The best lavender perfumes have the ability to engulf your mind into a field so calming that the world can momentarily stand still. From the Provence Region of France, the purple-colored herb from the mint family strikes the right note in nearly any blend that caresses the skin while supporting spicy and woody aromas.
It can set the perfect stage for a man to encumber charisma while maintaining his masculine attraction. Using lavender as a signature perfume can simultaneously take women on a journey through relaxed spaces and powerhouse moments. Talk about wearing your mood. Lavender allows just that.
Whether you’re looking to impress clients, or you want to enjoy an intimate moment with your partner, lavender perfumes expand the possibilities, creating a versatile lifestyle men and women can enjoy. You’ve arrived at the right place if you’re ready to find a lavender scent perfect for your lifestyle.
Lavender’s versatility extends beyond the unisex possibilities. Being a herb, it enhances certain fragrant notes to achieve a cool or minty effect, perfect for hot summer nights. It enhances other ingredients to achieve a warmer or spicier effect, perfect for cool nights again.
The scent coming through from lavender has a balance of sweet and floral tones. It can be mild and pleasant if matched with the right tones or bold and dauntless in other perfumes. Lavender originally came from the Meditteranean and Middle Eastern regions.
Lavender was used medicinally for centuries; however, the main fields of lavender exist in France now, which is great news if you remember where some of the best perfumes originate. The most notable effect of lavender is its ability to calm the mind. It’s a mood-booster for anyone needing upliftment.
It does an incredible job of keeping your mood stable as a signature perfume. Who couldn’t do with some positive vibes right now? Lavender is versatile, opportunistic, and makes you and those around you feel like the current “off-its-rockers” world seems a little more tolerable.
Before choosing the perfumes that bring lavender fields into your lifestyle, I’ve searched for specific qualities that include versatility for everyone to find the right perfume.
Firstly, each perfume’s longevity ranges between six and 12 hours because everyone’s day is different. Sometimes, you just want perfume or cologne that latches onto your skin for a fun night out with the girls or guys. Other times, you want one that lingers for a full eight-hour workday.
Secondly, perfumes are seasonal, and many people don’t know them. They find themselves flaunting a hot, spicy perfume in the heat of summer or a cool, minty perfume on bitter cold snow days. The quality I look for in perfumes is that they must work for a minimum of two seasons. Only one perfume below works for all seasons.
Thirdly, I find that some regions manufacture the highest quality perfumes and most sensual aromas, which admittedly originate in European regions while some popular brands are made right here in America. I’ve sourced the best perfumes from Italy, France, New York, England, and Germany.
Fourthly, price is a huge factor. It’s a quality we don’t like to admit we realize, but we do. Sticking to the versatility of sourcing the perfect fragrance for any budget, the perfumes range from just $15 to $366. A budget depends on numerous things, and you may want to keep the expensive perfume for that special night.
Finally, I’m a sucker for reviews, so I’ve ensured that each perfume was reviewed by a few hundred consumers before adding it to the list. Perfume is something about which we certainly want an objective view. After all, we’re wearing it for that seductive lure in social settings or the influential potential in business.
Based on the necessary qualities and the reviews found on each perfume, I’ve also conveniently allocated a rating to each one. Some perfumes are cheaper, but they carry longer longevity. Others were rated lower simply because their bottles don’t look so great. Objectiveness is the right word with perfumes.
The 5 Best Lavender Perfumes for Women
Ladies, lavender perfumes open new doorways to opportunities at work and in your intimate relationships. It’s certainly my favorite next to vanilla perfumes. I’ve searched high and low to find the top five options and rated them accordingly.
1. Green Tea Lavender by Elizabeth Arden
Launched in 2010, Elizabeth Arden’s unique range of tea blended perfumes welcomed the green tea essence combined with strong lavender scents. The main accord of this perfume is lavender, so it’s great to add it to your basket if you want to express the beautifully calm fields in France.
Main Accords: aromatic, citrusy, spicy, floral, herbal, musky, and fresh
Notes: musk yellow, birch, musk, tea, lavender, magnolia, chamomile, mint, Amalfi lemon, and Mandarin orange
- Cheap but effective lavender perfume
- Refreshing scent with floral accents for women to flaunt in summer and spring
- Relaxing undertone
- isn’t well worn at night
- the bottle is simple and looks cheap
- only lasts around six hours on the skin
2. Guerlain Mon Florale
Launched in 2018, Mon Florale exudes contemporary femininity with a strong undertone. Angelina Jolie inspired it if she matches your personality. This is a great in-between weather perfume for spring and fall, and it makes a wonderful daytime fragrance. It smells like vanilla and lavender combined, which are two of my favorite scents.
