24 September 2013

L'Occitane Add Ambre & Santale to La Collection De Grasse, For Autumn


My taste in fragrance changes with the seasons. A fresh and zingy citrus is perfection on a bright summer day but, as the days get cooler, I favour a warmer and woodier scent. 

Lucky for me, so, that L'Occitane's four-strong Collection de Grasse will be joined by a newbie this autumn. With Ambre & Santal, their in-house perfumer Karine Dubreuil has added a woody oriental to the range which, like Thé Vert & Bigarade - coincidentally, my favourite of the original four - is billed as a unisex fragrance. 



Housed in the same elegant, square glass bottles as the others in the range, Ambre & Santal is delicious both to look at and to wear. The spicy warmth of the amber and sandalwood join with the sweetness of vanilla, to create a scent that feels soft and comforting yet distinctive, and assured.  

There is a touch of smokiness and incense in the mix, a definite sensuality, and it has great lasting power - a spritz in the morning takes me right through to the end of the day. It has depth without being heady or overpowering, and smells so divine that I've sprayed it on my pillowcases, scarves and the inside of my new winter coat. This one's definitely a keeper. 


It launches in October, priced at €55 - will you be checking it out?

17 comments:

Zoya said...

I love L'Occitane:) great perfume!:*)

Karen Constantine said...

1. Is this what you were wearing last week because if so, it were gowjus, very Chanel-y and I want.

2. Did you take these photos whilst waiting for moi to get you in what was one of the most ridiculously organised pick ups in the history of life ;)

Adele said...

I'm the same as you, I prefer I heavier scent in the winter!
Have a fab Tuesday Emma xoxo
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

it sounds like it will be a great new addition!


xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Mmmm...this sounds wonderful. I am in the need of a new scent and been on the look. Something sweet yet dark and deep. This sounds like it might be in that area, will have to look into it!! Have a great Tuesday doll xx

Pink Elephant Blog said...

I was just recently looking (or smelling more like) at this in L'Occitane! Love these deep, spicy scents for autumn and winter :)

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Emma Henderson said...

Bravo K - well guessed on both counts :)

yummychunklet said...

I'll have to check it out!

MissGreenEyes said...

It sounds absolutely gorgeous and the kind of scent that I would love, brilliant review x

Street Lily said...

Ooooooh I love it!!! Great pick girl!

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Street Lily said...

Ooooooh I love it!!! Great pick girl!

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Kim Alston said...

It sounds interesting!
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Zoe said...

That is such a pretty and appropriate picture for an autumn themed post! This looks lovely, I love loccitane products and their packaging..I'm such a magpie ha xx

Stylish By Nature said...

Lusting over this. Hope your week is bliss <3

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Anonymous said...

I would love to try this fragrance! I really like this brand.

Ale said...

I adore the Thé Vert & Bigarade too! looking forward to sniff this new one :)

Anonymous said...

This sounds exactly like my kinda scent. Love something warm and musky with vanilla.