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    Question Atkinsons English Lavender

    I was wondering if anyone had tried Atkinsons English Lavender and could comment on it. How does it compare to other prominent lavenders?

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    It is an herbaceous, green take on lavender thanks to rosemary in the topnotes. Citrus keeps it from being simply sharp, and the lavender, though quite natural, is still very tenacious, its life extended by the slightly woody middle. The drydown is, thankfully, more about moss than musk and more about musk than tonka, avoiding the oversweet base that ruins many otherwise excellent lavender. I am very fond of it, and it is a big mood-improver for me.

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    Any other thoughts? It's cheap, I must just buy it blind.

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    I like Atkinson's English Lavender more than Yardley's (it's sharper, more masculine). But I like Aqua De Parma Lavenda Tonica more than both the latter (but it costs heaps more than they do).
    Renato

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    Great. Thanks. So far I've tried Caron PUH, Arome 3, Oxford & Cambrige, and Caldey.

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    My grandmother used English Lavender, no kidding, it is still around???
    For what I remember it is kinda bitter and dry, I liked Yardley's better because it was sweeter and flowery compared with the astringency of Atkinson's, but consider I was a kid then and of course I would go for the sweeter one, LOL. But now I think I probably would prefer Atkinson's over Yardley's, it is more masculine and it lasts for ever while Yardley doesn't last at all .
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    It looks as if there are two different bottles. Anybody know which one came out first?


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    The top one is the original packaging. Carroll & Co. Royal Briar still comes in this style bottle (Royal Briar was originally an Atkinson's scent). The newer packaging on the bottom was introduced a couple of years ago, and until late 2009, you could still get the old bottles at a few vendors stateside, but I haven't seen it anywhere for a while.

    bokaba, among those you've sampled, this is closest to Oxford & Cambridge, but really not like any of them. It has less to soften the lavender's edges than those four, though the topnotes of Caron PuH and the drydown of PuH are not entirely dissimilar.

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    Thanks TRBeck
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    I went ahead and ordered a bottle. I will share my thoughts when I try it.

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    Default Re: Atkinsons English Lavender

    A friend of mine had this and I tried it but didn't care for it at all.

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    It was so cheap that I just bought it blind. Let's see what I think.

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    bokaba, since your tastes tend to run toward the old-school - which I can get behind fully - I think you'll at least be impressed by the uncompromising, true lavender in this one. It's pretty straightforward stuff, very clean and classic. I'll be anxious to hear your thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    It was so cheap that I just bought it blind. Let's see what I think.
    Pease send me the address were you going to order the atkinson english lavender, I use it since I had 10 years. elemperador61@hotmail.com

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    Default Re: Atkinsons English Lavender

    I am wearing some of this now.

    I like it, but I don't think it's better than the Caldey Island. It's very soapy. Of course, I know that there are lavender scented soaps, so I am sure that most of this is just olfactory association, but I also smell a bit of orange blossom/neroli (?) and the combination of the two gives off a strong soapy accord. Not an expensive, luxurious soap rather a very generic, basic soap smell. Perhaps years ago, when I was more attracted to soapy scents, I would have found this more enjoyable. But more recently, I've moved on from these types of scents and now it just smells too simple and uninteresting.

    Nothing offensive here at all. It should appeal to young boys in prep school, or some other simple-fragrance-user like that. But not for this colognoisseur.
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    I'm glad to see your thoughts here Mike. I agree English Lavender isn't anything mind-blowing. It's a simple, soapy, spicy, lavender-centric barbershop type fragrance. Not as good as the divine Arome 3 or Patou pour homme Prive.

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