For many, vetiver is a tricky note to digest. Earthy, aromatic, and woody, vetiver divides opinions. My journey with Encre Noire A L’Extreme started during the summer of 2019.
I was visiting Novi Sad, Serbia during the scorching summer heat in July. There were two things that surprised me the most.
- Finding a Lalique perfume in an actual retail perfumery
- How well did the fragrance perform in the heat
You see, the Encre Noire line is meant to be used during the Fall and Winter due to their heavier vetiver/cypress notes.
As you imagine, I was literary shocked to see how good this earthy combination worked in an environment where such blends shouldn’t work. Especially the bergamot which shined there.
The fragrance community had asked for a richer version of the original for a good decade, and Lalique had finally released the EDP version in 2015.
Lalique Encre Noire A L’Extreme in three words: WOODY – POLARISING – MYSTERIOUS
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Don’t have the time to read the review right now?No worries! Here are my 5 quick takes:
- Niche-like fragrance for an affordable price
- An Aromatic Woody perfume with great longevity
- Created by master perfumer Nathalie Lorson in 2015
- Best used in fall and winter in the office environment
- The original from 2006 is still a better creation
So, the two questions you are probably now asking yourself are how does this flanker stacks against the original masterpiece, and is it worth buying?
Stick around, and find out what I think about it.
1Brand and Perfume History
1.2Encre Noire A L’Extreme story
2Notes and Classification
4My Experience With Perfume
4.4Target audience and compliment factor
4.5Dresscode and occasion
4.6Pros and Cons
4.7Availability and beauty products
Brand and Perfume History
Lalique is an old French glassmaker company from the 19th century and their first perfume Lalique de Lalique came out in 1992. Nonetheless, as glassmakers, they were always closely related to perfumery.
Lalique was founded by René Lalique who opened his own workshop on Place Gaillon in Paris in 1885. He was a jeweler craftsman who made Lalique amongst the best-known Parisian jewelers.
In 1905, he opened a new shop in Paris that extended products from jewelry to glassworks as well. Since the shop was close to François Coty(French businessman and perfumer), Lalique started producing perfume bottles for them.
Throughout his life, René continued producing glassworks and jewelry and by the 1920s and 1930s, Lalique was amongst the world’s most renowned glassmakers.
Some of the company early triumphs include:
1885: First ornaments inspired by antiquity and Japonism
1890: Transition from jewelry to enamel and glass
1900: The Paris Exposition Universelle
1907: Partnership with François Coty
1922: The Verrerie D’Alsace begins production
1925: An international exposition of modern ART DECO
1929: Decoration of Cote D’Azur Pullman express train
1935: Fitting out the Normandie Luxury liner
After died René in 1945., his son Marc took over the business and expanded to producing lead glass, known as a crystal.
Until 2008., the company was sold to few other companies and is now owned by by Art & Fragrance.
Encre Noire A L’Extreme story
Lalique Encre Noire Extreme Eau de Parfum was created by master perfumer Nathalie Lorson in 2015 who also did Bentley for Men Intense.
The fragrance was created as a successor to the original Encre Noire from 2006 and the Sport version from 2013 as a more intense masculine edition. The new edition should remind us of the “Encrier” glassware designed by Rene Lalique in 1913.
Lalique describes the product as: “This new creation highlights the heart notes, which include two exceptional varieties of vetiver, sparkling bergamot is fused with the fresh aromatic woodiness of cypress and the roundness of elemi in the top notes. The heart of Encre Noire à l’Extrême enriches this woody palette. Precious and elegant iris surrounds the vetiver accord.”
Nathalie Lorsons other famous work includes:
Lalique’s official blurb: “ENCRE NOIRE À L’EXTRÊME pushes the original’s olfactory statement to its limits. More powerful, richer and even more voluptuous, the woody intensity of this fragrance reveals a fascinating new side of the Encre Noire man’s personality…manly and sensual. Elegant and sophisticated. Unique and seductive. Between light and shadow exists a new definition of the masculine which describes Encre Noire à l’Extrême.”
