L’Occitane’s Holiday gifting features a brand new fragrance, Arlésienne, a lively feminine fusion of three flowers. Arlésienne features extracts of rose from Grasse, saffron and violets from Provence and comes in everything from a Lip Balm to Shower Gels, Hand Cream and Eau de Toilette ($12 - $50; usa.loccitane.com).
The Arlésienne Holiday Kit ($60; usa.loccitane.com) comes with a Mini Shower Cream, Hand Cream, Beauty Milk and an Eau de Toilette, packaged beautifully in a giftable box, but the folks at L’Occitane were kind enough to include a Solid Perfume as well. As for the fragrance itself, its a fabulous year round perfume for a rose lover like me. The Hand Cream is great for the day, does not feel heavy or greasy and absorbs quickly. The Shower Cream is a gentle cleanser that leaves you smelling amazing and doesn’t dry skin out. I love L’Occitane's Fragranced Beauty/Body Milk (their version of a light body lotion) - I’ve tried a few across various fragrances and think they are great for light layering, don’t feel too heavy and leave a beautiful trail of fragrance. The Eau de Toilette is great for everyday, it startes off a light circusy floral, the rose notes kick in after the fragrance settles down a little more and the dry down is a soft powdery floral with a touch of creaminess from the sandalwood. Its lovely and definitely one I’d be wearing a lot more in the Spring. The solid perfume is a great handbag size and while not as floral as the EDT on me, its quite light, fresh and not too strong. I love the packaging of the Arlésienne line as well. The EDT especially comes in a beautifully crafted bottle and all of them layer really well and last much longer when layered. If you like soft, powdery florals and anything rose based, definitely check Arlésienne out when you stop by a L'Occitane Boutique.