31 May 2013

L’Occitane La Collection de Grasse: Magnolia & Mure, The Vert & Bigarade Reviews

L’Occitane recently launched La Collection de Grasse – four dual note fragrances, mixing iconic scents from Grasse in Provence (the birthplace of modern perfume) with other notes from around the world.  

All four are delicious, elegant and unique, housed in chic, 75 ml glass flacons. To help you choose between them, Allsun and I have both reviewed our favourites from this lovely new range.

L’Occitane La Collection de Grasse

Allsun: Magnolia & Mûre

I’m a user of very fruity smelling perfumes, so the Magnolia & Mûre scent struck a chord with me straight away.
The whole idea of bringing a flower (magnolia) and a fruit (mûre is blackberry to you and me) together in a fragrance seemed like the perfect combination to me.

L’Occitane La Collection de Grasse Magnolia & Mure
This fragrance has a sweet, fruity, and slightly woody odour. It’s really lively and fun, yet at its heart is very elegant and modern at the same time. It packs a punch from the first spray, and its staying power is unbeatable.
All the notes - bergamot, blackberry, magnolia, rose, patchouli and moss - assert themselves over time. I have sprayed this fragrance all over my clothes, jackets, scarves and I love the way when I now open my wardrobe I get the most amazing waft of nature & summer which instantly brightens up my day.
I urge you to try this fragrance for yourself, and if you get the chance take the time to experience the entire L’Occitane La Collection de Grasse – it’s really nature at its best.

Emma: Thé Vert & Bigarade

I feel like I’m cheating on the other three scents by choosing a fragrance but, lovely as they all are, Thé Vert & Bigarade (Green Tea and Bitter Orange) is the one that’s really turned my head.

It’s the only unisex fragrance of the four and it’s divine – fresh and crisp, with lots of citrus coming through from the bitter orange (which doesn’t actually smell bitter at all).

Cool and refreshing, it’s ideal for warmer weather and smells like sunshine and light and happiness, bottled with a green tea twist.
It also lasts considerably longer than most citrus scents do on my skin, which is another bonus. To sum up, and in a word: yum.  
L’Occitane La Collection de Grasse includes Vanille & Narcisse, Magnolia & Mure, Jasmine & Bergamote and The Vert & Bigarade; they’re all €55.00 for 75ml, and out now.
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