Happy October, everyone! I know it may seem a little weird to be talking about lavender just after fall has started; it does seem like more of a spring or early summer kind of thing. And I’m really not much of a lavender girl. Those sachets, room sprays, essential oils, etc., have tended to give me a headache in the past. But on a recent trip to the big city, I passed by the Creed counter and the bottle of Aberdeen Lavender was sitting out, front and center.
Normally, I’d have walked on by, but years ago, a chance encounter with Chanel Jersey left me surprised and pleased and not nearly as anti-lavender as I’d been in the past, so I stopped and spritzed.
I found the Aberdeen to be elegant and soothing; the hints of lily, tuberose and lemon rounded off the lavender nicely and resulted in a gently floral but ultimately warm, smoky, almost YSBB (your skin but better) scent. A hint of a fougere draped in a light Oriental wrap, I found it eminently wearable and deliciously cozy. Its lasting power isn’t heavy but it does leave a pleasant veil of scent lingering for a good while. In fact, this beauty might be a prime candidate as a late evening, bedtime scent.
Now I wouldn’t want to spritz this on at this time (too warm where I am), but it was nice dabbed on in the early evening ,and I’m looking forward to wearing it fully on upcoming cooler days. I realize that Creed does not come cheap but thankfully, decanters like Surrender to Chance carry the line and make it easy to sniff.
I really liked Aberdeen on me, and am thnkining it’d be pretty amazing on a guy. Will have to sneak a bit on DH when he’s not looking and get a whiff for myself.
Notes per Fragrantica: bergamot, rosemary, lemon, artemisia, lavender, lily, tuberose, rose, patchouli, leather and vetiver.
Have any of you tried Creed Aberdeen Lavender? What are your favorite lavender scents and/or Creed fragrances?