Notes and Classification
- Perfumer:Nathalie Lorson
- Perfume Oil Concentration:EDP
- Fragrance Type:Aromatic Woody
- Release Date:2015
- Target Audience:Men
- Most dominant notes:Vetiver, Cypress, and Incense
- Age Group:30+
- Seasons:Fall and Winter
- Occasions:Business and Leisure
- Longevity and Sillage:10 – 12 hours with moderate projection
- The recommended number of sprays:4 (below shirt and behind ears)
- Reviewed batch code: 102934L17
- Uniqueness: 4/5
- Value for money: 8,5/10
Top notes:Elemi, Bergamot, Cypress
Heart notes:Vetiver, Incense, Orris
Base notes:Benzoin, Sandalwood, Patchouli
If there’s one thing I like the most about the perfume, it’s the presentation. The bottle is pure work of art and possibly the best-looking perfume bottle ever created.
The only ones I could think of which could stand next to it are Dior Fahrenheit and Guerlain Shalimar. I highly doubt that anyone would be displeased with this Lalique’s timeless design.
Bottle & Box
The bottle design represents the liquid inside perfectly. Created in a vein of classical inkpot with the lower half of the bottle being completely black and a clear upper part showing its ambery colored perfume.
On the bottom part, you’ll find standard sticker information about the perfume, concentration, and batch code. The full perfume name is printed(embossed) in the middle.
If you ever wondered if Encre Noire line caps are made of real wood I’m glad to confirm this. The cap is made of PEFC -certified wood sourced from sustainably managed forests.
Lalique’s logo it laser-cut printed on the top of the cap.
The perfume box is made of standard high-quality cardboard we know and love. A lot of niche brands could look up to Lalique to get an idea of how to do these things right.
As always you’ll find the important information as ingredients, perfume, and company information on the box. I like the nice touch with an orange stripe going around the box through the middle.
My Experience With Perfume
Vetiver is a note that calms me down and relaxes me. I like its therapeutic properties, and vetiver essential oil is great for stress relief.
While I’m familiar with Extreme for a relatively short time, I that already known the original DNA for years. I understand the whole praise and all the accolades this line has received.
The dilemma that still lingers in my mind quite a curious one. I feel that Lalique wasn’t sure who is an ideal customer of this perfume and its whole line.
There is a high chance that beginners won’t like this and connoisseurs have already moved to much better stuff such as L’Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu and Jovoy Incident Diplomatique.
As for me, I feel like they missed the great opportunity to create a stronger and bolder version which this ain’t.
Nonetheless, the is one big redeeming quality of this scent, and that quality is its price point for which you can pick it up from fragrance discounters.
When you consider the price and that the liquid actually gets more intense the longer you own it, the whole package gets another dimension, and it is the best vetiver scent you can buy for the money.
The opening starts with a fantastic high-quality mix of ripe bergamot infused with vetiver smoke and backed up by foresty cypress.
All this combined gives a velvety and second-skin feeling of the fragrance and it invites you to explore its vast depths of richness.
This richness could have been even better if the ingredients wore of higher quality, but still, for the price, you can’t complain.
I really like this part every time I wear it and as mentioned at the beginning of the article, the best way you’ll experience the bergamot zestiness is funnily enough, in the high heat.
As the fragrance transitions to the mid-stage, the bergamot fades away and gives the perfume a more earthy, aromatic, and incense scent profile.
Although Lalique claims that Encre Noire Extreme contains Haitian and Java vetivers, I highly doubt that due to its price. Vetiver and sandalwood in this fragrance were probably recreated with ISO E Super molecule.
This molecule is present in high doses in Extreme and gives it that recognizable woody sharp aroma. Unfortunately, the mid-stage is where this fragrance starts to slowly lose my favorable opinion.
The more it stays on your skin, the thinner it gets. Keep in mind that this was not the case in the original. I guess that the only reason why Lalique would do this is to make it more wearable.
At this stage, the fragrance also calms down significantly which also proves that the perfume name was a total misnomer.
We reach the Encre Noire A L’Extreme full drydown at the 2-hour mark. I have left out orris and elemi from the discussion so far because I believe they are background players without major effect.
I also believe the same for patchouli and benzoin, found at the base. Only those who are purposely looking for those notes and accords will occasionally find them, and that’s stretching out really.
What you are left with at the base is again, ISO E Super that mimics vetiver and sandalwood which overtakes everything.
