In 2015, L’Occitane founder Olivier Baussan invited pastry chef Pierre Hermé to compose a scent for the holiday season. The result is a beautifully crafted, limited edition fragrance collection which brings together a unique mix of flavor, shape and color to serve as a representation of Corsica, their favorite island in the South of France.
For the Holiday season, L’Occitane is pleased to present two new scents filled with the most beautiful olfactory memories of Corsica: Jasmin-Immortelle-Neroli and Grapefruit-Rhubarb.
“Contrasts are affinities,” explains Pierre, and this can be seen in the unusual blend of Jasmine, Immortelle and Neroli of the first range. He describes the scent as three soul mates teasing each other with their gentle and fiery moods. Floral and absolutely feminine, the fragrance balances the white notes of gardens at dawn with the gold of a flower that still flourishes through.
Jasmin-Immortelle-Neroli’s sparkling head notes bring an unexpected sensation in this fragrance for women. In one deep breath, Lemon and Petit grain tantalize the palate as they come into contact with Pink Pepper and offer up a breeze of fresh air. The exhilarating heart of this bouquet blends the floral note of Jasmine and the softness of Orange Blossom with the wild, honeyed and aromatic scents of an armful of Immortelle from Corsica.
Grapefruit-Rhubarb fragrance appeals to the palette and nose equally for both women and men. When Pierre places Grapefruit at the heart of a creation, he means to celebrate all its facets, including the slightly bitter, white inner skin – its character underlined by the green and crisp aromas of Rhubarb. In this original composition, woody notes of Cedar conjure up the sensation of mischievous Grapefruit cutting through the tartness of Rhubarb stalks.
The collections, now available in L’Occitane boutiques and online, include an Eau de Toilette ($65, 75ml), Body Lotion ($32, 250ml), Shower Gel ($22, 250ml), and Hand Cream ($12, 30ml), and are also available in festive, pre-packaged gift sets priced at $80 and $26 for a travel set.