Caron L'un pour l'homme as you seem to have a strong attachment to lavender and this is the most faithful representation of it in any fragrance I know, tempered by vanilla and sweetened by amber. Be warned, it's also a little soporific - in a pleasant way - so do not operate heavy or dangerous machinery immediately after use.
Givenchy Gentleman is a sophisticated and sensual leather fragrance with excellence longevity though you may find the projection a little too loud, it would depend on your skin type. Cerruti L'Essence is a quieter version of leather, and a personal favourite, but many fragrance fans are disappointed by its apparent subdued and fleeting nature.
L'eau Boisee by Guerlain starts with a brief strong lime, which yields quickly before melting into a satisfying and woody vetiver.
On wood notes, the judicious application of Encre Noire is a good introduction to these accords.
Finally, I've always felt Chanel Egoiste Platinum to represent a businesslike introduction to aromatics, though again some are alarmed by its silage.
Hope any or all the above are of help.