This week I had the pleasure of one of my favorite brands, L’Occitane en Provence for their #springenprovence press preview. If the location looks familiar its because it is the same location I hosted my #KrissyHeartsLoccitane party back in November. L’Occitane really knows how to host an event and get everyone together for a great time. The staff is super knowledgeable and I love how they pay attention to every detail. The entire theme was tied in in everything from the hor d’oeuvres, to the decor, drink selection, floral crowns with the Immotelle flower, and even the team’s outfits. I notice everything and was loving it! This is going to be a pretty heavy post but well worth it and I’ve condensed the information to make it a tad easier to take in. They’re releasing a ton of products, many you’ll be seeing reviews on soon but for now here are all the details. The best deals are on the Mother’s Day sets- really all the sets which are better than most department store offers around this time. I would definitely go for the Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc fragrance set, mini fragrance set, hand cream trio, and almond set as gifts. They come wrapped in a lovely box, won’t hurt the bank account, and best of all the quality is well worth it. If you’re here in Los Angeles stop by either the Beverly Hills on North Beverly Drive or the location in Downtown at 7th & Fig. You can’t go wrong with either one but the Beverly Hills location is larger.
Mother’s Day Sets
Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc Gift ($78): Set includes an Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc Eau de Toilette 75ml, Shower Gel 250ml and Body Milk 250ml.
Hand Cream Trio ($28): S set includes Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc, Jasmin & Bergamot and Neroli & Orchid Hand Creams.
Mini EDT Trio ($30): Collection of travel size Eau de Toilettes is perfect for the mom on the go and ready to impress on any occasion. Including an Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc, Jasmin & Bergamot and Neroli & Orchid Eau de Toilette, pair this set with our Hand Cream Trio to for an all-encompassing fragrance experience.
Jasmin & Bergamot Collection ($78): Notes of captivating jasmine flower from Egypt intertwined with bergamot essential oil from Italy, two worlds collide to create this luxurious and sensual, floral fragrance. This set includes Jasmin & Bergamot Eau de Toilette 75ml, Body Milk 50ml, and Shower Gel 250ml.
Neroli & Orchid Collection ($78): Fruity floral scent of Neroli & Orchid that conveys affection with Tunisian Neroli (orange blossom essence) and White Orchid absolute from Madagascar, in a sleek Eau de Toilette 75ml, soothing Body Milk 50ml, and refreshing Shower Gel 250ml.
Shea Butter Collection ($72): This set includes Shea Butter Hand Cream 75ml, Foot Cream 75ml, Extra Gentle Soap 100g, Ultra-Rich Body Cream 200ml and a travel sized Shea Butter Shower Cream 75ml.
Divine Collection ($186): Collection of rare Immortelle Essential Oil beauty treatments.
Made to leave skin vibrant and replenished, this set features a Precious Cleansing Foam 150ml, Divine Cream 50ml, Divine Eyes 15ml and Divine Lotion 50ml.
Lavender Collection ($72): Soothing lavender products. Including a Lavender Foaming Bath 500ml, Shower Gel 250ml, Hand Cream 75ml, Body Lotion 75ml and Bonne Mere Lavender Soap 100g, this set will leave the body nourished, relaxed and stress-free.
Roses et Reines Collection ($72): Delicate and subtle, fragrance revealed in this elegant rose collection. The set includes a Rose et Reines Eau de Toilette 75ml, Bath & Shower Gel 250ml, Hand & Nail Cream 30ml, Body Milk 75ml and BonneMere Rose Soap 100g.
Almond Collection ($72): Almond oil has the natural ability to nourish and beautify the skin. This wonderful gift set, complete with Jumbo Almond Shower Oil 500ml, Delicious Paste 50ml, Milk Concentrate 100ml and Delicious Hand Cream 30ml, will leave mom’s skin silky and radiant.
Verbena Collection ($72): Featuring notes of rose, geranium and lemon tree. This set includes Verbena Shower Gel 500ml, Body Milk 75ml, Perfumed Sachet 35g, Hand Cream 30ml and Eau de Toilette 20ml.
Savons de Provence ($21): 100% vegetable based soaps gently cleanse the skin without stripping it of its essential moisture. This charming set includes Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap 100g in Lavender, Milk and Verbena scents.
Availability: Launching April 15th, 2015 at L’OCCITANE boutiques nationwide and online at usa.loccitane.com
Background: The peony is known as the “king of flowers,” valued for its unparalleled beauty and rarity. With over 650 known varieties of this enchanting flower grown worldwide, expert Jean-Luc Riviere has devoted over 13 years to develop a unique strand of peonies specifically for L’OCCITANE. Carefully cultivated in the foothills of the Vercors Mountains in the Drôme region of France, L’OCCITANE captures the natural and unique essence of this rare flower in its Peony collection.
Introduction: In 2015 we honor this best-selling collection by re-launching our classic Pivoine Flora or “Peony Flower” body care and fragrance range with new and elevated packaging. In addition, we are pleased to present a new skincare & cosmetics line – Pivoine Sublime or “Sublime Peony”.
Pivoine Sublime Skincare & Cosmetics: Focusing on the absolute perfection of the peony flower, the new skincare and cosmetic line helps achieve the coveted natural beauty look of French women. These new products offer simple and natural perfection through a collection of five products formulated with plant-based ingredients and L’OCCITANE’s proprietary Perfecting Peony Complex. The patent pending complex includes a combination of peony extract and mineral -based optical correctors that will help to visibly correct uneven textures and minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines.
Pivoine Sublime Perfecting Essence ($48) – 30ml: this fresh, ultra-light and silicone-free formula helps to visibly improve the skin’s quality. It can be used twice a day as a serum, or before makeup application as a primer. With use, skin feels smooth and velvety, while complexion looks even-toned, fresh and luminous.
