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

1.5587983333333
La Nuit de l`Homme Yves Saint Laurent
1.5066705905435
Encens et Lavande Serge Lutens
1.5030606238964
Antiheros Etat Libre d`Orange
1.5025897586816
4711 Acqua Colonia Lavender & Thyme Maurer & Wirtz
1.5018442220914
Ma Cherie O Boticario
1.5013733568766
Organic Certified Lavender Fragrance L`Occitane en Provence
1.501216401805
Lavender Therapy The Healing Garden
1.5010986855013
Pur desir de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5009417304297
Essence Lavender Donna Karan
1.5009024916618
Anat Fritz Classical Anat Fritz
1.5006670590543
Lavender Floris
1.5006670590543
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5006278202864
Les Naturelles: Lavande Fragonard
1.5005885815185
UDV Blue Ulric de Varens
1.5005101039827
Lavanda Ambrata Santa Maria Novella
1.5004708652148
Lavender Marks and Spencer
1.500392387679
Lavanda L`Occitane en Provence
1.5003531489111
Russkaya Lavanda Novaya Zarya
1.5003139101432
Wild Lavender Melvita
1.5003139101432
Vanilla & Lavender Parfume de Vanille
1.5002746713753
Swiss Guard Swiss Guard
1.5002746713753
Two Weeks Smell Bent
1.5002354326074
Lavender Avon
1.5002354326074
Lavender Natural Scent Apivita
1.5002354326074
Lavender Lace Kuumba Made
1.5002354326074
Lotus Lavender Aromatic Durance en Provence
1.5002354326074
Lavender Panier des Sens
1.5002354326074
Ambre & Lavande Accord Parfait
1.5002354326074
Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5002354326074
Lavande-Cassis Outremer
1.5001961938395
Eau de Lavande Yves Rocher
1.5001569550716
Agua de Alfazema Companhia da Terra
1.5001569550716
Lavender Demeter Fragrance
1.5001569550716
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.5001569550716
Old English Lavender Water D.R.Harris
1.5001177163037
Lavande Molinard
1.5001177163037
French Vanilla Lavender ActivESSENCE
1.5001177163037
Lavandula Vera Parfums Berdoues
1.5001177163037
Lavender Caswell Massey
1.5000784775358
Rastro Rastro
1.5000784775358
Luxury Lavender Water Taylor of Old Bond Street
1.5000784775358
Lavande Norma Kamali
1.5000784775358
Sinyaya Lavanda Novaya Zarya
1.5000784775358
Black Market Shirley May
1.5000784775358
Lavender Durance en Provence
1.5000784775358
Lavanda Natural Companhia da Terra
1.5000784775358
Hesperide Patyka
1.5000784775358
Baby Lavanda Johnson & Johnson's
1.5000392387679
Cologne Nocturne Le Galion
1.5000392387679
Adventure Sports Style Parfum
1.5000392387679
Lavande des Princes L.T. Piver
1.5000392387679
Carib - Spiriti del Tabacco Segreti di Lucca
1.5000392387679
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5000392387679
Lavender Elizabeth W
1.5000392387679
Lavender and Lace Parfums Valjean
1.5000392387679
The Spirits of Lavender Bonny Doon Farm
1.5000392387679
Napa A Wing & A Prayer Perfumes
1.5000392387679
Lavande Envoutante Florame
1.5000392387679
Bleu Parfums et Senteurs du Pays Basque
1.5000392387679
Les Lavandes Lothantique
1.5000392387679
Floral Water Lavender Melvita
1.5
Varens Lavande Ulric de Varens
1.5
Vert Mauá
1.5
Brisas Desejo de Lavanda Eudora
1.5
Timeless Lavender The Merchant of Venice
1.5
The Secret Garden Ravenscourt Apothecary
1.5
In Vogue Patrizia Pepe
1.5
Petr Prudence Paris
1.5
Petite Lavanda Chlorophylla
1.5
Hallmark Lentheric
1.5
Boti O Boticario
1.5
Lider Egoist Christine Lavoisier Parfums
1.5
Astrolab Biosea
1.5
