L’Occitane makes some of the loveliest, most indulgent gifts around and this holiday season is no exception! With two new limited edition scents, nestled in stylish gift boxes, and timeless gift collections, lovingly crafted with natural ingredients, L’Occitane Holiday 2015 collection tells the story of a magical Christmas in Provence!
This year, L’Occitane has two unique, limited edition fragrance collections designed in collaboration with renowned macaron chef Pierre Hermé: floral, sensual Jasmin-Immortelle-Neroli and the zesty, spicy Pamplemousse-Rhubarbe. I tried the Jasmin-Immortelle-Neroli fragrance and it was love at first spritz!
Floral and absolutely feminine, this new fragrance balances the white notes of gardens at dawn with the gold of a flower that still flourishes throughout the Corsican maquis. The exhilarating heart of this bouquet blends the floral note of Jasmine and the softness of Orange Blossom with the wild, honeyed and aromatic scents of warm Immortelle from Corsica. This is a fragrance that captures the scent of the Island of Beauty, swept up in woody and musky notes.
It’s no secret that I LOVE orange blossom neroli fragrances and this one is an absolutely beautiful, exquisite scent that’s a must-have for any neroli fans! The Jasmine-Immortelle-Neroli floral fragrance is a sensual and elegant citrusy-floral with just a hint of sweetness. It has a fresh, dreamy romantic vibe and the neroli scent really comes through… the perfect cure for winter blues! And the best part is how well it lasts without being overwhelming or heady…I think I have found my new signature scent! I am also loving the bright & festive, sunny yellow box it comes in.
You can buy the fragrance separately (priced at $62) but I would highly recommend picking up the Jasmin-Immortelle Neroli Collection Gift Set ($72, value $100) that contains 4 products including the eau de toilette, shower gel, body lotion and perfumed soap, packaged in a colorful holiday gift box – so pretty that you don’t even have to wrap it up if you don’t want to!
This year, L’Occitane also has some really cute holiday baubles with delightful deluxe minis inside. Available in Shea Butter and Verbena scents, these luxuriously decorative ornaments ($14 each) make great party favors for family and friends or the perfect treat for teachers or coworkers! And the goodies inside can be such fabulous stocking stuffers!
There’s also a Nourishing Shea Butter Gift Set ($103 value!) that comes with everything you need to nourish dry skin on hands, feet and body! From the ultra-moisturizing formulas to the delicious Shea scent, this creamy collection is perfect for the crisp winter cold.
Another of my L’Occitane holiday favorites is the L’Occitane Holiday 2015 Advent Calendar that features a selection of 24 Provençal treats including deluxe minis of best sellers like shea butter hand creams, body lotions and perfumed soaps plus sparkly little decorations, gift tags and cards to make your holiday extra festive! I can’t wait for December to start opening those little doors! And this one is a great value set at only $49….no wonder it’s already sold out online but it’s still available at L’Occitane boutiques. Get yours now before it’s gone!