L'Occitane En Provence Un Noël À Grasse | Review

Since I've spilled all the deets in the presentation post, I'll spare you of repeating myself. So if you're not familiar with what this collection is based upon than click HERE for the presentation post since it's filled with all the interesting information. I'll be going straight at the products which lay hidden in a beautiful holiday present box set. Fleur d’Or & Acacia L`Occitane en Provence EDT for women (75ml)* is the undeniable star of this majestic range. Now, I have tried, tested, purchased and received numerous fragrant offerings from L'Occitane and I love to think that I am familiar with their products and scents. This specific fragrance is something I personally consider to be one of the best olfactory creations I've discovered from this brand.



Posto sam sve detalje o ovoj kolekciji navela u postu o prezentaciji iste, necu se ponavljati. Ukoliko niste upoznati sa samom kolekcijom, na cemu se temelji, cime je bila inspirisana – onda toplo preporucujem da bacite pogled na post OVDJE. Tu sam detaljno izvijestila o detaljima koji bi vas mogli zanimati. Ja cu se direktno “uhvatiti u kostac” sa slatkisima koji su me docekali skriveni u fantasticnom poklon setu. Fleur d’Or & Acacia L`Occitane en Provence EDT za zene (75ml)* je nesumnjvo zvijezda ovog mocnog niza noviteta kojim su nas pocastili iz L'Occitane-a pred kraj tekuce godine. Posto sam isprobala, testirala, kupila a bilo mi je i dosta puta poklonjen prilican broj mirisnih ostvarenja iz L'Occitane-a, volim misliti kako posjedujem odredjeno znanje i iskustvo kada su njihovi mirisi u pitanju. Konkretno, mislim da je ovaj miris mozda i jedno od najboljih olfaktornih kreacija koje su predstavljene od strane ovog brenda.
 

Fleur d’Or & Acacia L`Occitane en Provence EDT for women (75ml)* has landed at my top three L'Occitane fragrances I've ever tried. The fact that this is only a holiday season scent worries me a bit since I won't be able to purchase it all year round but I honestly couldn't imagine using it during any other season than winter. First off, the packaging is swell. I love the “sleeve” idea where the product is  found in a basic box but over it we have a pretty, illustrated “sleeve” overlapping and charming me with its whimsical design. When you finally reveal the true treasure – the fragrance itself, you get blown away by its scent without even taking the cap off the spritz. I've actually smelled it from its box and that's how potent this scent is. The luxurious glass flacon seems dripping in gold. The elongated square shape is known to me from the previous Grasse fragrances but the golden colored cap & spritzer and the light golden tinged juice inside make a sumptuous and unique perception of this scent. It's all very minimal yet it oozes with festive spirit. I must say that the spritzer is of a perfect quality and it always dispenses equal dosage of the fragrance. Not a mist, more of a proper spritz. You can unscrew the spritzer, so after you've used it up, you can reuse the bottle.

Fleur d’Or & Acacia L`Occitane en Provence EDT za zene (75ml)* se ugnijezdio u moja top tri L'Occitane parfema koja sam do sada imala prilike isprobati. Cinjenica da se ovdje radi o iskljucivo praznicnoj ediciji me brine posto ga necu moci kupiti i koristiti tokom cijele godine no, iskreno, ne bih ni mogla zamisliti da ga koristim u bilo koje drugo doba osim tokom zime. Prije svega, pakovanje mi se dopalo. Dopada mi se ideja o “kosuljici” kojom je sama kutija presvucena. Ta “kosuljica” je ilustrovana na jedan mastovit nacin, svojstven ovom brendu. Kada napokon oslobodite ovo mirisno blago od zastitne ambalaze, tek onda cete doci do srzi cjelokupne kolekcije. Dojmiti ce vas i prije nego ga upotrijebite na vlastitoj kozi, prije nego uklonite cep sa rasprsivaca. Licno sam ovaj miris osjetila iz kutije – toliko je intenzivan. Kada je uzmete u ruke, luksuzna ukrasna staklena bocica djeluje kao da je upravo izronila iz tekuceg zlata. Izduzeni kvadratni oblik bocice je poznat vec od prethodnih mirisnih uradaka iz Grasse kolekcije. Ipak, zlatni poklopac i rasprsivac te njezno zuckasto-zlacana nijansa same tekucine doprinose cjelokupnom dozivljaju koji je uistinu poseban. Rijec je o jednom minimalistickom komadu koji istovremeno isijava praznicnim duhom. Moram napomenuti da je rasprsivac izvrsnog kvaliteta i uvijek izbacuje jednaku kolicinu mirisa. Nije rijec o izmaglici vec o pravcatom mlazu parfema koji je idealno doziran. Takodjer, kada istrosite parfem, mozete rasprsivac odvrnuti i bocicu iskoristiti na neki kreativan nacin.

