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L'Occitane Christmas 2013 Preview

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L'Occitane is celebrating a rather regal looking Christmas this year with its blue and gold theme. A nice change compared to the usual red and white. The L'Occitane team transformed Play @ Clearwater into a Christmas come early setting. No mulled wine though, so I settled for cookies. Before I forget these Christmas yummies will only be out some time mid-November.







This year L'Occitane brings you two limited edition scents Un Noel a Grasse Fleur d'Or & Acacia (for her) and Cedre & Oranger (for him). They are part of L'Occitane's iconic La Collection de Grass line of fragrances. Essentially a tribute to to the name of the place it's named after, Grasse, known the world over as the town of perfume.



Created by renowned ‘nose’ Karine Dubreuil, who also lent her expertise to the four existing fragrances in La Collection de Grasse, Fleur d’Or & Acacia and Cèdre & Oranger tell of memories spent reliving her childhood days in Grasse during the magical season of Christmas.


“I remember the melancholy of summer’s end, mixed with the excitement of renewal to come. Within the earth sap would begin to rise. In my grandmother’s garden, there would be mimosa branches, weighed heavy with fluffy flowers, its sweet scent carried by the wind, mingling with aromas of acacia from the Mediterranean…” – Karine Dubreuil

For Karine Dubreuil, the land of L’OCCITANE is as familiar to her as the back of her own hand. After all, she grew up in Grasse and trained at the Roure School of Perfumery. As a pure Mediterranean woman, she shares with L’OCCITANE the same love for simplicity and nature. “I immediately recognised myself in this clear, pure style of authenticity associated with L’OCCITANE,” she shares. 




1.    Eau de Toilette (75ml, RM225)
The memory of nature is imprinted in our minds, just like the lush garden we once knew and loved. The feeling of celebrating Christmas in Grasse can be felt with this warm, honey-like scent, accentuated by mimosa and white wood. Soft, subdued yet comforting, Fleur d’Or & Acacia is inspired by the orange glow of the December light in the heart of winter.

Family                          Musky Floral
Key raw materials         Mimosa Absolute from Grasse, Acacia from the Mediterranean Basin
Head notes                   Lemon, Bergamot
Heart notes                  Mimosa, Acacia
Base notes                   White Wood, Musk

2.    Luminous Oil (100ml, RM110)
Glitter and light, shimmering particles, shea butter and sweet almond oil…Nourishing yet lightweight, mist this sheer, fluid dry oil over hair and body for a scented veil of moisture.

3.    Shower Gel (175ml, RM62)
Lit up by golden pearly particles, this velvety-soft gel melts into a dense, rich foam on contact with water. Skin is deliciously scented with a powdery floral scent.

4.    Perfumed Soap (50g, RM21)
Bathtime is now a luxurious experience with this soap bar, which gently cleanses with a creamy lather.

5.    Body Milk (175ml, RM92)
The feather-light texture skins in to leave skin smooth and soft with Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil. Skin stays comfortably hydrated and wonderfully scented.

6.    Lip Gloss (15ml, RM56)
It has smooth, creamy texture that nourishes, protects and leaves a beautiful sheen on the lips.

7.    Hand Cream (30ml, RM38)
Rapidly absorbed, the scented hand cream nourishes and moisturises hands anywhere, anytime of the day.

8.    Scented Candle (270g, RM135)
Light up your living space with this luminous scent with bursts of refreshing orange that will definitely relax frazzled minds.




1.    Eau de Toilette (75ml, RM225)
Who can remember the smell of a newly-sharpened pencil? Those beautiful curls of cedar wood that bring back memories of good times as a child are paired with the scent of orange trees, laden with ripe, juicy fruits. Solemn and majestic yet cheeky, this fragrance is sweetened by hints of musk, to create a bold, intense impression.

Family                     Citrus Woody
Key raw materials     Virginian Cedarwood Essential Oil, Italian Orange Essence
Head notes               Orange, Bergamot, Pine Needles
Heart notes              Cedar
Base notes               Vetiver, Musk

2.    After Shave Balm (75ml, RM120)
Housed in an understated aluminium tube, this post-shave balm soothes, moisturises and leaves skin lightly scented.

3.    Shower Gel (175ml, RM62)
Perfect for the gym or weekends away, this gentle 2-in-1 formula is ideal for skin and hair.

4.    Perfumed Soap (50g, RM21)
This non-dying soap bar cleanses without stripping away skin’s natural moisture. Perfect for hands and body. 

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