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Know Your Notes | Lavender

July 25, 2019


Lavender has a long history of being used in beauty products. Used since olden times for therapeutic practices, the soothing and healing effect of lavender oil is cherished as much for its medicinal properties as it is for its heady perfume. Among the most versatile of the floral notes, the scent of lavender is seeing somewhat of a resurgence.

Much like the cyclical nature of fashion, where we often find ourselves looking to the past for inspiration, the traditional scent of lavender we are accustomed to is being re-invented in contemporary fragrance.

Popular with men as well as women, lavender essential oil lends itself well to unisex fragrances. Frequently paired with other fresh, floral notes such as lemon and bergamot, it equally offers a lovely accompaniment to woody and fougère fragrances.

Lavender absolute is green and rich with a distinctively herbaceous scent that is sweeter but less floral than the essential oil and offers a soothing woody connotation to a fragrance, lending itself as a dry and balmy base to many colognes and perfumes for men.

A British classic that have withstood the test of time, discover our historical collection of lavender scents, as well as new additions to our range which encapsulate a fresh way of referencing the rich past of this English ingredient.

Lavender Fragrances from Floris London

Vert Fougere Eau de ParfumNo. 89 Eau de Toilette, Elite Eau de Toilette, Santal Eau de Toilette, 1976 Eau de Parfum, 71/72 Eau de Parfum

When you hear lavender, your mind may instantly conjure up images of the rolling hills of Provence, yet during the months of June through to August, pockets of English countryside are transformed into crops of mauve and indigo as lavender comes into bloom.

Here are a list of some of our favourite places to see this wonderful display of colour here in the UK.

The Hop Shop at Castle Farm, Kent

Mayfield Lavender, Surrey Downs

Cotswold Lavender, Broadway

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