Fragrance Finder: L'Occitane (for Men)
L’Occitane have been sharing beauty, skincare and well-being products with the world for fifty years, and in that time they’ve learned a thing or two about fragrance. In this short series, we’re going to pick out our favourite perfumes and share them with you, so when you’re hunting for a fragrance for a special man or woman in your life, you’ll have them at your fingertips.
The Eau de Toilette from L’Occitane is deliberately light, and is designed to be worn on your pulse points - typically, you want to spritz these fragrances across your wrist, your neck and your chest in order for your body heat to make the most of them. Since they’re nice and light, you can keep topping them up throughout the day without worrying about overdoing it.
L’Occitane Eau des Baux Eau de Toilette
L’Occitane’s Eau des Baux fragrance is inspired by the defenders of Les Baux, an 11th Century castle overlooking the Alpilles in Provence. To conjure up these brave medieval soldiers, this fragrance uses woody cypress notes with undertones of incense to lend a smoky, sensual aroma that captures the magic and chivalry of the perfume’s namesake. You’ll find head notes of red peppercorn and cardamom too, blooming around the warmth of the cypress and incense heart of this handsome, dashing fragrance for men.
Celebrating Provence and the men who live there, the L’Occitan fragrance is defined by lavender fields, the sun, olive trees and the red soil of Roussillon. Although this masculine fragrance is designed to be worn by men, it’s sufficiently elegant for a woman to enjoy it just as much. You’ll notice top notes of black pepper and lavender, melting into warm nutmeg and cinnamon as the day goes on, before, after a few hours, the scent mellows into a sweet tonka bean.
L’Occitane Cap Cedrat Eau de Toilette
Refreshing, masculine and full of character, Cap Cedrat blends citrus notes of cedrat with icy notes of mint and woody spices. This fresh, aquatic accord continues into the heart notes, by giving way to a lingering, masculine scent of violet leaf and lavender. Black pepper, pink peppercorn and ginger give a spicy touch to this accord. Finally, deep, woody notes of cedar, amber and musk soften the strong personality of this fragrance.