Lavender holds a very special place in my heart; I credit that specific note to introducing me to the beauty world. Growing up with a mom who wears next-to-no makeup and has never gotten botox (which I'm aware now is very anti-L.A. of her), the only beauty product that my mom ever cared for was her favorite lavender-based fragrance. This beautiful clear, rectangle bottle sat on her nightstand and omitted the loveliest smell. She eventually started letting me use it myself and I was hooked. Now, whenever I catch a whiff of that floral note, I'm immediately calm and happy, no matter what I happen to be doing.
Lavender doesn't always have to smell sweet and floral. There are so many different iterations of the scent that it can suit pretty much every taste. Here are eight fragrances to soothe your soul, especially when it's dark, cold, and gloomy outside.
This fragrance contains notes of lavender, amber, and sandalwood for an herbal scent with a smooth warm undertone.
There's nothing like musk to make you feel warm when it's below freezing outside. Here you'll find musk paired with notes of lavender and cardamom for a smoky scent we're obsessed with.
We're stealing this one from the boys. The fresh floral scent of the English lavender is nicely balanced with notes of vetiver and sandalwood for a woody scent that we say works no matter where you fall on the gender spectrum.
D.S. & Druga would like you to imagine this scenario: a fire broke out and engulfed a barbershop in Westlake, New York, and its shaving tonics made with spearmint, vanilla, and lavender burned down with it. If you were standing outside watching the flames, what would you smell? Honestly, it would smell exactly like this perfume. You get those notes mixed with burnt oil for a nice smoky finish that warms your mind, body, and soul.
Have you ever wanted to just roll around in those Insta-famous lavender fields in Provence? If you have yet to accomplish that on your bucket list, this might be your next best bet. It's made with lavender absolute, nutmeg, and cinnamon leaf for a sweet warm floral scent.
We would love to wake up every morning to this scent if we could. Made with lavender, orange blossom, and begamot, you get a floral citrus scent that is the right amount of sweet to keep you cozy.
If first loves exist in beauty as it does in our romantic lives, well then say hello to mine right here. This is not just a classic in my heart but for the brand as well. Amber and lavender are mixed together for a sweet, warm scent that everyone loves.
Take the original Knot Eau de Parfum, which contains lavender and orange blossom, and enhance it with the richness of jasmine for a more intense scent perfect for this winter.