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    Default Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    Any Lavender themed EdCs out there? Would love something classic, but with better longevity than say, Guerlain's du Coq. Thanks.

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    I haven't tested it but Puig's agua lavanda is highly praised.

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    There aren't too many clear lavender type eau de colognes because lavender is such a fleeting note. If you really enjoy a good, clear lavender, I would suggest Caldey Island Lavender as the best cologne type as it is pure lavender with a little musk though it hasn't much better longevity than a citrus cologne. For a more complex, but still exceedingly enjoyable lavender, I would suggest d'Orsay's Arome 3, Royal Scottish Lavender, Patou Homme Prive, Haute Provence, or even Caron pour un Homme if you can stomach the vanilla and gourmand flavor.

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    not an Eau but have you tried Czech & Speake - Oxford and Cambridge? that's a nice clean minty lavender with EdC strength.
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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    I'm wearing Pour Un Homme as I type this - love it. I'm tempted to buy Creed's RSL, I've never tried Aqua Lavande, good suggestion, love Oxford and Cambridge, Caldey Island intrigues me, but everyone says it has no tenacity. Keep the suggestions coming, thanks!

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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    Mouchoir de Monsieur, an EDT with modest projection and longevity.

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    Try to find a spray version of Agua Lavanda by Puig. It is almost pure lavender to my nose and lasts most of the day on me.

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    I think RSL is a very good choice. The overall effect is quite similar to Caron though the ingredients are better quality and it is a bit animalic, but nowhere near as animalic as MdM. But I certainly think you owe it to yourself to try Arome 3 or at least take a look at the reviews.

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    Creed's RSL is pretty good. you may also want to sample Azzaro Pure Lavende.. im sure you would've..if not, it's worth a try.

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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    Tom Ford Lavender Palm
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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    Seriously, Nicolai pour Homme.
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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    I was going to suggest Oxford & Cambridge too. It actually has good longevity (6-7 hours) on me, but sprayed liberally.

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    D R Harris Old English Lavender Water. Quite a nice traditional English lavender. Very light though and probably doesn't have the longevity you're after.

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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    I get big lavender in Monsieur de Givenchy, on equal footing with the citrus in this, more or less. It's a minimalist composition wit a very light drydown and surprising longevity. Perhaps a possibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Seriously, Nicolai pour Homme.

    This one is really good and not that expensive.

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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    D'Orsay Arome 3 Tradition fits the bill. One of my fav Edc.
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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    L'Occitane always has some great lavender products that smell like true, fresh lavender. They had a whole lavender-themed event at Rockefeller center a few years back for the Provence lavender harvest and I picked up an AOC Lavender EDT that was my absolute favorite thing, no kidding...and then they promptly discontinued it. (their current lavender EDT in the tall bottle is a lot weaker and not as complex as the one i had, no comparison). I just always keep my eye on L'Occitane though because they always seem to be coming out with new lavender things...
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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    Has anyone tried Andy Tauer's Reverie au Jardin? Supposedly it's lavender centric. Ordering samples from Lucky Scent of this and Nicolai pour Homme. Confused about the D'Orsay: Arome 3 or Arome 3 Tradition? I think I'm one of the few Basenoters that gets totally bored by Mouchoir de Monsieur, had it and sold it. Already have been through a bottle of Jicky. Thanks for the continued suggestions.

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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    D'Orsay Arome 3 Tradition fits the bill. One of my fav Edc.
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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Swanky View Post

    Try to find a spray version of Agua Lavanda by Puig. It is almost pure lavender to my nose and lasts most of the day on me.
    +1... fully agree...pure lavender with a very very small hint of piney note

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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by manicboy View Post
    D'Orsay Arome 3 Tradition
    This one although it's a EDT.

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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Guyer View Post
    Has anyone tried Andy Tauer's Reverie au Jardin? Supposedly it's lavender centric. Ordering samples from Lucky Scent of this and Nicolai pour Homme. Confused about the D'Orsay: Arome 3 or Arome 3 Tradition? I think I'm one of the few Basenoters that gets totally bored by Mouchoir de Monsieur, had it and sold it. Already have been through a bottle of Jicky. Thanks for the continued suggestions.
    I've not tried Tradition, but vintage Arome 3 (green pinstripe box) is heavenly with a beautiful lavender-floral-spice accord. On par with Patou Homme Prive.

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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    Well, the ultimate lavender prominent EdC for me will always be vintage Jicky EdC, but that's discontinued and gets snatched up quickly whenever I see it on Ebay.

    So...instead I wholeheartedly recommend Caldey Island Lavender. I think the longevity is average, especially if you apply with a heavy hand. And it's so affordable, much more so than the C&S or Creed.

    p.s. - I own and LOVE Nicolai Pour Homme, but honestly I don't think of it as a 'Lavender Dominated EdC'...to me it's more of a light, masculine oriental. It's very spicy.
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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    Caron's "Les plus belles lavandes de Caron" fits the bill for a straight lavender. It's beautiful lavender, very simple but refined. Like Yardley, but leagues beyond in terms of quality.

