The original lavender grown in New Mexico. Our Placitas Lavender is rich in scent, having a distinctively herbaceous smell that reminds of the natural scent of flowering lavender. The absolute is sweeter but less floral than the essential oil and offers sugary, herbaceous and soothing woody connotation to the composition. It is mixed with our crisp cedar needles in clean high desert air. More complex than a typical Frasier or Douglas Fir, it has a punchy, brightness that is really pleasing.