57% would repurchase
on 4/15/2018 8:26:00 AM
More reviews by Sjess
I received a large sample of this through a perfume subscription service. As a big lavender fan I was very curious about this fragrance as it sounded right up my street. My signature scent is Serge Lutens Gris Clair, which leans more to the masculine and winter side of lavender, Lavandula is definitely more feminine and is better suited for spring/summer. It’s soft and warm and a very rounded lavender scent. It smells very clean but not boring. Sillage is moderate, longevity is good.
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on 10/31/2017 3:06:00 PM
More reviews by LisaLightwood
Sweet and spicy and utterly delicious.I honestly think this scent is unisex, despite being marketed as a Men's fragrance - but then again I wear a lot of men's perfumes.Unlike many of Penhaligon's scents, this one lasts quite a long time and will take you on an interesting, evolving olfactory journey. It starts off very peppery, with a bit of a burnt sugar smell beneath, and quite traditionally 'masculine', but quickly evolves into something a spicy and sweet that lasts for hours, especially if sprayed on clothes.Not cheap but worth the money.
on 9/22/2017 10:17:00 AM
More reviews by VioletOrchid
I apologize that I didn't write this review the day I wore this; the details are fuzzy already and it was less than two weeks ago. There was almost nothing to like about this fragrance; there was a brief moment when it smelled exactly like some delightfully 80s bathing salts I got my mom for Mother's Day when I was very young but the scent kept moving. It was dreadful after that. Very evocative of a flower (never having smelled bluebells, I can't say that it smelled correct for that) but very synthetic, very chemically scented, like a convincing costume. You'd never forget it was someone wearing a costume, even though the costume was very well constructed. It smelled very cheap and my opinion of Princess Diana (who was reputed to have worn this frequently) has changed. It was that bad.
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on 7/9/2017 7:09:00 PM
More reviews by BigEars
Same creamy note that appeared in Amarathine. I miss both of them and wait hopefully for it to turn up in another Pen scent. They always seem to d/c the best ones. I'll never forgive them for killing off Violetta. Can't buy again but I would in a heartbeat.
on 6/12/2016 11:51:00 AM
This is not bad, not great but OK. In common with a lot of their stuff recently it smells like brown sugar. I quite like this one unlike Empressa which made me recoil. The nose behind this is Oliver Cresp and I much prefer when Duchafour composes for Penhaligons. notes of Chantilly, Frangipani and Brown Sugar are blended with violet leaves, orange blossom absolute and jasmine sambac, rounded with the deep, Oriental richness of Benzoin Siam and Ambrox. So says the literature. They were kind enough to give me a sample but definitely would not buy a full bottle. Way too much confectionery.
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