L'Occitane en Provence are adding three new perfumes to the Collection de Grasse this 2013 fall-winter season. Two of them, of which we are writing in this article, will be aiming the Christmas shopping crowds with Fleur d'Or & Acacia for her and Cèdre et Oranger for him, inspired by the atmosphere of Christmas in Grasse...
The two fragrances were composed by in-house perfumer Karine Dubreuil.
Fleur d'Or et Acacia Eau de Toilette pour Femme features notes of mimosa absolute from Grasse, Acacia from the Mediterranean region, pale woods and musk. It is a floral-musky perfume.
The mimosa absolute from Grasse is said to be creating an almost addictive sensation thanks to its sheer naturality, but also the tenderness of its note. The main accord for the fragrance is meant to evoke the first blooms of winter and the orangey cast of the light in December in the south of France. The scent is enveloping and soft reportedly finding "a very personal" anchoring in the depth of the musk note and white woods.
Cèdre et Oranger Eau de Toilette pour Homme showcases notes of essential oil of Virginian cedarwood and Italian orange essence. It is classified as an hesperidic-woodsy perfume.
In tune with the seasons, the perfume has notes of bergamot and Italian orange, two fruits which, we are reminded, arrive at the beginning of the new year. The "mischievousness" of the citrusy notes lightens up a composition which might otherwise be dominated by the woodsy scent emanating from Virginian cedar. Musk adds its tonality to create an affective sensation.
Available for the Holidays in 75 ml EDT and a range of ancillary products.
Source: press release