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
1.504239284032
Woods Abercrombie & Fitch
1.5039252629926
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.5035589051133
Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
1.5024074946355
4711 Acqua Colonia Lavender & Thyme Maurer & Wirtz
1.5016747788769
Organic Certified Lavender Fragrance L`Occitane en Provence
1.5015177683571
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5013607578374
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
1.5010990736379
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5009943999581
Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.5008897262783
Ashlemah Bvlgari
1.5008373894384
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
1.5007327157586
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.5007327157586
Lavender Floris
1.5006803789187
Benessere Notte Collistar
1.5006280420788
VIP Life for Him Esprit
1.5006280420788
Black Suede Essential Avon
1.500523368399
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.500523368399
Wild Lavender Melvita
1.500523368399
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5004710315591
Best Lomani
1.5004710315591
Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
1.5004186947192
Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5003663578793
UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
1.5003663578793
English Lavender Yardley
1.5003140210394
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.5003140210394
Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
1.5003140210394
Water Bath Lavender Natura
1.5002616841995
Alfazema Provençal Phebo
1.5002616841995
Pure Lavender Ferrari
1.5002616841995
Calming Lavender Taylor of London
1.5002616841995
Lavande-Cassis Outremer
1.5002616841995
Blue Caviar Sense of Space Creations
1.5002616841995
Offrez-lui Galimard
1.5002093473596
Russian Lavender Novaya Zarya
1.5002093473596
Jacques Zolty Jacques Zolty
1.5002093473596
Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
1.5001570105197
Carib - Spiriti del Tabacco Segreti di Lucca
1.5001570105197
Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
1.5001570105197
Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
1.5001046736798
Lavender Durance en Provence
1.5001046736798
Azul Marine Natura
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Lavanda Natural Companhia da Terra
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Derby Club House Armaf
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Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
1.5001046736798
Lavande Norma Kamali
1.5001046736798
Blue Lavender Novaya Zarya
1.5001046736798
Hesperide Patyka
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Knackered Cow Cowshed
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Lavender Avon
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Lavender Elizabeth W
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Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
1.5000523368399
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5000523368399
Spigo Fiorentino Lavanda Oxford I Profumi di Firenze
1.5000523368399
The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
1.5000523368399
Black Market Shirley May
1.5000523368399
Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Man Esprit
1.5000523368399
Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
1.5
Bulgarian Lavender Saint Charles Shave
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
1.4999476631601
The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
1.4998429894803
Gucci Guilty Studs Pour Homme Gucci
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Loriani Testa Maura
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Ma Cherie O Boticario
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Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
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Mexx Man Mexx
1.4804710315591
Lavande & Vetiver Jeanne en Provence
1.4712160420788
Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
1.4688580313498
Twilight Lush
1.4673997157586
Panama Panama 1924
1.4565982524729
Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
1.4513084209975
Lavender Woods of Windsor
1.4497937683571
Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
1.4456402735123
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.445490736798
Cuba Grey Cuba Paris
1.4453337262783
1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
1.4447580210394
Night Spice Shulton Company
1.4446010105197
Jeans Pour Homme Roccobarocco
1.4376046736798
Acqua Lavanda Pop O Boticario
1.4292513789187
Dulce de Lavanda King`s Palace Perfumery
1.4287803473596
Fougere Murdock London
1.4287803473596
Agua de Lavanda Phebo
1.4287280105197
Scout West Third Brand
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Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
1.4286756736798
Moonfest Meshaz Natural Perfumes
1.4286233368399
Lavender L`acqua Di Fiori
1.4266224420369
Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
1.4261514104778
Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4181324315172
Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4175043894384
Lavande Molinard
1.4165816839902
Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
1.4124977157586
Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
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Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
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Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
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Solliden for Him Oriflame
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44°N 03°E - Causse Méjean Richard Lüscher Britos
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Soulmate Men s.Oliver
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Patchouly Lavandula Teufels Kuche
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Acqua Sonhos O Boticario
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Born Original for Him Adidas
1.4001046736798
Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume
1.3996535893128
Vanilla Lavender Lavanila Laboratories
1.3945911998744
Thaty O Boticario
1.3893076947192
Incense Lavender Compagnie de Provence
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Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
1.3756280420788
Verbena and Lavender de Provence Crabtree & Evelyn
1.375523368399
Lavander Bronnley
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Touch for Men Fred Hayman
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America 000 Milton Lloyd
1.3752093473596
Five Step Waltz D.S. & Durga
1.3751570105197
Doped Tuberose Dr. Gritti
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Esprit de Versailles for Him Esprit de Versailles
1.3750523368399
Lavande DSH Perfumes
1.3721494525567
Kiki Voile d`Extrait Vero Profumo
1.365006094468
Hermessence Brin de Reglisse Hermes
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Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
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GMV Uomo GianMarco Venturi
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Samba Kiss Man Perfumer`s Workshop
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UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
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Living Lavender Esperienze Olfattive
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Gris Clair Serge Lutens
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Impact Pour Un Homme Caron
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Samba for Men Perfumer`s Workshop
1.3605757052389
Herve Leger Intrigue Homme Avon
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Lavande 44 Rania J
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Maa Arwaak Rasasi
1.3573523473596
Gaia Botanical Perfume Esscentual Alchemy
1.3533596947192
Rocky Man White Jeanne Arthes
1.3533073578793
Black Fleece White Cologne Brooks Brothers
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Signature Story for Him David & Victoria Beckham
1.3500241472759
Fleurs de Bois Miller Harris
1.3484810208301
Oxford & Cambridge Czech & Speake
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Gendarme 20 Gendarme
1.3465687262783
Eau de Lavande Diptyque
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Collezione Privata Blu di Provenza Pal Zileri
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Suivez-Moi Fragonard
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Lovender Ayala Moriel
1.3412633894384
Albi Laura Tonatto
1.3342750631182
Yatra Aveda
1.3339087052389
Lavender Thymes
1.333856368399
Le Male Capitaine Collector Jean Paul Gaultier
1.333856368399
Razeen Syed Junaid Alam
1.3337516947192
Carlo Corinto Rouge Carlo Corinto
1.3337516947192
Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
1.3336993578793
Caesars Man Emperor Caesars World
1.3336470210394
M de Bourbon Princesse Marina De Bourbon

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