Néroli & Orchidée by l’Occitane en Provence, a tribute to femininityThe Néroli & Orchidée range is part of La Collection de Grasse, named after the city of Grasse in Provence region, known as the “perfume capital of the world”. It has been created to appeal to all women who like a very feminine, subtle and sensuous fragrance. The first impression is the fresh fruitiness of orange and mandarin. Immediately the white flowers take over: radiant néroli essence from the Mediterranean is blended with sensual white orchid absolute from Madagascar. Finally a hint of musk adds a slight oriental touch that makes this delicate scent a little less innocent. It’s a nicely balanced, alluring fruity floral that I actually like.
It has been a crazy work week and it has been raining, so I decide to take some me-time and start a nice warm bath, at someone else’s house as unfortunately I don’t have a tub anymore…. I add about two tablespoons of the Néroli & Orchidée Bath Milk, transforming the water into a luscious, milky veil. It doesn’t produce any foam, and I feel like Cleopatra, soaking in my tub of perfumed luxury! Like a good girl I resist the urge to add more warm water and soak a little longer, knowing that staying in for too long would dry my skin.
I gently towel dry and apply Néroli & Orchidée Body Oil while my skin is still damp, it allows the oil to absorb better. The nourishing formula of this dry oil leaves my skin soft and supple, it also leaves a satin finish, subtly fragranced with the signatory scent.
Before I nestle on the couch with a cup of herbal tea and my laptop (still got work to do for my new space!), I apply some Néroli & Orchidée Lip Gloss. It adds a discrete shine with just a hint of nude rose, with a taste of sweet fruits. The initial stickiness wears off quickly and the shea butter and jojoba seed oil leave my lips nourished and super soft. This little squeeze tube goes into my handbag!
Feeling totally relaxed, I promise myself to take some me-time more often.
L’Occitane Néroli & Orchidée Bath Milk – 20 Euros – Body Oil – 28 Euros – Lipgloss 8 Euros