I highly recommend sampling this one before the purchase because there is no escaping that aromatic compound. Check out if ENE is for you via my S.P.A. Signature Factor Guide.
Target audience and compliment factor
Men and women over 30 years of age can pull this one easily since the vetiver does not know the gender, nor does the perfumery.
Even in its weaker form than the original, the fragrance is still unapologetic and required a somewhat refined taste. You will either wear it or it will wear you. As simple as that.
I have received a solid zero compliments with this one and in case you buy it, you should probably expect the same. ENE is a personal fragrance you wear for your own enjoyment.
Dresscode and occasion
What I love about vetiver is its versatility. The fragrance won’t become cloying during the summer and it can be pulled off during the spring and summer.
You’ll thank me later when you experience the bergamot magic during that time. Still, for the best results, wear it when it’s colder.
The formal situations work best with Encre Noire Extreme. Dark suits, blazers, and surprisingly, white buttoned-up shirt go hand-by-hand with this dark juice.
Pros and Cons
Here is my fair evaluation of most positive and negative points of ENE:
- Niche-like perfume for the price
- The liquid ages greatly with time
- Great in the longevity department
- One of the best bottle designs of all time
- Unique creation among the popular trends
- Too much for beginners, too little for the experienced crowd
- Thin progression
- The original is better and cheaper
- The name doesn’t reflect the perfume
Availability and beauty products
Lalique Encre Noire extreme comes in two sizes. 50ml and 100ml which are more often found on online perfume discounter websites rather than in retail stores.
As for related beauty products, Lalique also offers Encre Noire Extreme as 150ml perfumed shower gel.
Collection & Similar Perfumes
There have been four other official releases from this highly successful line up to this date, and most of them are easily obtained.
- Lalique Encre Noire – Woody Aromatic fragrance
- Lalique Encre Noire Sport – Aquatic Woody fragrance
- Lalique Ombre Noire – Spicy Oriental fragrance
- Lalique Encre Noire Pour Elle – Floral Woody fragrance
In general, vetiver fragrances tend to share the common grassy and earthy scent profile: The following two fragrances are the most talked about similarities to ENE:
- Chanel Les Exclusifs Sycomore – a woody chypre unisex fragrance released in 2008. The main notes include vetiver, tobacco, and cypress. It is a long-lasting perfume with moderate projection.
- Comme des Garcons Wonderwood – a woody fragrance for men released in 2010. The main notes include Sandalwood, Cedar, and Cypress. It is a moderate-lasting perfume with average projection.
Lalique Encre Noire A L’Extreme is a scent that pretends to be a stronger and denser version than its originator, yet ends up being the more wearable one.
For the price, it’s a steal if you like aromatic woody fragrances that tend to be more on the edgier side of the perfume spectrum.
If you are just starting out with this line, then you have my green light to start with this extreme version to see would this dark scent suit your taste.
For others, stick with the original. Hopefully, the next version, probably named Encre Noire Parfum will learn from this missed opportunity and create a real successor.
If I had to single out one thing that sticks out the most from this perfume, that would be the liquid aging process rarely seen in perfumery these days. My one and a half year bottle is already 20% stronger.
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Is really unique... it gives me the "ink smell" vibe (encre noire = black ink) mixed up with the gorgeous Vetiver and the smokey incense.... a little sweetness hides behind the woody sandalwood, maybe the Benzoin I guess (cant really tell). But the Patchouli is there framing and scenting all the woods.What is the difference between Encre Noire extreme and original? ›
While the original Encre Noire is centring yet expansive, Encre Noire à l'Extrême is more intense. It's also more intimate and rather seductive with its light veil of powdered musk. The hazy, dry woods present are just as soft and malleable.Is Encre Noire for winter or summer? ›
You see, the Encre Noire line is meant to be used during the Fall and Winter due to their heavier vetiver/cypress notes.Is Encre Noire strong? ›
By now it should be pretty clear that Encre Noire is by no means a light weight among aftershaves, and although it doesn't punch quite as hard as some of the really heavy fragrances out there, its might is to be reckoned with and it's probably not the best one to buy completely unsniffed.What's the difference between noir and noir extreme? ›
TOM FORD Noir vs. Noir Extreme: What's the Difference?
