Crabtree & Evelyn Verbena & Lavender de Provence

That opening blast in indeed - verbena and lavender.  So what - another lavender fragrance? Yes, but this opening convinces by the solid quality of the verbena, but the lavender is done especially well and has a pleasant natural character.  

The drydown adds a woodsy note, citric touches, and in the base a moderately sweet vanilla emerges too. Whiffs of white musks are the harbingers of the final phase of the development of this creation. 

I get moderate sillage, adequate projection and six hours of longevity on my skin.  

The top notes in this summery scent are truly delightful, whilst the rest is a bit less vibrant and less convincing.  Still - a good result and very nice on not too hot a summer’s day.  3.25/5.