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
1.5065587210494
Encens et Lavande Serge Lutens
1.5065587210494
Twilight Lush
1.5044408007105
Woods Abercrombie & Fitch
1.5043041606887
Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
1.5035526405684
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.5021862403498
Organic Certified Lavender Fragrance L`Occitane en Provence
1.5021179203389
4711 Acqua Colonia Lavender & Thyme Maurer & Wirtz
1.5016396802623
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
1.5014347202296
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5014347202296
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5011614401858
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
1.5011614401858
Mexx Man Mexx
1.5010931201749
1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
1.5008881601421
Benessere Notte Collistar
1.5008198401312
Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.5007515201202
Lavender Floris
1.5006832001093
Black Suede Essential Avon
1.5006832001093
Wild Lavender Melvita
1.5006148800984
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.5004782400765
GMV Uomo GianMarco Venturi
1.5004099200656
Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5004099200656
Brass and Bulldog Botanical Cologne Esscentual Alchemy
1.5003416000547
Calming Lavender Taylor of London
1.5003416000547
Russian Lavender Novaya Zarya
1.5003416000547
Lavande-Cassis Outremer
1.5003416000547
Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance de Provence
1.5003416000547
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5002732800437
Blue Caviar Sense of Space Creations
1.5002732800437
Blue Lavender Acca Kappa
1.5002732800437
UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
1.5002049600328
Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
1.5002049600328
Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
1.5001366400219
Lavande Norma Kamali
1.5001366400219
Night Spice Shulton Company
1.5001366400219
Soulmate Men s.Oliver
1.5001366400219
Lavender Durance de Provence
1.5001366400219
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5001366400219
Hesperide Patyka
1.5001366400219
Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
1.5000683200109
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5000683200109
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5000683200109
Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
1.5000683200109
Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
1.5000683200109
MCM Black Silver Mode Creation Munich
1.5000683200109
Offrez-lui Galimard
1.5
Le Pret-a-Parfumer Couture Yang: Oriental Wood Parfum Sur Mesure
1.5
The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
1.5
Altruism Ayala Moriel
1.4999316799891
The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
1.4997267199563
Gucci Guilty Studs Pour Homme Gucci
1.4995217599235
Loriani Testa Maura
1.4915534804263
Ma Cherie O Boticario
1.4912796074332
Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
1.4714078401312
Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
1.4618112800437
Lavande & Vetiver Jeanne en Provence
1.4613412406231
Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
1.4552282001093
Panama Panama 1924
1.4550232400765
Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
1.4515030402405
Lavender Woods of Windsor
1.4499840002733
Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
1.4468588406777
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.4451272001093
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.4412980802077
Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4375683200109
Acqua Lavanda Pop O Boticario
1.4332309219102
Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4304839603061
Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
1.4291175600874
Le Coupe Lomani
1.4286393200109
Fig and Lavender Durance de Provence
1.4279996006012
Thaty O Boticario
1.4183066802623
Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4164790807543
Vanilla Lavender Lavanila Laboratories
1.4125848401312
Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
1.4079535600874
Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
1.4060804809729
Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
1.4008198401312
Solliden for Him Oriflame
1.4004782400765
Black Fleece White Cologne Brooks Brothers
1.4001366400219
Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume
1.4001366400219
Acqua Sonhos O Boticario
1.4001366400219
Patchouly Lavandula Teufels Kuche
1.4000683200109
Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
1.4
Incense Lavender Compagnie de Provence
1.3935402001093
Herve Leger Intrigue Homme Avon
1.3891622800437
Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
1.3862546802623
Pure Instict David & Victoria Beckham
1.3778719206121
Lavande 44 Rania J
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Bijan Style Men Bijan
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Yatra Aveda
1.3756832001093
Lavander Bronnley
1.3755465600874
Suivez-Moi Fragonard
1.3753416000547
Mahyouba Rasasi
1.3752732800437
Touch for Men Fred Hayman
1.3751366400219
Esprit de Versailles for Him Esprit de Versailles
1.3751366400219
Five Step Waltz DS & Durga
1.3750683200109
Lavande DSH Perfumes
1.3696640010931
Hermessence Brin de Reglisse Hermes
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Impact Pour Un Homme Caron
1.3668470405138
Signature Story for Him David & Victoria Beckham
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Oxford & Cambridge Czech & Speake
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Gris Clair Serge Lutens
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English Fern Penhaligon`s
1.3541707601968
Spigo Odori
1.3484408800984
Cardamomum Parfums Berdoues
1.3482359200656
Gendarme 20 Gendarme
1.3442641204482
Pure Lavender Azzaro
1.3432669200656
Les Fleurs: Lavande Molinard
1.3429936400219
Lovender Ayala Moriel
1.3412458401312
Albi Laura Tonatto
1.3351776402951
Collezione Privata Blu di Provenza Pal Zileri
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Cuba Grey Cuba Paris
1.3338795600874
Carlo Corinto Rouge Carlo Corinto
1.3338112400765
Caesars Man Emperor Caesars World
1.3338112400765
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
1.3337429200656
M de Bourbon Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.3336746000547
Vintage Naturals 2009 Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.3336746000547
Le Male Terrible Shaker Limited Editon Jean Paul Gaultier
1.3336746000547
Verbena and Lavender de Provence Crabtree & Evelyn
1.3334696400219
l'Herbe Rouge Ayala Moriel
1.3334696400219
Nurture Intelligent Nutrients
1.333333
Eau de Provence Cattier
1.333333
Cafeina pour Homme Cafe Parfums
1.333333
Felix Navidad Smell Bent
1.3285522001093
Luberon Maria Candida Gentile
1.3270747270616
Luna Rossa Prada
1.3245972800437
Garden MCMC Fragrances
1.3233325201202
Lavander Spa Yardley
1.3225221201749
Vera Roxana Illuminated Perfume
1.3203995220332
Fourreau Noir Serge Lutens
1.3185077202296
Black Pearl Lush
1.3162672400765
Josephine JoAnne Bassett
1.3160622800437
Acqua Lavanda Sedução O Boticario
1.3133881601421
Kiki Voile d`Extrait Vero Profumo
1.3121592274373
Egoiste Platinum Chanel
1.311343244449
Cuba Gold Cuba Paris
1.3102198404045
Samba for Men Perfumer`s Workshop
1.309098881943
Fahrenheit Dior
1.3085558228462
Dior Homme Intense Dior
1.3079550402405
Azzaro Aqua Verde Azzaro
1.3078969600328
Animale Black Animale
1.3078969600328
Forum Lavanda Tufi Duek
1.3078801634215
A Taste of Heaven By Kilian
1.3060560002733
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3046212800437
Aqua Aromatica Lavande Florascent
1.3014347202296
Luna Rossa 34th America`s Cup Limited Edition Prada
1.3008198401312
Lavander Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.3004782400765
Royale Ambree Legrain
1.3002049600328
Tommy Summer Cologne 2012 Tommy Hilfiger
1.3001366400219
Acqua Bebê O Boticario
1.3001366400219
Original Police
1.3001366400219
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