Avant Garde by Lanvin Cologne. Avant Garde is for the confident man who loves to make an impression. Introduced in 2011 by Lanvin, top notes of Italian bergamot and Madagascar black pepper give way to a heart of lavender, pink peppercorns and juniper essence. Robust tobacco, tonka bean, amber and beeswax form a masculine base that matures during the day. Avant Garde is a great choice for long days at the office, evening meetings or nights out on the town.