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 en Provence’s The Vert & Bigarade Eau de Toilette|
When L’Occitane en Provence’s founder, Olivier Baussan
and perfumer, Karine Dubreuil visualized the La Collection de Grasse, they were
intent on capturing the historic essences of Provence through each of four fragrances. The Vert & Bigarade, the
third scent that I am bringing to you, is another stunning achievement
since they managed to bottle the fresh green landscape of Southern France as
it softly blows in against the warm ocean breeze in this beautiful unisex eau de
You immediately pick up the orange and bitter
orange top notes against the lush green to greet you. Due to careful
weighing of citrus to green, this is a warm welcome with gentler
freshness. If you close your eyes and inhale, you can smell the orange floating in the air lazily drifting among the greens to
give The Vert & Bigarade its transparency as well.
Once the citrus unites with the green tea and the
herbal influence of yerba mate in the heart, the fragrance cools slightly and
evolves. The eucalyptus like smell of that herb gives that aromatic green
scent a distinct smoothness to those notes of green tea for a comforting
presence that you gravitate toward.
The base is rooted to the earth with woods and
herbs that help keep this light fragrance grounded. The notes of cedar,
thyme, and musk lend a calming strength and seductive quality to this fragrance
that is undeniably irresistible.
This is a gorgeous green tea fragrance I am crazy
about that is ideal for warm weather. I almost forgot to mention this is
another L’Occitane en Provence’s La Collection de Grasse scent that has incredible
Regardless of sex, I think this fragrance would work for anyone
with happy results. Think of it as a mini-vacation to the South of France
because it smells like you have just returned only bringing that trip’s
pleasant aroma back with you. The Vert & Bigarade Eau de Toilette retails for $75. Do pick a bottle up
for a warm escape!
To get a better feel about the first two fragrances in La
Collection de Grasse, read my reviews of Jasmine & Bergamote and Magnolia & Mure. Look for my take on the final fragrance in this line with the Vanille & Narcisse in an upcoming review.
Disclaimer: A free product was provided to
facilitate this review only–not my opinion.*