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

    Apparently L'Occitane has a new Lavender line but I have not smelled it yet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    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.
    Yes, I find the big musk puts me off too. The name of the musk is exaltolide and it is there in large quantity. I think some people are amnosic to its large molecules so those lucky ones may just smell the extension effect is has on the lavender - I don't know. For me, it smells very strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    Yes, I find the big musk puts me off too. The name of the musk is exaltolide and it is there in large quantity. I think some people are amnosic to its large molecules so those lucky ones may just smell the extension effect is has on the lavender - I don't know. For me, it smells very strong.
    Well, I already ordered small samples of Jicky by Guerlain, Caron Pour Un Homme, Kiki and Caldey Island Lavender and they have all already been shipped and I'm just waiting for them now. So..I will just have to wait and see what I like and what I don't. I definitely want to try both of the Serge Lutens recommendations here because I think that Serge Lutens in kind of a genious when it comes to perfumes. (Mind you I'm only basing this assessment on the one fragrance of his that I've tried which is Feminite du Bois) I also want to try Kilian's A taste of Heaven now since it has at least a couple of recommendations. I'll probably get around to trying all of these eventually, but I didn't want to pay a huge amount for samples all at once lol! Thank you again for all your recommendations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuster Cluck View Post
    Nasomatto Nuda, if you can stomach the price. It's like lavender concentrate.
    Why did I think of Lavender when recommending this??? Disregard my first post...Nuda is all jasmine, not lavender.

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    Lavanda Tonica by Acqua DI Parma is fantastic!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuster Cluck View Post
    Why did I think of Lavender when recommending this??? Disregard my first post...Nuda is all jasmine, not lavender.
    That's okay. I also looked up Biehl Parfumkuntswerke PC02 (recommended by Chaplain) and apparently it's a spicy oriental fragrance and doesn't have lavender notes either (I think.) It still looked like it might be really nice though. I might see if I can get a sample and try it too. Also, I like jasmine too so I might still try your recommendation. No worries.

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

    There is gurlain's Eau du Coq too. A lavender edc. Very nice...
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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Antiheros for me, wore it during my job interview day. It's the perfect lavender for me.

    PS I got the job too
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    Oh my gosh! I just tried my sample of Jicky by Guerlain (EDT.) I love this fragrance! @Alicka61: Jicky actually comes out smelling an awful lot like natural lavender on me. I would seriously consider buying a bottle of this. I still have to try my other samples of course but I know that I love this one! The only downside is I suspect it won't have great longevity on me, but I'll wait and see!

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    Lian, congratulations!

    LadyDragonFire: I find Jicky has good longevity on me, in particular the EdT. I hope it works for you - such a wonderful fragrance with a healthy dose of lavender.

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    Okay, so far I have tried Jicky, Caron Pour Un Homme, Kiki by Vero Profumo and Caldey Island Lavender. I love the way Jicky smells on me when I first put it on, but I've discovered that when it dries down it seems to turn on me. I think I may have problems with the leather note. I'm not too sure though because I've worn other perfumes with a leather note that I think are fine. Something in Jicky doesn't quite work with my chemistry though, and I can smell the same thing in Shalimar a little bit (but it's not as strong.) That is why I think it might be the leather note (or one of the animalic notes anyway.) It's a shame because I love the natural lavender smell of Jicky. Caron Pour Un Homme comes out smelling like cinnamon rolls or other sweet desserts on me which is okay but not what I was looking for. Caldey Island Lavender is actually too musky on me. (Again..problems with an animalic note..whoops.) Out of the four of them Kiki is the winner. I love the lavender-citron smell and the longevity is amazing on me. I could still smell it clearly on my arm the next day. It's a strong, heavy fragrance so I'd have to be in the mood to wear it, but I like it a lot. Hopefully I'll get around to trying some of these others at some point.

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    Interesting..I don't get any leather out of Jicky...sometimes I don't even get any anmalistic vibe..no civet or whatsoever..

