National Geographic : 1946 May
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome byB.Anthony Stewart A Passer-by in Duthie Park, Aberdeen, Picks a Spray of Lavender to Crush and Sniff for Fragrance "Lavender! sweet lavender!" is a sales cry often heard on London streets. Dried, the aromatic leaves are used for perfuming linen. Formerly, "tolayaway inlavender" meant to pawn one's possessions. Lavender is derived from the Latin lavare (to wash), referringtoitsuse inbath perfumery.