14 reviews for Lavender Absolute (France)
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€15.00 – €213.50
Adam Michael has this to say “Wow! This material is truly sublime, exuding summer fresh, deep floral lavender notes with a soft, creamy, playful infusion of herbaceous, sweet musk and wood notes, all incredibly tenacious, all absolutely beautiful and aromatically speaking this is light years in front of any steam distilled lavender offering. Lavender absolute is mesmerising deep blue-green in colour, pourable and produced by solvent extracting the French concrete – produced from the glorious fragrant flower heads of Lavandula angustifolia.”
Arctander has this to say “Lavender Absolute is used in citrus-colognes, chypres, fougeres, new-mown hay bases, forest notes, etc. It blends well with labdanum, oakmoss, vetiver, patchouli, pine needle oils, coumarin, heptalactone, terpinyl propionate, geraniol and esters, sage clary, dodecanal, flouve, nitromusks, salicylates, etc.”
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Wholesale weights (all prices excluding vat): 250G = 175 Euros.
innasany (verified owner) –
This Lavender Absolute FRENCH is so delicious, as a fresh flower garden with honey, tonka bean and warm milk. For lovers of lavender you can not miss – you will fall in love with her for the first time. Really great.+++++
Rob Lloyd (verified owner) –
I have tried many Lavender Absolutes but this one outclasses them all.
Justine O’ (verified owner) –
An enveloping hum of smooth and deep mellow greens is met by a surge of herbaceous green herbals – clean and alive; both singing on a fresh woodsy, rootsy green of milky minty camphor and warm clarifying woods, thickened with creamy tonka bean and a musky woodsy base.
There are no sharp edges here in this beautiful Lavender Absolute from France; nothing acerbic, cloying or obvious; this is a fully rounded immersion in a field of lavender of great depth and purity, the nose touching the coarse stems and the lavender-infused earth, as much as the flower heads above.
Thomas (verified owner) –
Beautiful, powerful yet elegant absolute ! I would recommend to dilute this abs to 10% or even less, in order to handle it easily. A little goes a long way wih this one ! It is indeed milky, like “innasany” commented. To me, it is a beautiful and strong top-middle-basenote for a classical fougere perfume. Be careful though, the strength of this beauty could be overwhelming. Try to pair it with a diluted portion of geranium absolute, and you will get the backbone of “Fougere Royale” perfume.
sarah.watts33 (verified owner) –
A non-perfumers view:
I have always loved Lavender, in the garden as well as in the bottle! I’ve tried a number from Hermitage and this French Absolute is my favourite. It is the one that reminds me most of crushing lavender spikes in my hand straight from the bushes in my garden – a ‘true’ lavender scent. Thick and blue, a little goes a long way – unless like me you just want to overdose on it!!
Huseyin At (verified owner) –
Definitely very nice smell. Creamy and herbaceous.
Dario (verified owner) –
Very shabby! An emerald shiny liquid with a relaxing, deep, complex scent. A lot less sharp and fresh than regular essential oil. It is more powdery, soft, with a distinguishable coumarinic base. A must try.
Amina H (verified owner) –
Totally love this lavender,
Very satisfying and long lasting with a gorgeous fullbody.
A world apart from lavender essential oils..smells so much like the fresh plant squeezed into hands. Comforting like a warm hug:)
Robert (verified owner) –
This is my new favourite lavender material. I didn’t think anything could top the Bulgarian absolute I was so in love with but this sits on all corners of the lavender experience and is extremely well balanced. It doesn’t get much better than this!
Simon DTW (verified owner) –
I find it hard to work with lavender in perfume compositions. This offering is beautiful, the only one I need (at the moment). It’s coumarinic, smooth and classy. Makes a simple fougere accord at once impressive and interesting. The imagery I get from smelling this material is a scene from the country side at summertime but late in the evening when the sky and clouds turn dreamy blue…
Anna (verified owner) –
I think this scent might be easily called ‘lavender intense’ – the first things I recognized in it were eucalyptol and this green, minty feel that is very much ‘into your face’ – it is more green than EO and definately much more projecting – few drops of this fills the entire room with very characteristic and relaxing lavender scent.
Patrick E (verified owner) –
Sweet, beautiful and fresh lavender. Definitely some forest notes. Invigorating. I personally prefer the softness of the lavender from Tuscany, but this is beautiful stuff and will be kept in my collection. Its uplifting and grounding at the same time.
Alexandre C (verified owner) –
So I’m no lavender expert, and I’m not even fond of its smell in most EO (love the smell of a lavender field though, who doesn’t ?). So I do not know if all lavender absolute are this good.
This is just fantastic, hands down one of my favourite ever from this shop. If it’s great on its own, it becomes absurdly good in blends.
Oh and you do not need a lot to enjoy the magical effects in a formula, it will lift, is quite strong, last a while and projects heaps (first time I put it on a blotter, it filled my room without me noticing and coming back an hour later it was lavender heaven).
I like Tonka but do not particularly like coumarin on its own, and this absolute does have a prominent coumarinic aspect to it, but it’s delicious and broaden the usage range of this material, from cologne to oriental or gourmand, I could see this fitting everywhere. My instinct tells me coffee would go fabulously with this, creating a marvel.
Please keep carrying this 🙂
(Also such a good quality/price ratio here)
Dmytro F (verified owner) –
Beautiful smell. Very fresh and crisp. Personally I like it even more then one from IFF. Blend it as dilution of 10 percents, makes it easier not to overdose.