|Tom Ford Noir||Tom Ford Noir Extreme|
|Key Difference||A Deeper scent of amber, leather, and sandalwood||More Opulent and well rounded, with a sweet and spicy scent|
On the initial spray the Vetiver is so strong the cologne has an inky scent to it. This initial blast of ink only lasts about 5-10 minutes however, as the scent dries down the Vetiver becomes more earthy and you start to pick up this slightly burnt wood scent.Which is stronger eau de parfum or extrait? ›
Eau de Parfum positions itself as less intense than the Extrait de Parfum. The fragrance concentration of eau de parfum is about 14% in most cases, but there are exceptions where the concentration can reach 17%. The intensity and duration of the perception of eau de Parfum fragrances is about average.What is the difference between extrait and eau? ›
The main difference is the amount of perfume oil in the perfumes. Industry Averages for an eau de toilette EDT are 3%-10% oils, an Eau de Parfum EDP 5%-15% oils and for an extrait 20%-30% oils.What does vetiver smell like? ›
Vetiver's scent has been described as fresh cut grass but with warmer and richer undertones. Its distinct dry scent is earthy and woody with citrus, floral or smoky notes depending on the variety used.What is best fragrance option for hot summer days? ›
- Gucci Bloom Eau de Toilette. ...
- CK One Summer Daze Eau de Toilette. ...
- Ex Nihilo In Paradise Riviera. ...
- Malin+Goetz Strawberry Eau de Parfum. ...
- Louis Vuitton California Dream. ...
- Hope Sport Eau de Parfum. ...
- House of Bo Agua de Santos Eau de Parfum. ...
- La Maison Valmont Fizzy Mint Eau de Toilette.
Scents tend to last longer in the warmer months, mainly because your skin is more hydrated during that time. This means that even if you wear a lighter fragrance in summer, applied sparingly, it will give you hours of divine scent. On the other hand, cold winter days have the opposite effect.Is Dior Sauvage a winter fragrance? ›
The new Dior Sauvage is the perfect winter evening scent. A mix of ambroxan and Calabria bergamot, it's a seductive fragrance that's perfect for date night.Which type of fragrance is strongest? ›
“Parfum”, “Parfum Extrait”, “Extrait de Parfum”, “Perfume Extract”, “ pure perfume” or “Elixir” is the strongest concentration of fragrance and can have between 15% and 40% of aromatic compounds.Is Noir extreme for men? ›
Noir Extreme Parfum by Tom Ford is a Amber Vanilla fragrance for men. This is a new fragrance. Noir Extreme Parfum was launched in 2022.When to wear Lalique Encre Noire? ›
When to Wear It. Encre Noire does well in the colder months of the year during fall, winter, and spring. It doesn't always mix well with hotter temperatures because it blends in so carefully. It is a great scent for both night and day and can work excellent for a number of different occasions.How long does Noir de Noir last? ›
Even for my skin, Noir de Noir is of very short duration. In fact, it may be the shortest-lasting Tom Ford I have encountered. It became close to the skin about 1.5 to 2 hours in, and lasted for a grand total of 4 hours.Is Noir de Noir feminine? ›
Noir de Noir by Tom Ford is a Chypre fragrance for women and men.Is Noir perfume good? ›
It's pretty strong and has a certain dirty quality to the aroma, plus, an animalistic aspect provided by the civet. So, with patchouli, pepper, and civet being prominent in the opening; it is no wonder why this can scare a lot of folks off from wanting to wear it.What type of perfume lasts the longest? ›
Eau de Parfum (EDP) is the strongest type of perfume we sell. Eau de Parfum contains between 10-20% of perfume oil, and is a popular choice with both perfume brands and customers. Eau de Parfum will generally last around 8 hours. Eau de Toilette (EDT) is next, containing around 5-15% of perfume oil.Should you buy parfum or eau de parfum? ›
The simplest way to choose one over the other is to ask yourself how strong you want your fragrance to be. An eau de parfum's higher concentration of fragrance makes for a longer lasting, more aromatic scent, while an eau de parfum is more "like a body splash to be applied more liberally" than a parfum.
