Lavender is one of the oldest documented plants in the world. Ancient Egyptians used it in their embalming process, massage oils, and medicines.
Once known as spikenard, the Bible suggests lavender gained its beloved scent after Mary laid baby Jesus to dry on a bush.
Whether you’re after an alluring, relaxing, or refreshing experience, there will be an incredible lavender scent to suit you.
The best lavender cologne is one that perfectly captures the scent released when you rub lavender flowers between your fingers. Not all are sweet and floral: lavender is extremely versatile and could be classed as one of the best fragrance notes for suiting virtually every taste.
Here are 6 of the best lavender colognes to tempt you. None of them will disappoint!
Hugo Boss Bottled Night
Hugo Boss Bottled Night is one of my favorite lavender colognes. It’s a flanker to one of Hugo Boss’s best selling fragrances, Boss Bottled. So if you’re a fan of that, it’s definitely worth trying this.
It opens with a very sweet, powdery aroma of violets blended with the clean soapy scent of lavender. As it dries down there’s a definite note of birchwood which really complements the lavender.
It’s versatile enough to wear at any time, anywhere, so Hugo Boss Bottled could be a really great signature scent.
One thing I must mention is it doesn’t have great longevity and fades within 3 to 4 hours.
Birch, lavender, and citrus.
Violet, cardamom and jasmine.
Musk, vanilla and sandalwood.
Prada Luna Rossa Eau de Toilette Spray for Men
Prada Luna Rossa is one of the Prada Luna range. It has a fresh, soapy accord which balances perfectly with the lavender. The overall aura of this fragrance is clean and masculine.
The opening is orange and lavender, the middle note has a hint of mint, and finally amber comes through in the base.
If you’re searching for an ideal fragrance for summer daytime, casual or office wear, Prada Luna Rossa could be for you. One application will last around 5 to 6 hours.
Bitter orange essence and a hint of lavender.
Lavender, aromatic clary sage, and spearmint.
Ambroxan and ambrette absolute.
Vaquero Cologne for Men
Vaquero Cologne has a crisp woody masculine scent with notes of bergamot, cardamom, lavender, orange blossom, amber, vanilla, and musk.
Though it was designed with vintage cowboy in mind, it has a warm aromatic, sophisticated modern spirit.
A great fragrance for evening wear, Vaquero is so reasonably priced you could easily wear it every day. Discover your inner cowboy.
Bergamot, cardamom, and lavender.
Amber, warm vanilla, and musk.
Jovan Musk For Men
Jovan Musk for Men is a classic woody floral musk, a very masculine cologne. Described as alluring, sensual, and sexy, it is one of those fragrances that many women find irresistible on men.
Whether its the lime and pepper, the lavender or the woodsy notes, Coty got something right when they designed this scent back in 1973.
Jovan Musk is perfect for everyday wear and has great longevity. It will certainly turn heads. It’s labeled for men but can easily be worn by women too.
Carnation, Amalfi lemon, lime, and pepper.
Lavender, amber, mint, and spices.
Woodsy notes and musk.
Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L’Homme
La Nuit de L’Homme is a fresh combination of lavender with bergamot, cardamom, cedar and coumarin.
The lavender in this fragrance combines perfectly with the licorice hint of caraway and the earthy tone of vetiver. The result is a really unique, masculine lavender scent.
Its name makes you feel La Nuit de L’Homme should be worn after dark and it is a great night out fragrance. However, if you put it on during the day no one would bat an eyelid.
Lavender, bergamot, and cedar.
Vetiver and caraway.
Chanel Platinum Egoiste
Chanel Platinum Egoiste has the clean soapy, scent of classic shaving cream. It reminds me of a traditional barbershop aftershave but with a modern twist.
This fragrance has a spicy lavender note mixed with fresh citrus. The result is clean and alluring masculine scent.
With Platinum Egoiste, a little goes a long way. It may seem a little expensive but a bottle will seem to last you forever.
Lavender, rosemary, neroli, and petitgrain.
Galbanam, clary sage, jasmine, and geranium.
Amber, sandalwood, oakmoss, vetiver and cedar.
Best Lavender Colognes: Conclusion
The best lavender fragrances are created with the essential oil extracted from Lavandin flowers.
You’ll find lavender oil in men’s and women’s perfumes and colognes complemented by various other fragrance notes. The result is a host of incredible aromas.
The six lavender fragrances described here are among the best available and all have their own unique take on this timeless calming and sensual floral aroma.