Lavender vs Lavandin

When shopping for lavender, it's worth knowing that the most sought-after product is fine lavender (in French, lavande fine; in Latin, Lavandula angustifolia, L vera, L officinalis), not spike lavender (L latifolia) or the hybrid lavandin (L hybrida). The latter are high in camphor and are used in detergents and paint solvents, not perfume.