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
1.503953279425
Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
1.5035339922132
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.5025157232704
4711 Acqua Colonia Lavender & Thyme Maurer & Wirtz
1.5019167415394
Organic Certified Lavender Fragrance L`Occitane en Provence
1.5016172506739
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5015573525007
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
1.5012578616352
Mexx Man Mexx
1.501138065289
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5010781671159
Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.5009583707697
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
1.5008385744235
Lavender Floris
1.5007786762504
Benessere Notte Collistar
1.5007786762504
Black Suede Essential Avon
1.5007187780773
VIP Life for Him Esprit
1.5005989817311
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.5005989817311
Wild Lavender Melvita
1.500539083558
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.500539083558
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.5004791853848
Ashlemah Bvlgari
1.5004791853848
Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5003593890386
Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
1.5002994908655
Blue Caviar Sense of Space Creations
1.5002994908655
Calming Lavender Taylor of London
1.5002994908655
Lavande-Cassis Outremer
1.5002395926924
UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
1.5002395926924
Water Bath Lavender Natura
1.5001796945193
Alfazema Provençal Phebo
1.5001796945193
Offrez-lui Galimard
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Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
1.5001796945193
44°N 03°E - Causse Méjean Richard Lüscher Britos
1.5001796945193
Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
1.5001796945193
Best Lomani
1.5001796945193
Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
1.5001197963462
Lavande Norma Kamali
1.5001197963462
Lavanda Natural Companhia da Terra
1.5001197963462
Lavender Durance en Provence
1.5001197963462
Soulmate Men s.Oliver
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Azul Marine Natura
1.5001197963462
Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
1.5001197963462
Hesperide Patyka
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Russian Lavender Novaya Zarya
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Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Lavender Elizabeth W
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The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
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Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
1.5000598981731
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.5000598981731
Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Man Esprit
1.5000598981731
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5
Varens Lavande Ulric de Varens
1.5
Altruism Ayala Moriel
1.5
Le Pret-a-Parfumer Couture Yang: Oriental Wood Parfum Sur Mesure
1.5
Gucci Guilty Studs Pour Homme Gucci
1.4999401018269
The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
1.4995208146152
Loriani Testa Maura
1.4956968334831
Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
1.4913448250973
Ma Cherie O Boticario
1.4713067780773
Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
1.4694048173106
Twilight Lush
1.4636537885594
Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
1.462077083558
Lavande & Vetiver Jeanne en Provence
1.4554434725966
Panama Panama 1924
1.4549642872117
Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
1.4513776579814
Lavender Woods of Windsor
1.4500130470201
Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
1.4465163812519
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.4454622689428
1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
1.4448033890386
Night Spice Shulton Company
1.442853148847
Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
1.4379192872117
GMV Uomo GianMarco Venturi
1.4376197963462
Acqua Lavanda Pop O Boticario
1.4292298799042
Dulce de Lavanda King`s Palace Perfumery
1.4288105926924
Agua de Lavanda Phebo
1.4286907963462
Scout West Third Brand
1.4286907963462
Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
1.4286907963462
Fougere Murdock London
1.4286308981731
Lavender L`acqua Di Fiori
1.4277759922132
Thaty O Boticario
1.4254399634621
Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4214676220425
Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4181644543276
Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4124837780773
Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
1.4104690575022
Vanilla Lavender Lavanila Laboratories
1.407946083558
Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
1.4007315300988
Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
1.4007187780773
Solliden for Him Oriflame
1.400539083558
Le Coupe Lomani
1.4001796945193
Lavanda & Algodao Mahogany
1.4001197963462
Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume
1.4001197963462
Patchouly Lavandula Teufels Kuche
1.4001197963462
Acqua Sonhos O Boticario
1.4000598981731
Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
1.3912838799042
Eau de Lavande Diptyque
1.3891884908655
Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
1.3847946945193
Jeans Pour Homme Roccobarocco
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Kiki Voile d`Extrait Vero Profumo
1.375539083558
Verbena and Lavender de Provence Crabtree & Evelyn
1.3754192872117
Lavander Bronnley
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Touch for Men Fred Hayman
1.3751197963462
Five Step Waltz D.S. & Durga
1.3751197963462
Esprit de Versailles for Him Esprit de Versailles
1.3750598981731
Lavande DSH Perfumes
1.372831031746
Gris Clair Serge Lutens
1.3684164830788
Impact Pour Un Homme Caron
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Signature Story for Him David & Victoria Beckham
1.3662133890386
Mahyouba Rasasi
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Samba Kiss Man Perfumer`s Workshop
1.3638495666367
Lavande 44 Rania J
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Living Lavender Esperienze Olfattive
1.3637557963462
Crown Imperial The Crown Perfumery Co.
1.3605989817311
Herve Leger Intrigue Homme Avon
1.3578018799042
Les Fleurs: Lavande Molinard
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Gaia Botanical Perfume Esscentual Alchemy
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Spigo Odori
1.3533602872117
Black Fleece White Cologne Brooks Brothers
1.3533602872117
Rocky Man White Jeanne Arthes
1.3502219269242
Fleurs de Bois Miller Harris
1.3498943917341
Hermessence Brin de Reglisse Hermes
1.3490765926924
Garden MCMC Fragrances
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Cardamomum Vegetalis Parfums Berdoues
1.3482452872117
Gendarme 20 Gendarme
1.3452041227913
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
1.3343512689428
Cuba Grey Cuba Paris
1.3343512689428
Yatra Aveda
1.3340517780773
Cuba Magnum Gold Cuba Paris
1.3338121853848
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
1.3338121853848
Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
1.3338121853848
Carlo Corinto Rouge Carlo Corinto
1.3337522872117
Caesars Man Emperor Caesars World
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M de Bourbon Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.3336923890386
Le Male Terrible Shaker Limited Editon Jean Paul Gaultier
1.3336324908655
Le Beau Male Capitaine Collector Jean Paul Gaultier
1.3336324908655
Vintage Naturals 2009 Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.3336324908655
Mustang Man Maurer & Wirtz
1.3335725926924
Incense Lavender Compagnie de Provence
1.3335126945193
Camera Max Deville
1.3335126945193
UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
1.3334527963462
Nurture Intelligent Nutrients
1.3334527963462
Le Male Pin-Up Collectors Edition Jean Paul Gaultier
1.3333928981731
Vespa for Him Vespa
1.3333928981731
1445 Castle Forbes
1.3333928981731
English Lavander Caswell Massey
1.3333928981731
Paul Smith Extreme Sport Paul Smith
1.333333
Cafeina pour Homme Cafe Parfums
1.333333
Komandors (Knight Commander) Dzintars

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