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    Name a lavender cologne that you think is the best!

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    Caron Pour Un Homme

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    Caron Pour Un Homme
    I concur.
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    Gris Clair

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    I think Gris Clair has been getting quite a bit of notice as well. A unisex smokey lavender scent.

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    caron pour un homme
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    mouchoire de monsieur

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    Gris Clair for me, too.
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    +4 on Gris Clair by Serge Lutens - love the smouldering ash & lavender combo

    Also A Taste of Heaven By Kilian - smooth

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    A Taste of Heaven. Simply...well...heavenly.

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    Love lanvender and here are my picks:
    L'Occitan EDT pour homme
    Gris Clair
    Hermessence - Brin de Reglisse

    Would like to try Caron Pour Un Homme..

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    L'Occitan is powerful and smoky, lavender with a hint of wood smoke.
    Two simple, dry lavender scents are Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Water and Geo. F. Trumper Lavender.
    And I must mention Czech & Speake's Oxford and Cambridge. Very nice stuff.
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    Drakkar Noir.

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    And I must mention Czech & Speake's Oxford and Cambridge. Very nice stuff.
    I just wish it didn't have that minty (camphorous) note in it.

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    I must add Lavande Tonica by Acqua di Parma
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    More votes for Caron Pour Un Homme and Guerlain's Mouchoir de Monsieur.
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    Pour un Homme de Caron

    By Kilian A Taste of Heaven

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    +5 Gris Clair!

    Haven't had a chance to try Caron Pour Un Homme yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirsmellzalot View Post
    I just wish it didn't have that minty (camphorous) note in it.
    I like that minty note! I'll have to add my voice to the many for Gris Clair instead, though. It's my favorite in this category. I really don't care for Caron PH.

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    I'll have to go along with the Pour un Homme de Caron recommendation.

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    jacques fath green water

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    Pour un Homme de Caron

    Honorable mentions:
    C&S Oxford and Cambridge
    Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Water
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    As an afterthought on a less traditional lavender, what of Parfum d'Empire's Fougere Bengale? (Copied from Lucky Scent)

    "Inspired by the Bengal part of the Ancient Mongol Empire, the warm and animalic notes of Fougere Bengale recount the famous Bengalese tiger hunts in the heart of the Assam jungle where the humidity is permeated with the odor of hay. With Fougere Bengale, Parfum d’Empire also reinterpret the fougere genre by adding to the traditional blend of lavender, tonka bean and oakmoss a sensual and honeyed tobacco accord and a mouthwatering gingerbread note. Is it a fougere? For sure! But the sophisticated, subtle gourmand-ness adds a surprising and extremely enchanting twist to the classic composition. The fragrance opens with the freshness of lavender, so popular with the English dandies. Then, the dry warm notes of hay take us to Bengal, to the Assam tea plantations. The mild tobacco, a glimpse of the British officers’ cigarettes, mingles with the animalic scents of the Indian brushlands. Finally Fougere Bengale welcomes us to an oriental palace where the enigmatic patchouli, vanilla and tonka bean evoke silk and cashmere. This suave, mysterious scent with animal sensuality, a blend of traditional and modern, will be equally adored by lovers of the impeccably classic perfumes and the offbeat, unusual contemporary creations."

    Lavender, tarragon, patchouli, geranium, tobacco, tonka beans, vanilla

    For a more traditonal, the fougere Arome Trois by Parfums D'Orsay...(yes, I know...he was not a perfumer....)
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    Aigues-Vives

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    Oxford and Cambridge, by far, as it is the most natural smelling scent that isn't listed as all natural, that I've ever smelled.

    A blast of very natural, linalool heavy lavender, along with some camphor (rosemary) and a cool bite (menthol from the mint), over a warm and very rich, very natural oakmoss base. Simple and wonderful, and best of all, it truly has the aromatherapeutic qualities of the oils present in it (which can't be said for most lavender oriented scents out there).
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    My 2 best oriental-ish/spicier rather than green/grassy lavenders:

    Patou Pour Homme Prive
    Creed - Royal Scottish Lavender

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    Caron Impact
    C&S Oxford&Cambridge
    Creed Royal Scottish Lavender
    Acqua Di Parma Lavanda Tonica
    Trumpers Lavender Water
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    Gris Clair
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    Quote Originally Posted by phibess View Post
    My 2 best oriental-ish/spicier rather than green/grassy lavenders:

    Patou Pour Homme Prive
    Creed - Royal Scottish Lavender
    If its a oriental-ish...I say Dhofar (Xerjoff)
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    Encens et Lavande: cold and dark

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    Roger Gallet Lavande Royale. Make sure you get a fresh bottle. The soap is among the best soaps I've ever tried, too. It's pure, fresh, straightforward. Just great stuff.

