They say that scents are collections of memories. A whiff of something can instantly bring you back to a moment in time. I reckon it’s like wearing a memory. If you are in need of a new perfume, I’m proud to announce that L’Occitane has just come out with four new scents available Tuesday this coming week in stores which are all worth a whiff! They smell amazing! It’s the L’Occitane Collection De Grasse range which I had the honor of previewing a few weeks ago!
Grasse is actually a town in France were local growers cultivate jasmine, rose, orange blossom and violet flowers. It’s actually undeniably the world capital of perfumery, a place that unites precious ingredients from near and far. In fact, the greatest perfumers in the world learned their skills in the laboratories of Grasse for centuries! Karine Dubreuil is the perfumer for L’Occitane who has worked for various major perfume houses. She is the nose behind many famous fragrances already and created the compositions for the L’Occitane Collection De Grasse. They’re a union of complimentary ingredients and that’s why they smell so good!
The perfumes use luxurious ingredients. The Vert & Bigarade can actually be worn for men and women and reminds us of a summer’s day. It is a very refreshing scent with Greet Tea extracts from Japan and bitter oranges from Tunisia! If you are a fan of the citrus fragrance, I totally recommend it. Head notes are oranges and bitter orange, heart notes being green tea while base notes are cedar, thyme and musk.
The Jasmin & Bergamote is a light, graceful and delicate scent. The perfume unites Jasmine flowers from Grasse and Egypt and bergamot from Italy. Two types of jasmine are needed from different locations to balance petals, leaves freshness and sensuality. It’s headnotes are mandarine orange and Bergamot, heart notes being Jasmine and lemon leaves and base notes being sandalwood and cedar. This fragrance comes with a wonderful hair mist too! Hair smelling nice is an absolute must-do!
The Magnolia & Mure fragrance is my ultimate favourite one. It’s a sensual and mysterious fragrance with deep and tender blackberry notes. However, those notes are balanced by the magnolia flower. The Magnolia essence in the fragrance is from the Far East and the blackberry infusion from the South of France. It smells amazing! Head notes are bergamot and blackberry, heart notes being Magnolia and Rose and Base notes being patchouli and moss.
The Vanilla & Narcisse is for all of the vanilla lovers out there but now with a twist. Unlike just a normal plain jane classic vanilla fragrance, it’s a vanilla lightly enveloped with white flowers. Those white flowers are the scent of the narcissus which L’Occitane has brought from France. The vanilla absolute in the fragrance comes from Madagascar. It’s a warm fragrance and it’s headnotes are blackcurrant and bergamot, heart notes being Narcissus, gardenia and base notes being Vanilla, tonka bean.
We even got creative at the event, making our own L’Occitane scarves! We had fun splattering paint on muslin cloths. I chose the colours of La Collection De Grasse – being yellow, purple, pink, orange and green!
I haven’t been art and crafty for a long time and it felt really good! Hey, I’m actually pretty proud of myself.
Along with La Collection De Grasse, you’ll be wanting their gift sets. To be honest, sometimes I purchase the gift sets first to try out everything before I dive into getting a full sized version. Plus, I love gift sets because it means my friends and family get to try out more things!
Like this one! If you are as indecisive as me, or like the whole lot, then go ahead and get the mini versions. I know how long it takes to finish one bottle so I like getting mini versions for myself so I can change it up.
La Collection De Grasse also comes with lotions, shower gels and even perfumed soap bars. So if you can’t get enough of your favourite scent, then you can always use the whole range!
Time for a Giveaway!
And finally, folks – Giveaway Time!
Up for grabs is this set below that consists of a L’Occitane La Collection De Grasse pouch (which is perfect as a make-up bag), Magnolia & Mure EDT 7.5mL and Magnolia & Mure Body Milk 50mL! Magnolia & Mure happens to be my favourite scent so I thought it would be more than appropriate!
Just comment with what you’re thankful for right now – it could be a person, a place, a thing, something that happened – anything you’re thankful for. I have two sets to giveaway so just go ahead and enter!
Have a fab weekend!