Lavender is a flowering plant native to mountainous zones of the Mediterranean. Today, lavender can be found all over the world.
The lilac flower is known for its strong and relaxing aroma. Along with being a popular note in fragrances, lavender syrup and dried lavender flowers are used in cooking as a sweetener.
The violet plant is often used in fragrance and body care products. Lavender essential oil is sourced from the spike of the flowers. Depending on the kind of lavender used, lavender essential oil can make a fragrance have a sharp smell, as found in Dutch lavender or a sweet and floral aroma, as found in French lavender.
Lavender is often used to compliment citrus notes in fragrances. Its woody sharpness harmonises beautifully with bergamot, orange blossom and neroli creating a refreshing blend.
Oscar by Oscar de la Renta is a special fragrance that captures the comfort of gentle femininity. It is a rich fragrance featuring citrus and floral notes with a beautiful, sweet note of lavender. This magenta flower is not only used in ladies fragrances, but also in men’s.
Le Male is Jean Paul Gaultier's first masculine fragrance and it has proved to be immensely successful, appealing mostly to young men. This cologne is designed for a confident man who is not afraid to stand out from the crowd. Its citrus blend is perfectly balanced against the surprise kick of lavender.