A photo taken on July 10, 2021 shows a girl as she poses for a picture on a lavender field near the village of Valea-Trestieni, some 30 km east of Chisinau, Moldova.

Young couples and families pose for glamour shots as the sun lowers over Alexei Cazac's sprawling field of lavender outside the capital of Moldova.

The oil is widely used in cosmetics and its aromas are hailed for their relaxing and soothing qualities that some believe to be a boon against anxiety and insomnia.