From Dior, a video on lavender fields in the Drôme Provençale region.
In fact, not only does lavender help you relax but it could even treat anxiety. In 2018, scientists and researchers at Kagoshima University in Japan came to this conclusion after analysing whether the smell of linalool, a fragrant alcohol found in lavender extracts, helps mice relax. They were able to prove that the linalool odour has an anxiolytic [anti-anxiety] effect. More studies are underway to establish the safety and efficacy of linalool administered via different routes before it is moved to human trials.
— Read more in Can Lavender-Scented Products Really Help Us Unwind At Bedtime? at Elle.
Lavender was a key ingredient in the bougie domestic fantasy sold by retailers like Williams Sonoma and L’Occitane en Provence. It wafted gently over the entire oeuvre of Peter Mayle, the author of “A Year in Provence,” among other books.
Now you can buy Downy Infusions Lavender Serenity fabric softener.
— Read more at Why Does Everything Smell, So Peacefully, of Lavender? at The New York Times.
The thing about lavender-scented household products is that they rarely seem to smell like lavender. Which isn’t to say they don’t smell nice. This definitely holds true for Mrs. Meyer’s Lavender Clean Day Room Freshener and Fabuloso Lavender Multi-Purpose Cleaner.
Let’s start with the room freshener. In general, I’m not a fan of room sprays. I like a gently scented candle or an occasional baton of incense, and I burn a lot of Papiers d’Arménie near the litter box, but I like my home to feature me as its scented focal point.
However, I recently spent a week in a house in Palm Springs with a spray bottle of Mrs. Meyer’s Lavender Clean Day Room Freshener on the bathroom counter…
A short film from International Flavors & Fragrances' in house naturals facility, Laboratoire Monique Rémy, about the cultivation and processing of lavender in Provence. A little over 3 minutes; perfumer Alexis Dadier appears briefly at the beginning, and again at the end.