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
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Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
1.5034843205575
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
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4711 Acqua Colonia Lavender & Thyme Maurer & Wirtz
1.5018583042973
Organic Certified Lavender Fragrance L`Occitane en Provence
1.5016260162602
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5015098722416
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
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Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.5010452961672
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
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Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
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Lavender Floris
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Black Suede Essential Avon
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Benessere Notte Collistar
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VIP Life for Him Esprit
1.5005807200929
Wild Lavender Melvita
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Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
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Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.5005226480836
Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
1.5005226480836
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5004645760743
Ashlemah Bvlgari
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Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5003484320557
Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
1.5003484320557
Water Bath Lavender Natura
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Lavande-Cassis Outremer
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Alfazema Provençal Phebo
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Blue Caviar Sense of Space Creations
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Calming Lavender Taylor of London
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Russian Lavender Novaya Zarya
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UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
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Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
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Les Fleurs de Provance: Lavande Molinard
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Best Lomani
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Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
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Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
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Offrez-lui Galimard
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44°N 03°E - Causse Méjean Richard Lüscher Britos
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Lavender Durance en Provence
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Lavanda Natural Companhia da Terra
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Lavande Norma Kamali
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Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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Azul Marine Natura
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Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
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Hesperide Patyka
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Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
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The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
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Lavender Elizabeth W
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Groovy Life by Esprit Summer Edition Man Esprit
1.5000580720093
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5
Varens Lavande Ulric de Varens
1.5
Le Pret-a-Parfumer Couture Yang: Oriental Wood Parfum Sur Mesure
1.5
Altruism Ayala Moriel
1.4999419279907
The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
1.4999419279907
Gucci Guilty Studs Pour Homme Gucci
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Loriani Testa Maura
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Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
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Ma Cherie O Boticario
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Mexx Man Mexx
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Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
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Twilight Lush
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Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
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Lavande & Vetiver Jeanne en Provence
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Panama Panama 1924
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Lavender Woods of Windsor
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Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
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Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
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1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
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Night Spice Shulton Company
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GMV Uomo GianMarco Venturi
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Acqua Lavanda Pop O Boticario
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Dulce de Lavanda King`s Palace Perfumery
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Agua de Lavanda Phebo
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Fougere Murdock London
1.4286871440186
Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
1.4286871440186
Scout West Third Brand
1.4286290720093
Lavender L`acqua Di Fiori
1.4276101765389
Thaty O Boticario
1.4266840882695
Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
1.4254034401858
Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4194497351916
Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
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Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
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Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
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Vanilla Lavender Lavanila Laboratories
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Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
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Solliden for Him Oriflame
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Le Coupe Lomani
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Lavanda & Algodao Mahogany
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Patchouly Lavandula Teufels Kuche
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Acqua Sonhos O Boticario
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Soulmate Men s.Oliver
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Essential Oil Palette Melange Perfume
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Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
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Les Fleurs: Lavande Molinard
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Eau de Lavande Diptyque
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Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
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Jeans Pour Homme Roccobarocco
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Kiki Voile d`Extrait Vero Profumo
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Verbena and Lavender de Provence Crabtree & Evelyn
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Lavander Bronnley
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Touch for Men Fred Hayman
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Esprit de Versailles for Him Esprit de Versailles
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Five Step Waltz D.S. & Durga
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Lavande DSH Perfumes
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Gris Clair Serge Lutens
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Impact Pour Un Homme Caron
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Signature Story for Him David & Victoria Beckham
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Samba Kiss Man Perfumer`s Workshop
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Living Lavender Esperienze Olfattive
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Crown Imperial The Crown Perfumery Co.
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Lavande 44 Rania J
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Herve Leger Intrigue Homme Avon
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Gaia Botanical Perfume Esscentual Alchemy
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Spigo Odori
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Black Fleece White Cologne Brooks Brothers
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Rocky Man White Jeanne Arthes
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Fleurs de Bois Miller Harris
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Hermessence Brin de Reglisse Hermes
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Cardamomum Vegetalis Parfums Berdoues
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Gendarme 20 Gendarme
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Mahyouba Rasasi
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Oxford & Cambridge Czech & Speake
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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
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Yatra Aveda
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Cuba Magnum Gold Cuba Paris
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Carlo Corinto Rouge Carlo Corinto
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Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
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Ibda'a Syed Junaid Alam
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Caesars Man Emperor Caesars World
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M de Bourbon Princesse Marina De Bourbon
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Le Male Capitaine Collector Jean Paul Gaultier
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Le Male Terrible Shaker Limited Editon Jean Paul Gaultier
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Mustang Man Maurer & Wirtz
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Le Beau Male Capitaine Collector Jean Paul Gaultier
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Vintage Naturals 2009 Lavender Demeter Fragrance
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English Fern Penhaligon`s
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Axis pour Homme Sense of Space Creations
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Incense Lavender Compagnie de Provence
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UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
1.3335072160279
Camera Max Deville
1.3334491440186
Le Male Pin-Up Collectors Edition Jean Paul Gaultier
1.3334491440186
Nurture Intelligent Nutrients
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Paul Smith Extreme Sport Paul Smith
1.3333910720093
English Lavander Caswell Massey
1.3333910720093
1445 Castle Forbes
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Felix Navidad Smell Bent

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