Organic High Mountain French Lavender Pure Botanical Essence is fresh and sweet, floral, natural and winsome. Unlike some floral extracts, French Lavender is not the least bit overpowering. It is gentle and uplifting, with a decidedly floral beauty. Chemically the European lavenders are quite different from English Lavender, which has higher linalool content, and that makes them a bit more pungent. This one is pure and organic to start with. If you love lavender, it will be your all time favorite.