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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