April 25, 2017

L’OCCITANE Terre de Lumière Eau de Parfum Review

L’OCCITANE en Provence’s recently launched its first gourmand aromatic fragrance called Terre de Lumière. This elegant and supremely feminine fragrance is designed to capture the “Essence of the Golden Hour” - the unique moment in time right before the sun sets when the light embraces the sky. 
The fragrance itself is bright, musky, romantic and youthful. It's the kind of fragrance I would wear all the time. Formulated with the finest and ethically sourced Orpur® label raw materials, Terre de Lumière, is a rich, enveloping and sensual fragrance that is an olfactory delight and a must have for this season.
I was lucky to experience this fragrance and have my initials engraved on the bottle, thanks to L'Occitane Canada. I can't wait to share it with you.

Let's begin with the packaging. The ochre bottle is simple and elegant and the red cap reflects the colors of the sunset. It represents a pebble picked up in a lavender field as the sun sets. The bottle nicely reflects the sunlight. I wish I had enough sun to capture the 'essence of the golden hour' but I am positive, because this scent promises the beginning of a new time, a season, a newer me. It's a refreshing scent that has a calming effect on me. 

Terre de Lumière was created by a trio of exceptional female perfumers of the renowned Givaudan fragrance house: Calice Becker, Shyamala Maisondieu and Nadege La Guarlantezec.  For this unique creation, the perfumers chose to use five Orpurs® label ingredients which means that each ingredient is very carefully selected and of the highest quality standard. They are: Bergamot essence, Ambrette seed absolute, Fine Lavender essence, Beewax Absolute and Tonka Bean resinoid.

Once sprayed the fresh burst of zesty top notes of bergamot delight all my senses before slowly settling into sensual balsamic and musky base notes of ambrette seed. At the heart of Terre de Lumière is the vanilla sweetness from tonka bean and lavender honey. This fragrance feels unique and so appropriate for summer time. It lasts 3-4 hours on skin but a little bit longer on clothes. I can still smell it off the neck line of my blouse after 24 hours. It did not stain my clothes either. 

The unique layering of fruity and floral scents with a heavier musky basenote make it a wonderful combination that is bold but not overpowering and sensual but not flirty. It's a sophisticated fragrance that is true to femininity; its strong, bold, sexy and yet soft, romantic and youthful. I absolutely adore this scent and I recommend you try this out and experience Terre de Lumière yourself. It also makes a great Mother's Day gift! 

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