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
1.506958383514
Encens et Lavande Serge Lutens
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Woods Abercrombie & Fitch
1.5043489896962
Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
1.5035460992908
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.502207948615
4711 Acqua Colonia Lavender & Thyme Maurer & Wirtz
1.5021410410812
Organic Certified Lavender Fragrance L`Occitane en Provence
1.5016057808109
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
1.5015388732771
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5013381506758
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5012043356082
Mexx Man Mexx
1.5010705205406
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
1.500936705473
Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.5008697979392
Benessere Notte Collistar
1.5007359828717
Lavender Floris
1.5006690753379
Wild Lavender Melvita
1.5006690753379
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.5006690753379
Black Suede Essential Avon
1.5006690753379
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.5004683527365
GMV Uomo GianMarco Venturi
1.5004014452027
Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5004014452027
Brass and Bulldog Botanical Cologne Esscentual Alchemy
1.5003345376689
Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
1.5003345376689
Lavande-Cassis Outremer
1.5003345376689
Calming Lavender Taylor of London
1.5003345376689
Russian Lavender Novaya Zarya
1.5003345376689
UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
1.5003345376689
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5003345376689
Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
1.5002676301352
Blue Lavender Acca Kappa
1.5002676301352
Night Spice Shulton Company
1.5002676301352
Blue Caviar Sense of Space Creations
1.5002007226014
Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
1.5002007226014
Offrez-lui Galimard
1.5002007226014
Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
1.5002007226014
MCM Black Silver Mode Creation Munich
1.5001338150676
Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
1.5001338150676
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5001338150676
Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
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Soulmate Men s.Oliver
1.5001338150676
Hesperide Patyka
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Lavender Durance en Provence
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Lavande Norma Kamali
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Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
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Lavender Elizabeth W
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Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5
Altruism Ayala Moriel
1.5
Le Pret-a-Parfumer Couture Yang: Oriental Wood Parfum Sur Mesure
1.5
The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
1.4999330924662
The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
1.4997323698648
Gucci Guilty Studs Pour Homme Gucci
1.4995316472635
Loriani Testa Maura
1.4915653013515
Ma Cherie O Boticario
1.4892485681788
Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
1.4713908904055
Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
1.4699050307775
Twilight Lush
1.4618056301352
Lavande & Vetiver Jeanne en Provence
1.4613945444935
Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
1.4554147979392
Panama Panama 1924
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Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
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Lavender Woods of Windsor
1.4499486883447
Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
1.4467712670949
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.4455814280744
1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
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Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4375669075338
Acqua Lavanda Pop O Boticario
1.4335799947812
Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4292400753379
Le Coupe Lomani
1.4287048150676
Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
1.4279888218921
Thaty O Boticario
1.4182727808109
Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4125678904055
Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
1.4122243424328
Vanilla Lavender Lavanila Laboratories
1.4079422602703
Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
1.4060885855747
Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
1.4008028904055
Solliden for Him Oriflame
1.4001338150676
Acqua Sonhos O Boticario
1.4001338150676
Patchouly Lavandula Teufels Kuche
1.4001338150676
Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume
1.4000669075338
Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
1.4
Black Line Arno Sorel
1.3935260753379
Herve Leger Intrigue Homme Avon
1.3891566301352
Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
1.3889704109461
Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
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Pure Instict David & Victoria Beckham
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Yatra Aveda
1.3756690753379
Lavander Bronnley
1.3754014452027
Touch for Men Fred Hayman
1.3751338150676
Esprit de Versailles for Him Esprit de Versailles
1.3751338150676
Five Step Waltz DS & Durga
1.3750669075338
Lavande DSH Perfumes
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Impact Pour Un Homme Caron
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Signature Story for Him David & Victoria Beckham
1.3661885376689
Mahyouba Rasasi
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Gris Clair Serge Lutens
1.3639036301352
Samba Kiss Man Perfumer`s Workshop
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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
1.3484950753379
Cardamomum Vegetalis Parfums Berdoues
1.3482943527365
Gendarme 20 Gendarme
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Pure Lavender Azzaro
1.3432584452027
Les Fleurs: Lavande Molinard
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Lovender Ayala Moriel
1.341362705473
Albi Laura Tonatto
1.3351395034123
Collezione Privata Blu di Provenza Pal Zileri
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Cuba Grey Cuba Paris
1.3338682602703
Carlo Corinto Rouge Carlo Corinto
1.3338682602703
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
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Caesars Man Emperor Caesars World
1.3337344452027
M de Bourbon Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.3337344452027
Verbena and Lavender de Provence Crabtree & Evelyn
1.3336675376689
Le Male Terrible Shaker Limited Editon Jean Paul Gaultier
1.3336675376689
Vintage Naturals 2009 Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.3335337226014
Camera Max Deville
1.3334668150676
l'Herbe Rouge Ayala Moriel
1.3334668150676
Nurture Intelligent Nutrients
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Eau de Provence Cattier
1.333333
Felix Navidad Smell Bent
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Cafeina pour Homme Cafe Parfums
1.3246585376689
Garden MCMC Fragrances
1.3233169828717
Lavander Spa Yardley
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Vera Roxana Illuminated Perfume
1.320711955172
Luna Rossa Prada
1.3204044314198
Fourreau Noir Serge Lutens
1.3184780582096
Black Pearl Lush
1.3173947808109
Bijan Style Men Bijan
1.3173380068246
Ed Hardy Skulls & Roses for Him Christian Audigier
1.3162573527365
Josephine JoAnne Bassett
1.3160566301352
Acqua Lavanda Sedução O Boticario
1.3139050582096
Lavender Martini Demeter Fragrance
1.313771243142
Kiki Voile d`Extrait Vero Profumo
1.3127294476114
Dior Homme Intense Dior
1.3112367189884
Cuba Gold Cuba Paris
1.3107593036264
Egoiste Platinum Chanel
1.3103013938177
Samba for Men Perfumer`s Workshop
1.3096894399839
Fahrenheit Dior
1.3079596301352
Forum Lavanda Tufi Duek
1.3079239657433
Azzaro Aqua Verde Azzaro
1.3079064108123
A Taste of Heaven By Kilian
1.3059537808109
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3046156301352
Aqua Aromatica Lavande Florascent
1.3034486848655
Lavandula Penhaligon`s
1.3014050582096
Luna Rossa 34th America`s Cup Limited Edition Prada
1.3007359828717
Lavender Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.3005352602703
Shaman Arno Sorel
1.3004683527365
Royale Ambree Legrain

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