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
1.5017461802307
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
1.5009978172747
Lavanda L`Erbolario
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Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
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Lavender Floris
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Benessere Notte Collistar
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Black Suede Essential Avon
1.5006236357967
VIP Life for Him Esprit
1.5006236357967
Wild Lavender Melvita
1.5006236357967
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.500561272217
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.5004989086374
Ashlemah Bvlgari
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Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.500374181478
Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
1.500374181478
Brass and Bulldog Botanical Cologne Esscentual Alchemy
1.500374181478
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Night Spice Shulton Company
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Calming Lavender Taylor of London
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UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
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Lavande-Cassis Outremer
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Blue Caviar Sense of Space Creations
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Russian Lavender Novaya Zarya
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Water Bath Lavender Natura
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Offrez-lui Galimard
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Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
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Alfazema Provençal Phebo
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Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
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Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
1.500187090739
44°N 03°E - Causse Méjean Richard Lüscher Britos
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Azul Marine Natura
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Lavande Norma Kamali
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Hesperide Patyka
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Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Man Esprit
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Lavanda Natural Companhia da Terra
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Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
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Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Soulmate Men s.Oliver
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Lavender Durance en Provence
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Best Lomani
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Lavender Elizabeth W
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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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Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.5
Le Pret-a-Parfumer Couture Yang: Oriental Wood Parfum Sur Mesure
1.5
Altruism Ayala Moriel
1.5
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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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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Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
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Lavande & Vetiver Jeanne en Provence
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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
1.4466766326785
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
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1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
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GMV Uomo GianMarco Venturi
1.4375623635797
Acqua Lavanda Pop O Boticario
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Dulce de Lavanda King`s Palace Perfumery
1.4291946357967
Le Coupe Lomani
1.4288204543187
Agua de Lavanda Phebo
1.4286957271593
Scout West Third Brand
1.4286957271593
Fougere Murdock London
1.4286957271593
Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
1.4286333635797
Lavender L`acqua Di Fiori
1.4279214512005
Thaty O Boticario
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Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4254269080137
Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4182260894917
Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
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Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
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Vanilla Lavender Lavanila Laboratories
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Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
1.400748362956
Solliden for Him Oriflame
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Lavanda & Algodao Mahogany
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Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume
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Acqua Sonhos O Boticario
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Patchouly Lavandula Teufels Kuche
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Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
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Eau de Lavande Diptyque
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Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
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Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
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Jeans Pour Homme Roccobarocco
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Kiki Voile d`Extrait Vero Profumo
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Lavander Bronnley
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Touch for Men Fred Hayman
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Esprit de Versailles for Him Esprit de Versailles
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Five Step Waltz D.S. & Durga
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Zara Seoul Zara
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Lavande DSH Perfumes
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Gris Clair Serge Lutens
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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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Lavande 44 Rania J
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Samba Kiss Man Perfumer`s Workshop
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Crown Imperial The Crown Perfumery Co.
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Herve Leger Intrigue Homme Avon
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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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Fleurs de Bois Miller Harris
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Oxford & Cambridge Czech & Speake
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Garden MCMC Fragrances
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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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Yatra Aveda
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Cuba Grey Cuba Paris
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Cuba Magnum Gold Cuba Paris
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Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
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Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
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Carlo Corinto Rouge Carlo Corinto
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Verbena and Lavender de Provence Crabtree & Evelyn
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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 Beau Male Capitaine Collector Jean Paul Gaultier
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Le Male Terrible Shaker Limited Editon Jean Paul Gaultier
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Vintage Naturals 2009 Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Incense Lavender Compagnie de Provence
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Camera Max Deville
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UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
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Le Male Capitaine Collector Jean Paul Gaultier
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Living Lavender Esperienze Olfattive
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l'Herbe Rouge Ayala Moriel
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Nurture Intelligent Nutrients
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1445 Castle Forbes
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Vespa for Him Vespa
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Paul Smith Extreme Sport Paul Smith
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Komandors (Knight Commander) Dzintars
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Cafeina pour Homme Cafe Parfums
1.333333
Felix Navidad Smell Bent
1.333333
Eau de Cologne Fraicheur Lavande C. Darvin

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