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