L’OCCITANE have released a lovely new family of fragrances called the La Collection de Grasse, paying homage to Grasse the world capital of perfumery, in the south of France. Developed by L’Occitane’s new in-house perfumer Karine Dubreuil, the scents inspired by close & distant lands include: Jasmine & Bergamote, Vanille & Narcisse, Magnolia & Mûre, and Thé Vert & Bigarade.
“It was there that I learned to see an ingredient for what it was, without falling into the trap of confusion. You have to be bold with your choices if you want to create an unforgettable scent and capture people’s imagination. Creating such fragrances with L’OCCITANE feels like second nature.” – Karine Dubreuil, L’Occitane Perfumer
“I was born with this garden in my head” – Karine Dubreuil, L’Occitane Perfumer
Inspired by close and distant lands; Magnolia from the Far East, Blackberry from the South of France, Green Tea from Japan, Bitter Orange from Tunisia, Jasmine from Grasse and Egypt, Bergamot from Italy, Vanilla from Madagascar, narcissus from France.
Jasmin & Bergamote: evocative of a light, graceful, sensual dance; a delicate flower observed in the light of dawn. This jasmine floral features top notes of mandarin, orange and Bergamot, the heart of Jasmine (two types from Grasse and Egypt), lemon leaves and base notes of sandalwood and cedar. This refreshing scent is freshly invigorating and perfect for adding a dollop of a summery spring freshness to your day.
Magnolia & Mûre: evocative of a shimmering crimson velvet. The fruity chypre, a mix between a flower and fruit, features top notes; bergamot and blackberry (from the South of France), the heart notes magnolia and rose with base notes of patchouli and moss. The fruity fragrance is slightly musky and velvety as it drys down adding a layer of delicious sophistication to your day.
Vanille & Narcisse: evocative of an exuberant and expressive burst of laughter the vanilla oriental features top notes of blackcurrant and bergamot, heart notes of narcissus and gardenia and base notes of vanilla (from Madagascar) and tonka bean. This vanilla sweet fragrance is enveloped by the fresh scent of the gardenia and narcissus flowers that doesn’t allow the vanilla to be too overpoweringly sweet, it will uplift your day as you are transported to an oriental garden of sweet delights.
Thé Vert & Bigarade: is evocative of a lazy summer’s day. The unisex citrus fragrance is a refreshing concoction featuring top notes of orange and bitter orange, heart notes of green tea and yerba mate and base notes of cedar thyme and musk.
We have to mention these fragrances are truly deliciously fresh and can easily be mixed and matched to create your own unique scent.
The bottles are almost perfect square made in thick clear glass inspired by the traditional perfume bottles of Grasse. Decorated with black caps and the ampersand (&) symbol on the top and on the cardboard packaging.
Each EDT fragrance (75ml RRP$80) is also complemented with a body milk (175ml RRP$30), shower gel (175ml RRP$23) and perfumed soap (125g RRP$10)
The La Collection De Grasse Fragrances are available now at L’OCCITANE boutiques & selected department stores as well as online at au.loccitane.com.
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