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    Default BEST Lavender (Unisex) Fragrance Recommendations ... ?

    My absolute favorite is the Floris of London Lavender EDT, gold etching on the bottle.

    The bottles have two crests that say the following ... " By Appointment To Her Majesty The Queen Perfumers J. Floris London" and "By Appointment To H.R.H. the Prince Of Wales Manufacturers Of Toilet Preperations J. Floris Limited London."

    I never had the box so I can't easily identify it that way. It's f a r better than even the older version with the purple paper label, however, so I'd say it's one formulation back from it.

    Any other beauties I might like to try? ... don't mind if they lean masculine.

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    Bogue MEM is almost a must-try if you like lavender.

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    Caron Pour un Homme.

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    Seconding Caron pour un homme, lavender and vanilla in perfect balance. I also have a very soft spot for Chanel Jersey (a strange sweet lavender), but I seem to be the minority here.

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    Tom Ford Lavender Extreme is nice. I think because of its high price tag it’s a bit underrated. Also check out Unum’s Ennu Noir which is very similar to the Tom Ford in my opinion and less expensive.

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    Default Re: BEST Lavender (Unisex) Fragrance Recommendations ... ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Melbourne Man View Post
    Bogue MEM is almost a must-try if you like lavender.
    +1. Seconding this option.

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    Guerlain Jicky and Heritage are worth considering.
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    CARON POUR UN HOMME is classic and very reasonable. I think it leans masculine but not overly so.
    I don't get out much. But when I do, I smell real good.

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    Antiheros by ELdOis a real kick ass intense lavender which can be worn by any sex.

    Serge Lutens Encens et Lavande is gorgeous and wearable by anyone.
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    Default Re: BEST Lavender (Unisex) Fragrance Recommendations ... ?

    My favorite lavender-heavy scent is Telegrama by Imaginary Authors. I find it a bit easier/more wearable than Jicky or Mem (which are also both good). I also second everyone saying Caron Pour Un Homme. It's perfectly unisex to me. Fougere Bengale (Parfum D'Empire) is an interesting one if you like a little spice with lavender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melbourne Man View Post
    Bogue MEM is almost a must-try if you like lavender.
    Came here just to say it. I'm seconding it wholeheartedly.

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    Bogue MEM

    Rania J. Lavande 44
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    Default Re: BEST Lavender (Unisex) Fragrance Recommendations ... ?

    Lavande by Fragonard
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    Default Re: BEST Lavender (Unisex) Fragrance Recommendations ... ?

    Imho, the lavender triade by Serge Lutens is a must try for any lavender fan. It plays around lavender, incense and tonka bean, 'mixed' in different ways, and different 'volumes':

    Gris Clair: lavender-forward, with incense support and a hint of tonka and woods. Unisex, possibly lightly masculine.

    Fourreau Noir: lavender and tonka are co-main players. Totally unisex.

    Encens et Lavande: like the name implies, it's incense and lavender as co-main players. The most refined of the 3. Unisex, possibly lightly feminine.


    I also support the suggestions of Mem by Bogue (quite bold), Lavande 44 by Rania J., Jicky EDP by Guerlain (liking a touch of animalics is required to enjoy that one) and Pour un Homme by Caron (not quintessential imo, but very unisex). I would also add Lavande by Molinard, which is very close to TF Lavender Extreme, for a fraction of the price.

    One I still have on my test list is Wild Lavender by Lorenzo Villoresi. Should anyone have feedback on that one, I'm very curious about it!

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    Default Re: BEST Lavender (Unisex) Fragrance Recommendations ... ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Melbourne Man View Post
    Bogue MEM is almost a must-try if you like lavender.
    MEM is my favorite fragrance, full stop.

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    One more for MEM!

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    Possibly Di Ser Sola.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eilenberg View Post
    Came here just to say it. I'm seconding it wholeheartedly.
    Echoing the same. Will also add MDCI Invasion Barbare.

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    Default Re: BEST Lavender (Unisex) Fragrance Recommendations ... ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Melbourne Man View Post
    Bogue MEM is almost a must-try if you like lavender.
    Seconded my absolute favorite.

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    Default Re: BEST Lavender (Unisex) Fragrance Recommendations ... ?

    Lots of great suggestions here and I've tried most of these. I'd say if you want something very lavender focussed then Encens et Lavande is a must try.
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    Default Re: BEST Lavender (Unisex) Fragrance Recommendations ... ?

    Many impressive recommendations indeed, also adding Yardley English Lavender, Eau de l'Occitan and Panier des Sens Lavender/Lavande Relaxante EDP-only the l'Occitan scent being more masculine leaning, the others far more unisex leaning

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    ... thanks, everyone. Some of these I own, some I know and some I'll be trying. Appreciate it!
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    Default Re: BEST Lavender (Unisex) Fragrance Recommendations ... ?

    Cannot believe that ENDYMION hasn’t been mentioned yet! All timer!

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    If you manage to find some...i don't know how I forgot Eau Noire

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    Default Re: BEST Lavender (Unisex) Fragrance Recommendations ... ?

    I'm not a huge lavender fan but Nishane B-612 is a nice and sweet but medicinal lavender. If you like lavender but not with a creamy vanilla base its a nice option. Also Spicebomb Eau Fresh for lavender, sweet spice and salty grapefruit, or Oud for Greatness for a (overpriced) sweet lavender and dentist office oud.
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    Default Re: BEST Lavender (Unisex) Fragrance Recommendations ... ?

    Two of my favorites:
    A Taste of Heaven (Kilian)
    Oxford and Cambridge (Czech & Speake)
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    Default Re: BEST Lavender (Unisex) Fragrance Recommendations ... ?

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    Oxford and Cambridge (Czech & Speake)
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    Bogue Mem is like a PhD thesis on lavender.
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    Currently wearing: Bowmakers by D.S. & Durga

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    Default Re: BEST Lavender (Unisex) Fragrance Recommendations ... ?

    Another vote for Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge. A wonderful mix of peppery mint, lavender and moss.

    Caron's Pour Un Homme is another classic that should not be overlooked in this genre.
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