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

1.5604693333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.5068263781556
Encens et Lavande Serge Lutens
1.5031341233041
Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
1.5026189249528
4711 Acqua Colonia Lavender & Thyme Maurer & Wirtz
1.5019749270136
Ma Cherie O Boticario
1.5013738622703
Organic Certified Lavender Fragrance L`Occitane en Provence
1.5012021294865
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5011162630946
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5009874635068
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
1.5008586639189
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
1.5007298643311
Lavender Floris
1.5006869311352
Benessere Notte Collistar
1.5006010647433
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5006010647433
Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
1.5005581315473
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.5004293319595
Touch for Men Fred Hayman
1.5003863987635
Lavender Marks and Spencer
1.5003863987635
Lavanda Ach. Brito
1.5003863987635
Russkaya Lavanda Novaya Zarya
1.5003434655676
Lavanda L`Occitane en Provence
1.5003434655676
Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
1.5003434655676
Wild Lavender Melvita
1.5003005323716
Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
1.5002575991757
Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
1.5002575991757
Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5002575991757
Water Bath Lavender Natura
1.5002575991757
Alfazema Provençal Phebo
1.5002575991757
Lavande-Cassis Outremer
1.5002146659797
Lavender Lace Kuumba Made
1.5002146659797
Calming Lavender Taylor of London
1.5001717327838
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.5001717327838
Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
1.5001717327838
Two Weeks Smell Bent
1.5001717327838
Lavender Avon
1.5001717327838
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5001717327838
Agua de Alfazema Companhia da Terra
1.5001717327838
Lavender Natural Scent Apivita
1.5001717327838
Lavender Panier des Sens
1.5001287995878
Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
1.5001287995878
Musk Massilia No.2 Abdul Karim Al Faransi
1.5001287995878
Lavender Caswell Massey
1.5001287995878
Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
1.5000858663919
Black Market Shirley May
1.5000858663919
French Vanilla Lavender ActivESSENCE
1.5000858663919
Lavande Norma Kamali
1.5000858663919
Luxury Lavender Water Taylor of Old Bond Street
1.5000858663919
Lavanda Natural Companhia da Terra
1.5000858663919
Lavender Durance en Provence
1.5000858663919
Rastro Rastro
1.5000858663919
Lomani Original Lomani
1.5000858663919
Sinyaya Lavanda Novaya Zarya
1.5000429331959
Lavande Envoutante Florame
1.5000429331959
Floral Water Lavender Melvita
1.5000429331959
Carib - Spiriti del Tabacco Segreti di Lucca
1.5000429331959
The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
1.5000429331959
Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
1.5000429331959
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5000429331959
Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Man Esprit
1.5000429331959
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5000429331959
Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
1.5
Les Lavandes Lothantique
1.5
Petr Prudence Paris
1.5
L'Eau de Riô Ipanema L`Eau de Riô
1.5
Água refrescante Banho de Lavanda Avatim
1.5
Brisas Desejo de Lavanda Eudora
1.5
Astrolab Biosea
1.5
Lider Egoist Christine Lavoisier Parfums
1.5
Baby Lavanda Johnson & Johnson's
1.5
Boti O Boticario
1.5
Fire Inubi
1.5
The Secret Garden Ravenscourt Apothecary
1.5
Knackered Cow Cowshed
1.5
Carícia Alfaroma
1.5
Eau de Provence Cattier
1.5
Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5
Hesperide Patyka
1.5
No. 01 Provencal Ete Frau Tonis Parfum
1.5
Petite Lavanda Chlorophylla
1.5
Bulgarian Lavender Saint Charles Shave
1.5
Lavanda Victor
1.5
English Lavender Harvey Prince
1.5
Eau de Cologne Lavande Inessance
1.5
Le Pret-a-Parfumer Couture Yang: Oriental Wood Parfum Sur Mesure
1.5
Insolite Parfums de la Bastide
1.5
Dagger Night Dina Cosmetics
1.5
Hallmark Lentheric
1.5
American Crew Sport American Crew
1.5
In Vogue Patrizia Pepe
1.5
Varens Lavande Ulric de Varens
1.4999570668041
The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
1.4999570668041
Old English Lavender Rose & Co Manchester
1.4999570668041
Acqua by Armand Dupree Fuller Cosmetics®
1.4999141336081
Seiva de Alfazema Phebo
1.4996565344324
Loriani Testa Maura
1.4870441315473
UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
1.4861271233041
Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
1.4787761983514
Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
1.4762147872231
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.4755432000687
Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
1.470588
Lavandes Trianon Lancome
1.470588
Dlya Muzhchin Novaya Zarya
1.4698662630946
Lavender Woods of Windsor
1.469522797527
Cuba Grey Cuba Paris
1.4690505323716
Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
1.4677403298987
Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4676115303108
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.4616091212433
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.4615809331959
Lavender L`acqua Di Fiori
1.4592345971149
Panama Panama 1924
1.4577440647433
1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
1.4569083987635
Rocky Man White Jeanne Arthes
1.4563399979392
Black Suede Essential Avon
1.4548025991757
Eau Sereine Le Couvent des Minimes
1.4546737995878
Agua de Lavanda Phebo
1.4471624490812
Twilight Lush
1.4447874655676
Night Spice Shulton Company
1.4445727995878
Jeans Pour Homme Roccobarocco
1.443102653615
Woods 2010 Edition Abercrombie & Fitch
1.441450797527
Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.437600451142
Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
1.4362427286622
Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
1.4339769979392
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
1.4337193987635
Gendarme 20 Gendarme
1.4318452651554
Lavander Spa Yardley
1.4288285991757
Fougere Murdock London
1.4287856659797
Blue Caviar Axis
1.4287427327838
Agua de Lavanda Agua de Sevilla
1.4287427327838
Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
1.4286997995878
Scout West Third Brand
1.4286997995878
French Cade Lavender Voluspa
1.4286139331959
Lavanda Sensual Natura
1.428571
Provence La Facon
1.4224760647433
Lavender & Coriander Jo Malone
1.4210959331959
Black John Player Special
1.4203424635068
Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4179979290744
Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
1.4167099331959
Phaedra Fresh Line
1.4149774655676
Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
1.4121084655676
Sonas Fragrances of Ireland
1.4004293319595
Lavander Bronnley
1.4004293319595
Dulce de Lavanda King`s Palace Perfumery
1.4003427913447
Thaty O Boticario
1.4002146659797
Aspen Discovery Coty
1.4000858663919
Vertigo Milano Ga-De
1.4000858663919
Yvonne LaFleur Yvonne LaFLeur
1.4000858663919
Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume
1.4000429331959
Perfetto Uomo Bi-es
1.4
Lavande Jardin de France
1.4
Baby Hora do Sono Johnson & Johnson's
1.4
Patchouly Lavandula Teufels Kuche

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