Review: L’Occitane Fleurs Merveilleuses Marvellous Flowers (Holiday 2012)

by PJ on Thursday, December 13, 2012

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L'Occitane Fleurs Merveilleuses Eau de Toilette Holiday 2012 Fragrance 1

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For holiday 2012, L’Occitane has released two limited-edition fragrance ranges, Fleurs Merveilleuses (Marvellous Flowers) and Feuilles Magiques (Magical Leaves). Today I am featuring Fleurs Merveilleuses Eau de Toilette.

Top notes: pink grapefruit, red berries
Middle notes: rose, peony
Base notes: light wood, white musk

Fleurs Merveilleuses is a light fruity floral. The fragrance opens with a fresh and juicy fruitiness from the grapefruit and berry notes. Then, very quickly, it settles down to the gentle florals. For me, the peony is more obvious than the rose. White musk emerges almost at the same time as the floral notes do, and it then forms most of the drydown. The woody note is minimal. The scent starts off very cool-toned but warms up during the course of wear.

Cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil is on the ingredient list of the product, and it provides another dimension for the scent.

The fragrance is very soft and subtle, and the strength of the scent resembles that of a cologne. However, the light scent does sustain overtime and have a decent staying power.

This is yet another pleasant fruity floral from L’Occitane. It is very easy to wear and it is not overly sweet or flowery. It is generally a good all-year-round fragrance, although it might not be intense enough for some people during wintertime.

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L'Occitane Fleurs Merveilleuses Eau de Toilette Holiday 2012 Fragrance 2

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I like the design of the bottle. The prism patterns around the bottle reflect light and create a chandelier effect. The bottle sparkles prettily and has a festive look.

Fleurs Merveilleuses Eau de Toilette is available in 75ml (£35) and 10ml (£14.50). The range also includes Shower Gel (250ml, £13), Body Cream (250ml, £27), Shimmering Oil (75ml, £22), Hand Cream (30ml, £8), and Perfumed Soap (50g, £3.50).

(The product featured in this article is provided by L’Occitane.)

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

plue Monday, December 17, 2012

Me and my sister went to the store and try it out after reading your review. We think that it smells lovely, but otherwise it was rather… generic. Like something you can get off from other brands…

I much prefer Rose des Champs EDT, which smelled of powdery roses, though it isn’t that special either too…

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PJ Monday, December 17, 2012

Hi Plue,

Indeed, I think what L’Occitane excels at in terms of fragrance creation is mass appeal, not unique identity. Many of their fragrances are pleasant fruity florals. They are easy to wear but may lack a distinctive character.

I haven’t had a chance to try Rose des Champs, which doesn’t seem to be available in L’Occitane’s stores in the UK at the moment. But I do like Rose 4 Reines and my current favorite from L’Occitane is Cherry Blossom.

Thank you very much for stopping by again! :)

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