Lavender

Group: FLOWERS

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

 

 

 


 

 

Lavender Perfumes

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La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.5069472457532
Encens et Lavande Serge Lutens
1.5031822867644
Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
1.5025996145399
4711 Acqua Colonia Lavender & Thyme Maurer & Wirtz
1.5020169423154
Ma Cherie O Boticario
1.501434270091
Organic Certified Lavender Fragrance L`Occitane en Provence
1.5012101653893
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5011653444489
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5010308816279
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
1.5008067769262
Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.5007619559858
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
1.5007619559858
Lavender Floris
1.5007171350455
Benessere Notte Collistar
1.5006274931648
Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
1.5006274931648
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5004930303438
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.5004482094034
Lavender Marks and Spencer
1.5004033884631
Lavanda L`Occitane en Provence
1.5003585675227
Touch for Men Fred Hayman
1.5003585675227
Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
1.5003585675227
Russkaya Lavanda Novaya Zarya
1.5003585675227
Wild Lavender Melvita
1.5003137465824
Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
1.5002689256421
Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5002689256421
Lavande-Cassis Outremer
1.5002689256421
Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
1.5002689256421
Water Bath Lavender Natura
1.5002241047017
Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
1.5002241047017
Calming Lavender Taylor of London
1.5001792837614
Alfazema Provençal Phebo
1.5001792837614
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5001792837614
Agua de Alfazema Companhia da Terra
1.5001792837614
Miss Cotton Musk Ulric de Varens
1.5001792837614
Lavender Natural Scent Apivita
1.5001792837614
Lavender Avon
1.5001792837614
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.500134462821
Lavender Caswell Massey
1.500134462821
Lavanda Ach. Brito
1.500134462821
Lavender Lace Kuumba Made
1.500134462821
Tobacco Portland General Store
1.500134462821
Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
1.500134462821
Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
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Lomani Original Lomani
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Lavande Norma Kamali
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Lavender Durance en Provence
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Luxury Lavender Water Taylor of Old Bond Street
1.5000896418807
Sinyaya Lavanda Novaya Zarya
1.5000896418807
Lavanda Natural Companhia da Terra
1.5000448209403
Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
1.5000448209403
Rastro Rastro
1.5000448209403
Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
1.5000448209403
The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
1.5000448209403
Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Man Esprit
1.5000448209403
Floral Water Lavender Melvita
1.5000448209403
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5000448209403
Black Market Shirley May
1.5000448209403
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5000448209403
Knackered Cow Cowshed
1.5000448209403
Carib - Spiriti del Tabacco Segreti di Lucca
1.5000448209403
Two Weeks Smell Bent
1.5000448209403
Lavande Envoutante Florame
1.5
The Secret Garden Ravenscourt Apothecary
1.5
Fire Inubi
1.5
Eau de Provence Cattier
1.5
Hesperide Patyka
1.5
Eau de Cologne Lavande Inessance
1.5
In Vogue Patrizia Pepe
1.5
Le Pret-a-Parfumer Couture Yang: Oriental Wood Parfum Sur Mesure
1.5
L'Eau de Riô Ipanema L`Eau de Riô
1.5
Varens Lavande Ulric de Varens
1.5
Seiva de Alfazema Phebo
1.5
Petr Prudence Paris
1.5
Brisas Desejo de Lavanda Eudora
1.5
English Lavender Harvey Prince
1.5
Les Lavandes Lothantique
1.5
Astrolab Biosea
1.5
Dlya Muzhchin Novaya Zarya
1.5
American Crew Sport American Crew
1.5
No. 01 Provencal Ete Frau Tonis Parfum
1.5
Baby Lavanda Johnson & Johnson's
1.5
Lavanda Victor
1.5
Bulgarian Lavender Saint Charles Shave
1.5
Boti O Boticario
1.5
Água refrescante Banho de Lavanda Avatim
1.4999551790597
The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
1.4999551790597
Old English Lavender Rose & Co Manchester
1.4999551790597
French Vanilla Lavender ActivESSENCE
1.4996414324773
Loriani Testa Maura
1.4908717025682
Lavender Woods of Windsor
1.4870686722245
UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
1.4862649286451
Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
1.4848602427502
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
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Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
1.4748530723858
Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
1.4696015978665
Cuba Grey Cuba Paris
1.4690637465824
Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
1.4675634188069
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.4617304218099
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.4615828209403
Lavender L`acqua Di Fiori
1.4592742397472
Panama Panama 1924
1.4563683141051
Black Suede Essential Avon
1.4547691047017
Eau Sereine Le Couvent des Minimes
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Agua de Lavanda Phebo
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Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Night Spice Shulton Company
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Jeans Pour Homme Roccobarocco
1.4415793884631
Rocky Man White Jeanne Arthes
1.4412306919009
Twilight Lush
1.4364658846309
Woods Abercrombie & Fitch
1.436217270091
Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
1.4340501350455
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
1.4337363884631
Gendarme 20 Gendarme
1.4335083141051
1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
1.4318660303438
Lavander Spa Yardley
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French Cade Lavender Voluspa
1.4287951047017
Blue Caviar Axis
1.4287951047017
Fougere Murdock London
1.4287502837614
Agua de Lavanda Agua de Sevilla
1.4287502837614
Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
1.428705462821
Scout West Third Brand
1.4286158209403
Lavanda Sensual Natura
1.4277734081395
Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
1.4269568816279
Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4225473141051
Lavender & Coriander Jo Malone
1.4190532094034
Lavande & Vetiver Jeanne en Provence
1.4180564491506
Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
1.4167118209403
Phaedra Fresh Line
1.4149925675227
Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
1.4121235675227
Sonas Fragrances of Ireland
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Dulce de Lavanda King`s Palace Perfumery
1.4003585675227
Lavander Bronnley
1.4002241047017
Aspen Discovery Coty
1.4001792837614
Lavender Panier des Sens
1.4000896418807
Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume
1.4000896418807
Yvonne LaFleur Yvonne LaFLeur
1.4000448209403
Soulmate Men s.Oliver
1.4000448209403
Perfetto Uomo Bi-es
1.4
Baby Hora do Sono Johnson & Johnson's
1.4
Lavande Jardin de France
1.4
Patchouly Lavandula Teufels Kuche
1.3999551790597
Lavanda Envolvente Natura
1.394737
Derby Club House Armaf
1.3915669559858
Lavande Molinard
1.3915518983013
Thaty O Boticario
1.391016195733
Eau de Lavande Diptyque
1.3892475675227
Incense Lavender Compagnie de Provence
1.3891579256421
Offrez-lui Galimard
1.3886937055712
Vanilla Lavender Lavanila Laboratories
1.3846598209403
Black John Player Special
1.3814898512841
Bucoliques de Provence L`Artisan Parfumeur

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