Lavender is among the more versatile floral notes. Some florals such as tuberose, rose and jasmine are frequently used in perfume to add a sense of exoticism and feminine appeal, yet lavender is commonly associated with soaps. Its clean scent instantly conjures images of Provence, making it a perfect addition to summer perfumes. Capturing the essence of sunny days, it is frequently paired with other fresh, floral notes such as Sicilian lemon and bergamot, yet it also offers a lovely accompaniment to woody fragrances. Popular with men as well as women, lavender lends itself well to unisex fragrances. Here, we offer a guide to some of the best lavender perfumes, including offerings from Tom Ford, Acqua di Parma and Jo Malone.