English Lavender Harvey Prince
1.5
Bulgarian Lavender Saint Charles Shave
1.5
Knackered Cow Cowshed
1.5
Fire Inubi
1.5
Água refrescante Banho de Lavanda Avatim
1.5
Lavande de Provence Mahogany
1.5
Le Pret-a-Parfumer Couture Yang: Oriental Wood Parfum Sur Mesure
1.5
Carícia Alfaroma
1.5
Insolite Parfums de la Bastide
1.5
American Crew Sport American Crew
1.5
No. 01 Provencal Ete Frau Tonis Parfum
1.5
Eau de Cologne Lavande Inessance
1.5
L'Eau de Riô Ipanema L`Eau de Riô
1.5
Dagger Night Dina Cosmetics
1.5
Finestrella Borsari
1.5
Lavanda Victor
1.5
Eau de Provence Cattier
1.4999607612321
Old English Lavender Rose & Co Manchester
1.4999607612321
Seiva de Alfazema Phebo
1.4999607612321
The University of North Carolina Men Masik Collegiate Fragrances
1.4999607612321
Acqua by Armand Dupree Fuller Cosmetics®
1.4996860898568
Loriani Testa Maura
1.4858574300569
Lavender Crabtree & Evelyn
1.4787318652148
Lavender and Italian Lemon Potter & Moore
1.4722933044928
Pour Un Homme de Caron Caron
1.4706387304297
Body Fantasies Signature Clean Lavender Vanilla Parfums de Coeur
1.470588
Dlya Muzhchin Novaya Zarya
1.4697702079655
Lavender Woods of Windsor
1.4694170590543
Cuba Grey Cuba Paris
1.4690246713753
Lavanda Imperiale Santa Maria Novella
1.4689461938395
Calming Lavender Taylor of London
1.4684875365902
Lavanda L`Erbolario
1.4676479691976
Mon Numero 4 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4631866380224
Lavender Eau de Cologne L`Occitane en Provence
1.4615772387679
Lavender L`acqua Di Fiori
1.4592747304297
Panama Panama 1924
1.4564415365902
Black Suede Essential Avon
1.4548589101432
Night Spice Shulton Company
1.4547019550716
Agua de Lavanda Phebo
1.4546627163037
Perfetto Uomo Bi-es
1.4534781489111
Alfazema Provençal Phebo
1.4534149499706
Twilight Lush
1.4530654326074
Water Bath Lavender Natura
1.450392387679
Touch for Men Fred Hayman
1.4445617163037
Jeans Pour Homme Roccobarocco
1.4433369358446
Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours Guerlain
1.4427909217187
Woods 2010 Edition Abercrombie & Fitch
1.4421465815185
1902 Lavande Parfums Berdoues
1.4367171489111
Rocky Man White Jeanne Arthes
1.4362348344124
Eau de Lavande Annick Goutal
1.4357591604866
Agua Lavanda Antonio Puig
1.4340000590543
Lavender Water Geo. F. Trumper
1.4336861489111
Gendarme 20 Gendarme
1.4318831039827
Lavander Spa Yardley
1.4288064326074
Lavender Oriflame
1.4288064326074
Fougere Murdock London
1.4287671938395
Blue Caviar Axis
1.4287279550716
Scout West Third Brand
1.4287279550716
Musk Massilia No.2 Abdul Karim Al Faransi
1.4287279550716
Fig and Lavender Durance en Provence
1.4286887163037
French Cade Lavender Voluspa
1.4286494775358
Provence La Facon
1.428571
Last Seduction Grasse Au Parfum
1.428571
Lavanda Sensual Natura
1.428571
Eibi Chlorophylla
1.4203359691976
Lavande Royale Roger & Gallet
1.4180011181087
Lavander Tea No.362 Gap
1.4149479101432
Acqua di Colonia Lavanda O Boticario
1.4120789101432
Sonas Fragrances of Ireland
1.4120396713753
1445 Castle Forbes
1.4101891489111
Lavander Bronnley
1.4092479550716
Agua de Lavanda Agua de Sevilla
1.4057460731803
Bucoliques de Provence L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4021925199137
Thaty O Boticario
1.400392387679
Lavanda Ach. Brito
1.400392387679
Dulce de Lavanda King`s Palace Perfumery
1.400257789484
Eau de Lavande Diptyque

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