Lavender

Group: FLOWERS

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

 

 

 


 

 

Lavender Perfumes

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La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.5067669771515
Encens et Lavande Serge Lutens
1.5031048483401
Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
1.5026271793647
4711 Acqua Colonia Lavender & Thyme Maurer & Wirtz
1.5018310644057
Ma Cherie O Boticario
1.5013135896824
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5013135896824
Organic Certified Lavender Fragrance L`Occitane en Provence
1.5011145609426
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5009553379508
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
1.5009155322029
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
1.5006766977151
Lavender Floris
1.5006766977151
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5006368919672
Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
1.5005970862193
UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
1.5005174747234
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.5004378632274
Lavender Marks and Spencer
1.5003980574795
Touch for Men Fred Hayman
1.5003582517316
Russkaya Lavanda Novaya Zarya
1.5003184459836
Lavanda L`Occitane en Provence
1.5003184459836
Wild Lavender Melvita
1.5003184459836
Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
1.5002786402357
Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
1.5002786402357
Two Weeks Smell Bent
1.5002388344877
Lavande-Cassis Outremer
1.5002388344877
Lavender Lace Kuumba Made
1.5002388344877
Lavender Natural Scent Apivita
1.5002388344877
Lavender Panier des Sens
1.5002388344877
Lavender Avon
1.5002388344877
Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5002388344877
Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
1.5001990287397
Eau de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5001592229918
Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5001592229918
Agua de Alfazema Companhia da Terra
1.5001592229918
Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
1.5001592229918
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.5001592229918
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5001194172439
French Vanilla Lavender ActivESSENCE
1.5001194172439
Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
1.5001194172439
Lavender Caswell Massey
1.5001194172439
Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
1.5000796114959
Rastro Rastro
1.5000796114959
Luxury Lavender Water Taylor of Old Bond Street
1.5000796114959
Lavanda Natural Companhia da Terra
1.5000796114959
Hesperide Patyka
1.5000796114959
Lavande Norma Kamali
1.5000796114959
Black Market Shirley May
1.5000796114959
Baby Lavanda Johnson & Johnson's
1.5000796114959
Sinyaya Lavanda Novaya Zarya
1.5000796114959
Lavender Durance en Provence
1.500039805748
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.500039805748
Les Lavandes Lothantique
1.500039805748
Adventure Sports Style Parfum
1.500039805748
Carib - Spiriti del Tabacco Segreti di Lucca
1.500039805748
Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
1.500039805748
Bleu Parfums et Senteurs du Pays Basque
1.500039805748
Floral Water Lavender Melvita
1.500039805748
Cologne Nocturne Le Galion
1.500039805748
Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
1.500039805748
Lavande Envoutante Florame
1.500039805748
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.500039805748
The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
1.5
The Secret Garden Ravenscourt Apothecary
1.5
Bulgarian Lavender Saint Charles Shave
1.5
Brisas Desejo de Lavanda Eudora
1.5
Finestrella Borsari
1.5
Lider Egoist Christine Lavoisier Parfums
1.5
In Vogue Patrizia Pepe
1.5
Boti O Boticario
1.5
Varens Lavande Ulric de Varens
1.5
Água refrescante Banho de Lavanda Avatim
1.5
No. 01 Provencal Ete Frau Tonis Parfum
1.5
American Crew Sport American Crew
1.5
Le Pret-a-Parfumer Couture Yang: Oriental Wood Parfum Sur Mesure
1.5
Timeless Lavender The Merchant of Venice
1.5
L'Eau de Riô Ipanema L`Eau de Riô
1.5
Lavanda Victor
1.5
Eau de Cologne Lavande Inessance
1.5
Eau de Provence Cattier
1.5
Hallmark Lentheric
1.5
English Lavender Harvey Prince
1.5
Vert Mauá
1.5
Carícia Alfaroma
1.5
Dagger Night Dina Cosmetics
1.5
Knackered Cow Cowshed
1.5
Petr Prudence Paris
1.5
Fire Inubi
1.5
Petite Lavanda Chlorophylla
1.5
Astrolab Biosea
1.5
Insolite Parfums de la Bastide
1.5
Lavande de Provence Mahogany
1.499960194252
Old English Lavender Rose & Co Manchester
1.499960194252
Seiva de Alfazema Phebo
1.499960194252
Acqua by Armand Dupree Fuller Cosmetics®
1.499960194252
The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
1.4996815540164
Loriani Testa Maura
1.4858988196004
Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
1.4787386689754
Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
1.4733176399172
Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
1.470588
Dlya Muzhchin Novaya Zarya
1.4697849494467
Lavender Woods of Windsor
1.4694266977151
Cuba Grey Cuba Paris
1.4690286402357
Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
1.4689490287397
Calming Lavender Taylor of London
1.468538114959
Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.4676621436988
Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4676223379508
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.461577805748
Lavender L`acqua Di Fiori
1.4615727403073
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.4592883379508
Panama Panama 1924
1.4564523092111
Black Suede Essential Avon
1.4548634459836
Night Spice Shulton Company
1.4547042229918
Agua de Lavanda Phebo
1.4546644172439
Perfetto Uomo Bi-es
1.4534931932171
Twilight Lush
1.4534832517316
Alfazema Provençal Phebo
1.4530688344877
Water Bath Lavender Natura
1.4445634172439
Jeans Pour Homme Roccobarocco
1.4434032725102
Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
1.4428055460553
Woods 2010 Edition Abercrombie & Fitch
1.4421550862193
1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
1.4367222517316
Rocky Man White Jeanne Arthes
1.4362558126742
Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
1.4357345460553
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.4340096977151
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
1.4336912517316
Gendarme 20 Gendarme
1.4318904747234
Lavander Spa Yardley
1.4288098344877
Fougere Murdock London
1.4288098344877
Lavender Oriflame
1.4287700287398
Blue Caviar Axis
1.4287302229918
Scout West Third Brand
1.4287302229918
Musk Massilia No.2 Abdul Karim Al Faransi
1.4287302229918
Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
1.4286904172439
French Cade Lavender Voluspa
1.4286506114959
Champ d'Influence Les EAUX Primordiales
1.4286506114959
Provence La Facon
1.428610805748
Lavanda Sensual Natura
1.428571
Last Seduction Grasse Au Parfum
1.428571
Eibi Chlorophylla
1.4231718919672
Lavender & Coriander Jo Malone
1.4203501436988
Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4180203954303
Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
1.4149524459836
Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
1.4120834459836
Sonas Fragrances of Ireland
1.4120436402356
1445 Castle Forbes
1.4102340574795
Lavander Bronnley
1.4092502229918
Agua de Lavanda Agua de Sevilla
1.4056880069262
Bucoliques de Provence L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4022293736168
Thaty O Boticario
1.4003980574795
Lavanda Ach. Brito
1.4003980574795
Dulce de Lavanda King`s Palace Perfumery

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