Wednesday, 28 March 2012

L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Perfume Review

Growing up in beautiful Quetta valley, I remember cherry blossoms meant another new school year, and an end to long icy winters. There was nothing  more pleasurable than sitting under an umbrella of fluffy, pale pink cherry blossoms, and reading your favorite book. Boughs heavy, laden with fragrant blossoms, pink petals covering the ground like snowflakes, Wafts of scented air all around you, and wishing if only cherry blossom season could last forever. It was like being in Dr. Seuss world, pink trees and all.
I wasn't too excited when I first saw this perfume. I'm sure you'll agree with me here that cherry blossom fragrance has been done to death. Pick up any brand and you will find some kind of product featuring this scent. Be it candles, body mists, lotions, shampoos or soaps. I have been lucky enough to grow up with the scents of apple, almond and cherry blossoms around me, and know their distinctive fragrance quite well. Sadly, most of these cherry blossom scented products do NOT smell like real cherry blossom at all.
It's not an easy scent to capture, it's quite abstract, and no, it does not smell of sugary sweet cherries that most brands have us believe with their never ending lines of generic smelling products.
Cherry blossoms have a green smell, with a touch of soft fresh floral which is hard to describe. I think L' Occitane did a very good job at capturing that scent.
A fresh and floral fragrance that celebrates the beauty of the cherry blossoms during the first days of spring. 

 Cherry Blossom (Fleurs de Cerisier) eau de toilet was launched in spring of 2007.Cherry blossom is an evitable part of the spring South France landscape, so this perfume represents the scent of an early spring. Cherry note is accompanied by freesia, black currant, lily-of-the-valley, rose tree, amber and musk. It is available as 100 ml EDT, 10 gr solid perfume and additional body care line, as well as scented candles. (source)
In Provence, cherry tree blossoms create a magical landscape of light pink flowers. L'OCCITANE's best selling fresh and floral fragrance range celebrates the poetic beauty of Cherry Blossom and its delicate flowers during the first days of spring. 

L' Occitane's cherry blossom starts off green and airy, reminiscent of a mild, fresh spring day. After a while, delicate soft florals make an appearance, freesia being most prominent. Thankfully, none of the fruity notes appeared on my skin, which I think would have made the scent too sweet.
 It's a beautiful skinscent that stays green and clean with the lightest touch of musk. Delicate and easy to wear throughout the hottest of weathers. The lasting power of the solid perfume is amazing. The best cherry blossom in my opinion.
CATEGORY: FLORAL
TOP NOTES: Cherry, Freesia, Lily-of-the-valley, Black Currant, Brazilian Rosewood
BASE NOTES: Amber, Musk, Cherry blossom 
GOOD FOR: Spring/Summer. Day/Casual.

Available at L'Occitane's website for $12 for the solid perfume







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36 comments:

Iheartmexo said...

i have not actually tried this but sounds good and perfect for summer i think :)

Nida Moughal said...

nice review have not tried this one...

sahar awan said...

grt review as always

Namita said...

So true girl..defining what cherry blossom smells like is so difficult and then most of the cherry blossom fragrance products present in market are no where close to it, they all smell sugary and not what exactly it is.
Good review :) and as always a delight to read what you write :)
Thanks !!

Sana said...

wowww such a great review and it def seems like a great product :)

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Sarah said...

Thanks for reminding me about this great scent! I have a travel set of the lotion and body wash, I loooove the way it smells... Maybe someday I will splurge on larger sizes so I can justify using it more often! To my nose, there is a slightly woodsy scent beneath the floral that I just adore.

Hunter87 said...

Great review I only wish that I can smell it as I read your post.
Great pics too.

Pandora`s Box said...

@Iheatmexo: It's really nice for the summers. Not too sweet at all.

@Nida Moughal: It's kind of like the body shop's cherry blossom scent, but not that artificial smelling.

@Sahar Awan: Thank you so much.

@Namita:Thank you so much Namita. You comments always make my day :)

@sana: You should try this. I'm sure you'll like it,

@Lauren: Thanks for dropping by. I'll be checking out your blog.

@Sarah: It must be the rosewood you're smelling which is stated in the notes. How I wish I could smell it too. I can't detect it in the solid perfume. I'm glad you enjoy this beautiful scent.

@Hunter87:I'm sure you will like it if you like wearing fresh delicate scents.

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Su said...

Great review :) This is a gorgeous spring scent. So true, it is not really a fruity scent and like that it is not sweet but light and fresh. I have the little heart shaped solid perfume and it is not getting the love it deserves.
You are lucky that you have experienced real cherry blossom! I am not sure if I have.

Emma Kershaw said...

Great review! I love the look of the solid perfume! I love cherry blossom :)

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nayabloves said...

The packaging is absolutely adorable! Reminds me of the body shops lychee blossom packaging. haven't ever heard of the brand except i think that maybe they make hand creams as well? Great review :)

Jayme and Mendi said...

Just love these photos!! And if it smells like it looks (the packaging is so pretty) then I'd love it! :-)

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ZatZ said...

I want to be able to smell this one.. sooon :)

Pandora`s Box said...

Thanks Rabi. I will surely drop by your blog

Pandora`s Box said...

My friend says that she smells blackberries in this. I'm not sure I would like to smell that . Love it all floral and fresh .

Pandora`s Box said...

Thanks for stopping by. Yes it's really cute. Lasts a long time too

Pandora`s Box said...

Yes they do make creams too. It's a nice brand I so wish they launch it officially here.

Pandora`s Box said...

Give it a sniff. I'm sure you would like it. I dont think anyone would hate this scent. It's very pretty.

Pandora`s Box said...

I know you would love it:) its all pink too which is a bonus ;)

May said...

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Arrianna said...

Sounds like it smells really awesome and the bottles look delicious!lol

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Mikimoto Angel said...

I love Cherry Blossoms, and a perfume with a scent like it would definitely make me melt. That's nice! :-)

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Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

In love with every single cherry blossom photo!! Stunning.


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k come karolina said...

i love it!!!



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city said...

nice opinion.. thanks for sharing...

Aarthi said...

I have this solid perfume and reviewed it very recently :)

Starlight said...

Wow! The description of Quetta's cherry blossom fairy-tale world-scape just swept me off my feet...wow! As for L'Occitaine cherry blossom...dunno abt that yet but I do use their entire Rose Pivoine and Rose 4 Reines items. Hmmm..maybe I'll post a blog on it. If you have time to spare, then pls do check out my color&fragrance&beauty blog: starlightshimmer.blogspot.com

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