Agua Lavanda by Puig

    Agua Lavanda by Puig

    post #1 of 6
    Thread Starter 
    Although Agua Lavanda is generally regarded as a straight up Spanish lavender fragrance, I believe it's technically a fougere because it contains lavender, tonka and oakmoss. I'm also starting this thread because this happens to be one of my favorite fragrances, and I assume most, if not all, of you are fans of dry lavender-dominant scents.

    Unlike many classical fougeres, Agua Lavanda's sharp lavender note dominates; the tonka is very restrained and almost undetectable. It's in there more as a fixative and to round off the lavender's dryness a tad. The oakmoss is very noticeable, and it gives the scent an earthy green smell. Longevity is poor, but this is a EDC and is meant to be reapplied often. Reapplication is one of the joys of wearing this.

    This is a must-try for any true lavender fan, as well as a fan of old-school fougeres. I have to thank seasoldiermarine for turning me on to this great scent.
    post #2 of 6
    I agree, Shamu. Agua Lavanda is most easily available in the high-alcohol volume splash bottle, which is what I have. It is a very good, green lavender scent, but as you said, with very poor longevity, especially in the splash version. I have seen bottles of the Edt available online occasionally, but have not purchased one. Which do you have -- the splash or edt?
    post #3 of 6
    Thread Starter 
    I have two gigantic 1 liter plastic splash bottles of Agua Lavanda EDC because I wear it so often. I kept my old green glass 3.4 oz. bottle and just keep refilling it with the plastic bottles. I didn't know there was ever an eau de toilette version of this.

    Do you consider AL to be a fougere? The notes in the pyramid and the prominence of the oakmoss is what makes me think of this as a fougere, even though it doesn't smell like English Fern, Wild Fern or other scents we think of when we think of classical fougeres. I can't imagine any fan of classical fougeres not at least liking Agua Lavanda, fougere or not.
    post #4 of 6
    I think Agua Lavanda is more a lavander scent than a fougere. The lavender is so prominent, with the other notes just supporting it, that I can't really say this is nearly a full fougere fragrance. But it is very good.
    post #5 of 6
    All these notes sound very nice, I definitely will have to check it out.
    post #6 of 6
    Hi Everyone. Very nice of You to start a thread about one of My all time Greats here Shamu. Yes, count Me in as One that agrees that Agua Lavanda is a Fougere because of it's dominant Oakmoss
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    12/4/10 at 7:53pm

    shamu1 said:



    Although Agua Lavanda is generally regarded as a straight up Spanish lavender fragrance, I believe it's technically a fougere because it contains lavender, tonka and oakmoss. I'm also starting this thread because this happens to be one of my favorite fragrances, and I assume most, if not all, of you are fans of dry lavender-dominant scents.

    Unlike many classical fougeres, Agua Lavanda's sharp lavender note dominates; the tonka is very restrained and almost undetectable. It's in there more as a fixative and to round off the lavender's dryness a tad. The oakmoss is very noticeable, and it gives the scent an earthy green smell. Longevity is poor, but this is a EDC and is meant to be reapplied often. Reapplication is one of the joys of wearing this.

    This is a must-try for any true lavender fan, as well as a fan of old-school fougeres. I have to thank seasoldiermarine for turning me on to this great scent.

    12/6/10 at 6:46pm

    vonMises said:



    I agree, Shamu. Agua Lavanda is most easily available in the high-alcohol volume splash bottle, which is what I have. It is a very good, green lavender scent, but as you said, with very poor longevity, especially in the splash version. I have seen bottles of the Edt available online occasionally, but have not purchased one. Which do you have -- the splash or edt?

    12/6/10 at 7:49pm

    shamu1 said:



    I have two gigantic 1 liter plastic splash bottles of Agua Lavanda EDC because I wear it so often. I kept my old green glass 3.4 oz. bottle and just keep refilling it with the plastic bottles. I didn't know there was ever an eau de toilette version of this.

    Do you consider AL to be a fougere? The notes in the pyramid and the prominence of the oakmoss is what makes me think of this as a fougere, even though it doesn't smell like English Fern, Wild Fern or other scents we think of when we think of classical fougeres. I can't imagine any fan of classical fougeres not at least liking Agua Lavanda, fougere or not.

    12/13/10 at 11:42am

    vonMises said:



    I think Agua Lavanda is more a lavander scent than a fougere. The lavender is so prominent, with the other notes just supporting it, that I can't really say this is nearly a full fougere fragrance. But it is very good.

    12/26/10 at 6:44am

    odysseusm said:



    All these notes sound very nice, I definitely will have to check it out.

    1/24/11 at 9:36am

    seasoldiermarine said:



    Hi Everyone. Very nice of You to start a thread about one of My all time Greats here Shamu. Yes, count Me in as One that agrees that Agua Lavanda is a Fougere because of it's dominant Oakmoss





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