Lavandula x intermedia (“Lavandin”) is a perennial evergreen plant native to the central and western regions of the northern Mediterranean. Lavandin is a cross between Lavandula angustifolia ("English Lavender") and Lavandula latifolia ("Spike Lavender").
It is often called "French Lavender" because of its historical link with the French perfume industry.
Lavandin differs from Lavender by its more pointed flower spikes and larger overall size. The long stalks of the lavandin plant contribute to two-thirds of its overall height.
Lavandin contains a far higher concentration (approximately 10 times) of camphor than Lavender which gives it a distinctive scent.
"The odor is strongly herbaceous with a very fresh camphene-cineole-like topnote which should not be distinctly camphoraceous. The rich, woody-herbaceous notes of the body components will usually become predominant within the first 60 seconds on a perfume blotter"
"The odor of the oil is not very tenacious, and after a few hours on the blotter, it may be impossible to distinguish a good quality from a poor one."
- Steffen Arctander
Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin (1960)
Lavandin has fresh, aromatic, sweet and floral notes.
It is more herbaceous and camphor-like than Lavender.
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Lavandin Essential Oil helps to calm the nervous system and reduce feelings of worry and anxiety.
Lavandin Essential Oil helps to alleviate feelings of discomfort while sleeping to lead to a more enriched sleep.
Lavandin Essential Oil contains a relatively high concentration of camphor which makes it an effective treatment for the respiratory system.
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