For Mother's Day (in France), L'Occitane have introduced a duo of fragrances in two different concentrations built around the May Rose. The new perfumes are called Intense Rose Nuit de Mai and Rose Nuit de Mai Eau de Toilette. They were created by perfumer Alexis Dadier of Mane ( A Travers Le Miroir and Le Miroir des Vanités in the Miroir, Miroir series by Thierry Mugler, Fancy by Jessica Simpson, Oxbow for Men, Courvoisier L'Edition Impériale...)
"In May in Provence, the young people from the Pays de Forcalquier celebrate the joys of the first harvests. According to tradition, they dance and sing around a tree decorated with rose garlands and colored ribbons. In the whirl of the night, when the scent of flower petals blends with the woody trail of bonfires, the perfume in the air bewitches and seduces...
The Rose Nuit de Mai Eau de Toilette evokes the atmosphere of those May festivities with a floral woody sensuality."...
Rose is the holy-grail of flowers to many perfumers due to its olfactory and symbolic richness. It has a very long historic tradition to honor moreover, this is why it is always interesting to see how a nose paid attention to it and the new L'Occitane perfumes do show that the perfumer paid attention.
Eau de Toilette:
HEAD NOTES: Wild Roses
HEART NOTES: violet, blackberry and cinnamon
BASE NOTES: sandalwood, cedar and vanilla
The Intense version is more concentrated and packaged in a purse-sized roll-on bottle.
The EDT is priced at $40 and the Intense EDT roll-on at $16.