L'Occitane en Provence have launched a new addition to their library la Collection de Grasse called Oud et Rose, a classic pairing of Middle-Eastern perfumery which has become so desirable everywhere that it is now being adopted by a house best known for underlining its Provençal cultural heritage...
We think that so far perhaps only Chanel and Serge Lutens are holding out on the tsunami of ouds (or oudh or agarwood - see here for the rich terminology regarding this material) flooding the perfume markets.
The brand is quick to add that the new scent actually combines the best of both worlds as it is,
"Inspired by the lands of perfume, both near and far away, Oud & Rose Eau de Parfum combines a legendary flower from the region of Grasse with a precious raw material emblematic of the Middle East."
The blend would have been composed by in-house perfumer Karine Dubreuil.
The eau de parfum opens on top notes of bergamot and peony followed by a heart of Centifolia Rose and cedar blossoms while the base rests on spicy oud, vanilla and patchouli.
It is available in 75 ml.