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  • Antonio Puig - Agua Lavanda

    12 7.55%
  • By Kilian - A Taste of Heaven

    22 13.84%
  • Caldey Abbey Perfumes - Caldey Island Lavender

    3 1.89%
  • Caron - Pour un Homme

    35 22.01%
  • Chanel - Jersey

    5 3.14%
  • Crabtree & Evelyn - Lavender

    0 0%
  • Creed - Royal Scottish Lavender

    10 6.29%
  • Czech & Speake - Oxford & Cambridge

    13 8.18%
  • Dior - Eau Noire

    3 1.89%
  • État Libre d'Orange - Antihéros

    3 1.89%
  • Geo F. Trumper - Lavender Water

    0 0%
  • Guerlain - Jicky

    32 20.13%
  • Hermès - Brin de Réglisse

    7 4.40%
  • Jean Patou - Patou pour Homme Privé

    7 4.40%
  • L'Occitane - L'Occitan

    3 1.89%
  • Lorenzo Villoresi - Wild Lavender

    1 0.63%
  • Parfum d'Empire - Fougère Bengale

    1 0.63%
  • Parfums de Nicolaï - Nicolaï pour Homme

    2 1.26%
  • Serge Lutens - Gris Clair...

    24 15.09%
  • Other

    24 15.09%
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    Default Your favorite lavender?

    One of the truly classic (and somewhat divisive) notes in perfumery, lavender is found in lots of styles, ranging from traditional European fougères over classic "English-style" gentlemen's colognes to contemporary spicy oriental versions and even recent "stylized" minimalist and deconstructed experiments.
    In all its many versions and interpretations, lavender remains one of my favorite notes, and I'm very curious which lavender frags you prefer - which one is simply better than the others? My own vote is split between spicy sensual Eau Noire and uncompromising lavender-civet masterpiece Jicky. Which one is your favorite - maybe I didn't even list it?

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Patou pour Homme Privé by miles....
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Caldey Island Lavender
    C&S Oxford & Cambridge
    Currently wearing: Eau de Santal by Floris

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Parfums de Nicolai Maharadjah

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Lavande by Molinard

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Only know (and enjoy) the Caron and Guerlain out of these.

    Thought about maybe getting Woods of Windsor Lavender as it's so cheap, then again, it's so cheap....

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    L' Occitan

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    I voted 'other' as in HdP 1725!!!

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    I have always liked Royal Scottish Lavender since I blind bought a tester a few years ago. On me it is a good masculine lavender that retains the lavender note from beginning to end.
    I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?
    Currently wearing: H.M. by Hanae Mori

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Serge Lutens Gris Clair... I love this stuff, but I don't like lavender, so don't listen to me!

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Creed and Patou equal first.
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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Czech and Speake Oxford and Cambridge for me in number 1 position -- dry as a bone, wears very well.
    After that, I'd rank as follows: Crabtree & Eveyln, Trumper, LOccitane, ELDO.
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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Others: Azzaro pour Homme & Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Last edited by Papi Le Bon; 3rd January 2013 at 01:47 AM.

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Hard to pick between Caron Pour un Homme, Jicky (vintage parfum) and Mouchoir de Monsieur - which is why I own all three...and numerous others in the poll also.

    I think lavender is my VERY FAVORITE note of all notes...so it's difficult to pick just one, since I own/love so many.
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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Other. Winner for me is Roger & Gallet Lavande Royale. First runner up is Creed Royal Scottish Lavender.

    Should point out that I haven't sniffed all the ones on the OP's list.

    And if you haven't tried Lavande Royale, give it a sniff. I am very fond of it.

    The Creed is worth having for the snob appeal alone. Good thing the fragrance actually backs that up.

    Overall, love lavenders. Thanks for starting this fun thread.

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Mine is Gris Clair.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Tonka Imperiale
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Oud Wood
    6. Ambre Nuit
    7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
    8. Noir de Noir
    9. Apple Brandy
    10.Straight to Heaven

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Other. Winner for me is Roger & Gallet Lavande Royale...
    Good stuff indeed. And so affordable too.
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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    I voted for Patou pour Homme Prive.

    My favorite is Yohji Homme, which was also made by Patou (Jean Michel Duriez and Jean Kerleo).
    Last edited by pluran; 3rd January 2013 at 03:47 AM.

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    +1 Yohji Homme, which I finally succumbed to over Christmas..

    Being a licorice lover, did someone forget to mention Hermes Brin de Reglisse?
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    If someone can smell me at more than an arm's length away, I'm probably wearing too much of whatever I applied; if she can distinctly make out the top notes, then perhaps I left the house a bit too soon..

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    I tend to compliment people on their frags to make short talks rather than anything more meaningful.

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    I ADORE Jicky, but I also voted for a second under other, which is Fourreau Noir, another big love.

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Caron Pour Un Homme and Mouchoir de Monsieur, although I have yet to try Jicky. I think this note will be the next for me to explore more extensively.

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Mouchoir de Monsieur, Le Troisiemme Homme, Mauboussin Homme, Gris Clair.

  23. #23

    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    I like Caldey Island Lavender very much, and often spray it on before bed. It's not really something I wear out. Lavender is very calming for me, and it's one of those scents I prefer mostly on it's own. I think it shines best directly from a freshly pinched sprig, where its resinous and floral qualities can be best appreciated in tandem. I find in many compositions the lavender note is overwhelmed by other notes and loses its identity. In Caron's Pour un Homme, the vanilla just nicely warms and relaxes the lavender, allowing it space to breathe. I do like the dry astringent quality it brings to fougeres such as Rive Gauche PH, Pascal Morabito Or Black, and Azzaro, to name three where lavender works well. L'Occitan is just a bit too barbershop soapy for my taste. I do like Brin de Reglisse which delightfully reveals the resinous intersection of licorice and lavender. Strange to be thinking about lavender in the middle of winter.

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    Jicky, MdM and Oxford & Cambridge.

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    I like several from your list but Jicky is, by far, my favorite.


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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Caldey Island Lavender. I live 10 minutes from the boats that take you to the island.
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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    From this list: Caron pour un Homme,
    also: Yardley Lavender.

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    I don't particularly like this note as a main player, but I have an unexplainable love for Antiheros

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Jicky ...

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    Default Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Love Creed Royal Scottish Lavender. I was recently able to get my hands on a bottle of this. I have not yet tried all of those on the list however... Still trying to find Patou.

    I was disappointed in Gris Clar - based on the BN love, I had high hopes. On me it smelled like electricity - like a hot circuit board or something - like heated metal. Was not very pleasant.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Creed - Original Cologne
    10. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men

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