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
1.5041594675881
Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
1.5035195494977
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.5024956805529
4711 Acqua Colonia Lavender & Thyme Maurer & Wirtz
1.5020477378896
Organic Certified Lavender Fragrance L`Occitane en Provence
1.5016637870353
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5016637870353
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
1.501279836181
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5011518525629
Mexx Man Mexx
1.5010238689448
Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.5010238689448
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
1.5008958853267
Lavender Floris
1.5008318935176
Benessere Notte Collistar
1.5006399180905
Wild Lavender Melvita
1.5006399180905
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.5006399180905
VIP Life for Him Esprit
1.5005759262814
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.5005759262814
Black Suede Essential Avon
1.5005119344724
Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5004479426633
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5003839508543
Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
1.5003839508543
Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
1.5003839508543
Brass and Bulldog Botanical Cologne Esscentual Alchemy
1.5003839508543
Night Spice Shulton Company
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Calming Lavender Taylor of London
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Blue Caviar Sense of Space Creations
1.5003199590452
Lavande-Cassis Outremer
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UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
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Russian Lavender Novaya Zarya
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Offrez-lui Galimard
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Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
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Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
1.5001919754271
Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
1.5001279836181
Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
1.5001279836181
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5001279836181
Lavande Norma Kamali
1.5001279836181
Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Man Esprit
1.5001279836181
Soulmate Men s.Oliver
1.5001279836181
Hesperide Patyka
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Lavender Durance en Provence
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Lavender Elizabeth W
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The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
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Lavender Elizabeth W
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Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
1.5
Le Pret-a-Parfumer Couture Yang: Oriental Wood Parfum Sur Mesure
1.5
Altruism Ayala Moriel
1.499936008191
The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
1.4998080245729
Gucci Guilty Studs Pour Homme Gucci
1.4994880655276
Loriani Testa Maura
1.4948571598515
Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
1.491512664171
Ma Cherie O Boticario
1.4713559017086
Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
1.4696861972867
Twilight Lush
1.4637755167339
Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
1.4619219508543
Lavande & Vetiver Jeanne en Provence
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Panama Panama 1924
1.4549929426633
Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
1.45134382799
Lavender Woods of Windsor
1.4498757952262
Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
1.4468464593972
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.4455318607538
1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
1.4379479426633
GMV Uomo GianMarco Venturi
1.437563991809
Acqua Lavanda Pop O Boticario
1.4305861133295
Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
1.4292109180905
Le Coupe Lomani
1.4286989836181
Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
1.4280815085429
Thaty O Boticario
1.4254578443719
Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4182667952262
Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4125329017086
Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
1.4079829262814
Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
1.4049273692967
Vanilla Lavender Lavanila Laboratories
1.4011122382415
Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
1.4007679017086
Solliden for Him Oriflame
1.4001279836181
Acqua Sonhos O Boticario
1.4001279836181
Patchouly Lavandula Teufels Kuche
1.4001279836181
Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume
1.400063991809
Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
1.4
Black Line Arno Sorel
1.3892089590452
Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
1.3888887706534
Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
1.3765358034172
Kiki Voile d`Extrait Vero Profumo
1.3756399180905
Lavander Bronnley
1.3753839508543
Touch for Men Fred Hayman
1.3751279836181
Five Step Waltz D.S. & Durga
1.3751279836181
Esprit de Versailles for Him Esprit de Versailles
1.375063991809
Lavande DSH Perfumes
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Gris Clair Serge Lutens
1.368550492161
Impact Pour Un Homme Caron
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Signature Story for Him David & Victoria Beckham
1.3661739590452
Mahyouba Rasasi
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Lavande 44 Rania J
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Samba Kiss Man Perfumer`s Workshop
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Herve Leger Intrigue Homme Avon
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Spigo Odori
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Black Fleece White Cologne Brooks Brothers
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Hermessence Brin de Reglisse Hermes
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Oxford & Cambridge Czech & Speake
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Garden MCMC Fragrances
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English Fern Penhaligon`s
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Cardamomum Vegetalis Parfums Berdoues
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Gendarme 20 Gendarme
1.3432409508543
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
1.3344208607538
Cuba Grey Cuba Paris
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Cuba Magnum Gold Cuba Paris
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Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
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Carlo Corinto Rouge Carlo Corinto
1.3337809426633
Caesars Man Emperor Caesars World
1.3337809426633
Verbena and Lavender de Provence Crabtree & Evelyn
1.3337169508543
M de Bourbon Princesse Marina De Bourbon
1.3336529590452
Vintage Naturals 2009 Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.3336529590452
Le Male Terrible Shaker Limited Editon Jean Paul Gaultier
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Incense Lavender Compagnie de Provence
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UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
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Camera Max Deville
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l'Herbe Rouge Ayala Moriel
1.3334609836181
Nurture Intelligent Nutrients
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Cafeina pour Homme Cafe Parfums
1.333333
Felix Navidad Smell Bent
1.333333
Eau de Provence Cattier
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Lavander Spa Yardley
1.3224528689448
Vera Roxana Illuminated Perfume
1.3210687542715
Burning Barbershop D.S. & Durga
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Black Pearl Lush
1.3174365249248
Ed Hardy Skulls & Roses for Him Christian Audigier
1.3173742008063
Luna Rossa Prada
1.31713282799
Bijan Style Men Bijan
1.3163649262814
Josephine JoAnne Bassett
1.3159809754271
Acqua Lavanda Sedução O Boticario
1.3146780959877
Dior Homme Intense Christian Dior
1.3129945986434
Arrogant English Laundry
1.3113423959813
Cuba Gold Cuba Paris
1.31037965598
Samba for Men Perfumer`s Workshop
1.3086255642798
Egoiste Platinum Chanel
1.3083105563448
Fahrenheit Christian Dior
1.3080119590452
Forum Lavanda Tufi Duek
1.3078598197991
Azzaro Aqua Verde Azzaro
1.3059477952262
Marlborough Cologne Geo. F. Trumper
1.3046039672362
Aqua Aromatica Lavande Florascent
1.3038607140206
Lavandula Penhaligon`s
1.303225312664
Fourreau Noir Serge Lutens
1.3012158443719
Luna Rossa 34th America`s Cup Limited Edition Prada
1.3007039098995
Lavender Tea CB I Hate Perfume
1.3005119344724
Shaman Arno Sorel
1.3004479426633
Royale Ambree Legrain

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