We tend to reach for heavier & more indulgent fragrances than usual during Fall & especially Winter; although that is not completely necessary. What about a golden flower bouquet that mimics the warm Winter sunshine and hints at the Christmas festivities? L’Occitane added two new scents to their Collection De Grasse for this Winter, of which Fleur d’Or & Acacia is the feminine scent. I’ve been reaching for it so often since I got it.. I can’t resist. It’s downright delicious!
Top notes are Lemon & Bergamot, with a heart of Broom, Mimosa & Acacia and base notes of White Woods & Musk. It’s a lovely light scent that smells like Christmas, warmth and the Winter sun. I like to imagine certain times of the year or persons when trying out new perfumes; and warm, good times are what came to mind. This is definitely not your typical Christmas scent and can be worn all year through, it’s surprisingly light but carries on most of the day so it has an excellent lasting power. As usual there’s a whole line of different products with this scent; from candles to soap bars, body oils, body milk, hand creams and shower gel. And of course the Eau De Toilette. The shower gel contains tiny shimmers and is very foamy, the hand cream is divine as usual (really, if you haven’t tried a hand cream by L’Occitane, now is the time to do so) and I can imagine that it’d be a great idea to layer body milk or oil with the perfume for the ultimate scent and lasting power.
L’Occitane carries various gift sets with a variety of products featuring this lovely scent; from Body Care sets to mini’s or a variety of hand creams. The Eau De Toilette on its own retails for €55 and holds 75ml. Sometimes it’s difficult to buy scents if you’re not too sure of what the person you’re buying for likes; but this is quite a safe option. I’d definitely add this to the ‘emergency gift ideas’ list, it’ll steal anyone’s heart I am sure. View all sets and products on the website here.