There are pleasant moments of discovery: a vintage fragrance at the thrift store, a twenty dollar bill in the coat pocket, and a home scent that lasts well without a product being burned, melted or crushed. A tin of L'Occitane Solid Home Perfume does just that as the little white cubes infuse the air beautifully and perceptibly. It is a pleasure to come home and be greeted by a wonderful scent.
Candied Fruit is inspired by a Provencal dessert. A honeyed sweetness bears traces of dried figs, apricots and vanilla. The luscious composition is drizzled with chocolate and dusted with patchouli. The scent is not unlike Thierry Mugler’s Angel, however it is more honeyed, with a rich plummy note. While I admire Angel, I rarely wear it for the fear of it being too strong. Candied Fruit has none of that suffocating headiness, and in the air, it is a scent of freshly baked honey pastries and caramel sauce.
Unlike a bowl of potpourri, each little cube can be discretely hidden away, its presence only known through the lovely rich fragrance. Moreover, the metal tin is quite sensible for transportation. In addition, L’Occitane offers a beautiful pomander, which fans out revealing compartments for Perfume Cubes.
A $14.00 tin of L'Occitane Candied Fruit Solid Home Perfume contains 4 cubes.
You sure DO know how to inspire lemmings!!! How much does a cube last, do you know? That tin would be perfect for closing them up when DH is home so they wouldn't bother him!
What Trina said! You had me rushing to the UK l'Occitane site. Do you need the pomander, do you know, or can you just leave the tin open?
I have the Spicy Orange, I just leave the top off, I don't have the pomander. It has been on my desk for over a year I bet. It lasts several months and when it dries out and isn't so fragrant, I sprinkle some water on it, put the lid back on overnight, and in the morning it's renewed! Definitely worth the price!
T, these cubes last for several months. They are incredibly strong. And even if they fade, you can do what Victoria below recommended–sprinkle with water and let them sit in the closed tin. The beautiful scent will return.
No, pomander is nice, but not necessary. In fact, I just prefer the minimalist approach–leaving the tin open.
V, I agree! It is such a great purchase, given the quality and the price. I, of course, now need the Spicy Orange.
Woman, besides myself, you must be the most dessert loving, kindred spirit I have the pleasure of knowing. :):) I love it when you analogize fragrances to sweets, because you capture my attention each and every time you do it!
And no burning either! I will have to sniff this one out, the next time I visit the L'occitane store at the mall.
R, I do have a big sweet tooth, even though I like sweet scents more around me than on my skin. Of course, there are always exceptions.
What a lovely review! You inspired me to make a trip to L'Occitane to buy some. In the store, I realized that L'Occitane's pewter incense-cone holder ($6) is the perfect size to contain just one of these cubes. My office now smells delicious.