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

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La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.5069619972507
Encens et Lavande Serge Lutens
1.5031484191388
Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
1.5025719480289
4711 Acqua Colonia Lavender & Thyme Maurer & Wirtz
1.5020398208505
Ma Cherie O Boticario
1.5014190058091
Organic Certified Lavender Fragrance L`Occitane en Provence
1.5011529422199
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5011529422199
Lavender Woods of Windsor
1.5011529422199
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5010199104253
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
1.5007981907676
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
1.5007538468361
Lavender Floris
1.5007095029045
Benessere Notte Collistar
1.5006208150415
Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
1.5006208150415
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5004877832469
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.5004434393153
Lavender Marks and Spencer
1.5004434393153
Touch for Men Fred Hayman
1.5003990953838
Russkaya Lavanda Novaya Zarya
1.5003547514523
Lavanda L`Occitane en Provence
1.5003547514523
Wild Lavender Melvita
1.5003547514523
Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
1.5003104075207
Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
1.5002660635892
Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
1.5002660635892
Lavande-Cassis Outremer
1.5002660635892
Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5002660635892
Water Bath Lavender Natura
1.5002217196577
Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
1.5002217196577
Lavanda Ach. Brito
1.5002217196577
Calming Lavender Taylor of London
1.5002217196577
Lavender Lace Kuumba Made
1.5001773757261
Lavender Avon
1.5001773757261
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5001773757261
Lavender Natural Scent Apivita
1.5001773757261
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.5001773757261
Agua de Alfazema Companhia da Terra
1.5001773757261
Alfazema Provençal Phebo
1.5001330317946
Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
1.5001330317946
Tobacco Portland General Store
1.5001330317946
Lavender Caswell Massey
1.5001330317946
Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
1.5000886878631
Lavanda Natural Companhia da Terra
1.5000886878631
Sinyaya Lavanda Novaya Zarya
1.5000886878631
Luxury Lavender Water Taylor of Old Bond Street
1.5000886878631
Lavender Durance en Provence
1.5000886878631
Lomani Original Lomani
1.5000886878631
Two Weeks Smell Bent
1.5000886878631
Lavande Norma Kamali
1.5000443439315
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5000443439315
Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
1.5000443439315
Floral Water Lavender Melvita
1.5000443439315
Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
1.5000443439315
Carib - Spiriti del Tabacco Segreti di Lucca
1.5000443439315
The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
1.5000443439315
Lavande Envoutante Florame
1.5000443439315
Black Market Shirley May
1.5000443439315
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5000443439315
Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Man Esprit
1.5000443439315
Rastro Rastro
1.5
In Vogue Patrizia Pepe
1.5
Boti O Boticario
1.5
Le Pret-a-Parfumer Couture Yang: Oriental Wood Parfum Sur Mesure
1.5
Água refrescante Banho de Lavanda Avatim
1.5
Lavanda Victor
1.5
Astrolab Biosea
1.5
Brisas Desejo de Lavanda Eudora
1.5
Varens Lavande Ulric de Varens
1.5
Fire Inubi
1.5
Knackered Cow Cowshed
1.5
Baby Lavanda Johnson & Johnson's
1.5
Dlya Muzhchin Novaya Zarya
1.5
English Lavender Harvey Prince
1.5
No. 01 Provencal Ete Frau Tonis Parfum
1.5
L'Eau de Riô Ipanema L`Eau de Riô
1.5
Petr Prudence Paris
1.5
Hesperide Patyka
1.5
Eau de Cologne Lavande Inessance
1.5
American Crew Sport American Crew
1.5
Eau de Provence Cattier
1.5
Bulgarian Lavender Saint Charles Shave
1.5
Les Lavandes Lothantique
1.5
The Secret Garden Ravenscourt Apothecary
1.4999556560685
Old English Lavender Rose & Co Manchester
1.4999556560685
The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
1.4999556560685
Seiva de Alfazema Phebo
1.4999556560685
French Vanilla Lavender ActivESSENCE
1.4996452485477
Loriani Testa Maura
1.4870624711099
UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
1.4862301070019
Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
1.4815671907676
Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.4787931271784
Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
1.4761686099064
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.4751034228194
Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
1.4695925346991
Cuba Grey Cuba Paris
1.4690604075207
Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
1.4676425664937
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.4617332659749
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.4615823439315
Lavender L`acqua Di Fiori
1.4592642225622
Panama Panama 1924
1.456361158973
Black Suede Essential Avon
1.4548110635892
Eau Sereine Le Couvent des Minimes
1.4546780317946
Agua de Lavanda Phebo
1.4511085982883
Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4471213035786
Twilight Lush
1.4447100635892
Night Spice Shulton Company
1.4445770317946
Jeans Pour Homme Roccobarocco
1.4415750953838
Rocky Man White Jeanne Arthes
1.4378485521263
Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
1.436511641701
Woods Abercrombie & Fitch
1.4362906936721
Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
1.4340425029045
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
1.4337320953838
Gendarme 20 Gendarme
1.433501158973
1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
1.4318607832469
Lavander Spa Yardley
1.4287927196577
French Cade Lavender Voluspa
1.4287927196577
Blue Caviar Axis
1.4287927196577
Fougere Murdock London
1.4287483757261
Agua de Lavanda Agua de Sevilla
1.4287483757261
Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
1.4287040317946
Scout West Third Brand
1.4286153439315
Lavanda Sensual Natura
1.422540158973
Lavender & Coriander Jo Malone
1.4203749104253
Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4180416618775
Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
1.4167113439315
Phaedra Fresh Line
1.4149887514523
Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
1.4121197514523
Sonas Fragrances of Ireland
1.4004434393153
Dulce de Lavanda King`s Palace Perfumery
1.4003547514523
Lavander Bronnley
1.4002217196577
Aspen Discovery Coty
1.4001773757261
Lavender Panier des Sens
1.4000886878631
Vertigo Milano Ga-De
1.4000886878631
Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume
1.4000886878631
Yvonne LaFleur Yvonne LaFLeur
1.4000443439315
Perfetto Uomo Bi-es
1.4000443439315
Soulmate Men s.Oliver
1.4
Baby Hora do Sono Johnson & Johnson's
1.4
Lavande Jardin de France
1.4
Patchouly Lavandula Teufels Kuche
1.3999556560685
Lavanda Envolvente Natura
1.3990976676866
Thaty O Boticario
1.394737
Derby Club House Armaf
1.3915588468361
Lavande Molinard
1.3909980693983
Eau de Lavande Diptyque
1.3892437514523
Incense Lavender Compagnie de Provence
1.3891550635892
Offrez-lui Galimard
1.3886502977695
Vanilla Lavender Lavanila Laboratories
1.3846593439315
Black John Player Special
1.3823057832469
Lavande & Vetiver Jeanne en Provence
1.3815728150415
Bucoliques de Provence L`Artisan Parfumeur

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