ootd: in the woods with L'Occitane
If you've been following me for a little bit, you might know already that I love perfume. You also might know that when it comes to perfume, I always prefer intense, vanilla/amber based scents that generally lean towards heavier notes with a bit of sweetness. I am not there yet with unisex fragrance, but I think that with time, those extremely intensive ones will be very up my street. Moreover, you could also know that only last February I fell in love with one fragrance from L'Occitane that was a complete surprise for me as I always associated this brand with their classic cherry blossom scent and never thought they would have something that I would like to use daily. I was always just been so wrong about that until after I had a chance to try out their classic collection, but I've already talked in depth about that fragrance in this post.
This September, they have launched a new, intense version of their Terre de Lumière scent that has been around for a long time. Cold weather had only just begun when a group of us, bloggers, were introduced this fragrance and after one sniff it I instantly knew it would my cup of tea. I love that it is very sweet, however, it has those heavy notes of cedarwood and oud that balance the sweetness out and make it a very sophisticated scent - I hate when the fragrance is purely just sweet and doesn't have any depth to it! Also, it was such a lovely suprise for my nose, this fragrance, as I've been wearing a peony scent during the summer months, which isn't my perfect scent at all and I kind of don't really like, however, I still wear it as it reminds me of a very special period in my life - it's a bit weird I know, but to each their own! I am very bad at describing fragrance, so I wanted to add here a description from L'Occitane website for you to have a better overview of it:
Capturing the magical beauty of Provence at night, this fragrance opens with the enchanting oriental scent of incense which evolve to reveal a gourmand encounter of aromatic lavender, with sweet honey and tonka. This harmony is prolonged by its warm base that leaves behind a woody trail of cedarwood, spicy oud which mingles with the softness of vanilla.
NOTES: Top notes: Incence Middle notes: Lavender, Honey, Tonka Base notes: Cedarwood, Vanilla, Oud.
In addition to the fragrance, a body lotion and shower oild has been added to the line and let me tell you, if you like the Almond shower oil from L'Occitane, you'll love this one as well. It smells absolutely beautiful and intesifies the scent of the fragrance of your body, as the L'Occitane girls once said - it's all about the layering of products so that the scent lingers for longer. It is lovely to use an oil for showering in the colder months too as it add extra moisturization to the body and if you're lazy to moisturize after a shower, this product is perfect for you as it leaves the skin very soft!
I especially love wearing fragrance during the colder months rather than summer time as it is a more cozy season and my heavy scents match perfectly with the weather outside (at least that how it works in my mind), so this new release was just absolutely perfect timing. I couldn't be happier to be able to try it out!
P.S. This is not a sponsored post, I love L'Occitane and very grateful that they have kindly gifted me this fragrance.