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

1.5575603333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.5068968382567
Encens et Lavande Serge Lutens
1.5031991358179
Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
1.5026174747601
4711 Acqua Colonia Lavender & Thyme Maurer & Wirtz
1.5019527192654
Ma Cherie O Boticario
1.5013295109892
Organic Certified Lavender Fragrance L`Occitane en Provence
1.5012464165524
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5010802276788
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5009971332419
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
1.5009140388051
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
1.500706302713
Lavender Floris
1.5006647554946
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5005816610578
Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
1.5005401138394
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.5004154721841
Touch for Men Fred Hayman
1.5003739249657
Russkaya Lavanda Novaya Zarya
1.5003323777473
Wild Lavender Melvita
1.5003323777473
Lavender Marks and Spencer
1.5003323777473
Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
1.5002908305289
Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
1.5002908305289
Lavanda L`Occitane en Provence
1.5002492833105
Lavender Panier des Sens
1.5002492833105
Lavender Natural Scent Apivita
1.5002492833105
Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
1.5002492833105
Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5002492833105
Lavande-Cassis Outremer
1.5002492833105
Two Weeks Smell Bent
1.5002492833105
Water Bath Lavender Natura
1.5002077360921
Lavender Lace Kuumba Made
1.5002077360921
Calming Lavender Taylor of London
1.5001661888737
Agua de Alfazema Companhia da Terra
1.5001661888737
Lavender Avon
1.5001661888737
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.5001661888737
Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
1.5001661888737
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5001246416552
Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
1.5001246416552
Lavender Caswell Massey
1.5001246416552
Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
1.5000830944368
Lavanda Natural Companhia da Terra
1.5000830944368
Sinyaya Lavanda Novaya Zarya
1.5000830944368
French Vanilla Lavender ActivESSENCE
1.5000830944368
Lavande Norma Kamali
1.5000830944368
Rastro Rastro
1.5000830944368
Adventure Sports Style Parfum
1.5000830944368
Black Market Shirley May
1.5000830944368
Luxury Lavender Water Taylor of Old Bond Street
1.5000830944368
Lavender Durance en Provence
1.5000830944368
Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5000415472184
The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
1.5000415472184
Lavande Envoutante Florame
1.5000415472184
Floral Water Lavender Melvita
1.5000415472184
Les Lavandes Lothantique
1.5000415472184
Carib - Spiriti del Tabacco Segreti di Lucca
1.5000415472184
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5000415472184
Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
1.5000415472184
Cologne Nocturne Le Galion
1.5000415472184
Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
1.5000415472184
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5
Insolite Parfums de la Bastide
1.5
Vert Mauá
1.5
Água refrescante Banho de Lavanda Avatim
1.5
Astrolab Biosea
1.5
Boti O Boticario
1.5
Varens Lavande Ulric de Varens
1.5
Knackered Cow Cowshed
1.5
Eau de Cologne Lavande Inessance
1.5
Hallmark Lentheric
1.5
Baby Lavanda Johnson & Johnson's
1.5
Petr Prudence Paris
1.5
No. 01 Provencal Ete Frau Tonis Parfum
1.5
Brisas Desejo de Lavanda Eudora
1.5
L'Eau de Riô Ipanema L`Eau de Riô
1.5
Bulgarian Lavender Saint Charles Shave
1.5
The Secret Garden Ravenscourt Apothecary
1.5
Fire Inubi
1.5
Lider Egoist Christine Lavoisier Parfums
1.5
Lavanda Victor
1.5
Dagger Night Dina Cosmetics
1.5
Hesperide Patyka
1.5
Eau de Provence Cattier
1.5
Carícia Alfaroma
1.5
English Lavender Harvey Prince
1.5
American Crew Sport American Crew
1.5
Le Pret-a-Parfumer Couture Yang: Oriental Wood Parfum Sur Mesure
1.5
Petite Lavanda Chlorophylla
1.5
In Vogue Patrizia Pepe
1.5
Finestrella Borsari
1.4999584527816
Acqua by Armand Dupree Fuller Cosmetics®
1.4999584527816
The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
1.4999584527816
Old English Lavender Rose & Co Manchester
1.4999584527816
Seiva de Alfazema Phebo
1.4996676222527
Loriani Testa Maura
1.4871092082762
UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
1.4860259469442
Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
1.4836653777473
Alfazema Provençal Phebo
1.478759566621
Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
1.4727578212639
Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
1.470588
Dlya Muzhchin Novaya Zarya
1.4699133221156
Lavender Woods of Windsor
1.4694978499314
Cuba Grey Cuba Paris
1.4690408305289
Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
1.4677056804603
Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4675810388051
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.4616117968756
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.4615795472184
Lavender L`acqua Di Fiori
1.4592885860235
Panama Panama 1924
1.4577246610578
1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
1.4568959249657
Rocky Man White Jeanne Arthes
1.4563607554946
Black Suede Essential Avon
1.4546696416552
Agua de Lavanda Phebo
1.4546696416552
Perfetto Uomo Bi-es
1.4535673272674
Twilight Lush
1.4447763777473
Night Spice Shulton Company
1.4447763777473
Azzaro Pour Homme Limited Edition 2016 Azzaro
1.4445686416552
Jeans Pour Homme Roccobarocco
1.4429709857493
Woods 2010 Edition Abercrombie & Fitch
1.4414258499314
Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.4361956054261
Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
1.4358999857493
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.4339562082762
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
1.4337069249657
Gendarme 20 Gendarme
1.4336392884623
Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
1.4319131138394
Lavander Spa Yardley
1.4288202833105
Fougere Murdock London
1.4287787360921
Blue Caviar Axis
1.4287371888737
Agua de Lavanda Agua de Sevilla
1.4287371888737
Musk Massilia No.2 Abdul Karim Al Faransi
1.4287371888737
Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
1.4287371888737
Lavender Oriflame
1.4286956416552
Scout West Third Brand
1.4286956416552
French Cade Lavender Voluspa
1.4286540944368
Champ d'Influence Les EAUX Primordiales
1.4286125472184
Lavanda Sensual Natura
1.428571
Eibi Chlorophylla
1.428571
Provence La Facon
1.4225397554946
Lavender & Coriander Jo Malone
1.4210945472184
Black John Player Special
1.4203521332419
Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4179549637708
Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
1.4149663777473
Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
1.4128036804603
Bucoliques de Provence L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4120973777473
Sonas Fragrances of Ireland
1.4119311888737
1445 Castle Forbes
1.4102514721841
Lavander Bronnley
1.4007304747601
Thaty O Boticario
1.4004154721841
Dulce de Lavanda King`s Palace Perfumery
1.4004154721841
Lavanda Ach. Brito
1.4002077360921
Aspen Discovery Coty
1.4000830944368
Yvonne LaFleur Yvonne LaFLeur
1.4000830944368
Vertigo Milano Ga-De

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