Main Accords: floral, woody, citrusy, and aromatic
Notes: sandalwood, iris, and vanilla, peony, peach, neroli, ylang-ylang, lily of the valley, orange, lemon, lavender, and bergamot
- Pretty rose-colored, feminine bottle
- A fresh and powerful aroma
- Lasts up to eight hours
- Doesn’t sit well as a nighttime perfume
- Doesn’t maintain scent on clothes (must be sprayed on the skin)
3. Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker
Who doesn’t love having some celebrity swag while not breaking the bank? For a silky feel inspired by Sarah Jessica Parker’s mom, this may be the gentle fragrance that tickles your senses. You can wear it summer through fall, and it’s a daytime perfume.
Main accords: woody, spicy, warm, musky, powdery, citrusy, and aromatic
Notes: woody notes, cedar, white amber, musk, orchid, patchouli, narcissus, martini, lavender, bergamot, rosewood, and orange
- Highly affordable
- Has various sizes available
- Easy to find
- Intoxicating scent with elegant touches
- Overpowering scent for women wanting a gentler perfume
- Only lasts around six hours on the skin
4. Chanel Chance Eau Tendre
If you’d like to splurge a little more with a perfume designed by Coco Chanel, Chance Eau Tendre is a new perfume launched in 2019. It carries a fruity-floral composition aimed at feminine flair. It costs more than the last two, but you won’t be sorry if you’re looking for an extravagant lavender-based perfume.
Housed in a gorgeous and contemporary bottle, it’s best worn in spring and summer as it offers a cool base, making it a wonderful daytime perfume as well.
Main Accords: floral, sweet, powdery, citrusy, fruity, and rosy
Notes: white musk, jasmine, rose, quince, grapefruit, lavender
- Intense, invigorating, and bold scent to make women feel like goddesses
- Deep lavender undertone
- A well-known brand for wide availability
- Longevity (lasting 10 hours)
- Not the best nighttime perfume
- Mid-priced perfume
5. Ariana Grande R.E.M. (Salty Lavender in Zefir)
Celebrities endorse and produce various perfumes, but this is a perfect option for a subtler lavender essence as it’s used as a middle note. Ariana Grande has numerous perfumes, and they aren’t the priciest because celebrities focus on producing large quantities to satisfy their followers.
The bottle is another story altogether. It’s bold, untethered, and otherworldly. What you find inside is a similar sweet feminine fougères as Guerlain uses.
Main Accords: sweet, salty, fruity, powdery, lavender, and caramel
Notes: Tonka bean, sandalwood, musk, pear blossom, lavender, caramel, fig, quince, zefir, salt
- Affordable big brand
- Eye-catching bottle with crystal-style case
- An intensely feminine scent that makes a statement!
- Signature perfume perfect for winter, spring, and fall, as well as day and night
- Lasts a whopping 12 hours on the skin!
- The warm undertone doesn’t wear well in summer
- Warning: may cause envy among women
The choice is yours as you match the tones to your personality. Your mood also affects the perfume you choose, as you might not feel like wearing a bold lavender scent when you’re binging Netflix at home.
The 5 Best Lavender Colognes for Men
Gentleman, what do you want to achieve with your cologne? The whole fruity undertone of some lavender colognes might attract bees but not your attention. And before you doubtfully stare at the screen, know that lavender is mainly used in unisex and men’s colognes.
Lavender is a herb more than a flower, so you won’t be wearing a floral accent when you step into your next meeting. Lavender provides a powerful accent that boosts other fragrances. From being a hopeless romantic to hosting a meeting, lavender is for men who want something with a powerful punch.
1. Le Male by Jean-Paul Gaultier Cologne
Launched in 1995 by Jean-Paul Gaultier, the Le Male cologne is an Amber Fougere fragrance. This cologne accents itself in a contrasting manner. It’s bold but traditional, sensual but strong, and it’s a winner with women.
Main Accords: vanilla, aromatic, spicy, lavender, sweet, and amber
Notes: Tonka bean, amber, cedar, sandalwood, orange blossom, cinnamon, caraway, artemisia, bergamot, mint, lavender, and cardamom
- Mid-priced cologne
- Comes in an attractive, masculine bottle
- Can be worn day and night
- Only lasts between four and six hours on the skin
- The warm accent prefers winter and fall months only
- Container housing the bottle looks like a regular tin
2. Burberry Brit Rhythm Cologne
Embrace the rocking god inside of you with this cologne. Men who love being masculine will notice how the lavender ranges are powerful and expressive of their nature. The bottle is as solid as the accents of the cologne. The Burberry range has a few incredible options for modern or younger men.
