L'Occitane will add a fifth fragrance to their Notre Flore (see Myrte, Iris, Cedre & Neroli, all 2007) range next month. The Notre Flore line, which has a higher price point than other L'Occitane fragrances, was inspired by the company's Provençal roots and draws on raw materials from the Mediterranean region.
Jasminum grandiflorum from the Nile Delta is the focus of the new scent; additional notes include bergamot, ivy leaves, orange blossom, lily of the valley, cedar and amber.
L'Occitane Notre Flore Jasmin will be available in 75 ml Eau de Parfum, and in a refillable 7.5 ml purse spray. (via cosmetiquemag.fr, purebeauty.co.uk)
Seems like I was the only one to like L'occitane's Iris. I'd like to try jasmine just out of curiosity but it seems like it's not going to be a long-lasting scent. I love fresh, beautiful jasmine flowers but they are rarely not very long-lasting in fragrances.
L'Occitane keeps trying but just never delivers on their EDTs, plus their prices get inflated nearly every year, so it's becoming so expensive I can't rationalize buying their great shea butter soap bars. Also, their turnover of product (they discontinue fragrances at the drop of a hat) is so damn frustrating.
I tried the Notre Flore scents and was deeply disappointed, but not surprised. Maybe this will be better? Some of the notes look intriguing; I'm afraid the lily will mess them up, though. Heh.
(I worked there for two years, so I can heap on criticism by the ton. ;P)
IN: I like their Iris too, when I sampled it, but couldn't justify buying it I guess (my fave iris is Different Company). That and the Cedre were both nice enough.
I own a couple of the scents that L'O does in smaller sizes — because they're such cheap thrills — I like their green tea scents (including one with Jasmine which isn't sold in the small 20ml bottle anymore), and also their myrrh scent, Eau d'Iparie. I probably wouldn't mind owning Ruban d'Orange either (but was disappointed by Feu d'Orange).
See, you're not alone
I would have liked the whole NF collection had it been cheaper. Just not good enough for the price, IMHO. I'd like some Ruban d'Orange too though!
See above — agree w/ you, these are too pricey for what they are, and in general, the line is no longer a bargain. Not that there are many bargains to be had these days, in anything…
I too, used to sell their products, and lately with every passing year, am not impressed with the products vs. the cost.
They seem to be raising prices faster than quality, although again, they're hardly alone in that.
I like the bottle.
They did do nice packaging for these.
See, I LOVE their Verbena line. Their original verbena EDT (not their Citrus Verbena) is so refreshing and great but it disappears in minutes. The higher prices just can't justify the quality.
I love Verbena too, it's a great scent, although yes, short-lived. But it costs too much now.