April showers bring May flowers...
This velvety blend of intense blue iris from Grasse meets an evanescent white iris from the Medeterranean. L'OCCITANE's IRIS BLEU & IRIS BLANC is a unique and unexpected sophisticated fragrance, the encounter of two beautiful species of one precious flower. - L'Occitane
Olivier Baussan, the founder of L'OCCITANE, says that "This collection pays homage to the know-how of the land of Grasse."
Grasse is the world's perfume capital, located in the south of France. "In a matter of decades, the 1,300 hectares of cultivated flower fields from the 1970s dropped to only 60 hectares today". Between real estate pressure and rising production expenses, the entire market has shifted. L'OCCITANE is working to keep tradition alive by conserving the beautiful floral fields in France, and beyond. They are partnering with multiple producers and horticulturists to renew the culture and economy surrounding perfume making. Jasmine, orange blossom, iris, violet and mimosa are only a selection of the flowers blended into La Collection de Grasse.
|Hand Cream $12, and Soap $8|
|Eau de Toilette $75|
Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc
Blackcurrant & Citrus
Iris, ylang-ylang & peach
Iris, cedar & white musk
I have never experienced a fragrance quite like this. The white iris from the Mediterranean holds a distinct sweetness, which contrasts with the intense blue Iris pallida from Grasse. The finish is fresh, light and entirely unique. It is present, but not overbearing. I often forget that I'm wearing it, yet others always pick up on the surprising intensity that comes along with such a soft scent.
If you're also crazy about packaging, you'll love this collection. The Eau de Toilette bottle can be twisted open to refill, recycle, or up-cycle into a bud vase. And just look at how adorable the hand cream tube is. The periwinkle and gold prints are totally up my alley for springtime.
|Body Milk $32|
"Iris is both warm and cool. Even those who know it by heart are thrilled by its changing moods: at times coldly arrogant, at times as soft as velvet. A subtle sophistication underlined by the simple lovely scent of fresh linens and violet that marks its presence." - L'Occitane
The Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc line of products will be joining the already outstanding Collection de Grasse for May 2015. Click here to shop online.
I must admit, this is my favourite L'Occitane collection to date.