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
1.504369160449
Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
1.5035625462123
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
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4711 Acqua Colonia Lavender & Thyme Maurer & Wirtz
1.502150971298
Organic Certified Lavender Fragrance L`Occitane en Provence
1.5016132284735
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
1.5015460106204
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5013443570612
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5012099213551
Mexx Man Mexx
1.5011427035021
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
1.5009410499429
Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.5008738320898
Benessere Notte Collistar
1.5007393963837
Lavender Floris
1.5006721785306
Wild Lavender Melvita
1.5006721785306
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.5006721785306
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.5006721785306
Black Suede Essential Avon
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GMV Uomo GianMarco Venturi
1.5004033071184
Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5004033071184
Brass and Bulldog Botanical Cologne Esscentual Alchemy
1.5003360892653
Calming Lavender Taylor of London
1.5003360892653
Russian Lavender Novaya Zarya
1.5003360892653
Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance de Provence
1.5003360892653
Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
1.5003360892653
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5003360892653
Lavande-Cassis Outremer
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UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
1.5002688714122
Blue Lavender Acca Kappa
1.5002688714122
Night Spice Shulton Company
1.5002688714122
Blue Caviar Sense of Space Creations
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Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
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MCM Black Silver Mode Creation Munich
1.5002016535592
Offrez-lui Galimard
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Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
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Hesperide Patyka
1.5001344357061
Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
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Soulmate Men s.Oliver
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Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Lavender Durance de Provence
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Lavande Norma Kamali
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Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
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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
Le Pret-a-Parfumer Couture Yang: Oriental Wood Parfum Sur Mesure
1.5
The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
1.5
Altruism Ayala Moriel
1.4999327821469
The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
1.4997311285878
Gucci Guilty Studs Pour Homme Gucci
1.4995294750286
Loriani Testa Maura
1.4915777141225
Ma Cherie O Boticario
1.4887630114943
Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
1.4713946142367
Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
1.4698679138939
Twilight Lush
1.4618068714122
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
1.4467905068898
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.4455867035021
1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
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Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
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Acqua Lavanda Pop O Boticario
1.433955844794
Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4292431785306
Le Coupe Lomani
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Fig and Lavender Durance de Provence
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Thaty O Boticario
1.4182802284735
Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4125716142367
Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
1.4121794675674
Vanilla Lavender Lavanila Laboratories
1.4079447428245
Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
1.4059823889225
Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
1.4008066142367
Solliden for Him Oriflame
1.4001344357061
Patchouly Lavandula Teufels Kuche
1.4001344357061
Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume
1.4001344357061
Acqua Sonhos O Boticario
1.4000672178531
Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
1.4
Black Line Arno Sorel
1.4
Incense Lavender Compagnie de Provence
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Herve Leger Intrigue Homme Avon
1.3891578714122
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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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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Impact Pour Un Homme Caron
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Signature Story for Him David & Victoria Beckham
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Mahyouba Rasasi
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Gris Clair Serge Lutens
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Hermessence Brin de Reglisse Hermes
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Lavande 44 Rania J
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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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Black Fleece White Cologne Brooks Brothers
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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
1.3338707428245
Carlo Corinto Rouge Carlo Corinto
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Caesars Man Emperor Caesars World
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Verbena and Lavender de Provence Crabtree & Evelyn
1.3337363071184
M de Bourbon Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.3337363071184
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
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Vintage Naturals 2009 Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Le Male Terrible Shaker Limited Editon Jean Paul Gaultier
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Camera Max Deville
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Nurture Intelligent Nutrients
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l'Herbe Rouge Ayala Moriel
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Felix Navidad Smell Bent
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Cafeina pour Homme Cafe Parfums
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Eau de Provence Cattier
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Garden MCMC Fragrances
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Luna Rossa Prada
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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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Bijan Style Men Bijan
1.3172875462123
Ed Hardy Skulls & Roses for Him Christian Audigier
1.3162595249714
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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Dior Homme Intense Dior
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Fahrenheit Dior
1.3080057129798
A Taste of Heaven By Kilian
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Azzaro Aqua Verde Azzaro
1.3078936535592
Forum Lavanda Tufi Duek
1.3059612284735
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3046168714122
Aqua Aromatica Lavande Florascent
1.3014115749143
Luna Rossa 34th America`s Cup Limited Edition Prada
1.3007393963837
Lavender Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.3005377428245
Shaman Arno Sorel
1.3004705249714
Royale Ambree Legrain

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