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
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Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
1.5035251847332
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
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Organic Certified Lavender Fragrance L`Occitane en Provence
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4711 Acqua Colonia Lavender & Thyme Maurer & Wirtz
1.5016270083384
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
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Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5014236322961
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5011524642397
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
1.5011524642397
Mexx Man Mexx
1.5010846722256
1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
1.5009490881974
Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.5008812961833
Benessere Notte Collistar
1.5007457121551
Lavender Floris
1.500677920141
Black Suede Essential Avon
1.500677920141
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
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Wild Lavender Melvita
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Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.5004745440987
GMV Uomo GianMarco Venturi
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Brass and Bulldog Botanical Cologne Esscentual Alchemy
1.5004067520846
Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5003389600705
Russian Lavender Novaya Zarya
1.5003389600705
Calming Lavender Taylor of London
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Lavande-Cassis Outremer
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Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance de Provence
1.5003389600705
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5002711680564
Blue Lavender Acca Kappa
1.5002711680564
UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
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Blue Caviar Sense of Space Creations
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MCM Black Silver Mode Creation Munich
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Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
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Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
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Lavender Durance de Provence
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Soulmate Men s.Oliver
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Night Spice Shulton Company
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Hesperide Patyka
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Lavande Norma Kamali
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Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
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Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
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Offrez-lui Galimard
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Lavender Elizabeth W
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Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
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Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5
The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
1.5
Altruism Ayala Moriel
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
1.4997288319436
Gucci Guilty Studs Pour Homme Gucci
1.4995254559013
Loriani Testa Maura
1.4915328885499
Ma Cherie O Boticario
1.4908651536167
Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
1.4714015041692
Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
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Twilight Lush
1.4618091680564
Lavande & Vetiver Jeanne en Provence
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Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
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Panama Panama 1924
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Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
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Lavender Woods of Windsor
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Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
1.4468261048742
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.4412880482679
Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4375677920141
Acqua Lavanda Pop O Boticario
1.4339297584571
Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4291133361128
Le Coupe Lomani
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Fig and Lavender Durance de Provence
1.4279705607755
Thaty O Boticario
1.4182940083384
Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.416442648973
Vanilla Lavender Lavanila Laboratories
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Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
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Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
1.406033489255
Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
1.4008135041692
Solliden for Him Oriflame
1.4004745440987
Black Fleece White Cologne Brooks Brothers
1.4001355840282
Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume
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Acqua Sonhos O Boticario
1.4001355840282
Patchouly Lavandula Teufels Kuche
1.4000677920141
Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
1.4
Incense Lavender Compagnie de Provence
1.4
Black Line Arno Sorel
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Herve Leger Intrigue Homme Avon
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Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
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Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
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Pure Instict David & Victoria Beckham
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Lavande 44 Rania J
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Bijan Style Men Bijan
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Yatra Aveda
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Lavander Bronnley
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Suivez-Moi Fragonard
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Touch for Men Fred Hayman
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Five Step Waltz DS & Durga
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Esprit de Versailles for Him Esprit de Versailles
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Lavande DSH Perfumes
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Hermessence Brin de Reglisse Hermes
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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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Oxford & Cambridge Czech & Speake
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English Fern Penhaligon`s
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Spigo Odori
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Cardamomum Vegetalis Parfums Berdoues
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Gendarme 20 Gendarme
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Pure Lavender Azzaro
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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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Carlo Corinto Rouge Carlo Corinto
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Caesars Man Emperor Caesars World
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M de Bourbon Princesse Marina De Bourbon
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Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
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Vintage Naturals 2009 Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.3336719600705
Le Male Terrible Shaker Limited Editon Jean Paul Gaultier
1.3336719600705
Verbena and Lavender de Provence Crabtree & Evelyn
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l'Herbe Rouge Ayala Moriel
1.3334685840282
Nurture Intelligent Nutrients
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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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Luna Rossa Prada
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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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Fourreau Noir Serge Lutens
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Black Pearl Lush
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Ed Hardy Skulls & Roses for Him Christian Audigier
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Josephine JoAnne Bassett
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Acqua Lavanda Sedução O Boticario
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Lavender Martini Demeter Fragrance
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Kiki Voile d`Extrait Vero Profumo
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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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Fahrenheit Dior
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Luberon Maria Candida Gentile
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Azzaro Aqua Verde Azzaro
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Animale Black Animale
1.3078953760423
Forum Lavanda Tufi Duek
1.3078504844417
A Taste of Heaven By Kilian
1.3074805257949
Dior Homme Intense Dior
1.3059750083384
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3046191680564
Aqua Aromatica Lavande Florascent
1.3014236322961
Luna Rossa 34th America`s Cup Limited Edition Prada
1.3007457121551
Lavander Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.3005423361128
Shaman Arno Sorel
1.3004745440987
Royale Ambree Legrain

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