I was never a big fan of lavender but the only recipe that I will use it is when I'm doing my Lavender Crème Brûlée. Most of the recipes will add essence or infusion of lavender but for my recipe I just add a sprig of lavender. Just to have a little taste of it it's more than enough without tasting like soap.
"My dear Fanny, you feel these things a great deal too much. I am most happy that you like the chain, and that it should be here in time for tomorrow: but your thanks are far beyond the occasion. Believe me, I have no pleasure in the world superior to that of contributing to yours. No, I can safely say, I have no pleasure so complete, so unalloyed. It is without a drawback."
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen ( 1814)