Like the familiarity of an old childhood memory, Lavender finds a way to cloak your senses with a cloud of sunny warmth and relaxation. It comes as no surprise that lavender is grown in the balmy summers of Southern France, immediately transporting you to fields of deep lilac brushed with golden sunshine.
But don’t be quick to dismiss Lavender as a mere stress-reliever! In perfumery, Lavender has a strong performance, and brings about a beautiful floral and herbaceous freshness to the top of fragrances.
Not one to shy from the spotlight, Lavender’s clean profile is a traditional favourite in men’s perfumes, but has found it’s way to become an emerging feature in women’s perfumes.
The versatility of the ingredient lets it clean herbaceous note speak for itself, yet it blends itself seamlessly with different ingredients. Some may perceive Lavender as having a minty herby note, whereas others detect a spicy warmth - like the scent of a hot summer night.
Lavender blends beautifully with other aromatic ingredients such as pine, sage, rosemary, patchouli, oakmoss, neroli, and orange blossom.
Perfect for a sunny day out, the clean scent is reminiscent of fresh linen that’s soft to the touch, with a tinge of edginess to have others around you perk at the recognition of its charming scent.
"Our findings suggest that lavender could certainly be used as an effective 'on-the-spot' anxiety reduction in dentists' waiting rooms."
Dr. M. Kritsidima, study author
Widely known for its calming properties, the Ancient Greeks and Romans soaked in bathwater filled with lavender. This comes as no surprise as the word “lavender” hails from the Latin word “lavare” - which means "to wash"
The deep blush of violet is more than a reflection of royalty – Queen Elisabeth is known to take advantage of its relaxing properties by wearing it as a perfume, and in her tea.