Inspired by nature, beauty and light, L’Occitane’s new fragrance is the season’s olfactory must-have.
Fragrance and beauty specialist L’Occitane is set to launch its highly anticipated new fragrance, Terre de Lumière. Created by a trio of master perfumers – Calice Becker, Shyamala Maisondieu and Nadège Le Garlantezec – the new olfactory must-have captures the golden glow of the Provence sky during dusk, dubbed the Golden Hour, and transports the user onto the vast, colourful and scent-filled fields of the French region.
Terre de Lumière is a smooth aromatic gourmand that is sweet, yet sophisticated and feminine. I love the concept of it being inspired by light, and I almost want to describe the fragrance itself as ‘glowing’ even though I know that doesn’t really make sense. The top notes are actually quite fresh, with Bergamot and Pink Pepper, but they dry down quickly into an intoxicating, velvety veil of scent.
Terre de Lumière plays on the tension between masculine freshness and delicious feminine softness. It’s a very innovative scent, the first gourmand aromatic fragrance from L’Occitane, absolutely addictive.
The smooth sweetness is thanks to the dominant heart note of Lavender Honey, although neither the lavender or the honey stand out alone in the scent. It’s balanced out by a musky base of White Musk, Tonka Bean and Bitter Almond. It’s warm, comforting and feminine.
The multi-faceted nature of the fragrance is owed to the combination of different experiences by its three creators; from Shyamala’s memory of lavender honey to Nadège’s subtle additions of almond to Calice’s final touches of a floral element.
To complement the breathtaking scent a special bottle had to also be created. “To find the ideal shape, we decided to focus on the luxury of simplicity, which Provence embodies,” said Olivier Baussan, Founder of L’Occitane. “The bottle is iconic and elegant. The cap represents a pebble picked up in a field of lavender as the sun sets. There’s something very sensorial about it”.
Terre de Lumiére is available now from L’Occitane stores, retailers and online here. It’s available in 50ml and 90ml and there’s also a shower get and body lotion as part of the collection.