I have to admit that, if I thought of lavender for a long time, I could only think of an old closet, since lavender is ofter used against clothes moths. But since we live right next to a huge field of fresh lavender it always reminds me of summer now and I love the smell and the colors of course. So I recently picked up a whole bunch of fresh lavender and I really loved the smell inside the house, too. It actually smells very warm and dry and instantly reminds me of the sun and of summer.
So I definitely want to give lavender another try and see it as a lovely summer flower and not only as a closet smell against moths :)