As for the scent itself, I was heavily surprised at it's sillage and longevity since this is EDT, after all. Some L'Occitane scents are quite faint, especially the Spring/ Summer offerings. I'm really satisfied that this Eau de Toilette is so powerful, that it borders and florts with the Eau de Perfume label. To describe it, I'd say that it's a yellow floral but it also has a prominent honey note throughout. The lemon and bergamot at the opening are so fast moving that I can barely register them. Mimose is the heart of this fragrance and it colors the air in yellow, golden and cream hues whenever I take a whiff of this masterpiece. However, I do get a honey-like note, something very reminiscent of Spring as well. And this should be no surprise since it does have notes of acacia. Have you ever smelled white acacia flower buds? If you have, you'll know exactly of what this fragrance smells. I love acacia flowers and I've always spotted bees buzzing around them. This might actually explain why I was surrounded by bees during the warmer days when I've worn this EDT. Incredible to see a girl with 5 to 6 bees behind her back? Yup, that was me. I'd estimate the longevity to 8h-10h which categorizes this EDT as a very strong EDT indeed. But you do get a gentle crash of olfactory waves every now and then beyond this time as well. Sillage is moderate with a tendency to heavy (if the air is cooler).

Sto se same mirisne kompozicije tice, jako sam iznenadjena sillage-om i trajnosti koju ova toaletna voda (EDT) posjeduje – narocito ako imamo na umu da se ipak radi o EDT verziji. Neki L'Occitane mirisi nisu najintenzivnijeg karaktera, (narocito ljetni ili proljetni mirisi). Ipak, izuzetno sam zadovoljna ovom toaletnom vodom koja mi granici i koketira na granici da kvalitetom prevagne na stranu istinske parfemske edicije. Kako bih opisala ovaj miris, reci cu da se radi o cvijetnoj kompoziciji zute boje no istovremeno je prisutna i medena nota. Limun i bergamot pri otvaranju se jako brzo krecu kroz zrak te ih tek jedva uspijem registrovati nosnicama. Mimoza je cvrsto srce ove mirisne kompozicije te trenutacno oboji zrak u zute, zlatne i krem tonove svaki put kada udahnem njene note. Kao sto sam spomenula, osjetim i krasnu medenu notu koja me podsjeca na proljece. Da li ste ikada pomirisali bijele pupoljke bagrema mozda? Oni koji jesu ce tacno znati na sta ovaj miris podsjeca. Volim cvijet bagrema i uvijek bih vidjela pcelice kako zuje oko tih cvjetova. Ovo bi sjecanje moglo objasniti zasto sam bila okruzena pcelama tokom toplijih dana pocetkom novembra, kada god bih nosila ovaj miris. Mozete zamisliti prizor osobe koja dok hoda gradom ima barem 5-6 pcelica koje joj zuje iza ledja? Da, to bih bila ja. Trajnost ovog mirisa bih ocijenila na 8-10 sati sto premijesta ovu toaletnu vodu u red iznimno intenzivnih EDT edicija. No tokom tih 8-10 sati, posljednja 3-4 sata je miris dosta njezniji i samo se povremeno pojavljuju valovi veceg intenziteta. Sillage je umjeren sa tendencijom na izrazito jak (kada je zrak hladniji).

The fragrance is this amazing combo of white acacia blossoms dancing on the air stream, mimosa pollen fairy dust and sweet honey along with some dry wood and musk. This one has to be one of the best things I've smelled from L'Occitane and it's something I'd purchase with my own money. Next up is the Fleur d’Or & Acacia L`Occitane en Provence perfumed shower gel (175ml)*. The same elongated square shape is present and what definitely caught my eye were the golden sparkles inside of the gel. They look so beautiful, like gold dust mixed into the gel. And the gel is quite thick, may I add. Since the dispenser here is a cap with a tiny slit, this isn't the happiest solution and it requires a fair amount of elbow grease to get things running while the bottle is still new. The thick consistency needs to be pushed out of the small slit on the top of the nozzle but it does get out of there easier after you've used it up a bit. I think that the golden shimmer has only the decorative value and it goes with the holiday theme perfectly. The mimosa/acacia/honey scent isn't as strong as with the EDT but it does exactly what it says on the tin – it leaves skin delicately fragranced. The most important thing here is that it's not drying at all which makes it a perfect winter shower gel.

