L'Occitane en Provence is offering a new collection of perfumes based on scents of the Mediterranean flora called Notre Flore (Our Flora). They evoke an ideal landscape of kindred Mediterranean cultures and natural environment replete with affinities. They also seemingly pay homage to writer Jean Giono, once studied by L'Occitane's founder Olivier Baussan, as the caps on the flacons are poetically reminiscent of compasses because - and we seem to hear Giono tell it himself - "in Provence, the winds carry the tales". Manosque where the L'Occitane factory is located is also the birthplace of Giono and intimately linked with his work and life. The collection comprises four fragrances: Myrte (Myrtle), Néroli, Cèdre (Cedar), and Iris.......
Jean Giono also dubbed himself "le voyageur immobile", the immobile traveler. Like him, we can travel while remaining in one place, thanks to perfumes and the imagination.
Myrte is an invitation to travel to Corsica with notes of mandarin leaves, bilberry, myrtle, sea spray, cistus, and patchouli.
Néroli is like a voyage to Tunisia with notes of litchi, plum, neroli, orange blossom, sandalwood, and benzoin.
Cèdre makes us journey to Morocco with notes of grapefruit, sap, cumin, tobacco leaves, cedar, and Tonka bean.
Finally Iris is a green floral that evokes the beautiful regions of Tuscany. It has notes of bergamot, pink pepper, iris, galbanum, violet, Tonka bean, and papyrus.
Each 2.6 fl. oz eau de parfum will retail for 62 Euros.