Time for a New Scent from Tory's Garden
There’s a type of flower that you don’t see is fragrance much anymore, and it's lavender. This vibrant flowering plant from the mint family is a commonly used scent in beauty products such as shower gels, hand creams and body lotions. And let’s be honest, if you hear the word lavender and instantly think of your grandmother, you’re not alone! Aside from its distinct herbal scent, lavender essential oil is also known for its calming properties and has also been effective in treating anxiety, insomnia and even depression. Tory Burch has taken inspiration from this soothing plant and made it the hero in the latest scent in the Jolie Fleur collection, Lavande.
Name: Tory Burch Jolie Fluer Lavande
Notes: Lavender, Freesia, Orris, Bergamot, Magnolia, Tonka Bean and Musk
Described as: Like all the fragrance in the Jolie Fleur collection which reflects an aspect of Tory’s style or personality, Lavande is said to be Tory's graceful and natural side. This soothing fragrance is striking but subtle and isn’t overly sweet – it’s nicely balanced and relaxed.
Wear it: This is a daytime fragrance for sure. I wouldn’t say it’s restricted to a season either, it’s paired perfectly with a sunny day, whether it be out shopping at the local farmer’s market, a coffee run or a chilled lunch with friends.
Price: Tory Burch Jolie Fluere Lavande 100ml EDP $195. Available now from selected David Jones stores nationally.
The verdict: What I like most about Tory Burch Jolie Fluer Lavande is it’s sophisticated natural scent which isn’t overly sweet or floral – I would describe it as green and clean. When I read the hero note in this product was lavender, I instantly thought it would overpower the fragrance, or it would smell like a cheap lavender hand cream (we’ve all been exposed to one!). Thankfully the lavender note is subtle without being overbearing and adds a lovely elegance to the scent. Jolie Fluere Lavande has quickly become one of my favourites in this collection, it's feminine, elegant and created for the woman who doesn’t follow the pack and wants to be a standout with her own individual style.