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
1.5042610885144
Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
1.503421783201
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
1.5016786106269
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
1.5016140486797
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5012912389438
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5011621150494
Mexx Man Mexx
1.501032991155
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
1.501032991155
Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.5008393053134
Benessere Notte Collistar
1.5007747433663
Lavender Floris
1.5006456194719
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.5006456194719
Wild Lavender Melvita
1.5006456194719
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.5005810575247
Black Suede Essential Avon
1.5004519336303
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5003873716831
Night Spice Shulton Company
1.5003873716831
Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5003873716831
Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
1.5003873716831
Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
1.5003873716831
Brass and Bulldog Botanical Cologne Esscentual Alchemy
1.5003228097359
Calming Lavender Taylor of London
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Russian Lavender Novaya Zarya
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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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Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
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Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
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Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
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Offrez-lui Galimard
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Hesperide Patyka
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Lavande Norma Kamali
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Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
1.5001291238944
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5001291238944
MCM Black Silver Mode Creation Munich
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Lavender Durance en Provence
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Soulmate Men s.Oliver
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The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
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Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
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Lavender Elizabeth W
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Lavender Elizabeth W
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Le Pret-a-Parfumer Couture Yang: Oriental Wood Parfum Sur Mesure
1.5
Altruism Ayala Moriel
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The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
1.4998063141584
Gucci Guilty Studs Pour Homme Gucci
1.4994835044225
Loriani Testa Maura
1.4970884205565
Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
1.4916006017819
Ma Cherie O Boticario
1.4713627433663
Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
1.4697420708245
Twilight Lush
1.4619899336303
Lavande & Vetiver Jeanne en Provence
1.4612561548841
Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
1.4553843053134
Panama Panama 1924
1.4549969336303
Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
1.4514203628381
Lavender Woods of Windsor
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Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
1.4468195265672
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.4455415531022
1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
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GMV Uomo GianMarco Venturi
1.4375645619472
Acqua Lavanda Pop O Boticario
1.4322802843308
Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
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Le Coupe Lomani
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Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
1.4281157168313
Thaty O Boticario
1.4254686769966
Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4182810486797
Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4167362699335
Vanilla Lavender Lavanila Laboratories
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Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
1.4079880575247
Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
1.4058751371941
Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
1.4007747433663
Solliden for Him Oriflame
1.4001291238944
Acqua Sonhos O Boticario
1.4001291238944
Patchouly Lavandula Teufels Kuche
1.4001291238944
Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume
1.4000645619472
Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
1.4
Black Line Arno Sorel
1.3892118097359
Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
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Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
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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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Five Step Waltz D.S. & Durga
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Esprit de Versailles for Him Esprit de Versailles
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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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Samba Kiss Man Perfumer`s Workshop
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Lavande 44 Rania J
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Herve Leger Intrigue Homme Avon
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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
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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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Cuba Grey Cuba Paris
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Cuba Magnum Gold Cuba Paris
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Carlo Corinto Rouge Carlo Corinto
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Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
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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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UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
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Vintage Naturals 2009 Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Le Male Terrible Shaker Limited Editon Jean Paul Gaultier
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Incense Lavender Compagnie de Provence
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Camera Max Deville
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Nurture Intelligent Nutrients
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l'Herbe Rouge Ayala Moriel
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Eau de Provence Cattier
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Felix Navidad Smell Bent
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Cafeina pour Homme Cafe Parfums
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Lavander Spa Yardley
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Vera Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Burning Barbershop D.S. & Durga
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Black Pearl Lush
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Ed Hardy Skulls & Roses for Him Christian Audigier
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Bijan Style Men Bijan
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Dior Homme Intense Dior
1.3163700575247
Josephine JoAnne Bassett
1.3163383055071
Luna Rossa Prada
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Acqua Lavanda Sedução O Boticario
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Cuba Gold Cuba Paris
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Samba for Men Perfumer`s Workshop
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Arrogant English Laundry
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Egoiste Platinum Chanel
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Fahrenheit Dior
1.3080148097359
Forum Lavanda Tufi Duek
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Azzaro Aqua Verde Azzaro
1.3058974867325
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3046062477888
Aqua Aromatica Lavande Florascent
1.3038211018142
Lavandula Penhaligon`s
1.3012266769966
Luna Rossa 34th America`s Cup Limited Edition Prada
1.3007101814191
Lavender Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.3005164955775
Shaman Arno Sorel
1.3004519336303
Royale Ambree Legrain
1.3003942655433
Fourreau Noir Serge Lutens
1.3003138938602
Green Tea Lavender Elizabeth Arden

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