Lavandin grosso is a hybrid of L. angustifolia and L. spica. The lavandins are widely cultivated for commercial use, since their flowers tend to be bigger than those of English lavender and the plants tend to be easier to harvest, but lavandin oil is regarded by some to be of a lower quality than that of English lavender, with a perfume less sweet.
Lavandin Grosso Essential Oil CAS 8022-15-9
Lavandin Oil is a pale yellow to almost colorless liquid which can be somewhat turbid and brownish after shipment in galvanized drums. A filtration and separation of water may be necessary in order to produce an attractive looking oil. The odor is strongly herbaceous with a very fresh camphene-cineole-like topnote which should not be distinctly camphoraceous. The rich, woodyherbaceous notes of the body components will usually become predominant within the first 60 seconds on a perfume blotter.
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