Sunday, 7 June 2015

La Collection de Grasse Figuier & Osmanthus

I am quite picky when it comes to perfumes, I either like them or I don't and it is rare I come across one that I am on the fence about. When I was introduced to Figuier & Osmanthus which is L’Occitane’s newest addition to their La Collection De Grasse fragrance range, I immediately loved it. Inspired by and named after the famous town of Grasse in the South of France 'the world capital of perfumery'. 

Designed exclusively to celebrate L’Occitane’s 2015 Chelsea Flower Show Garden – ‘A Perfumer’s Garden in Grasse’ with the help of garden designer James Basson, for which they won the gold medal!
A unique and exclusive scent is described as being "a delicious mouth-watering fragrance that captures the essence of Proven├žal summertime, it unites the sun-warmed fig tree from Provence and the sparkling osmanthus from the Far East" and it is one I loved as soon as I was introduced to it earlier this month.


L'Occitane Figuier & Osmanthus
L'Occitane Figuier & Osmanthus

The fragrance opens with top notes of bergamot and blackcurrant and unsurprisingly there is also a ripe, fruity fig. The heart notes of fig leaves and the Osmanthus flower. Finally there is a warm base of cedar and musk.


As soon as I tried this in the Covent Garden L'Occitane store, I liked the scent. As soon as it is spritzed the warm fruity floral tones of the blackcurrant and fig are immediately noticeable with the cedar and musk also there lingering in the background. Once it has settled on the skin, it is those warm fruity floral tones which remain noticable and for me it is the perfect summery scent which on my skin lasts pretty much all day, I felt only a need to re-apply when leaving work to go on to a meeting, function or out to dinner just to top it up. 

Launched this month, Figuier & Osmanthus retails at £28 for 30ml which is great value for money and definitely a scent I would recommend.
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27 comments:

  1. Mmmmm. I can smell it just from your description. Might give it a try.

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  2. I actually never tried any of their fragrances (but I'm obsessed with their hand creams). I might try this one next time I'm in store, I'm intrigued by the blackcurent notes! My favorite perfume of all times is Chloe but I think I'm ready for a change!

    Dash xx

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  3. I love L'occtaine and would just love to try this x

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  4. Oooh what a beautiful bottle, I'll keep an eye out for this and give it a try!

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  5. Awesome Description! This sounds yummy!!! Will definitely keep an eye out for it xx

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  6. Fig scents are my favourites. I definitely need to get this. Xx

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  7. If the scent is as beautiful as the Chelsea garden it is going to be good.

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  8. It does sound lovely and I like the understated bottle design to.

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  9. That sounds like a lovely fragrance - definitely sounds like one that I'd like x

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  10. I adore L'occitane fragrances and have quite a few

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  11. Ooh this scent sounds so lovely! :)
    x

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  12. The mention of fig had me sold. I think I need to get my hands on this!

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  13. Ohh this sounds delicious! I am very similar to you - you will know instantly if I like something or if I am a little unsure about something.

    Sophia Meola | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  14. Ohh I'd love to try it! I love L'occtaine and this perfume sounds good!

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  15. Sounds like just my kind of perfume - fruity and summery.

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  16. oh it sound beautiful but I think its a little too fruity for me :) http://ninasbargainbeauty.blogspot.com

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  17. I really need to find a new fragrance, I've worn Dune for over 10 years and all of a sudden I do not like it anymore. Its very odd. Mich x

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  18. This sounds like a scent I would like

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  19. This sounds gorgeous, it's a really good price too! :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. This sounds lovely and I really like the bottle and packaging.

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  21. Ohh this sounds gorgeous and definitely something I would love to try.

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  22. Sounds lovely - I really should experiment more with perfume rather than sticking to a couple of old trusty favs!

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  23. I have this perfume! It's gorgeous :) xx

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  24. The concept sounds great so will definitely be trying this one

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  25. This sounds amazing :) I really need to go and take a sniff of their scents x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  26. Oh i bet this smells divine! Thank you for sharing. Kaz x

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