Should You Take Lavender Out On A Date?

For any singletons out there, looking for love can be nothing if not a tricky business. Many people cite the rise in internet dating sites as the cure to lonely people looking for love. However with the pros there are inevitably the cons; posting a great profile might get you a date, but it also might get you too many dates and after one too many bad dates you end up with some serious date fatigue. So how can you swing the balance in your favour and ensure that each date gets the best chance it can?

A study by Dr. Alan R. Hirsch, MD, a neurologist, psychiatrist, and neurological director of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, conducted a study to see which scents men and women found the most alluring and lavender was a winner on both accounts!

Dr Hirsh’s study discovered that men found a combination of lavender and pumpkin pie (of all things!) the most alluring. Whereas for women that same combination was only just pipped to the sexy post by the combination of liquorice and cucumber (although we’re struggling to see exactly where this combination would naturally occur!). On the converse side men were seriously turned off by the scents of cranberry and chocolate and the women in the study found the scents of cherry and charcoal barbecue smoke the least alluring.

So, the next time you’re off on a date we’d suggest splashing on a little of one of our gorgeous lavender perfumes or colognes. Unless you fancy rubbing yourself in a pumpkin pie that is! Some of our favourite products include our classic Lavender Eau de Toilette for women. This gorgeous fragrance boasts a much higher percentage of our velvety smooth lavender essential oil than you will find in many high street lavender perfumes. This not only means that you know that you are getting a high quality product that isn’t filled with chemical nasties, but one quick spray will last much longer than many of these other lavender products. However, if you do fancy a top up at any point during the date (maybe to give the possibility of romance a boost?) then our lovely handbag sized Lavender Eau de Toilette – 15ml is just the thing.

Or for the gentlemen love seekers out there why not try a dab of our Gentlemen’s Range Cologne. This is a classic masculine fougere scent contains lashings of our lovely lavender essential oil but it is blended with a fresh topnote and a rich herbal finish.

Happy dating!

Jersey Lavender Farm Shop