Wednesday, 15 March 2017

L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere

One thing L'Occitane do very well are fragrances and I have yet to come across one that I haven't loved immediately. The release of Terre De Lumiere, which translates to mean 'Land of Light' is quite simply Summer in a bottle it as been inspired by the light of Provence. The description "capturing the intense sensoriality of a walk through the fields of Provence at the golden hour" quite literally has you imagining that perfect French sunset.
L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere
L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere
L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere
Terre de Lumière is the first Gourmand Aromatic fragrance by L'OCCITANE. In that sense, it means a perfume which consists primarily of synthetic edible (gourmand) which in this case includes ingredients such as honey and almond.  The bottle is an interesting shape and with it comes an interesting description.  The cap is described as being 'aglow with light, as if it had soaked up the smouldering colours of the sky' and the bottle which has this rounded almost unusual shape was designed to express all the power of Provence, simply elegant and iconic, it is said to 'showcase the vibrant golden hues of the land with its unique light'. For me, the bottle fits perfectly in my hand when I come to use it and with a handy flat bottom, it makes it ideal for standing on my bedside table. 



I love this scent. I wasn't expecting too when I saw some of the notes, in fact, I expected to really dislike it, so for me to not only like but love it, even now still shocks me.  With top notes are bergamot, ambrette seed, and pink pepper you get a bold zesty aromatic opening which I just loved immediately. The Bergamot most definitely noticeable for me. Then as the heart note of Lavender Honey comes to life, said to be reminiscent of the fields of Provence, the perfume develops to bring a floral side to the zesty scent. Finally, the base notes of Acacia Flower, Bitter Almond Essence, Tonka Bean and White Musk really add a whole new dimension to this for me. It is soft, warm and incredibly fresh scented, the musk sitting in the background. 

As this is a gourmand scent, less is definitely more.  One spritz on your pulse points is more than enough and this scent once applied lasts for hours and hours.  You apply it in the morning and you can still catch a whiff on your way home some 7 hours later, admittedly not as strong but it is still there.

Available in both a 50ml and 90ml bottle, they are priced at £58 and £78 respectively and they are available right here alongside a Gentle Shower Gel and Beautifying Body Lotion from the same range.






*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise

30 comments:

  1. This sounds gorgeous!! I love gourmand scents x

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  2. I'm not sure about the bottle. I think it looks a little dated? I'd love to try it though as I've never used a L'Occitane product I didn't like.

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  3. You had me at "summer in a bottle" - I need to smell this! xx

    Beautylymin

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  4. That is such a stunning bottle, I need to try it xx

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  5. I love honey and almond scents! This sounds lovely x

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  6. I'm not a big perfume person but I have to admit I love the look of the bottle and I love the description of the scent!

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  7. My MIL loves L'occitane and I've popped into the Cardiff store a number of times for her. Really have to try more of their products for sure.

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  8. I have this and love it. I agree though that less is definitely more with it x

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  9. I love zesty perfumes so sounds great. I didn't actually know Loccitane did fragrances x

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  10. I have this too and it's such a lovely scent, I gave it to my Mam and she adores it!

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  11. I love the sound of this, but I love a strong fragrance, so it's right up my street! X

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  12. Isn't it just gorgeous - I've been wearing it on days in which the weather has been crappy to perk me up a little x

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  13. Sounds gorgeous and I love the bottle. At least it lasts pretty much all day too!

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  14. I like the look and sound of this perfume. Unfortunately I suffer from migraines and am very limited as to what perfumes I can actually use so this one probably woudn't be for me as it seems strong but I would be able tto use the shower gel so I might see If I can grab some of that to try

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  15. "Summer in a bottle" sounds absolutely perfect, especially after the blizzard we received in New York City yesterday! I'm always on the hunt for new fragrances and there is actually a L'Occitane only a short walk from where I live. I plan to stop in a check this out tomorrow :-)

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  16. What a gorgeous bottle! The scent sounds amazing too. I love that it lasts quite a while too. I hate it when you get a really nice perfume but it disappears within a few hours x

    Mapped Out Blog | Beauty & Fashion

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  17. You describe it so well! It sounds so good. The packaging is so beautiful too! X

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  18. The scent sounds right up my street! I need to give it a whiff next time I'm near one of those counters xx

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  19. This sounds gorgeous and it's such a pretty bottle! I'm sucker when it comes to perfume packaging.

    www.EmmysBeautyCave.com

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  20. Summer in a bottle, sold. I need to give this a test!! Hope it smells as good as it sounds xx
    Lauren Catherine

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  21. This sounds lovely - great review as always ! x

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  22. I need to smell this, sounds lovely and I love the bottle xxx

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  23. This sounds like a real treat and perfect for the Spring month's

    Lindsey
    http://www.londonmumma.com

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  24. I have never tried anything from this brand before but this sounds lovely, I really like the bottle too!

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  25. Really lovely bottle and the scent sounds amazing!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  26. This sounds really beautiful, I'm looking for a new summer fragrance so I'll definitely keep this one in mind to test at the fragrance counter next time I'm there. The bottle is really striking as well, love your photos! x

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  27. I am not sure this scent would be for me, but you have described it well and I will definitely be giving it a sniff to see anyway.

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

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  28. This sounds aboslutely divine, I light bright summery scents xo

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