It’s versatile, familiar—
A smell most people recognize—
Yet surprisingly trickier
To work with than one might realize.
I’ve heard this is because one batch
Varies from the next; they don’t match.
It’s associated with calm.
No wonder lavender is found
In several products, from balm
To pillow stuffing, and you’re bound
To encounter it in perfume.
In many genres it’s subsumed.
Luxury or practicality? Floral or medicinal? Classic or contemporary? Do you have preferred lavender fragrances?