[sample] If you like your fragrance green and fresh with just a dash of sweet, make sure you take a look at Herbae par L’Occitane L’Eau when it launches in February. It’s quite distinctive and unusual using white clover as it’s key note.

Herbae par L’Occitane L’Eau

I know it’s a predictable term but I’d cite this as ‘sparkling’ in that it’s a lively, light scent – a good one for stepping out into a sunny spring morning. There’s marsh mallow (which I’m not familiar enough with to recognise) and angelica (also that) and a citrus note that I can definitely pull out. You can sum it up as a wild flower fragrance that you can smell on a leaf crunching, woody walk where the green of the forest and the smell of the vegetation blend together – add a hit of sweetness to that and you get this.

Herbae par L’Occitane L’Eau

I’m surprised that L’Occitane have fallen into the essential French trap of noting this fragrance as: ‘encapsulating the
essence of an unpredictable woman who has both softness and strength.’ Every single French fragrance does this (often adding in sensual just in case we forget about sex) and yet there is literally nothing about white clover that taps into my wild yet vulnerable side (insert eye-roll emoji). Nothing at all. Which doesn’t stop it being delicious – it is – but it’s more wellies in the woods than tiger in the sheets.

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