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Lavender is a fragrance that’s been used for over 2,500-years. Its name comes from the Latin ‘Lavare,’ a word that means “to wash” in English. When the Romans needed to add a bit of fragrance to their bathwater, it was lavender that did the job. That shouldn’t be surprising considering that this scent is not only a fragrance that’s easy on the nose but is also one that conveys peace and tranquility to the wearer.
Since lavender is such a calming floral fragrance, it’s often used in not only women’s perfumes but also men’s colognes as well. It’s a scent that anyone can enjoy at any time.
Our favorite lavender perfumes that are currently available in 2020
Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L’Homme EDT
Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit is designed as a masculine fragrance and was released in the spring of 2009. It’s a fragrance that was designed by Dominique Ropion, Anne Flipo, and Pierre Wargnye, and is contained within a flacon that’s as dark and mysterious as the fragrance within it. It’s not technically a perfume, but it is the best lavender scent available.
This fragrance has top notes of cardamom that dance with this fragrances heart notes of lavender, bergamot, and cedar. All of this is propped up by a base of vetiver and caraway—which turns this ordinary lavender fragrance into a mysterious and dark scent that most any man is going to enjoy.
Lollia Relax Eau de Parfum
Anyone who has any doubts as to whether Lollia Relax is a floral perfume only has to take a look at its bottle; a bottle that’s covered in a floral pattern. This Eau de Parfumwas designed by perfumer extraordinaire Margot Elena and was released in 2010. It’s a floral scent that doesn’t have top, heart, and bottom notes like a conventional perfume. Instead, it’s a perfume that has a blend on one consistent string of notes. A string of notes that includes lavender, vanilla, honey, amber, and orchid scents. It’s a perfume with soft sillage but still manages to last through most of the day. It’s truly a feminine lavender scent.
Vera Wang Embrace Eau de Toilette Spray
Vera Wang Embrace EDT spray is a beautiful fragrance that’s only been around since 2018 but is one that’s already has caught a lot of people’s attention. That’s because it’s a floral lavender blend that features other notes that align perfectly with the lavender notes. For example, this perfume has notes of Mandarin orange, lavender, tuberose, and vanilla. It also has a base note of cacao, which makes it even more sumptuous in our opinion. All of this comes together to make a pleasant sweet/floral perfume that lavender lovers are going to appreciate. We know that we enjoyed it immensely.
Guerlain Mon Guerlain for Women
Guerlain Mon Guerlain for Women was released in the spring of 2017 and was designed by perfumers Delphine Jelk and Thierry Wasser. It’s designed to be a woman’s perfume that was inspired by the female spirit. This is a perfume that was designed for women to admire, and we think that it accomplishes that goal quite well. This fragrance consists of top notes of lavender blended with bergamot; heart notes that include iris, roses, and tuberose; and base notes that include a rich blend of scents such as sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli, Tonka bean, and licorice. It’s a scent that truly epitomizes the female spirit in every single way.
Yardley Of London English Lavender EDT Spray
English Lavender continues to be one of the most popular fragrances by Yardley London. For many, this was the first women fragrance they remember their mother or grandmother wearing.
This unisex lavender perfume was created in 1913, and over the years has been reformulated to suit the preferences of the day. Having said that, it’s still a classic fragrance that smells like a combination of lavender and soap.
Its staying power is partly due to the surprisingly complex combination of ingredients. Although the top note is dominated by fresh lavender, it also has a whiff of rosemary and eucalyptus for a spicy greenness that is refreshing. The heart of the fragrance centers on clary sage, cedar and geranium for a bit of warm woodiness. The base notes of a musk, Tonka bean and oakmoss give English Lavender some earthiness without losing the delicate, lavender floral that has made this fragrance a favorite for generations.