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    Anyone have any suggestions or opinions on these? Thanks.
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    I bought the Yardley Lavender some days ago. It smells exactly like the soap they make.
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    Lavender waters are so classic and refreshing, especially in wamer weather but are probably considered a bit 'old fashioned' by many.

    I love the fougere green edge of lavender and the wonderful chocolatey base tones but suffer with the dreaded lack of longevity lavender has.

    I tend to dose / layer my lavender scents with pure lavender EO as well as body products to promote staying power.

    I have Yardley English Lavender Cologne and Woods of Windsor lavender. Sadly neither lasts long on my skin. I usually get my lavender kick from fougere blends like Crown Fougere, Guerlain Jicky and Penhaligon's English Fern. Serge Lutens Gris Clair features a wonderful fresh lavender over warm woods, whilst Caron pour Un Homme draws out lavenders more gourmand, chocolatey elements.

    Many find that Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur has a distinct lavender topnote, but I personally find that it is too well blended to be considered a feature of the blend.

    Sorry, if this is no help.

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    thanks. I have royal scottish lavender which I love and wear but I am looking for an inexpensive lavender to throw around, put in the bath etc. I quite like trumpers' one but haven't tried many so thought I would ask or opinions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder
    thanks. I have royal scottish lavender which I love and wear but I am looking for an inexpensive lavender to throw around, put in the bath etc. I quite like trumpers' one but haven't tried many so thought I would ask or opinions.
    You might try Puig - Agua Lavanda. It is not necessarily easy to find in the US, but when you do find it, it is dirt cheap. I think I got 2.5 oz @ $8, but you could probably find it for even cheaper & at greater amount.

    Duration is minimal of course. I find the spikiness of lavender in this is muted by some sweet notes, perhaps even rosemary.
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    Floris's Lavender is very nice. Also whilst your at Floris, take a sniff of their Malmaison.....beautiful!

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