[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.
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.
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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Haha! Yes, France won’t relinquish that creaking femininity fetish without a fight. This sounds really delightful..I’ll nip in for a sniff today. I have daffs already (bought locally, that is) so a burst of Spring will sit very well. (Btw mallow of all kinds is really to the fore everywhere, isn’t it….last time I recall it was one of those idiosyncratic themes No 7 used to do, a very Laura Ashley type ‘natural’ body range, around 1982. I can still smell it in my memory)
It’s not out til Feb!
Yep, more haste, less speed! Oops. Got an uplifting spray of Diorissimo, to keep the sunny day optimised.
Ahaha brilliant Cal, Jane. I’m surprised that the Herbae lady isn’t making each and every moment her own, living her own life, following her own individual path etc etc as well. I must dig out my old bottle of Guerlain’s uplift in a bottle the fresh green and minty Herba Fresca before smelling this. One too many Herba(e) and I’ll end up parsleying out. Have a great week x
Oooh, thanks for the headsup, this sounds interesting despite the silly description. I really love L’Occitane but I need them to bring out new fragrances now and then to hold my attention…