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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    I think this is a very sensible way to go.

    Lavender essential oils are much more rounded as fragrances than some perfumes are. I notice there have been some recommendations for Pour Un Homme by Caron. I sold my bottle of this because I couldn't live with the violent assault on the nostrils which came from what I feel is an overly harsh and astringent lavender opening (plus I find the vanilla ending sickly sweet).
    HDS, I also get that "nostril searing" from Caron pour un Homme. However, think it is a genetic abnormality--what I say smells like a sharp ammonia, others cannot detect!

    For a non-violent version of a very similar scent (i.e., lavender vanilla), By Killian A Taste of Heaven is great, although very expensive. And, there is always one of my favorites--Jicky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlt.perfume View Post
    Thanks Yardley have a really nice range! Are they so easily available in Australia? I've rarely seen them here.
    I don't know why, but we have more Yardley stuff in Chemist shops down here, than what Yardley have on their British website. From my other postings, it became obvious that they're not commonly available in the US either.

    As I said, it's often on sale - I bought big 250ml splash bottles of Yardley's Sandawood and Yardley's English Fine Cologne for $13 each. A 100ml spray bottle of Imperial Vetiver for $10, and seven or eight 50ml tester bottles of English Lavender for $2 each. I've given most of these away as presents, but have a bottle of the lavender permanently in my car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERTO View Post
    LES PLUS BELLES LAVANDES by Caron
    ...but where can you try or buy this?

    Also, how does it compare to PuH? The note structures look VERY similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    I don't know why, but we have more Yardley stuff in Chemist shops down here, than what Yardley have on their British website. From my other postings, it became obvious that they're not commonly available in the US either.

    As I said, it's often on sale - I bought big 250ml splash bottles of Yardley's Sandawood and Yardley's English Fine Cologne for $13 each. A 100ml spray bottle of Imperial Vetiver for $10, and seven or eight 50ml tester bottles of English Lavender for $2 each. I've given most of these away as presents, but have a bottle of the lavender permanently in my car.
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    Wow 250ml of both Sandalwood and English Fine Cologne?! I actually haven't heard of any of these fragrances but they sound really nice. For some strange reason I really like Yardley's range.

    Their website isn't very helpful. It only lists part of their range.
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    The lavender blooms are flowering like crazy outside my window here, and at dusk when the wind picks up the aroma and carries it through the house, the scent is unbelievable!

    When I lived in Australia, I discovered my favorite Lavender scent:


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    "Caron pour un Homme" by Caron if you want an inexpensive full fragrance (my current favorite fragrance!)
    "Caldey Island" if you want a holographic lavender (I do understand the musk - reminds me of a traditional citrus cologne, but with lavender rather than citrus)
    "Taste of Heaven" by Kilian if you want a very expensive smelling fragrance that is like a rich relation to Caron's offering, or if you find Caron too astringent!
    "Jicky" by Guerlain if you like Civet with your Lavender
    "Hypnose Homme" if you want a (well done) synthetic lavender
    Royal Scottish Lavender" by Creed if you want Creed's take on Lavender
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    If you want lavender, and lavender only, Caldey Islands Lavender Water by monk bros is the one to go.

    For best incensy lavender: Serge Lutens Encens et Lavande. Czech & Speake Frankincense and Myrrh is a close second (clear lavender top, with a base of high quality incense).

    For best old world ambery lavender: Creed Royal Scottish Lavender. Others in this category: Caron pour homme (simpler, unbalanced to my nose: too heavy on vanilla) and Villoresi Wild Lavender (similar to Royal Scottish Lavender in its use of clove and vanilla, but spicier and less coherent with a less striking lavender note).

    For best butt-crack lavender : Guerlain Jicky, for its expert use of civet under a lavender top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocmanCC View Post
    ...but where can you try or buy this?

    Also, how does it compare to PuH? The note structures look VERY similar.
    I have got mine ( 1000 ml ) at Caron Av. Montaigne, in Paris. It is the pure Lavander, an Eau de Cologne, very good for hot days.
    POUR UN HOMME is EdT, more intense than LPBL , the amber and vanilla notes are much more noticeable in POUR UN HOMME, at least on my skin.They are both very very good...
    Currently wearing: No. 5 by Chanel

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    if you are lookin for somethin inexpensive...KL Photo could be an option...the benzoin content makes it a lil darker, but the intial blast to midnotes maybe just what you were looking for....

    also, Pure Lavande by Azzaro, its true to the smell of lavender, but may come across a lil awkward and synthetic...but this one grows on you with each wear...not one of my fav's but definteily for anyone who appreciates lavender. a misrepresented scent and an underrrated one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERTO View Post
    I have got mine ( 1000 ml ) at Caron Av. Montaigne, in Paris. It is the pure Lavander, an Eau de Cologne, very good for hot days.
    POUR UN HOMME is EdT, more intense than LPBL , the amber and vanilla notes are much more noticeable in POUR UN HOMME, at least on my skin.They are both very very good...
    WOW! 1000ml!!!

    The above suggestions sound all so brilliant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlt.perfume View Post
    WOW! 1000ml!!!

    The above suggestions sound all so brilliant!
    You can got it shortly, calling to CARON, in Paris, tel. 33 1 472 340 82, Mme Nama AL-SAADI. They are very nice people and there will be no problem to send it within the Europen Union
    Currently wearing: No. 5 by Chanel

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    I guess my obsession with Lavender has got to stop! I just got a DVD called "Ladies in Lavender" (probably the Lavender has nothing to do with the story line) and I've decided to get a whole range of Lavender soaps, shower gels, bath foams, talc and drawer liners. It's just the most relaxing and (I dare say) fresh scents around!
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    Try "Scottish Lavender" by Monotheme

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossanova_boy View Post
    Paco Rabanne pour homme is a lavender fest.
    I have just tried this, the rosemary/sage opening is very harsh before you get the the lavender, but I was pleasently surprised..

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