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.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lavender, Rosemary, Sage, Spike lavender
Heart Notes Heart NotesClary sage, Rosewood
Base Notes Base NotesMoss, Musk, Tonka bean

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (25 Ratings)

Longevity

6.2 (23 Ratings)

Sillage

6.2 (25 Ratings)

Bottle

6.5 (32 Ratings)
Submitted by Steffel13589, last update on 16.05.2020.

Interesting Facts

The scent was re-released in 1910.
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Konsalik
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Konsalik
Top Review    14  
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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8.5
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6
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Volker1964
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Helpful Review    7  
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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OdoriamolaOdoriamola 14 days ago
The only way to make my grandad live again is sniffing this bottle.. He was in love with this.
Carlitos01Carlitos01 13 months ago
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6
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6
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7
Bottle
An almost two centuries old Atkinsons fougère for lavender loving men. It has EDC strength and is quite commendable for Spring and Summer.
Jazzy76Jazzy76 2 years ago
6.5
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7
Longevity
7
Sillage
5
Bottle
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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