Lavanda King`s Palace Perfumery
1.4287882968275
Agua de Lavanda Phebo
1.4287339726206
Fougere Murdock London
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Scout West Third Brand
1.4286796484137
Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
1.4286253242069
Lavender L`acqua Di Fiori
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Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
1.4261951325511
Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
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Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
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Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Thaty O Boticario
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Les Fleurs: Lavande Molinard
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Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
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Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
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Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
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Solliden for Him Oriflame
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Maa Arwaak Rasasi
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Soulmate Men s.Oliver
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Acqua Sonhos O Boticario
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44°N 03°E - Causse Méjean Richard Lüscher Britos
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Patchouly Lavandula Teufels Kuche
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Italiano Nero Armaf
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Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume
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Corvette Red Vapro International
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Vanilla Lavender Lavanila Laboratories
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Eau de Lavande Diptyque
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Incense Lavender Compagnie de Provence
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Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
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Jeans Pour Homme Roccobarocco
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Verbena and Lavender de Provence Crabtree & Evelyn
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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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Gris Clair Serge Lutens
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Kiki Voile d`Extrait Vero Profumo
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Impact Pour Un Homme Caron
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Signature Story for Him David & Victoria Beckham
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Lavande 44 Rania J
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Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
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Samba Kiss Man Perfumer`s Workshop
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Samba for Men Perfumer`s Workshop
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Crown Imperial The Crown Perfumery Co.
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Living Lavender Esperienze Olfattive
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Hermessence Brin de Reglisse Hermes
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Collezione Privata Blu di Provenza Pal Zileri
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Herve Leger Intrigue Homme Avon
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Gaia Botanical Perfume Esscentual Alchemy
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Rocky Man White Jeanne Arthes
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Black Fleece White Cologne Brooks Brothers
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Fleurs de Bois Miller Harris
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Oxford & Cambridge Czech & Speake
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Gendarme 20 Gendarme
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Lovender Ayala Moriel
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Albi Laura Tonatto
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Tres Nuit Armaf
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Cuba Grey Cuba Paris
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Yatra Aveda
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Lavender Thymes
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Razeen Syed Junaid Alam
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Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
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Le Male Capitaine Collector Jean Paul Gaultier
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Carlo Corinto Rouge Carlo Corinto
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Caesars Man Emperor Caesars World
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M de Bourbon Princesse Marina De Bourbon
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Le Male Terrible Shaker Limited Editon Jean Paul Gaultier
1.3336046210343
Vintage Naturals 2009 Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Mustang Man Maurer & Wirtz
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Le Beau Male Capitaine Collector Jean Paul Gaultier
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Axis pour Homme Sense of Space Creations
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Camera Max Deville
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UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
1.3334959726206
English Lavander Caswell Massey
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