Disclaimer: This post is based on a free
product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own
opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.
|L’Occitane’s Pivoine Flora (Peony) Eau De Toilette Spray|
Ancient legend has it there once was a fairy of such
extraordinary beauty that the gods out of jealousy turned Paeonia into a peony
flower, locking her magnificence forever into countless intoxicating
petals. Her gentle essence remained trapped through the ages– that is until
May 2010 when L’Occitane en Provence with the help of garden expert,
Jean-Luc Riviere, helped release Paeonia from bondage through the fresh floral
and green notes of their haunting Pivoine fragrance.
How L’Occitane managed to seduce Paeonia to delve
into their bottles and share her unforgettable peony loveliness is a
well-guarded secret. Nonetheless, Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette is
so much more than a typical floral thanks to how well rounded the scent is with
an abundance of lively green for balance.
Though a bit heady at the start, the top notes of bergamot
and grapefruit light the sparkling path to subdue her unmeasured beauty of
the peony as she magically moves upward.
The delicate heart is full of her warmth and love, flaying
her fairy wings in the green leaves and the blooming bouquets of peony and rose
as she celebrates her freedom. Joyful to be back in nature, she flies
singing a sweet romantic song admiring the breathtaking world around her.
The base is Paeonia resting after her busy day as she
settles for the night. This is reflected in the softness of sandalwood for her bed and white musk
as her pillow when the fresh green floral of Pivoine Eau de
Toilette becomes powdery and mesmerizing like it is gently rocking the branches
cradling beautiful Paeonia to sleep.
C’est magnifique! Any floral fragrance lover would
adore L’Occitane’s work with Pivoine, if they too had the chance
to breathe in its magic essence. This is perfect for those that seek a
fresh green twist to their floral with a whisper of a soft finish.
In fact, this peony fragrance would make an ideal Mother’s
Day gift so do look into it if you want to see a beautiful reaction on your
mother’s or wife’s face.
The 2.5 fl. oz. Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette Spray
retails for $47. Other products in the Pivoine collection include
Eau de Parfum, Body Milk, Soap, and a Shower Gel. Check it out because I’m
nuts about it!