A little while back, I attended the launch of L’OCCITANE‘s new collection, Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc.
Now that the collection is available to us in SA, I wanted to share this gorgeous range with you.
Part of their La Collection de Grasse, Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc is a subtle, sophisticated range, where the main note, Iris, mirrors a mix of cool and warm.
Beautifully packaged, this collection is by far my favourite Iris based collection to date.
I was never a huge fan of Iris in the past. I just found the smell a little too sharp for my taste.
With this collection however, the contrast of White Iris (in the heart) and Iris Pallida (blue flower) in the base, makes for a truly beautiful scent! It smells more like a natural garden, rather than a single, overpowering scent.
It’s absolutely mesmerizing and I’ve been wearing it a lot lately.
The fragrance opens with blackcurrant and citrus notes that give it a lovely burst of freshness.
In the heart, white iris blends seamlessly with ylang-ylang and peach, adding a bit of floral fruitiness as the fragrance develops.
And in the base, blue iris is complimented with cedar and white musk, leaving a powdery yet woody scented finish.
The Eau de Toilette fragrance (R825 for 75ml) is complimented with a shower gel (R235 for 250ml), body lotion (R370 for 250ml), soap (R80 for 75g) and a hand cream (R120 for 30ml), all of which can be purchased at L’OCCITANE around the country of via their e-commerce website.
If you’re looking for a special signature scent that’s very French, then I would highly recommend that you give this range a sniff the next time you find yourself near a L’Occitane boutique