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    Default I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Hi everyone! I'm relatively new to the basenotes forum so you probably don't recognize me. I'm from Southern Ontario, Canada, I'm a writer, I love perfume and I look forward to posting here more often in the future
    At the moment, I am looking for some good perfumes that have lavender as one of the main (dominant) notes. It doesn't matter too much to me whether they are EDC, EDT or EDP or if they are feminine or unisex. I was just wondering if there are any highly recommended good quality lavender fragrances? I'm sort of new to the world of perfume so I'm not really that familiar with a lot of fragrances and exactly what notes they all contain. Thanks.

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Parfums d'Orsay Arome 3
    Parfums d'Nicolai Haute Provence
    L'Occitane OAC Lavender edt
    Guerlain Jicky
    Serge Lutens Gris Clair
    Serge Lutens Encen et Lavande(unfortunately only available in Europe)
    Caron Pour Un Homme
    Guerlain AA Lavande Velours(this is discontinued but you can still find it on ebay)
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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Caldey Island Lavender. Absolutely!

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    +1 for the Caldey Island Lavendar.

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Quote Originally Posted by lil mo View Post
    Caldey Island Lavender. Absolutely!
    This one is the ultimate lavender fragrance - and very inexpensive.
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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    another vote for Caldey Island Lavender and Jicky


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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Welcome to Basenotes, LadyDragonFire.
    All of the fine fragrances mentioned would suit your lavender needs very well.
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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Jicky
    A Taste of Heaven
    Liquid Crystal...once upon a time you could get cheap refills of this on luckyscent, but I think that ship has sailed.
    Biehl Parfumkuntswerke PC02--not very well known, but my favorite comfort lavender scent.

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Gris clair is my vote

    Caldey Island Lavender is better than Gris Clair?

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Adding a vote for:
    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours
    Guerlain Jicky - the EdT more than the parfum for lavender
    Pour Un Homme de Caron

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Nasomatto Nuda, if you can stomach the price. It's like lavender concentrate.

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Caldey Island Lavender is musky, just be aware. I bought a bottle but resold it soon afterward; the musk did not suit either my husband or me.

    I recently tried a D.S. & Durga lavender and neroli mix called Petitgrain Sur Fleur at Anthropologie-- I liked it, but wished it lasted longer.

    Hermès Hermessence Brin de Réglisse is a lavender and licorice mix that is also rather fleeting but very pleasant while it lasts.



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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    You called? I have had a serious lavender craving over the past weeks.
    I would definitely try Caron's Pour Un Homme, which is fantastic, smooth and nothing 'manly' by definition. In fact, many guys, who seem to follow the idea of boosting their manlihood through their perfume choices, actually complain about it being too feminine. I would get a bigger splash bottle and use it lavishly to render the fragrance smooth (instead of spraying). It wears Eau de Cologne style for me, so more is needed. It is refreshing and soothing, comforting and beguiling mixed with the vanilla. There is a extrait de parfum version as well, which I have on the way (blind bought), so I can't comment. It is called L'Impact Pour Un Homme from Caron.
    With regard to Jicky, I have to say that I have given up on it. The EdT does not last at all and the EdP formula has been constantly thinned and diluted (I have three vintages). It has become short-lived and low sillage to the point that it is pointless in my opinion. I always felt that the extrait of it was nice, but nothing terribly exciting and not worth the big cash, although I have never smelled an older vintage like pre-2000. I would look into Guerlain's Mouchoir de Monsieur instead. Still, the current EdT is very nice with a civet blast. A very smooth and exquisite blend in its drydown! Enough women here seem to wear this and enjoy it.
    For more gourmandy lavender I would suggest a sample of Serge Lutens' Fourreau Noir. It is, unfortunately, one of those Europe exclusives, but there are ways to get it I heard or Serge Lutens might re-consider their policy soon, according to their own announcement. I prefer this over A Taste of Heaven, which is very nice too, but I always find its drydown too generic and disappointing. I definitely would sample the Fourreau Noir, which is my favorite gourmandy lavender.

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Antiheros by Etat Libre d'Orange is an excellent lavender.
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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Fourrea noir by Serge Lutens. Tonka and Lavender. The tonka and lavender remain prominent from first spray to when it fades away many many hours later.
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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    I adore Gris Clair by Serge Lutens
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Caramelised lavender KiKi by Vero Kern

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Quote Originally Posted by my horses View Post
    Caramelised lavender KiKi by Vero Kern
    Big second for Kiki!

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Oh yes - Kiki is very good. Also Andy Tauer's Reverie Au Jardin is wonderful .
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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Thank you very much to everyone for all your wonderful recommendations! I haven't tried any of them yet, but I do have an account on the perfumed court so I look forward to ordering a bunch of new samples soon. I'll let you all know what I think as soon as I try them.

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    You may like to sample Yardley's Lavender as it's very cheap ( UK ). I wouldn't recommend Bronnley's Lavender though as another lady has described it as a good insect repellent!

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    I like the "lavender tea" from CB i hate perfume. It's an oil and I have a little 2 ml spray from the Posh pheasant.
    Eliza
    (seems like vintage L'origan was made just for me)

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Serge Lutens Gris Clair
    Penhaligon's Lavandula
    Caron pour un homme de Caron
    Guerlain Jicky
    Creed Royal Scottish Lavender
    Jo Malone Amber&Lavender

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    My wife vetoed Gris Clair because it is smoky. (But I liked it!) The one we could both agree on is Crabtree and Evelyn Lavender Water. Very nice, a little bit herbal. Tried Caldey Island; like C&E just as well.

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Thumb's up for By Killian A Taste of Heaven. Also, the new Chanel Exclusifs Jersey, which is supposed to be out in the next few months, is apparently going to be lavender-based.

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    I would like to find the truest lavender interpretation, just lavender - like crushed dried lavender flowers in fingers. For woman. Is there something like this?

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Because of my sampling for sniff and speak today, I MUST add Penhaligon's Endymion. Lavender is a star in this smooth, elegant composition. Perhaps more on the manly side, but women can pull this off, imo.
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alicka61 View Post
    I would like to find the truest lavender interpretation, just lavender - like crushed dried lavender flowers in fingers. For woman. Is there something like this?
    I can't think of an actual bottled fragrance to recommend unfortunately, but I will recommend a bath soak from The Body Shop. They have a powder bath soak that smells an awful lot like natural lavender. I think it's part of their aromatherapy line.

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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    I love lavender too. If you got some ambergris, Lucas Turin says to spray it over your perfume and the perfume last longer. he used lavender as an example.
    Eliza
    (seems like vintage L'origan was made just for me)

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