Main Accords: smoky, woody, aromatic, spicy, leathery, and amber
Notes: cedar, incense, Tonka bean, styrax, leather, patchouli, lavender, verbena, basil, cardamom, and Juniper berries
- Affordable cologne
- Masculine-style bottle with geometric design
- Best for mature men with a leathery accent
- Works at night and during the day
- Has longevity between six and 12 hours on the skin
- Isn’t wearable in summer and spring
- Doesn’t wear well for young guys
3. Bottled Night Cologne by Hugo Boss
A cologne that allows men flexibility between affordability and sophistication is Bottled Night by Hugo Boss. It has an intoxicating masculine scent, making it perfect for home and work use while driving ladies gaga!
Main Accords: woody, lavender, leathery, smoky, musky, spicy, and powdery
Notes: musk, woody notes, violet, birch, and lavender
- Prices range widely
- Resembles a small whisky bottle
- Globally known and easy to find
- Has an attractive woody, spicy lavender accent strong enough to stand out
- Lasts up to eight hours on the skin
- Is best used during summer and spring only
- Isn’t great for daytime wearing
4. Amber and Lavender Cologne by Jo Malone
Amber and Lavender by Jo Malone will do the trick at home and work for a classic take on a lavender accent. The cologne was released in London in 1995. If you’re familiar with the wet London weather, you’ll probably understand the blend of aromas that create both warm and cool effects.
Main Accords: lavender, spicy, amber, citrusy, woody, and balsamic
Notes: patchouli, myrrh, amber, lily of the valley, cinnamon, cloves, bergamot, mint, and lavender
- Mid-priced cologne
- Traditional-style bottle (which may be preferred by some men)
- Works at night and during the day
- Is both warm and cool, working for all seasons
- Only lasts around six to eight hours on the skin
- Not widely available
5. Bois Du Portugal Creed Cologne
Bois du Portugal Creed was rereleased in 1987. The cologne was inspired by the aromatic trees lining Portugal, and I’ll say this much, the French nailed the accent. Creed is a popular brand with numerous benefits.
Main Accords: aromatic, woody, lavender, citrusy, and amber
Notes: sandalwood, vetiver, ambergris, cedar, lavender, and bergamot
- sophisticated cologne with enchanted lavender undertones to attract attention and enhance charisma
- lasts 12 hours on the skin
- wears well in all seasons but summer
- works at night and during the day
- masculine-style bottle
- costly at $366 per 100 ml bottle
Charisma is attractive character men carry, whether at work or hitting social scenes. Take this from a woman; we love falling into the arms of masculine men who permeate calming effects, so choosing lavender has many benefits.
Top 3 Unisex Lavender Perfumes
Gender roles are admittedly complicated today, but perfumes don’t need to be. Sure, men don’t always want to smell like a toilet aerosol when they walk into an office, and women don’t always want to smell masculine when they sit at a mommy-and-me group. Well, it’s a personal choice, but some unisex fragrances work well.
1. Acqua di Parma Colonia
Acqua di Parma is a way to wear the Mediterranean or Italian essence in the daily lives of men and women seeking mature accents. Launched in 1916, it’s a cool fragrance that reminds you of the ocean breezes in the region.
Main Accords: citrusy, aromatic, lavender, woody, and fresh
Notes: woody notes, orange blossom, honey notes, Turkish rose, lavender, bergamot, and mandarin
- Affordable unisex cologne
- Makes a great romantic scent for men and women as it carries the smell of Sicily
- Mature fragrance, albeit contemporary
- A great choice for summer, spring, and daytime wearing
- Only lasts up to six hours on the skin
- Doesn’t have an attractive bottle or container
2. Pure Lavender by Ferrari
Hold the horses as Ferrari brings another unisex contender. Who said only men want to feel powerful? Ferrari went all the way to create an elegant perfume with gentle lavender notes.
Main Accords: aromatic, lavender, woody, spicy, herbal, citrusy, and musky
Notes: Cashmere wood, patchouli, vanilla, sage, lavender, cardamom, lemon, and bergamot
- Sleek bottle design for contemporary elegance
- The lavender protrudes gently from an intoxicating base, allowing men and women to feel the horse-power of the cars in their scent)
- Leaves a bold impression
- Works for all seasons but winter
- Only lasts around six hours on the skin
3. Boy Chanel Les Exclusifs by Chanel
Coco Chanel is at it again with her unisex perfume based on her loverboy called “Boy Chapel.” Creating perfumes is an art form driven by the senses and emotions. Chanel doesn’t even have to try hard because this bottle looks as plain as day, but the fragrances coming from it can stimulate all the senses.