Eau de parfum actually lasts longer than eau de toilette. Toilette can last about three to five hours while parfum lingers for more like five to eight. In terms of shelf life, EDP can last up to five years longer than EDT. (A tip to maintain the shelf life is to try storing your product in a cool, dark place.)What is the strongest eau de? ›
Fragrance categories are broken down into (from highest perfume concentration level to the lowest) Parfum, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, and Eau de Cologne and Eau Fraiche.What is the difference between 540 and 540 extrait? ›
BR 540 EDP has a lighter airy fluffiness to it, that I don't really get with Extrait. BR 540 Extrait opens up with a bittersweet mix of the almond and saffron note. It's smooth with a slight metallic aroma from the saffron, but the almond is the stronger of the two.What Eau lasts longer? ›
EAU DE TOILETTE (EDT)
Eau de Toilette is a fragrance with the concentration higher than Eau de Cologne, but lower than Eau de Parfum. It usually contains 5-15 % of the perfume composition. Such fragrances last longer than Eau de Cologne and they are more intensive.
- Vanilla. Rose. Lavender. Coffee. Coconut. Lemon. Amber. Sage.
- Cinnamon. Eucalyptus. Palo Santo. Sandalwood. Fir. Cedar. Leather. Musk.
- Chocolate. Incense. Patchouli. Tobacco. Oud. Peppermint. Pumpkin Spice. Teakwood.
Some people perceive slightly citrusy or soapy notes, similar to that of lemongrass. But compared to lemongrass, vetiver has a much stronger earthy and woody qualities. Others say vetiver is similar to patchouli in terms of earthiness, but we say that the smell of vetiver is more complex and resinous compared to patch.How can I make my heat smell good all day? ›
- Moisturise, and then moisturise some more!
- Wear natural fabrics.
- Use an alcohol-free deodorant.
- Keep scented wipes handy.
- Layer your scents.
Go for a woody, spicy, gourmand or sensual perfume
They will therefore have an excellent hold on clothing, like on scarves or sweaters. Ingredients to look out for are sandalwood, patchouli, leather notes, benzoin, honey, tonka bean and all kind of spices like cinnamon and cardamom.
Apply it right after taking bath: the best way to make your perfume last longer, without any hassle is to spray it on right after taking bath and before putting on clothes. After bath, your pores are still open and clean which makes it easy for the perfume to be absorbed and stay in your pores.Does perfume go on body or clothes? ›
Don't spray perfume on the clothes
Spray the perfume directly on your skin, not on your clothes, because the fragrance can leave some stains. Make sure that your perfume dries on the skin, and only then put on the clothes. You can also apply your perfume to the pulse points, which are not covered with your clothes.
Yes, absolutely! Storing your perfume in the fridge is the best way to help it stay fresh, especially during the hot summer months. Sunlight, heat from radiators and changes in temperature can all destroy perfume over time, but when stored in the cool, dark fridge it can last for years.Should you put fragrances on clothes? ›
Don't Spray on Clothes
Even a quick spritz may damage clothing, leaving stains. And the scent won't last. Let perfume dry before putting on your clothes if they will cover the pulse points where you wear your fragrance.
Johnny Depp's favorite fragrance is Sauvage by Christian Dior and this actor is a huge fan of the Dior brand. He's the official face of Sauvage and has signed repeated deals with Dior over the years to continue his sponsorship. When he's not wearing Sauvage, he's a big fan of Dior Homme by Dior.Why does Sauvage smell so good? ›
The top note of the fragrance is bergamot, which gives it a citrusy smell. The middle note is jasmine, which gives it a floral scent. The base note is amber, which gives it a woody scent. All of these notes combine to create a unique and pleasant smell that many men find appealing.Can people smell Dior Sauvage? ›
What Does Dior Sauvage Smell Like? Straight out of the bottle, Dior Sauvage smells like a fresh, adventurous, spicy, classic man fragrance, but at the same time, it's not something you didn't smell before, so don't expect much in terms of uniqueness.What cologne do most men wear? ›
- Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme. ...
- Coach for Men Eau de Toilette. ...
- Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club. ...
- Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb. ...
- Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne. ...
- Valentino Uomo Yellow Dream Cologne. ...
- Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Eau de Toilette. ...
- Calvin Klein CK One Eau de Toilette.
Noir Extreme by Tom Ford is a Amber Woody fragrance for men.Which is the best perfume for men? ›
- Chanel Bleu de Chanel. ...
