Fresh and subtle yet lingering; Osmanthus the new fragrance by L’OCCITANE is the quintessential spring fragrance.
Inspired by the Osmanthus flower which blooms in the autumn and releases its scent at a time when most other flowers have already faded; the Osmanthus flower has a rich history in China.
It’s a symbol of good luck and has been used in Chinese cuisine for many years – seasoning tea, cakes, syrups, and rice wine.
The Osmanthus used in this fragrance is sourced in Guilin, a city in southern China, the word ‘Guilin’ means ‘Osmanthus’ (Gui) ‘forest’ (Lin). Referring to the large number of Yellow Osmanthus trees located in and around the city, it depicts a natural landscape, reputed in China to be the ‘finest under heaven’.
Top notes: Apricot Delight, Pear Accord, Bitter Orange Oil Dry Down: Cedarwood Oil Orpur®, Ambrettolide, Sandalwood Accord
Heart Notes: Osmanthus Flower Absolute Orpur®, Mahonial, Carrot Seed Oil Orpur®
Dry Down: Cedarwood Oil Orpur®, Ambrettolide, Sandalwood Accord
The Absolute of Osmanthus Flower Orpur® from China is harvested by hand, and kept in a brine bath for three months, during which a fermentation process takes place, enriching the olfactory profile of the osmanthus. It’s then blended with Mahonial, this floral note remains light, while the Carrot Seed Oil Orpur® rounds the scent out with warm and earthy undertones.
Fragrance has the ability to elevate moods and transport us to a better place and this does just that. Taking me to a place full of sunshine and filled with fruity scents even if I’m still in lockdown.
The Osmanthus fragrance is available now but there’s more. An entire range focused on the Osmanthus scent. There’s a shower gel, soap, body cream, among others. Click here to check out the entire range.