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
1.5042759961127
Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
1.5034337544542
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
1.5016844833171
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
1.5015549076774
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5012957563978
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.501166180758
Mexx Man Mexx
1.5010366051182
Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.5010366051182
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
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Benessere Notte Collistar
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Lavender Floris
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Wild Lavender Melvita
1.5006478781989
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.5006478781989
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.500583090379
Black Suede Essential Avon
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Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5003887269193
Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5003887269193
Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
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Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
1.5003887269193
Night Spice Shulton Company
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Brass and Bulldog Botanical Cologne Esscentual Alchemy
1.5003239390994
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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Offrez-lui Galimard
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Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
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Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5001295756398
Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
1.5001295756398
Lavande Norma Kamali
1.5001295756398
MCM Black Silver Mode Creation Munich
1.5001295756398
Lavender Durance en Provence
1.5001295756398
Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
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Soulmate Men s.Oliver
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Hesperide Patyka
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Lavender Elizabeth W
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Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
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Lavender Elizabeth W
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The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
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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
1.4998056365403
Gucci Guilty Studs Pour Homme Gucci
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Loriani Testa Maura
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Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
1.4916100884354
Ma Cherie O Boticario
1.4713654538387
Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
1.4697642063492
Twilight Lush
1.4619915147392
Lavande & Vetiver Jeanne en Provence
1.4612694813735
Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
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Panama Panama 1924
1.4549985147392
Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
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Lavender Woods of Windsor
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Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
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Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.4455453929381
1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
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GMV Uomo GianMarco Venturi
1.4375647878199
Acqua Lavanda Pop O Boticario
1.4315474917396
Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
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Le Coupe Lomani
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Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
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Thaty O Boticario
1.4254729685779
Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4182866954972
Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4167536621315
Vanilla Lavender Lavanila Laboratories
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Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
1.407990090379
Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
1.40589569161
Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
1.4007774538387
Solliden for Him Oriflame
1.4001295756398
Acqua Sonhos O Boticario
1.4001295756398
Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume
1.4001295756398
Patchouly Lavandula Teufels Kuche
1.4000647878199
Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
1.4
Black Line Arno Sorel
1.3892129390994
Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
1.3889110589569
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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Esprit de Versailles for Him Esprit de Versailles
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Five Step Waltz D.S. & Durga
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Lavande DSH Perfumes
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Impact Pour Un Homme Caron
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Signature Story for Him David & Victoria Beckham
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Gris Clair Serge Lutens
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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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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
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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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Vintage Naturals 2009 Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Le Male Terrible Shaker Limited Editon Jean Paul Gaultier
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UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
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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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Garden MCMC Fragrances
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Lavander Spa Yardley
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Vera Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Black Pearl Lush
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Luna Rossa Prada
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Ed Hardy Skulls & Roses for Him Christian Audigier
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Bijan Style Men Bijan
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Josephine JoAnne Bassett
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Acqua Lavanda Sedução O Boticario
1.3147285889213
Dior Homme Intense Dior
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Cuba Gold Cuba Paris
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Egoiste Platinum Chanel
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Samba for Men Perfumer`s Workshop
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Arrogant English Laundry
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Fahrenheit Dior
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Forum Lavanda Tufi Duek
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Azzaro Aqua Verde Azzaro
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Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
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Aqua Aromatica Lavande Florascent
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Lavandula Penhaligon`s
1.3012309685779
Luna Rossa 34th America`s Cup Limited Edition Prada
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Lavender Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.3005183025591
Shaman Arno Sorel
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Royale Ambree Legrain
1.3004389883382
Fourreau Noir Serge Lutens
1.3002591512796
Tommy Summer Cologne 2012 Tommy Hilfiger
1.3002276857791
Green Tea Lavender Elizabeth Arden

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