Lavandin Absolute

Lavandin is not a true species in the botanical sense as it is the result of natural cross breeding of Lavandula angustifolia Mill and Lavendula latifolia Vill species, pollinated by bees. Lavandin Absolute is emerald green in colour, of a pourable viscosity and produced by solvent extracting the French concrete – produced from all aerial parts of Lavendula hybrid.

Arctander has this say “Lavandin absolute from concrete is a viscous, very dark green liquid of pronounced herbaceous odor, resembling that of the flowering herb closely. In comparison to the Lavandin Oil, the absolute from concrete has a deeper sweetness and body as well as a rich undertone. The camphoraceous-camphene-like topnotes of the oil are subdued, if present at all, in the Absolute.

Lavandin Absolute from concrete is used in fougeres, new-mown-hay types, herbaceous-floral fragrances, “forest notes”, refreshing colognes, etc. It blends excellently with patchouli, clove oil, citrus oils (bergamot and lime in particular), amylsalicylate (whose “rough” corners it rounds off), ionones, etc.”

Botanical Name: Lavandula hybrida

Origin: France