    Kiki is still on my ·"to try list", and while we're in Switzerland: please do try out Tauers' Rêverie au Jardin,can't stop recommending it!
    +1 on the Penhaligons Lavandula, very fresh and pleasing and By Kilians A taste of heaven is very Caron-Pour un homme,but more sexy..

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

    From all this list, the female and unisex fragrance suggestions are perfect beyond any comment. Amongst the male scents:

    An additional vote for Caron Pour Un Homme

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    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 have only found that true scent of real crushed lavender in essential oils sold at health food stores and places that sell real essence oils. I'm not crazy about lavender used in fragrance compositions or fougère type fragrances. I like the way they smell on others, but I get tired of them on my own skin (except Jicky, which is different of course, and Yardley's lavender cologne, which has citrus, too, and I just have a nostalgic fondness for it). When I want the scent of simple, pure lavender I use a lavender essential oil that I bought at Whole Foods. I add a couple of drops to hair conditioner, or I'll sprinkle a couple of drops on a warm face cloth to inhale. Very therapeutic! And uplifting. And smells like a summer day in heaven.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    I have only found that true scent of real crushed lavender in essential oils sold at health food stores and places that sell real essence oils.....
    I have to agree with this. I have a bottle of lavender essential oil (Lavandula augustifolia a.k.a. Highland lavender) which smells exactly like the flowers. Fantastic stuff, that.

    It's this brand:
    http://www.oshadhi.co.uk/ecom-catshow/lavender.html



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    Ajne 's De Lavande is straight up beautiful organic and natural lavender . They'll also add the scent to body lotion and oil if requested.
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    All of L'occitane's lavenders, past and present, are good imo. One of them has to work for you, or you probably don't like lavender.

    Also, a local drugstore favorite here, Rebul Lavanda is a very nice, green and warm straight up clean lavender.
    It has somewhat an old dandy, auntie associations to it, but it's still excellent in its huge bottle as a morning refresher.

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

    Oh yes +1 for A Taste of Heaven By Kilian . This is a really good lavender .
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    I personally believe that Pour un Homme is the real deal... I had lavender in bloom next to my sun bed this summer. I was intoxicated by the smell in the heat... the caramelized lavender-vanilla drydown of Pour un Homme is it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Perfume Boy View Post
    Antiheros by Etat Libre d'Orange is an excellent lavender.
    KABLAMO. I couldn't agree more! I read your lavender round up on your blog, too, so I know you're on your schnizzle. http://thecandyperfumeboy.com/2012/0...e-to-lavender/

    My favorite lavender is Antiheros. It takes everything you ever thought about lavender and stands it on its head. Also try Kiki by Vero Profumo in the EDP (Vero Kern's trademark passionfruit with lavender is like Seville lavender absolute) and Caron Pour Un Homme. That's my top 3 lavenders.
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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Quote Originally Posted by donna255 View Post
    Guerlain Jicky
    Quote Originally Posted by chaplain View Post
    A Taste of Heaven
    Quote Originally Posted by noelia View Post
    Jo Malone Amber&Lavender
    These with a strong preference for A Taste of Heaven.
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    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.
    Yes, this can easily be worn by women.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fuster Cluck View Post
    Why did I think of Lavender when recommending this??? Disregard my first post...Nuda is all jasmine, not lavender.
    My thought exactly when reading through the thread. I get a strong tuberose from Nuda, too.
    Currently wearing: Pour Un Homme by Caron

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

    Last year had a crush on lavender ))here are my faves: DK Essence Lavender is nice herbal citrus lavender. I also enjoy Gris Claire and Pour un homme. Playful lavender is in Mona di orio Chamarre, but hard to find.

    Will now try taste of heaven and antiheros.

    Lavender Palm is also nice but too sharp and masculine for me.
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    Default Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    I am relatively new too so I can only recommend what I know but Czeck & Speake's Oxford & Cambridge is a beautiful lavender with mint.

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

    I am surprised that you have not gotten to my #1 for the lavendar scent! That is: Lavande by Annick Goutal. It's the best. I do think eau de Caron Homme is #2.

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