Miris je nevjerovatna kombinacija bijelih latica bagrema koje plesu na zracnim strujama, vilinske prasine od polena mimoze te slatkog meda, uz malo susenog drveta i mosusa. Definitivno jedno od najljepsih mirisnih ostvarenja iz L'Occitane-a. Slijedeci na redu je Fleur d’Or & Acacia L`Occitane en Provence parfimirani gel za tusiranje (175ml)* . Istog je izduzenog, cetvrtastog oblika a ono sto je meni zapalo za oko su sitne zlatne sljokice u njemu. Djeluju prekrasno, kao da je zlatna prasina pomijesana sa gelom i izlivena u bocicu. Gel je dosta guste konzistencije a posto je u sklopu cepa predvidjen samo mali otvor za doziranje – mislim da to nije bilo najsretnije rjesenje. Potreban je prilican pritisak na bocicu kako bih na pocetku (dok je gel tek nacet) istisnuti zeljenu kolicinu istog. Nakon par koristenja je lakse koristiti ga. Mislim da je zlatni shimmer tu cisto dekoracije radi i potpuno se slaze uz praznicnu tematiku. Miris mimoze/bagrema/meda nije toliko izrazen kao u toaletnoj vodi no upravo je tako i navedeno na pakovanju – njezno namirise kozu nakon koristenja. Najbitnija stvar je da ova tusiralica uopste ne isusuje kozu sto je cini idealnim zimskim gelom za tusiranje.

It doesn't foam up but it produces a milky emulsion when in contact with water. That emulsion is actually very efficient at cleansing the skin and it even doubles up as a shaving cream for me. It truly isn't drying and I don't even need lotion on some parts of my body after using it (my shins are always dry though). Definitely a beautiful shower gel which I'd love to buy for myself after I've used this bottle. The scent and the holiday themed golden shimmer do make this one stand out as a perfect holiday gift. The most affordable pick out of the bunch is the Fleur d’Or & Acacia L`Occitane en Provence hand cream (30ml)*. The same design is present but the shape of the packaging is the same as with the rest of L'Occitane hand creams. I was worried if this one would be nourishing enough since it is a part of a fragrance range but it does stand up to the cool weather successfully. It actually makes hands really smooth and the mimosa/acacia/honey scent is rather powerful. Amazing cream which keeps hands soft even after the second wash. It isn't the most hard-working out there but it doesn't lack the nourishing power either. This truly is a well though and well executed range for which I predict to be a total success for L'Occitane.

Tusiralica se ne pjeni vec u dodiru sa vodom stvara mlijecu emulziju. Ta je emulzija iznimno efektan cistac koze a ja ga koristim i pri brijanju. Potpuno mi je zamijenio kremu za brijanje. Uopste nije isusujuci tako da mi nekada losion za tijelo nije ni potreban (iako su moje potkoljenice uvijek isusene, tako da njih izostavljam). Ovo je krasna tusiralica koju bih sebi  kupila i kada ovaj primjerak istrosim. Fantastican miris i praznicni shimmer je cine idealnim poklonom za praznike koji su pred nama. Najpristupacniji komad od navedena tri je Fleur d’Or & Acacia L`Occitane en Provence krema za ruke (30ml)*. Istog je dizajna ali samo pakovanje je klasicno kao za sve L'Occitane kremice za ruke. Ono o cemu sam razmisljala i sto me brinulo jeste da li ce mi ova krema biti dovoljno njegujuca posto je ipak dio mirisne kolekcije. Drago mi je sto je ipak hranljive formulacije i uspjesno ce da se suprotstavi svim problemima koje hladno vrijeme izaziva. Izvrsno izgladi kozu ruku a mirisna nota mimoze/bagrema/meda je prilicno intenzivna. Odlicna krema koja odrzava moje ruke mekim i nakon dva pranja tecnim sapunom. Mislim da nije najmasnija krema koju mozete nabaviti za svoje ruke ali uopste ne manjka po pitanju njege cak i dosta suhe koze. Ovo je zaista jedna odlicno osmisljena i jos bolje izvedena kolekcija koju nam je pripremio L'Occitane te predvidjam da ce biti jako uspjesna.

Cijene proizvoda iz Un Noël À Grasse – Fleur d’Or & Acacia L`Occitane en Provence, su slijedece;

  • Fleur d’Or & Acacia L`Occitane en Provence EDT za zene (75ml) | 109KM
  • Fleur d’Or & Acacia L`Occitane en Provence mlijeko za tijelo (175ml) | 36KM
  • Fleur d’Or & Acacia L`Occitane en Provence gel za tusiranje (175ml) | 23KM
  • Fleur d’Or & Acacia L`Occitane en Provence sapun | 9KM
  • Fleur d’Or & Acacia L`Occitane en Provence krema za ruke (30ml) | 13,50KM
  • Fleur d’Or & Acacia L`Occitane en Provence sjajilo za usne (15ml) | 21KM

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  1. Anonymous
    Novembar 24, 2013 / 9:31 am

    Kakve slike draga Selma!
    Uvijek odusevis!!

    Pozdrav iz Zenice
    Alma

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