Lavender is one of the oldest perfume ingredients out there. In fact, the earliest known use of lavender can be traced all the way back to Ancient Egypt, where it is speculated that the plant was used to make perfume and as part of the embalming process. The ancient Romans were wild for lavender, believing it to be a purifying plant, and the name even comes from the Latin verb lavare, or to wash.
That is all to say that lavender has a rich history in the field of fragrance. This ingredient is also known for its soothing and skin-soothing properties. It’s great as a star of a scent, but it also plays well with others as a supporting note. Keep reading our favorite lavender fragrances and get ready to feel like you’re wandering the lavender fields of Provence.