- Dior Sauvage. ...
- Ralph Lauren Polo Black. ...
- Gucci the Alchemist's Garden the Last Day of Summer. ...
- Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club. ...
- Calvin Klein Eternity for Men. ...
- Le Labo Another 13.
- In spring, focus on floral fragrances. To say goodbye to winter and embrace spring's arrival, opt for light, floral perfumes. ...
- Summer's here: opt for something fresh. ...
- Fall's arrival: spicy scents are here to stay. ...
- In winter, it's all about gourmand fragrances.
What is the difference between day and night perfume? A good place to start is to look at it quite simply. Generally, lighter, fresher perfumes such as citrus, florals and oceanics work better in the day and richer, dark fragrances with a heavy base such as woods and orientals are more suited to night.
Launched by the design house of Bvlgari in 1999, BVLGARI EXTREME is classified as a luxurious, oriental, woody fragrance. This masculine scent possesses a blend of woods and spices with low notes of lavender. It is recommended for evening wear.What does Hugo Boss extreme smell like? ›
Hugo Extreme by Hugo Boss is a Aromatic Green fragrance for men. Hugo Extreme was launched in 2016. Top note is Green Apple; middle notes are Lavender, Geranium and Sage; base notes are Balsam Fir and Cedar.What does YSL L intense smell like? ›
L'Homme Parfum Intense was created by Anne Flipo and Dominique Ropion. Top notes are Lemon, Black Pepper and Bergamot; middle notes are Orange Blossom, Artemisia and Violet Leaf; base notes are Ambergris, Woody Notes, Benzoin, Leather, Suede and Cedar.What fragrance did Steve Mcqueen wear? ›
The actor was not only one of the most famously stylish film stars of all time both on- and off-screen, but also a famously wore Christian Dior's Eau Sauvage - which, back when it was released in 1966, was the first fragrance to use hedione.What is the most luxurious scent? ›
- Shumukh by Nabeel: $1.5 million.
- Golden Delicious by DKNY: $1 million.
- Opera Prima by Bulgari: $235,000.
- No. 1 Majesté impériale by Clive Christian Perfume: $215,000.
- Parfum VI by Gianni Vive Sulman: $89,000.
- 1 million, LUXE edition by Paco Rabanne: $57,000.
Two thirds of respondents to Premium Scenting's recent attitudinal study found that leather was the smell they most strongly associate with luxury.Why is it Bvlgari and not Bulgari? ›
Why is it seen as both Bulgari and Bvlgari? In truth, the company name is Bulgari, which is the phonetic way the founder's name Voulgaris is spelled in Italian. Since that is the birthplace of Bulgari, that is how the name began. When you see Bvlgari – or BVLGARI, as it is often seen – this is the logo for the company.What scent is Gucci by Gucci? ›
Gucci by Gucci Eau de Parfum was launched in 2007. The nose behind this fragrance is Ilias Ermenidis. Top notes are Guava and Pear; middle note is Tiare Flower; base notes are Patchouli, Honey and Musk.What does Dior intense smell like? ›
Dior Homme Intense smells like a sweet, resinous, gourmand scent with a sharp, powdery feel to it. It is a transparent fragrance with a prominent iris note in its composition and woody backbone.What is the intense version of a perfume? ›
Eau de Parfum is probably the most popular fragrance concentration. And this is not surprising, because Eau de Parfum is an intense and long-lasting form of fragrance. It consists of 15-20 % of the perfume composition.
She is known for wearing the perfume: Barney's Route Du The, Tub_reuse by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, Creed Tuberose Indiana Flacon, Terranova China Rain, Jennifer Lopez Glow, Jennifer Lopez Still perfume, Antonia's Flowers Tiempe Passate.What perfume did Princess Diana used to wear? ›
Houbigant Quelques Fleurs l'Original Eau de Parfum
Said to be the first true multi-floral bouquet ever created, the late royal wore Houbiquant's Quelques Fleurs to marry Prince Charles. And, according to reports, a third favourite of Princess Diana's was Penhaligons' Bluebell.
The debonair Frank Sinatra, on the other hand, favoured the clean, elegant and quintessentially British scent of lavender, and would reportedly alternate between the very accessible Yardley's English Lavender, and Aqua Lavanda by Puig.