Today I show you one of my all-time fave ranges from L’Occitane: Fleurs de Cerisier. This season L’Occitane has released a limited edition Fleurs de Cerisier L’Eau range, created from cherry blossoms in the Luberon orchards in the Provence, France. The cherry tree is widespread in the Luberon region, and changes colours with the seasons, inspiring the artists behind L’Occitane to capture the poetic beauty & scents of the feminine cherry blossoms and translate them into fragrances and delicate bath & body products.
First up from the new Fleurs de Cerisier L’eau range is this delicate and fruity Eau de Toilette. It smells very fresh and zesty even, which is supposed to smell like the very first cherry blossoms, a scent that is reminiscent of spring in the South of France. Even though it first smells really zesty due to the top notes of lemon, blackcurrant and watermelon, it lingers quite subtly on the skin. After a couple of minutes the sweet scent of cherry blossoms, cherries, roses and violets arises and eventually finishes with a subtle hint of white musk, cedar and sandalwood.
I also love the cute pink packaging with embossed cherry blossoms. Very frivolous and perfect for the spring time.
It’s still quite cold in Belgium, so my lips can use every bit of moisture they can get. My partner-in-crime for this everlasting battle against chapped lips has been this Cherry Blossom lip balm. Enriched with shea butter, this delicate balm helps moisturise and softly beautify lips. I like how it feels on my lips. Very smooth and non-sticky. It also contains some cherry extract leaving some scent & flavour, but it’s very subtle. The balm comes in this handy (& pretty) squeeze tube with a nice slant applicator, making application on-the-go really easy.
We continue this journey into the ‘regular’ cherry blossom range with one of L’Occitane’s cult products: hand cream! I’ve gone through tons and tons of these babies. Enriched with shea butter, this creamy and non-greasy moisturiser nourishes and protects hands, leaving them delicately scented. Each collection at L’Occitane has it’s own hand cream, so all there’s left to do is to pick your favourite scent. They’re easy to carry around in your bag, are reasonably priced and are perfect for on-the-go because they sink into the skin so quickly, leaving a velvety soft finish.
For those who can’t get enough of a certain scent you can also opt for a cute little soap. I got myself one of the Cherry Blossom mini soap bars. I haven’t used it yet as I’m trying to save it for when I move out (and because it’s so darn cute). This one is also enriched with cherry extract to leave the skin delicately perfumed with a floral fruity scent. You can use it for both your hands & body, although I think it would look great as a bathroom soap.
The Fleurs de Cerisier range is still one of my faves from L’ Occitane, right next to Amande and Fleurs Chérie and Verbena. As I’m trying to complete my collection, the first things I’m glancing at is the Fleurs de Cerisier scented candle and Fleurs de Cerisier L’eau fragrance touch. To be continued…
L’Occitane Fleurs de Cerisier EDT (50 ml)* € 36
L’Occitane Fleurs de Cerisier Lip Balm (12 ml)* € 7,50
L’Occitane Fleurs de Cerisier Soap (50 g) € 4
L’Occitane Fleurs de Cerisier Hand Cream (30 ml) € 7,50
L’Occitane is available at L’ Occitane stores & counters at department stores,
online and at Essenza.