English Lavender
English Lavender Water
1837

English Lavender / English Lavender Water by Atkinsons
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English Lavender is a popular perfume by Atkinsons for women and men and was released in 1837. The scent is fougère-green. It is being marketed by Perfume Holding. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top Notes BergamotBergamot LavenderLavender RosemaryRosemary SageSage Spike lavenderSpike lavender
Heart Notes Heart Notes Clary sageClary sage RosewoodRosewood
Base Notes Base Notes MossMoss MuskMusk Tonka beanTonka bean
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Scent
7.849 Ratings
Longevity
6.545 Ratings
Sillage
6.447 Ratings
Bottle
6.855 Ratings
Value for money
8.817 Ratings
Submitted by Steffel13589, last update on 29.01.2023.
Interesting Facts
The scent was re-released in 1910.
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Kyrabi

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Kyrabi
Kyrabi
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the best classic lavender
I love lavender so I can be biased... however Atkinsons lavender is one of the best for me. I've tried several over the years and I always found something I didn't like (often the sweet bases of coumarin or vanillin or musky and powdery) and it made me move on to the next one. I rediscovered the Atkinsons one (because a relative used it years and years ago and it is with her that I had the imprinting with the scent of this aromatic herb) a couple of years ago and it was immediately love. It's an almost usual lavender, if it weren't for the dry woody notes in the background, a very light geranium that gives it "movement" and nothing else. It is linear, herbaceous, cold and dry, not sweet at all and it is precisely this last characteristic that makes me love it so much. I find it perfect after the shower but also to use in the morning, on sunny and mild days, to be sprayed inside the shirt and on the neck to feel clean and fresh. Obviously for many it may seem like an "old style" perfume, in the sense that nowadays those sweet and nauseating filth that are masculine (for a lover of classic masculine like me) are in fashion, so perfumes of this kind are "out of fashion", but sticaxxi...
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Landlord
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Landlord
Top Review 18  
Refreshment for the doctor and the dear cattle
As a self-confessed Anglophile with a penchant for tweed jackets, I have been searching for a typical scent for English country life for a long time. Some Penhaligon `s, Floris, Taylor of Old Bond Streets` et. al. went through my hands, respectively my nose. None of them could really convince me. And if there was a nice one, its persistence and charisma were arguably British "understated".

But somewhere it had to be found, the scent that Siegfried Farnon, the beary, sly and just therefore terribly lovable veterinarian, passionately embodied by the now deceased Robert Hardy, put on. Because with the series start of "All creatures great and small" (or "The doctor and the dear cattle") my heart for everything British began to beat faster. At that time I was 13, now 40 years older - and thus exactly at the age when Robert Hardy filmed the first seasons. If that is not a good omen for a test of "English Lavender"!

So, enough nostalgia, what is there to smell? Well, lavender. Sure. In the opening by bergamot and sage spicy refreshed, becoming softer over time, warm rosewood, musk and tonka bean are not explicitly to smell, but provide a lasting soft lavender freshness. The fragrance never loses its conciseness. A fresh, damp meadow in the Yorkshire Dales in the sunshine. To lie in. And it even lasts for six to eight hours! Works even on a snowy January day. I'm curious to see how it will play out its qualities in the spring!
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Konsalik
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Konsalik
Top Review 18  
A cottage in a bottle
No, this arch-british person - so rich in antiquity - should not have much in common with his original recipe. Unless, of course, the perfumer in charge had incidentally anticipated the invention of the fougère chord by about fifty years in 1837, without a Frenchman (or anyone else outside the Empire!) getting wind of it.
On the contrary, on the occasion of the "relaunch" of 1910, the fougère trend, which was already in full swing, must have been heavily cross-eyed, since the Proto-Fern of Houbigant, which gave its name to the fern, was only on the market for a tender 28 years (at that time, trends often outlasted one and a half generations). Penhaligon's also followed suit a few years later with "English Fern".

How English did he stay, this Lavender? Does he speak a little French? Does the lavender even go the flowery soft direction of continental European cultivation? Oh, not at all! The pampered Monsieur Fougère was mercilessly naturalized, fed with mint sauce, porridge and dark beer and in this condition he was put into a comfortable cottage in the country.
Still true to its name, the weighting of the Fougère pyramid has been decisively shifted towards a rather tart, less flowery lavender. The warm, herbaceous, hay-like components of a classic fougère only really appear on the skin after a few minutes (on paper almost not at all); but the lavender remains dominant for the longest time. And it makes you happy: On the occasion of the first test on a cloudy day (both literally and figuratively), the sun broke through the clouds while the first sniffers on the back of their hands and, broken by the bathroom window, painted warm rainbow colours on the white plastered wall. Wordless serenity, a mild smile on the reviewer's lips. I knew immediately: This is good
But "English Lavender" is not as British and reserved as one might think; in the first lesson he even projects quite clearly. So the mother-in-law shouted in the hallway over one and a half floors(!) full of ecstasy "What smells so good here? Well, in view of the favourable price the 430ml-canister should stay in the budget for Mother's Day...

"English Lavender" paints modest English country life in pastel tones with a noble attitude. Landed Gentry in a cottage. Mr Darcy should be riding by any moment to break the news to young Mrs Bennett. Meanwhile, I sit in the mild spring sunshine of an already warm March afternoon and enjoy a first stout.
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Volker1964
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Volker1964
Volker1964
Very helpful Review 8  
Great Gentlemen Eau de Cologne
Atkinson's English Lavender is quite a valuable EdC. For the 320ml I paid nearly 50 Euro. A fair price for this quality. The fragrance begins pleasantly spicy with a great lavender note. Very pleasantly balanced. With time it becomes a bit stronger / more maculine and finishes with stronger, but not too strong, "green" notes.
All in all a well-balanced, pleasant and spicy lavender scent. I must explain a small point of criticism here purely informatively. The bottle is a "splasher" and the opening is quite large. Should be considered when using. A sprayer would have been mMn better. That's why I couldn't rate the bottle any better.
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 4 years ago
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An almost two centuries old Atkinsons fougère for a lavender loving men. It has EDC strength and is quite commendable for Spring and Summer.
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OdoriamolaOdoriamola 3 years ago
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The only way to make my grandad live again is sniffing this bottle.. He was in love with this.
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 5 years ago
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This fragrance (for man, I must say) is a cult. Very aromatic, it's dominated by the too strong lavender notes.
Only for lavender lovers.
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RobbieXRobbieX 2 years ago
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A lovely natural lavender. Performs well. Love it.
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SaradoninSaradonin 4 months ago
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Strong but natural lavender mixed with green meadow notes and a tiny bit of smoke. Smells fantastic on a rainy day. Great bang for the buck.
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