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    +1s:

    Parfum D'Orsay Arome Trois (old version)
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    I would agree with Mike Perez that Caldey Island Lavender is probably your best bet for a true lavender. It's lavender oil is practically on par with RSL and probably better than Oxford & Cambridge. I've sampled Caldey and will probably spring for a bottle once I recoup from recent purchases.

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    Here's the thing: EDC and great longevity don't go together. If you're ready to step up to an EDP with outstanding longevity, may I suggest Gris Clair by Serge Lutens? It's definately worth a sniff if you like fresh lavender.

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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Guyer View Post
    Has anyone tried Andy Tauer's Reverie au Jardin? Supposedly it's lavender centric.
    I had a sample of RaJ a few years ago. I kept on testing it several times with one or two sprays each time, but it still didn't register as what exactly it was. It was very muddled and confusing. Finally, one day I got frustrated and sprayed the entire sample on me. It started out with an extremely medicinal yet semi-sweet lavender. And it just kept getting sweeter and more powdery, but in a really, really good way. The drydown was HEAVENLY! I still remember the morning I woke up and I was surrounded by the orris-ambergris base of RaJ. I longed for a bottle ever since...
    It starts lavender-centric, but after a couple of minutes, it goes berserk! And it fabulous!
    PS: I've read that it's related somehow to Tauer's long gone Orris, which I haven't smelt.

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    Acqua di Parma Lavanda Tonica perhaps?
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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    Kevin, I'd love to hear if you've tried any of these & found your lavender dominated EdC yet?
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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    Lavandula by Penhalligons.

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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by CorruptedSanity View Post
    Lavandula by Penhalligons.
    I tried this at Aedes last week, nice stuff. This may move to the head of the class. I'm still debating whether I should order the Caldey Island - it would be nice to have something in place for spring weather.
    Mike, I kind of got sidetracked from my lavender quest by a little research and purchase of Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta.

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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Guyer View Post
    I tried this at Aedes last week, nice stuff. This may move to the head of the class. I'm still debating whether I should order the Caldey Island - it would be nice to have something in place for spring weather.
    Mike, I kind of got sidetracked from my lavender quest by a little research and purchase of Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta.
    Ah...I totally understand. Good stuff, I owned (and quickly went thru) a bottle of that years ago. One of Ellena's pre-Hermes standouts IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Ah...I totally understand. Good stuff, I owned (and quickly went thru) a bottle of that years ago. One of Ellena's pre-Hermes standouts IMO.
    Just got off the Caldey Island website and ordered a bottle - thanks for getting me focused!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Guyer View Post
    Just got off the Caldey Island website and ordered a bottle - thanks for getting me focused!
    You have made a very good purchase with the Caldey Island Lavender Kevin. I love wearing this because the focus is on the flowery aspect of lavender instead of the stringent medicinal aspect of lavender which you get in a lot of lavenders.

    I have been wearing it before sleep and it is soothing and really helps you unwind. I'm also looking forward to the real hot weather as I think this one will shine. I always find that with a lavender fragrance you get more benefits than just a good scent.

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    if you can find it still, Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours is good. I have a few different lavender scents, and this one has a great opening, braced in the evolution by some classic Guerlain magic. longevity is solid, and when I spray it just before bedtime, I can smell it the next morning.
    and, if I'm not mistaken, it's the only of the AAs that Jean-Paul created.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaksbluff View Post
    if you can find it still, Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours is good. I have a few different lavender scents, and this one has a great opening, braced in the evolution by some classic Guerlain magic. longevity is solid, and when I spray it just before bedtime, I can smell it the next morning.
    and, if I'm not mistaken, it's the only of the AAs that Jean-Paul created.
    I agree with everything you say. I had a bottle a few years ago, but ended up selling it. While I found it breathtakingly beautiful, it was just too rich for me. Perhaps I need to revisit it, my nose is much more sophisticated than it was.

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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    Haute Provence by Parfums de Nicolaï is rich, deep, creamy lavender, with better strength and longevity than the average eau de cologne. It's really beautiful.
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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Guyer View Post
    Just got off the Caldey Island website and ordered a bottle - thanks for getting me focused!
    Oh good. I can't wait to hear what you think about it.

    I'll have to send you some AA Lavande Velours to re-smell. If you remember, my bottle I bought was from you.
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    You begin to awaken"

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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    I am sure you will love Caldey--I do. I plan to buy a bottle someday after I acquire some more lavender dominated aromatic fougeres. I will have to give AA Lavande Velours some more thought.

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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    The website says that it takes up to 21 days for US delivery, I may forget that I ordered it before it even arrives. I am looking forward to finally trying owning/trying it.

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    Airmail from the UK takes about 7 business days but can take longer. They don't want to make any guarantees about transit time.

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    Default Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    Hermessence Brin de Reglisse is another interesting if you like seweet licorice anise notes ...
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    I don't know if this qualifies as an Eau de Cologne, but Brioni by Brioni is a very well tailored lavender scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Guyer View Post
    The website says that it takes up to 21 days for US delivery, I may forget that I ordered it before it even arrives. I am looking forward to finally trying owning/trying it.
    What's the verdict then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Seriously, Nicolai pour Homme.
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