Inspired by my recent Sequim Lavender Festival experience, I’ve compiled a few of my favorite lavender products:
A. Vero Profumo Kiki Extrait de Parfum – OK, so this stuff is expensive at $185 for 7.5 ml, but it is the best lavender perfume on the market in my opinion. It has sultry notes of caramel, fruits, and musk. This really is an interesting take on lavender. It blew me away the first time I ever wore it. And it still does. This parfum is available at Lucky Scent.
B. Eight Créme Body Wash in Lavender – I wrote a review about this product and I’m still loving it. Perfect amount of moisture with a very realistic lavender fragrance. It isn’t medicinal like other lavenders I know. It’s pricey at $21 but it is so good. Available at Eight Skincare.
C. Anthousa Lavender & Chinese May Chang Diffuser – I love this diffuser from the scent to the frosted black glass. It’s a calming blend of lavender with some smokiness. I also love the packaging. Here’s my more in-depth review. It retails for $72 and is available at Candles Off Main.
D. Caron Pour Homme EDT – OK, so I realize I’m being a bit of a Gwyneth Paltrow here recommending insanely expensive things. My next two recommendations are cheap and do not lack in the quality department. Caron Pour Homme is a classic blend of lavender and vanilla. What I like about Pour Homme is that it is “hazy” and very easy to wear. It’s my favorite “sweet” lavender, a wonderful sleepy-scent for me. Don’t be too worried about this sweetness. It’s “pour homme” and isn’t like candy or like something you’ll find in a drugstore body spray. You can pick up a bottle for like $30 on fragrancenet.com.
E. Cleanwell Antibacterial Hand Soap in Lavender – This natural, foaming hand soap washes away easily and has an amazing lavender aroma with just a hint of ginger. The fragrance oils were hand-picked by Mandy Aftel and the fragrance formula was created by her. So, yeah, you can get a Mandy Aftel functional fragrance for about $5 at drugstore.com.
So, those are my favorite lavender products as of summer 2011. What are yours?
UPDATE – This is an old post so some of these products may not be available.
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17 thoughts on “EauMG’s Loving Lavender Guide 2011”
I love Kiki too! Thanks to you, I have enough to keep me happy for a little while!
Tabac Citron by Providence Perfume Co. has a gorgeous lavender note. I need more of this lovely perfume – I’ve drained my sample.
I also love Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur.
I need to get my hands on that Cleanwell soap!
Tabac Citron, from the notes listed, sounds like such a pretty perfume.
Oh, yeah. I love Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur. How did I forget about that?
Cleanwell also has spray hand sanitizers too in the same scents. The lavender is really good but the Orange Vanilla is my favorite. It makes me happy, smells like a creamsicle.
For me lavender scent is very soothing and calming. It helped me through more than one sleepless night. I like it in many products but I haven’t tried a single perfume with lavender as a prominent note. I will.
Oh, you should try Caron (am I being your Caron pusher or what?) Pour Homme. It’s very soothing with lavender, vanilla, and amber. I love it. Very calming.
Caron isn’t the worst brand to be pushed (price-wise I mean) 😉
I put it on my “to try” list. Thank you.
It’s so true. Discounters sell Caron for cheaper than mainstream celebrity scents at Macy’s.
Yes, Kiki IS the best!! thanks for the info, V!
And it’s fun to say! 😉
Thank you so much for including me in your roundup of lavender scents! I’m glad that you liked the fragrance I created for the Cleanwell handsoap – I liked the combination so much that I also make a body oil with lavender & ginger.
It’s a great fragrance, a nice pick-me-up anytime of the day 🙂
I need to go back and resample those Vero Profumos… in a sea of overpriced, crappy niche perfumes they are pretty fricking great.
and Pour un Homme is one of my favorite things ever. 🙂
It’s easy for all of the overpriced stuff to be clumped together. Price really has nothing to do with quality, check out Pour un Homme, right?
Anytime I think of lavender, I think of Vero Kiki. In fact, it’s tough to think about anything else. Ok, lemme try. Still trying. Nope.
Is there really a reason to think of anything else? No, not really.
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Thanks so very much for making Eight Creme Body Wash a part of your line-up. You are so very kind. It is my favorite.
It’s my favorite lavender body wash too 🙂
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