English Lavender Perfume by Yardley London, Launched in 1873, English Lavender continues to be one of the most popular fragrances by Yardley London. For many, this was the first women’s fragrance they remember their mother or grandmother wearing. Its staying power is partly due to the surprisingly complex combination of ingredients. Although the top note is dominated by fresh lavender, it also has a whiff of rosemary and eucalyptus for a spicy greenness that is refreshing. The heart of the fragrance centers on clary sage, cedar and geranium for a bit of warm woodiness. The base notes of a musk, Tonka bean and oakmoss give English Lavender some earthiness without losing the delicate, lavender floral that has made this fragrance a favorite for generations.