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Fine lavender, “the star of Provence”


Genuine fine lavender is definitely the most iconic flower of Provence. As early as June, wild lavender blooms here and there in the hills of the Alps of Haute Provence, highlighting the mountain sceneries. We notice at first glance the grace of its delicate nuances of blue. As we approach, we discover a magnificent painting with touches and shades of blue, purple and violet, whose floral richness is a true treasure for insects flying from flower to flower. Just by picking a purple steam and crumpling it through your fingers, it releases the whole soul of Haute Provence. The perfume of this fine lavender reflects the quietness of the mountains of Provence, it is undoubtedly an invitation to relaxation and to dream


It is for its power on our bodies and spirits that fine lavender has, historically, been harvested in its natural habitat, then cultivated starting from the XXth century. Its essential oil’s remarkable properties make it one of the most valuable plant of aromatherapy.  Fine lavender remains perfumers’ favorite flower in the formulation of high-end products due to its exceptional olfactory qualities, it naturally holds about 300 aromatic molecules.  In 1981, the PDO label of the Alps of Haute Provence was created to guarantee, control and protect this lavender also named flower of the Queens, for our senses’ greatest delight…