Purple, the color of royalty. In the ancient world, the only way to obtain purple coloring was via shellfish or snails depending on whether you were Phoenician or Roman. This rare coloring was thus reserved for the highest ranking of folks back in the day.
This color is also associated with lavender. When this is mentioned, does it not bring visions of an endless horizon of purple color swaying in the wind?
Ah yes, indeed it does for us because this was exactly what we witnessed on our road trip through Provence. The aromatic winds swept through the car because we had winded the windows down. Oh man, these words alone cannot describe the feeling of bliss we both felt when we parked in front of those never-ending fields…
In this essay, we want to show you where and how you can ‘hunt’ down the best locations to spot that picture for an instagram post.
And did you know that there are many species of this purple shrub? Lavandin the cousin can thrive at lower altitudes and is also larger. It is also said to have pointier flower spikes compared to Lavender. Can you spot the difference in the pictures of the essay?
And let this trivia be a test for you:
- Which species was cultivated for the English perfumery industry?
- From which does the oil treat burns?
- Which is anti-bacterial?
- The oil of which species can act as a mild stimulant?
Try not to google for your answers. How well did you do?