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    Default The Best choice for a powdery lavender

    Well guys as the name states I would like to have a good lavender frag which has the same powdery lavender as they dry down of ysl La nuit or dolce and gabbana pour homme the first formulation though it should be like lavender plays a big part in the composition but other notes should add in as well like as in the above mentioned 2 frags. Anticipating your recommendations.

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    Default Re: The Best choice for a powdery lavender

    Fragonard Lavande perhaps.

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    Try Pour Un Homme by Caron

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    Seconding Pour un Homme and, if you like your powder dumped on the lavender in huge piles, Chanel Jersey.

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    Reverie Au Jardin from Tauer. Also great in the longevity department.
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    Pour Un Homme.

    You might like to try HdP 1725, as well.

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    L'Occitane Eau de L'Occitan

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    Default Re: The Best choice for a powdery lavender

    new haarlem

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    +1 Caron PUH, and check out by Kilian A Taste of Heaven for stronger take on the same theme.

    Gris Clair and Encens et Lavande by Serge Lutens too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    new haarlem
    criminally overlooked as a lavender fragrance. It is extremely prominent to my nose.

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    Default Re: The Best choice for a powdery lavender

    Yes - +1. Pour Un Homme by Caron, in current formulation, has more vanilla powderiness - it should be ideal. A lavender soliflore as the lavender flower connects to the vanilla and a nice, soft plush powdery accord happens. And, the herbal greenness of lavender (herbal) joins with the musk to create a nice sharper edge. A timeless classic from 1934 that is more of a scent than a true fragrance. It is gorgeous.

    I recommend to also try a layered wearing (or even by itself, splashed on), Agua Lavanda by Puig...an exquisite Eau de Cologne that really offers lavender in a wonderful and pure presentation. You could wear this as a nice base for Pour Un Homme or to refresh the wearing (and not add additional vanilla & musk)...

    It is truly aromatherapy and a scent you will definitely appreciate the simplistic beauty of.

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    Try Pour Un Homme by Caron
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    +1 hdp 1725
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman

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    Default Re: The Best choice for a powdery lavender

    May I know what hdp 1725 is?

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    Default Re: The Best choice for a powdery lavender

    I tend to avoid fragrances that feature powdery lavender as that facet of the ingredient is one of my least favorites, but preferences aside even I can like Agua Lavanda by Puig and second that recommendation.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
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    Quote Originally Posted by craniumbash View Post
    May I know what hdp 1725 is?
    It's short for Histoires de Parfums and another Rec for 1725.

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    I would tend to suggest Azzaro Pour Homme, an aboslute classic that doesn't get enough hype around here. Its dry-down is lavender and anise.

    I can't remember the dry down of Oxford & Cambridge by C&S off the top of my head, but that may be suitable too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    It's short for Histoires de Parfums and another Rec for 1725.
    And another recommendation for 1725. A wonderful modern fougere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by foetidus View Post
    Try Pour Un Homme by Caron
    +1 from me.


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    Came to post this one

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    Default Re: The Best choice for a powdery lavender

    Surprised no one mentioned Invasion Barbare yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stesa View Post
    Surprised no one mentioned Invasion Barbare yet
    For me this is a considerably sharp lavender, not powdery which OP is calling for. Nevertheless it's always a good recommendation.
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman

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    Default Re: The Best choice for a powdery lavender

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    It's short for Histoires de Parfums and another Rec for 1725.
    oh thanks for explaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stesa View Post
    Surprised no one mentioned Invasion Barbare yet
    I was gonna ask the same thing because I heard it had nice amount of lavender

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jridgen View Post
    For me this is a considerably sharp lavender, not powdery which OP is calling for. Nevertheless it's always a good recommendation.
    owh sharp as in pinchingly sharp or loud kind of sharp ?

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