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
1.5038281821764
Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
1.5032652142093
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
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4711 Acqua Colonia Lavender & Thyme Maurer & Wirtz
1.5018014974948
Organic Certified Lavender Fragrance L`Occitane en Provence
1.5015763103079
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5014637167145
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
1.5010696391375
Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.5010133423408
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5009007487474
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
1.5008444519507
Black Suede Essential Avon
1.500788155154
Lavender Floris
1.5007318583573
Benessere Notte Collistar
1.5006755615605
VIP Life for Him Esprit
1.5006755615605
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.5005629679671
Wild Lavender Melvita
1.5005629679671
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.5005629679671
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5005066711704
Ashlemah Bvlgari
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Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
1.5004503743737
Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5003377807803
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.5003377807803
Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
1.5003377807803
Water Bath Lavender Natura
1.5002814839836
Lavande-Cassis Outremer
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Alfazema Provençal Phebo
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Blue Caviar Sense of Space Creations
1.5002814839836
Calming Lavender Taylor of London
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Russian Lavender Novaya Zarya
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Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
1.5001688903901
Carib - Spiriti del Tabacco Segreti di Lucca
1.5001688903901
Best Lomani
1.5001688903901
Blue Lavender Novaya Zarya
1.5001688903901
Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
1.5001688903901
Offrez-lui Galimard
1.5001688903901
UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
1.5001688903901
Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
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Azul Marine Natura
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Jacques Zolty Jacques Zolty
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Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
1.5001125935934
Lavanda Natural Companhia da Terra
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Hesperide Patyka
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Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Lavender Durance en Provence
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Lavande Norma Kamali
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Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Man Esprit
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The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
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Derby Club House Armaf
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Lavender Elizabeth W
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Lavender Elizabeth W
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Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
1.5000562967967
Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
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
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The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
1.4999437032033
Gucci Guilty Studs Pour Homme Gucci
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Loriani Testa Maura
1.4916548758093
Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
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Ma Cherie O Boticario
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Mexx Man Mexx
1.4741906711704
Lavande & Vetiver Jeanne en Provence
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Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
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Twilight Lush
1.467455155154
Panama Panama 1924
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Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
1.4513511231211
Lavender Woods of Windsor
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Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
1.4464511821764
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.4454010455441
1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
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Night Spice Shulton Company
1.437894077577
GMV Uomo GianMarco Venturi
1.4376125935934
Acqua Lavanda Pop O Boticario
1.4291902647638
Dulce de Lavanda King`s Palace Perfumery
1.4287961871868
Agua de Lavanda Phebo
1.4286835935934
Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
1.4286835935934
Scout West Third Brand
1.4286835935934
Fougere Murdock London
1.4286272967967
Lavender L`acqua Di Fiori
1.4274509174126
Thaty O Boticario
1.4266326071047
Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
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Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4182433103079
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
1.4079136711704
Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
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Vanilla Lavender Lavanila Laboratories
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Solliden for Him Oriflame
1.4001688903901
Soulmate Men s.Oliver
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Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume
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Patchouly Lavandula Teufels Kuche
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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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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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Incense Lavender Compagnie de Provence
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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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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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Lavande 44 Rania J
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Samba Kiss Man Perfumer`s Workshop
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Samba for Men Perfumer`s Workshop
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Hermessence Brin de Reglisse Hermes
1.3638048903901
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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Rocky Man White Jeanne Arthes
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Black Fleece White Cologne Brooks Brothers
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Fleurs de Bois Miller Harris
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Gendarme 20 Gendarme
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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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English Fern Penhaligon`s
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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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Tres Nuit Armaf
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Razeen Syed Junaid Alam
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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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Carlo Corinto Rouge Carlo Corinto
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Caesars Man Emperor Caesars World
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Le Male Terrible Shaker Limited Editon Jean Paul Gaultier
1.3336707807803
M de Bourbon Princesse Marina De Bourbon
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Mustang Man Maurer & Wirtz
1.3336144839836
Le Beau Male Capitaine Collector Jean Paul Gaultier
1.3336144839836
Vintage Naturals 2009 Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.3335581871868
Axis pour Homme Sense of Space Creations
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Zara Seoul Zara
1.3335018903901
UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
1.3335018903901
English Lavander Caswell Massey
1.3335018903901
Camera Max Deville
1.3334455935934
Paul Smith Extreme Sport Paul Smith
1.3334455935934
Le Male Pin-Up Collectors Edition Jean Paul Gaultier

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