Main Accords: vanilla, lavender, spicy, powdery, citrusy, woody, and rosy
Notes: heliotrope, white musk, coumarin, moss, vanilla, sandalwood, geranium, rose, orange blossom, grapefruit, lemon, and lavender
- Works for all seasons but winter
- A timeless, sophisticated scent with strong lavender undertones (almost combining woody and botanical fragrances)
- Lasts up to 12 hours on the skin
- A rare gem that makes it hard to find
- A little pricy (but this is outweighed by the brand name)
- Mainly wears well in the day
Whether you want to be flashy or leave a lasting impression, there’s a lavender cologne perfect for you.
Round-The-Clock Lavender Lifestyle Tips
Choosing a fragrance is all about your personality and mood. Some people opt for expensive perfumes, while others take advantage of the ingredients used in them. I admittedly have three lavender perfumes around, but I’m obsessed with collecting various fragrances to match my mood. I have a secret, though.
Essential oils are widely available today and offer some experimentation moments. Before moving ahead, know that essential oils must be organic, and you must do a patch test. Leave the oil on your skin for 10 minutes to see whether you react. This might mean you’re allergic to it.
Essential oils provide countless blends and purposes. I love wearing my expensive perfumes when I go out, but I mix my own blends when chilling with my partner. It doesn’t last as long as the commercial fragrances, but it smells just as wonderful. Use these steps to make home fragrances:
Step One: Mix two to three equal parts, patch-tested essential oils to make 1/3 of a cup.
Step Two: Measure 2/3 of a cup of carrier oil by using olive, grapeseed, coconut, or avocado oil.
Step Three: Dilute the essential oils into the carrier oil and let it stand for 10 minutes.
It’s as simple as that if you want to save your fancy perfumes for outings. Essential oils are gentle on most skin types but never forgo the patch test. Keep in mind that you’re using raw materials, so there’s no protection against their harsh potency. That’s why you dilute them with carrier oils.
You can also use gorgeous vintage perfume bottles to store them. Nothing adds elegance to homemade products more than storing them in pretty bottles. Essential oils that blend well with lavender include:
- Orange blossom
- Clary sage
Eden Botanicals sell quality, organic essential oils. Due to the lack of longevity from essential oils, you’ll still need to choose one of the best lavender perfumes from the lists above.
Question: Can Lavender-Based Perfumes Repel Mosquitoes?
Answer: Yes, they can repel mosquitoes. Adding geranium essential oil to your home mixture also enhances the perfume as a repellant.
Question: What Does Raw Lavender Smell Like?
Answer: If there’s a way for me to describe what heaven smells like, I’d have the perfect answer. Lavender smells sweet, herbal, mild, relaxing, floral, pleasant, and balsamic.
Question: How do I Choose the Right Perfume?
Answer: The answer isn’t linear because it depends on many factors, such as personality, purpose, mood, and preferences. A simple answer would be that men look for woody and spicy, lavender versions, whereas women seek sweeter-smelling, floral options.
Question: Who is the Most Popular Brand for Lavender Perfumes in 2021?
Answer: According to the W Magazine, the list of favorite brands for 2021 includes names like Chanel, Christian Dior, Molton Brown, and Dolce and Gabbana. Not all brands have a lavender-based signature perfume.
Best Lavender Perfume Guide: Conclusion
Perfumes differentiate us from ancient cultures who walked around without bathing or floral accents. Can you imagine the trauma of a society without bathtubs, let alone perfumes? It once existed, but thank goodness we’ve evolved. Perfumes help us leave the right impressions everywhere we go.
People remember us with more than just their sight. It’s also the aroma that enters their minds. Lavender is one aroma we want to leave in people’s minds with its calming effects and mood-boosting qualities. Whether you’re a man trying to land a promotion, or you’re a woman trying to impress the person who makes you smile, there’s an option for you among my top five choices. Again, there’s nothing wrong with buying more than one. My perfume collection is vast, and it contains three of the mentioned choices.
Boy Chanel, Ariana Grande R.E.M., and Chanel Chance are in my closet right now. I like switching things up. Decide what you want from your perfume, allow the ratings to lead you, and buy one that works for you.