The 10 Best Lavender Perfumes for a Dreamy Scent Escape

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Perhaps no scent is more closely associated with a sense of calm than lavender. The floral fragrance finds its way into candles, cleansers, and even hand sanitizers. But a great lavender perfume? That’s harder to get right.

“Lavender is a very distinct note and depending on the dosage used and the other notes in the formulation it can create or evoke a soothing, almost powdery effect to something sharper, more medicinal,” says Mona Kattan, fragrance expert, founder of Kayali Fragrances, and life-long perfume collector. “Whenever I think of lavender, it reminds me of bedtime or aromatherapy treatments as it is often used for stress relief and relaxation.”

However, there are some truly gorgeous lavender perfumes to choose from. From classic scents like Boy de Chanel to newer options like Ariana Grande’s Cloud, we rounded up the 10 best lavender perfumes to spritz on right now.

1. Chanel BOY CHANEL Eau de Parfume

Kattan loves this genderless perfume from Chanel. “You get this bright opening of lavender, grapefruit, and lemon but then there is this soft, warm powdery effect to balance it out,” she says.

What the Reviewers Are Saying:

“I’m absolutely in love with this scent. It makes me feel decadent, even on T-shirt and jeans days.” —Annalisa

Size2.5 fl oz.
Scent NotesLavender, geranium, woody notes

2. Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau de Parfum

YSL Libre is a sophisticated floral dream, featuring notes of lavender, orange blossom, and musk.

What the Reviewers Are Saying:

“I absolutely love Libre. A very warm fragrance with lavender and vanilla notes. This fragrance is perfect for the fall/winter seasons or a night out.” —Bella

Size1.0 oz
Scent NotesTop: lavender essence Middle: orange blossom Base: musk accord

3. Ariana Grande Cloud Eau de Parfum

Over 2,000 Ulta reviewers are obsessed with Ariana Grande’s gourmand perfume, which has notes of lavender, coconut, vanilla, praline, and musk. After all, there’s a reason we deemed her the last great celebrity perfumer.

What the Reviewers Are Saying:

“This perfume is absolutely one of my favorites! It has a warmth to it that makes it not only intoxicating, but also comforting.” —Victoria

Size1.0 oz
Scent NotesTop: lavender blossom, juicy pear, bergamot Middle: crème de coconut, indulgent praline, vanilla orchid Base: sensual musks, creamy blonde woods

4. Philosophy Amazing Grace Lavender Twist Eau de Toilette

Fans of Philosophy’s best-selling Amazing Grace scent will love this lavender-layered take.

What the Reviewers Are Saying:

“This is such a nice soft, but not overwhelming hint of lavender fragrance. The scent stays on for hours!” —Bambi

Size2.0 oz
Scent NotesTop: bergamot, grapefruit, lavender, blackcurrant Middle: rhubarb, raspberry, cardamom, lily of the valley Base: jasmine, musk, pink berries

5. LAVANILA Vanilla Lavender

A lover of gourmand scents, Kattan loves vanilla blended with lavender. “The two of them together create a light and sweet combination that I find both uplifting and comforting,” she says.

What the Reviewers Are Saying:

“Light fragrance of lavender with a hint of vanilla—it’s not overwhelming. The new package design is pretty too. One of my favorite scents that is subtle and makes me happy when wearing it.” —Vicki

Size1.7 fl oz.
Scent NotesSpanish lavender, rose absolute, violet leaf and smooth Madagascar vanilla

6. Jo Malone London Amber & Lavender Cologne

This highly rated fragrance may seem simple, but the lavender and amber combine for something much more complex than the sum of its parts.

What the Reviewers Are Saying:

“I’ve worn this for several years. Very bold and unisex, the lavender is strong and biting, the amber warm and comforting. Wonderful juxtaposition. It’s a favorite during winter months.” —Moiaussi

Size3.4 oz
Scent NotesTop: petitgrain Middle: French lavender Base: amber

7. Heretic Heretic Dirty Lavender Eau de Parfum

The name may raise an eyebrow, but rest assured, the “dirty” side of this scent comes from bitter orange and cedarwood.

What the Reviewers Are Saying:

“I bought three of these, one for myself, one for my sister, and one for my mom when I saw them in store upon release. We are all in LOVE with this scent! It’s a clean lavender scent with an edge. The bottle is almost half gone because I have worn it daily since its purchase!” —Heather

Size0.5 fl oz.
Scent Noteslavender, bitter orange, velvety sandalwood, sacred palo santo

8. Guerlain Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Spray

Inspired by Guerlain muse Angelina Jolie, this deeply layered perfume opens with a fruity blend of bergamot, mandarin, and pear before slipping into sweet florals.

What the Reviewers Are Saying:

“This is magic in a bottle! Absolutely wonderful. Classy, sophisticated, and elegant. It reminds me of places I have never been to!” —Utkarsha

Size3.3 fl oz.
Scent NotesTop: Bergamot, Mandarin, Pear Heart: Neroli, Sambac jasmine, Lavender Base: Iris, Vanilla, Sandalwood

9. Chloé Atelier des Fleurs Lavanda Eau de Parfum

Provencal lavender takes center stage in this under-the-radar scent from the French design house, though it’s accented with neroli and magnolia alba.

What the Reviewers Are Saying:

“I love this fragrance. Refreshing, clean and floral. I will have to order the larger bottle next time. Smells so good, I have to spray this allover.” —Rsita

Size1.7 fl oz.
Scent NotesLavender, neroli, magnolia alba

10. GUCCI BEAUTY The Alchemist’s Garden – Moonlight Serenade Eau de Toilette

Think of this “water” as an accessory to your fragrance wardrobe. Though you can wear the floral blend solo, it’s designed to be layered with other scents.

What the Reviewers Are Saying:

“If you are someone who loves the scent of natural lavender, this is the fragrance for you. I’m in my 20s, I hate powdery or overly floral scents. I’m sensitive to fragrance and never have any headaches with this one.” —ccbea

Size150ml/ 5.0fl. oz.
Scent NotesLavender, Sage and Tonka Bean
The Alchemist’s Garden - Moonlight Serenade Eau de Toilette

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