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
1.5037735849057
Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
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Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
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4711 Acqua Colonia Lavender & Thyme Maurer & Wirtz
1.501829616924
Organic Certified Lavender Fragrance L`Occitane en Provence
1.5016009148085
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5014865637507
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
1.5010863350486
Lavanda L`Erbolario
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Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.500914808462
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
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Black Suede Essential Avon
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Lavender Floris
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Benessere Notte Collistar
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VIP Life for Him Esprit
1.5005717552887
Wild Lavender Melvita
1.5005717552887
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.5005717552887
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.5005145797599
Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
1.5005145797599
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5005145797599
Ashlemah Bvlgari
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Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5003430531732
Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
1.5003430531732
Water Bath Lavender Natura
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Lavande-Cassis Outremer
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Blue Caviar Sense of Space Creations
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Alfazema Provençal Phebo
1.5002858776444
Calming Lavender Taylor of London
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Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
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Russian Lavender Novaya Zarya
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Offrez-lui Galimard
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Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
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Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
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Blue Lavender Novaya Zarya
1.5001715265866
Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
1.5001715265866
UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
1.5001715265866
Best Lomani
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Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
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Lavender Durance en Provence
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Hesperide Patyka
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Lavanda Natural Companhia da Terra
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Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Azul Marine Natura
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Lavande Norma Kamali
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Jacques Zolty Jacques Zolty
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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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Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Man Esprit
1.5000571755289
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5000571755289
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5
Altruism Ayala Moriel
1.5
Varens Lavande Ulric de Varens
1.5
Le Pret-a-Parfumer Couture Yang: Oriental Wood Parfum Sur Mesure
1.4999428244711
The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
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Gucci Guilty Studs Pour Homme Gucci
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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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Mexx Man Mexx
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Lavande & Vetiver Jeanne en Provence
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Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
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Twilight Lush
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Panama Panama 1924
1.4566607604345
Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
1.451372212693
Lavender Woods of Windsor
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Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
1.4465109359634
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.4454159839909
1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
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Night Spice Shulton Company
1.4379002287021
GMV Uomo GianMarco Venturi
1.4376143510577
Acqua Lavanda Pop O Boticario
1.4291427552887
Dulce de Lavanda King`s Palace Perfumery
1.4287997021155
Agua de Lavanda Phebo
1.4286853510577
Scout West Third Brand
1.4286853510577
Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
1.4286853510577
Fougere Murdock London
1.4286281755289
Lavender L`acqua Di Fiori
1.4275581806747
Thaty O Boticario
1.4266580903373
Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
1.4261435105775
Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4183250903373
Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
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Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
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Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
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Vanilla Lavender Lavanila Laboratories
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Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
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Solliden for Him Oriflame
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Le Coupe Lomani
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Soulmate Men s.Oliver
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44°N 03°E - Causse Méjean Richard Lüscher Britos
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Acqua Sonhos O Boticario
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Patchouly Lavandula Teufels Kuche
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Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume
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Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
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Les Fleurs: Lavande Molinard
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Eau de Lavande Diptyque
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Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
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Jeans Pour Homme Roccobarocco
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Kiki Voile d`Extrait Vero Profumo
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Verbena and Lavender de Provence Crabtree & Evelyn
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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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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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Hermessence Brin de Reglisse Hermes
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Lavande 44 Rania J
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Samba Kiss Man Perfumer`s Workshop
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Living Lavender Esperienze Olfattive
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Crown Imperial The Crown Perfumery Co.
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Herve Leger Intrigue Homme Avon
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Gaia Botanical Perfume Esscentual Alchemy
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Spigo Odori
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Black Fleece White Cologne Brooks Brothers
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Rocky Man White Jeanne Arthes
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Fleurs de Bois Miller Harris
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Cardamomum Vegetalis Parfums Berdoues
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Gendarme 20 Gendarme
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Mahyouba Rasasi
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Samba for Men Perfumer`s Workshop
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Oxford & Cambridge Czech & Speake
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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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Yatra Aveda
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Cuba Magnum Gold Cuba Paris
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Razeen Syed Junaid Alam
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Carlo Corinto Rouge Carlo Corinto
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Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
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Le Male Capitaine Collector Jean Paul Gaultier
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Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
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Caesars Man Emperor Caesars World
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English Fern Penhaligon`s
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M de Bourbon Princesse Marina De Bourbon
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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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Mustang Man Maurer & Wirtz
1.3336188776444
Le Beau Male Capitaine Collector Jean Paul Gaultier
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Incense Lavender Compagnie de Provence
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Axis pour Homme Sense of Space Creations
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Camera Max Deville
1.3335045265866
UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
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Nurture Intelligent Nutrients
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Le Male Pin-Up Collectors Edition Jean Paul Gaultier
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Paul Smith Extreme Sport Paul Smith

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