Lavender is delicately floral and renowned for its “clean” scent despite having camphoric facets. Sweet and floral, lavender is an herbal scent that blends well with the likes of orange blossom, neroli, bergamot, oakmoss and patchouli. It can also compliment notes of pine, sage or rosemary. Lavender is used in many products including eau de cologne, cosmetics, soap, deodorants, after-shave and perfume. It was the first floral note to be used in men's fragrances, at first paired with fougere notes so its effect was less obvious. Lavender is a symbol for both Anglo-Saxons and Southern France.
Founded in 1910, when England produced only products such as lavender and mint, English Lavender is the "typical scent of the floral and light English perfumery". It was to inspire the first men's eaux de toilette as well as the after-shaves.