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    Default Re: Which lavender fragrance do you recommend?

    thanks very much maryandtheboys!

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    +1 for Jicky

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    +1 Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge

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    Default Re: Which lavender fragrance do you recommend?

    Is got to be L'Occitane by L'Occitane. It happens to be from Provence, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orieno View Post
    Is got to be L'Occitane by L'Occitane. It happens to be from Provence, too!
    Yeah, that's true! And L'Occitane has a lot of boutiques in Athens so tomorrow I am checking it!
    Thanks!

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    I own L'Occitane and Oxford and Cambridge and my choice would be .....drum roll...... Oxford and Cambridge.

    L'Occitane is great also but Oxford and Cambridge is by far one of my favorite Lavender scents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentdawg View Post
    I own L'Occitane and Oxford and Cambridge and my choice would be .....drum roll...... Oxford and Cambridge.

    L'Occitane is great also but Oxford and Cambridge is by far one of my favorite Lavender scents.
    For sure, I love both, too.

    And, takstemar, know what, I first mentioned L'Occitane in response to the question, and you should definitely try it. But, Oxford & Cambridge is a purer lavender, so I give it a +1 for sure. Here's a comparison:

    L'Occitan is lavender with some slight hint of tonka/vanilla and is thus pretty smooth and more like the soft lavender buds. So it's lavender, but with some interpretation to it, and it's very nice.

    Oxford & Cambridge is dry and herbal lavender and although it has other notes in it, they are slight, almost imperceptible accents that serve to emphasize (rather than blend with) the herbal lavender, if that makes sense. I'd say this is a very literal or direct lavender.

    Oxford & Cambridge is hard to find in the US and is about two or three times the price of L'Occitan. But availability and price may be better in Greece or anywhere else in Europe. Good luck! Would love to hear your thoughts on what you end up trying!

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    I agree with many on the Caron - it's too fundamental to be old-fashioned. If you like lavender and vanilla, you have to try it.

    Kilian's Taste of Heaven is a denser, richer take on the same basic idea that lasts for days. If longevity is important, try it.

    Some have suggested Jicky - I love it. It's more than a straightforward lavender, though. It has a strong dose of civet, so avoid if you don't like animalic scents. Go for the EdP, by the way - the EdT is underwhelming.
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    First of all a big thank you to all of you for your recommendations!

    Today I bought L'Occitan! And I am so amazed by it! I love it! It's amazing!

    I tried to find the Caron Pour un Homme and Oxford & Cambridge, but didn't have success. So then I went to a L'Occitane Boutique and tried L'Occitan... I really don't have any words! This scent is unique, marvelous and so... Provence! It smells like you are really in a camp in Provence - it has a so natural smell and I love it! I love the lavender and I love the black pepper too! I had never imagined that I would smell like black pepper and love it, but yes I do! So it's official: L'Occitan is my new favorite eau de toilette!

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    Wonderful! I'm so glad you found what you were looking for!!

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