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    I like Gris Clair too. I also tried a L'Occitane lavender fragrance that I liked; I think was called VOP Lavender? I'm not sure of the name, but it smelled very nice.

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    Hands down; PARFUMS DE NICOLAI Nicolai Pour homme.

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    +1 for SL Encence et Lavande
    +4 for C&S Oxford & Cambridge

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    Oxford & Cambridge gets my vote. Nice, simple lavender.


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    I'd hate to have to do without Jicky or Caron Pour Un Homme but if forced to choose one I'd take Nicolai Pour Homme

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    Currently: Nicolai Pour Homme by Parfums de Nicolai

    Of All Time: A tie between Mouchoir de Monsieur by Guerlain and Caron Pour Un Homme by Caron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strollyourlobster View Post
    I'd hate to have to do without Jicky or Caron Pour Un Homme but if forced to choose one I'd take Nicolai Pour Homme
    Right there with you on this, Strollyourlobster. Three classic scents but the Nicolai is the one I turn to most often.

    ++ for Gris Clair, which seems to work in serious heat and humidity, and Taste of Heaven, which is perfect for a luxe black tie sort of events altho I am beginning to get a little wary of it's tenacious, (verging on eternal), relentlessness . . .

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    +1 Encens et Lavande
    +1 Oxford & Cambridge

    My fav is Brin de Reglisse though. It's clean and streamlined - basically just lavender, black licorice and hay (lots of coumarin).

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    Caron pour un homme
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    Mauboussin Homme (EDP) by Mauboussin

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    Yet another vote for Caron pour un Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Yet another vote for Caron pour un Homme
    And another.

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    Caron pour un Homme is ruined by Sebastien Chabal spot

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    I'd go with Fourreau Noir by Serge Lutens. I do look forward to my By Kilian sample of A Taste of Heaven, though...

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    I'll +1 to Gris Clair, can't wait for a larger decant of that stuff.

    C&S O&C - I found the mint opening a little too overwhelming for my tastes, interesting, but would I wear it... I'm not so sure.
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    Serge Lutens Encens et Lavende.....hands down the winner, for me.
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    Caron 3rd Man for taking Pour un Homme's basic elements and making a more interesting frag out of it. Also, L'Occitan gets a lot wearing when autumn rolls around.
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    Patou Pour Homme Prive

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    No contest; Patou Ph Prive.

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    Agua Lavanda de Puig

    or

    Mouchoir de Monsieur. It's like a dirty cheerleader wearing a garland of lavender.
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    +++Gris Clair

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    royal scottish lavender by creed

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    Anither vote for A Taste of Heaven

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    1) Jicky
    2) Caron PuH
    3) C&S O&C (because of that mint note)
    4) Caldey Island Lavender (just wish it had more staying power)

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    I don't mean to derail the thread, but can someone recommend a fresher lavender? I don't really care for the super sweet and/or smoky variety. While I do like A Taste of Heaven and the like, it strikes me as something which I would wear very infrequently.
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    mtg, I think Oxford and Cambridge is what you are looking for. It's very fresh with the herbal lavender, mint, and rosemary that make up the opening and early heart. Later, it segues into a quiet and restrained, and very natural oakmossy drydown that is soft and a bit salty, and still has hints of lavender (a lavender absolute, I presume - sweeter and more floral and coumarinic than normal lavender). Oakmoss is listed in the ingredients, and its easy to tell that there is a lot of the natural variety in here.

    AdP Blu Mediterraneo Cipresso di Toscana is another very fresh and natural scent with a pretty big lavendar note.

    I find both of the above scents to be fresh, natural, and they both have a healing quality that I've rarely found in any other scent.
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    Caron pour un Homme is ruined by Sebastien Chabal spot
    It makes me like it even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    I don't mean to derail the thread, but can someone recommend a fresher lavender? I don't really care for the super sweet and/or smoky variety. While I do like A Taste of Heaven and the like, it strikes me as something which I would wear very infrequently.
    Try the easy-to-find Lavender Water by Crabtree & Evelyn and/or the hard-to-find Fourreau Noir by Serge Lutens.
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    Thanks to both of you guys Mike and SOS. I lost my sample of O&C, and unfortunately didn't give it enough time when I had it, because the mentholated topnotes scared me off. I'll look in to reacquiring a sample, and also try out the C&E and SL scent Mike recommended. Thanks guys.
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