Néroli & Orchidée by L`Occitane en Provence!

Hey Crew,
As you may already know one of my mates is on the marketing team for L’Occitane Australia. We often get together to chat about the world of fragrance, beauty and L’Occitane (we also chat about heaps of other stuff but none, or very little, printable HA!) and how the crew at L’Occitane have repositioned the company and its products in the last decade or so. From what was a small, provincial French company making really good products on a small scale to a huge brand that has really good recognisability the world over and stores in around 60 countries. They have tried to stay true to their great product, reasonable price credo and I think they’ve largely achieved that too.
One of the things that L’Occitane really wanted to do this decade was take their fragrances to the next level. That’s how La Collection de Grasse came into being with perfumer Karine Dubreuil. Designed to be easy wear, casual fragrances that are better smelling and filled with more expensive ingredients than their price competitors. In Australia a 75ml bottle of the La Collection de Grasse fragrances is around $80. As a comparison at David Jones online $80 will buy you 30ml Versace Bright Crystal, Armani Acqua di Goia or Belle d’Opium, 50ml Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose, Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Girl or Gucci Flora By GUCCI.  I think La Collection de Grasse as good or better than these mainstream offerings and you get more juice. Win win.

Néroli & Orchidée by L`Occitane en Provence

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Orange, mandarin
Heart: Neroli, lily of the valley, fig milk, peach
Base: Madagascar orchid absolute, iris, musk

Néroli & Orchidée opens bright and fresh, a crisp citrus with a slight pithy undertone. If it reminds me of anything it is a Guerlain Aqua Allegoria, the same pretty and energetic opening so summery and lively. Suitable for young girls, mums and grandmas Néroli & Orchidée seems happy and uplifting, also excellent for the gents. I could imagine it being a go-to fragrance for the warmer weather or when the dreary greys and cold days of winter are starting to get you down, then Néroli & Orchidée would be a fabulous panacea.

Through the fruity floral heart L’Occitane has cleverly kept it bright but left out the sugar hit so many modern frags have, I would love to try it in a more concentrated parfum form. The base is a soft, furry wash that smells clean and fresh. Nothing terribly groundbreaking here and the die hard perfumistas will be bored but Néroli & Orchidée is definitely good value and you will smell great.

Portia xx

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Néroli & Orchidée by L`Occitane GIVEAWAY!

WHAT CAN YOU WIN?

This week we will have 4 winners who will each get:
1 x 75ml bottle of Néroli & Orchidée by L’Occitane (Australians will get a special surprise extra)
P&H Anywhere in the world

HOW DO YOU WIN?

Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ

and

Please go to L’Occitane and find me a fragrance and one of its notes. NO DOUBLE UPS!!!

Extra Chance?
Tweet: Neroli & Orchidee    http://wp.me/p3PURw-3E6

HOUSEKEEPING

Entries Close Sunday 1st March 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by random.org
The winners will have till Thursday 5th March 2015 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.

32 thoughts on “Néroli & Orchidée by L`Occitane en Provence!

  1. I like the sounds of this one Portia…would be perfect for the hot days & nights we’re having in good old Radelaide…L’O’s Roses et Reines (Grasse, Bulgarian, Moroccan & Turkish Roses blended together) is very nice too 🙂 I follow by email & FB & thanks for the opportunity x

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  2. Wow! What an incredibly generous and exciting giveaway! I adore L’Occitane 🙂
    I follow APJ via email.
    I have a miniature Fleur d’Or & Acacia bottle, a scent that conjurs golden mimosa feathers and sweet blooming acacia trees. It’s very pretty and easy to wear.
    Thank you so very much for the chance to win! xxxxoooo ~Erica

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  3. I was sold just at reading Néroli & Orchidée notes: fig milk, peach, orchid.. it sounds heavenly, and the “furry” base definitely makes me crave for this one. I know what you mean when you say you’d love a parfum version of it, there are so many fragrances I’d totally adore in a more concentrated form (Bvlgari Amethyste, I am talking about you), although sometimes what it takes is something cheerful and soft that melts gently with our skin.
    Out of the L’Occitane selection I’d pick Rose & Osmanthus right now, I think osmanthus is such an intriguing and relaxing note for this time of the year (end of winter here, or ar least I hope so LOL!).
    Thanks for the awesome chance, I follow APJ by email.
    XXX,
    DarkRose

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  4. What a great giveaway! I follow via email. I found rosemary in Mer and Mistral. Not a sent I’d personally be drawn to but an interesting combination of notes.

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  5. Hi Portia,
    What a great give away! I went to the website and chose Cade with the cade wood note. I follow by e-mail and Bloglovin’ and am in the US.
    Azar xx

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  6. I think The Vert & Bigarade is one of the all time best fragrances with a tea note that I’ve yet smelled. And my bottle is running out! Yet Neroli is my favorite note of all time for summer, so I enter this comp bowing and scraping!
    #apjforlyfe

    I follow APJ on email & FB. Y’all rule.

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  7. Following the blog via email. Fond a scent that captivated me because of the lovely bottle Pivoine Flora Eau de Parfum; with notes of peony and magnolia. Sounds like a lovely spring fragrance.

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  8. Thank you for the chance to win this, I’ve smelled it at the shop and fell in love with it!
    It’d be a splendid birthday present 🙂
    I also adore L’Occitane’s new perfume, Arlesienne, which contains sweet violet, one of my favorite scents.
    I follow you via Bloglovin (DESPINA VENETI), and via email (deb_oro@yahoo.gr)
    I also tweeted this fantastic giveaway (as: @DESPINA_VNT)

    Thank you very much,
    Despina
    xx

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  9. Oh I love this one. I sniff it every time I go in, but have limited purchases since becoming a stay at home mom.

    Another good scent is Eau des Baux which has cardamom. I follow via Bloglovin! Thanks for the great draw!

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  10. I haven’t tried this one yet. Your review makes it sound so lovely.

    Thanks for the draw. I follow through email.
    And from L’Occitane’s website: Cedre & Oranger with the note of bergamot.

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  11. Eau Universelle`s Bergamont sounds like what you need for summetime! 😉 I need this entire group – and for the amber to return! We follow a la blog, e-mail, and FB while we R.O.C.K. in the USA!

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  12. Still happily following by email. From the L’Occitane website I’ll pick The Vert & Bigarade with its note of yerba mate. I like their original The Vert so I’ll have to check this out — maybe the shower gel.
    Thanks for the generous draw opportunity.

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  13. FRISSON DE VERVEINE EAU DE TOILETTE
    note of bergamont

    This fragrance sounds like every scent I tend to buy which leaves me wondering why I haven’t discovered this as yet .. hmmmmm

    I follow by newsletter and Facebook xx

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  14. I just subscribed. This would make a great mother’s day gift. I really like L’Occitane, especially for their Cade after shave balm. I also love their Vetyver edt which includes a cypress note. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  15. I now follow APJ via e-mail. My inbox is happy.

    L’Occitane’s Eau des 4 Voleurs had a nice jolt of cloves, which I love in aromatic fragrances. I miss that one.

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  16. I follow by email, and I’m intrigued by Vanille & Narcisse, especially with spring just barely out of reach. Madagascar and France – what a lovely combination.

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