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

1.5579023333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.5067985917203
Encens et Lavande Serge Lutens
1.5031160212051
Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
1.502589939703
4711 Acqua Colonia Lavender & Thyme Maurer & Wirtz
1.5018615191615
Ma Cherie O Boticario
1.5012545020436
Organic Certified Lavender Fragrance L`Occitane en Provence
1.5012140342358
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.50113309862
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5009712273886
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
1.5009307595808
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
1.5006879527336
Lavender Floris
1.5006474849257
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.50056654931
Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
1.5005260815022
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.5004046780786
Lavender Marks and Spencer
1.5004046780786
Touch for Men Fred Hayman
1.5003642102707
Russkaya Lavanda Novaya Zarya
1.5003237424629
Wild Lavender Melvita
1.5003237424629
Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
1.500283274655
Two Weeks Smell Bent
1.500283274655
Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
1.500283274655
Lavanda L`Occitane en Provence
1.5002428068472
Lavender Avon
1.5002428068472
Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
1.5002428068472
Lavender Panier des Sens
1.5002428068472
Lavender Lace Kuumba Made
1.5002428068472
Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5002428068472
Lavender Natural Scent Apivita
1.5002428068472
Lavande-Cassis Outremer
1.5002023390393
Calming Lavender Taylor of London
1.5001618712314
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.5001618712314
Agua de Alfazema Companhia da Terra
1.5001618712314
Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
1.5001618712314
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5001214034236
Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
1.5001214034236
Eau de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5001214034236
Lavender Caswell Massey
1.5001214034236
Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
1.5000809356157
Black Market Shirley May
1.5000809356157
Hesperide Patyka
1.5000809356157
French Vanilla Lavender ActivESSENCE
1.5000809356157
Lavande Norma Kamali
1.5000809356157
Lavender Durance en Provence
1.5000809356157
Luxury Lavender Water Taylor of Old Bond Street
1.5000809356157
Rastro Rastro
1.5000809356157
Sinyaya Lavanda Novaya Zarya
1.5000809356157
Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5000809356157
Lavanda Natural Companhia da Terra
1.5000404678079
Les Lavandes Lothantique
1.5000404678079
Adventure Sports Style Parfum
1.5000404678079
Bleu Parfums et Senteurs du Pays Basque
1.5000404678079
Cologne Nocturne Le Galion
1.5000404678079
Lavande Envoutante Florame
1.5000404678079
The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
1.5000404678079
Floral Water Lavender Melvita
1.5000404678079
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5000404678079
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5000404678079
Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
1.5000404678079
Carib - Spiriti del Tabacco Segreti di Lucca
1.5000404678079
Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
1.5
Insolite Parfums de la Bastide
1.5
English Lavender Harvey Prince
1.5
Finestrella Borsari
1.5
L'Eau de Riô Ipanema L`Eau de Riô
1.5
Varens Lavande Ulric de Varens
1.5
Lavanda Victor
1.5
Brisas Desejo de Lavanda Eudora
1.5
Baby Lavanda Johnson & Johnson's
1.5
Hallmark Lentheric
1.5
Fire Inubi
1.5
No. 01 Provencal Ete Frau Tonis Parfum
1.5
Petite Lavanda Chlorophylla
1.5
Lider Egoist Christine Lavoisier Parfums
1.5
Petr Prudence Paris
1.5
The Secret Garden Ravenscourt Apothecary
1.5
Timeless Lavender The Merchant of Venice
1.5
In Vogue Patrizia Pepe
1.5
Vert Mauá
1.5
Le Pret-a-Parfumer Couture Yang: Oriental Wood Parfum Sur Mesure
1.5
Eau de Cologne Lavande Inessance
1.5
Boti O Boticario
1.5
American Crew Sport American Crew
1.5
Eau de Provence Cattier
1.5
Água refrescante Banho de Lavanda Avatim
1.5
Knackered Cow Cowshed
1.5
Bulgarian Lavender Saint Charles Shave
1.5
Astrolab Biosea
1.5
Carícia Alfaroma
1.5
Dagger Night Dina Cosmetics
1.4999595321921
Acqua by Armand Dupree Fuller Cosmetics®
1.4999595321921
The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
1.4999595321921
Seiva de Alfazema Phebo
1.4999595321921
Old English Lavender Rose & Co Manchester
1.4996762575371
Loriani Testa Maura
1.4870930171179
UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
1.4859471499737
Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
1.4787466136943
Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
1.4734260010117
Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
1.470588
Dlya Muzhchin Novaya Zarya
1.46988309862
Lavender Woods of Windsor
1.4694379527336
Cuba Grey Cuba Paris
1.469033274655
Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
1.4676786951965
Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4675572917729
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.4615784678079
Lavender L`acqua Di Fiori
1.461554038323
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.4592637595808
Panama Panama 1924
1.45770954931
1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
1.4564244205415
Black Suede Essential Avon
1.4548687424629
Night Spice Shulton Company
1.4546664034236
Agua de Lavanda Phebo
1.4546664034236
Perfetto Uomo Bi-es
1.4535036218688
Twilight Lush
1.4534487424629
Alfazema Provençal Phebo
1.4530728068472
Water Bath Lavender Natura
1.4445654034236
Jeans Pour Homme Roccobarocco
1.4428684417466
Woods 2010 Edition Abercrombie & Fitch
1.4414873561572
Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.4367282102707
Rocky Man White Jeanne Arthes
1.4362398410829
Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
1.4357974417466
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.4339400171179
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
1.4336972102707
Gendarme 20 Gendarme
1.433558862288
Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
1.4318990815022
Lavander Spa Yardley
1.4288138068472
Lavender Oriflame
1.4288138068472
Fougere Murdock London
1.4287733390393
Blue Caviar Axis
1.4287328712314
Scout West Third Brand
1.4287328712314
Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
1.4287328712314
Musk Massilia No.2 Abdul Karim Al Faransi
1.4286924034236
French Cade Lavender Voluspa
1.4286519356157
Champ d'Influence Les EAUX Primordiales
1.4286519356157
Provence La Facon
1.4286114678079
Lavanda Sensual Natura
1.428571
Eibi Chlorophylla
1.428571
Last Seduction Grasse Au Parfum
1.4225224849257
Lavender & Coriander Jo Malone
1.4224289054672
Bucoliques de Provence L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4203666951965
Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4179215020436
Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
1.4149577424629
Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
1.4120887424629
Sonas Fragrances of Ireland
1.4119673390393
1445 Castle Forbes
1.4102406780786
Lavander Bronnley
1.4092528712314
Agua de Lavanda Agua de Sevilla
1.4058954718951
Thaty O Boticario
1.4004046780786
Lavanda Ach. Brito
1.4004046780786
Dulce de Lavanda King`s Palace Perfumery
1.4000809356157
Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume

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