The "Collection de Grasse" combines the most exquisite ingredients and L'Occitane follows in the tradition of the skilled perfumers who build up the international reputation of Grasse, in Provence the town famous for precious scents and rare extracts.
Karine Dubreuil perfume creator for L'Occitane knows the place well as she grew up in Provence drew on her fragrant matchmaking skills and introduced neroli , the essence of orange blossom and white orchid.
Karine Dubreuil herself quotes : " Neroli is the essence of unions and purity , yet its scent is far from innocent. In encounter with the orchid, a flower from the others side of the world, is in no way a coincidence. While both essences seem so different, both white flowers are symbolic of feminity"
The fragrace is evocative of a pearly white flowerly lying on a piece of silk with zesty notes of orange ad mandarin and it reveals another facet of Neroli (orange blossom essential oil) through resolutely floral notes, heightened by the elegant presence of white of orchid with a base of musk and iris.
In the language of flowers, orange blossom and white orchid are symbols of affection.
A golden thread is tied around the neck of the bottle, as if to bind them together.
I absolutely love this fragrance, makes a perfect scent for Spring and would make a perfect gift come Mother's day.
Available from the same collection in Switzerland from May : shower gel, body milk, perfumed soap and scented candle.