Lavande Royal

Lavande Royal (Roger et Gallet 1899) is predominantly lavender with a start of citrus and a depth to plumb of sultry, musky, vanillic cedar. It’s good. Very good. On me it smells pleasant but on my husband it’s nearly epic. Think the crispness of a classic manly vetiver (although this doesn’t have vetiver) with a sweet, mysterious edge. And in the drydown it’s powdery, tender and elegant. I love it.

Top notes: orange and mandarin orange. Middle notes: spices, lavender and geranium. Base notes: musk, benzoin, vanilla, oakmoss and cedar.