L'Occitane has launched the 86 Champs Collection, a new series of 8 fragrances developed in collaboration with pastry chef Pierre Hermé and named for the address of the L'Occitane + Pierre Hermé concept store / teahouse in Paris. The fragrances are currently exclusive to that store and to the L'Occitane flagship on Regent Street in London; they can also be purchased from the French L'Occitane website.
Cassis Rhubarbe / Blackcurrant Rhubarb ~ a green fruity floral. "Imagine blackcurrant leaves and buds rubbed between your hands, tinged with tangy notes of rhubarb." Additional notes include bergamot, lavender, geranium, violet leaves, davana, woods and ambrox.
Citron Noir / Black Citrus ~ a woody citrus. "A fragrance that explores Persian scents and flavours, and appeals to the taste buds as well as the nose." Additional notes include yuzu, bergamot, lemon, geranium, myrrh, cistus, opoponax, cedar and vetiver.
Figuier & Rose / Fig & Rose (shown) ~ a green fruity floral. "What better flower than the rose to flatter the magnificent fig tree, so symbolic of the Mediterranean region?"
Fleur & Passion ~ a fruity oriental. "A passion fruit juice inspired this joyful fragrance, which captures the fruit’s complex and unexpected depths."
Framboise & Thé Vert Matcha / Raspberry & Matcha Green Tea ~ a fruity floral. "Behind the brightness of these two ingredients lie bold aromas that form a deliciously delicate harmony." Additional notes include bergamot, iris, jasmine, musks, verbena, violet and mate.
Mandarine & Immortelle / Mandarin & Immortelle ~ an oriental spicy citrus. "An exquisite, mesmerizing fragrance that recalls the scents of the Corsican maquis and envelops them in citrus freshness." Additional notes include bitter orange, ginger, honey, lavender, vanilla, ambrox and cedar.
Orange, Feuilles & Fleurs / Orange, Leaves & Flowers ~ a green citrus floral. "Let serenity wash over you as you imagine the scent of fields of bitter orange trees on Mediterranean hills." Additional notes include petitgrain, grapefruit, mint, lavender, ginger, paradisone, vetiver and ambrox.
Rose Safran / Rose Saffron ~ a woody spicy floral. "A striking yet subtle fragrance that embraces powerful and captivating accords." Additional notes include bergamot, mandarin, bitter orange, cypress, myrrh, styrax and akigalawood.
L'Occitane + Pierre Hermé Cassis Rhubarbe; Citron Noir; Figuier & Rose; Fleur & Passion; Framboise & Thé Vert Matcha; Mandarine & Immortelle; Orange, Feuilles & Fleurs; and Rose Safran are available in 90 ml Eau de Parfum, €100 each.