– Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia
– Method of extraction: steam distillation of flowering tops
– Active ingredients: linalool, linalyl acetate
Fine lavender was originally picked in the hills of Provence. It was cultivated during the inter-war period and experienced an extensive expansion during the second half of the 20th century.
The essential oil of fine lavender is one of the flagship products of the fine perfumery market that developed in the South of France at the beginning of the 20th century. It is specific to France since no other essential oil from population lavender is produced by other countries.
Fine perfumery is the main consumer of fine lavender, but the aromatherapy market has also strongly developed its use.
The SCA3P produces annually four tons of fine lavender for a national production of 40 tons.