Pivoine Sublime Perfecting Cream ($42) – 50ml: enhanced with our patented “smart hydration” formula, this cream can adapt to change in climate and humidity levels, for moisture up to 24 hours. Infused with chestnut extract, skin can breathe while staying soft and supple with a beautiful, dewy finish.
Pivoine Sublime CC Cream ($34) – 30ml: enriched with SPF 20, this color-correcting cream helps reduce complexion irregularities of the face and neck. Its versatile, light-weight formula can be used as a smoothing, illuminating make-up base or on its own for a naturally flawless look. Currently available in shades light and medium.
Pivoine Sublime Perfecting Mist ($24) – 100ml: a perfect source of hydration at any time of day, this multi-faceted beauty mist is the solution to simple, effortless beauty. As a toner before or a setting spray after makeup application, you can use this mist in the morning to quench and hydrate face, during the day to refresh and help refine skin texture, and at night to help revitalize and enhance make-up. This alcohol-free formula moisturizes skin for up to 8 hours, giving the face a fresher, radiant look.
Pivoine Sublime Tinted Lip Balm ($16 each) – 4g: formulated with shea butter, this creamy balm gently glides on to nourish, smooth andprotect lips with a subtle tint of color. Available in four shades including Rose, Amber, Plum and Sheer- all including SPF 25. It can also be used to add a gentle pop of color to cheeks!
Pivoine Flora Fragrance & Body Care:
A delicate combination of zesty, fresh notes paired with soft scents of sandalwood and white musk, gives birth to the captivating peony fragrance.
Top notes of blackcurrant, bergamot & pink pepper
Heart notes of peony & freesia
Base notes of white musk, sandalwood & peach
Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette ($50) – 75ml: enhanced with real peony extract from the Drôme region of the South of France, this Eau de Toilette captures the subtle scent of the ‘flower with a thousand petals’, in a beautifully fresh and feminine fragrance.
Complimentary products include:
Pivoine Flora Shower Gel ($20) – 250ml: when in contact with water this shower gel transforms into light-weight foam to gently cleanse the body while preserving skin’s natural balance.
Pivoine Flora Beauty Milk ($25) – 250ml: formulated with shea butter and sunflower oil, this ultra-light body milk absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving it soft and delicately perfumed with traces of peony.
Pivoine Flora Hand Cream ($12) – 30ml: enriched with shea butter, vitamin E and peony extract, this light weight, non-greasy formula helps to moisturize, soften and nourish hands, leaving them delicately perfumed with a tender, floral scent.
Pivoine Flora Petal Soap ($7) – 75g: with a plant-based formula, this bar soap gently cleanses the skin, leaving it soft and delicately perfumed with a fresh, floral scent.
Pivoine Flora Bath Oil ($36) – 250ml: infused with nourishing sunflower oil, just two tablespoons of this rich formula will turn water into a milky bath to cleanse skin, leaving it soft and moisturized with hints of the fresh, delicate peony fragrance.
Availability: Launching May 11th, 2015 at L’OCCITANE boutiques nationwide and online at usa.loccitane.com
Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc Collection
Background: The true story of L’OCCITANE’s La Collection de Grasse continues, uniting two ingredients – one from a small, French Provençal town, and one from another distant land. The result is an unexpected reunion of precious, floral twins: Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc.
The Fragrance: A proprietary blend of blue iris floral water extract from Grasse, cultivated in the region for over 15 years, matched with white iris extract from the Mediterranean, allies the velvety notes of blue iris with the transparent notes of its white counterpart.
Top notes of blackcurrant & citrus
Heart notes of iris, ylang-ylang & peach
Base notesof iris, cedar & white musk
The Packaging: L’OCCITANE founder Olivier Baussan has also designed a special bottle to mirror the union of the two irises: A limited edition, hot-stamped, gold embellishment resembling a bouquet that is reflected from the back of the bottle to the front.
Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc Eau de toilette ($78) – 75ml: a contrasting flower-to-flower encounter.
This fragrance opens fruity notes of blackcurrant and citrus before luxuriating in the intensity of blue iris. Subtle tones of ylang-ylang float to the surface, and a trail of a white musk delights in the hot/cold contrast of the twin flowers, giving the last word to powdery accords of iris and the dry scent of cedar.
Additional products launching alongside the new fragrance include:
Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc Shower Gel ($20) – 250ml: this silky shower gel gently cleanses the skin, leaving it delicately fragranced with an unexpected, velvety scent. When in contact with water, the silky fluid gel transforms into an ultra-rich lather.
Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc Body Milk ($25) – 250ml: this body milk moisturizes the skin, leaving it wonderfully soft and velvety, and fragranced.
Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc Perfumed Soap ($7) – 75g: this perfumed soap gently washes hands and body. As soon as it is moistened, it diffuses a delicious iris scent into your daily cleansing routine.
Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc Hand Creams ($12) – 30ml: an enhanced formula with three floral options all delicately showcase your preferred fragrance, leaving skin nourished and protected with 2% shea butter.
Iris Bleu & Blanc Hand Cream – 30ml
Jasmin & Bergamote Hand Cream – 30ml
Néroli & Orchidée Hand Cream – 30ml
Availability: Launching April 15th, 2015 at L’OCCITANE boutiques nationwide and online at usa.loccitane.com
Immotelle Collection Skincare Collection
Background: On the exotic island of Corsica, France grows an extraordinary flower with outstanding capabilities. Immortelle, whose Latin name means “golden sun”, is a flower that never wilts or fades, even long after it has been picked. In 2001, L’OCCITANE first introduced this everlasting flower to its product range, and since then has continued to develop new innovations every year capturing its rich properties.
Innovation; Harvested during its peak maturity, Immortelle yields an exceptional oil that boasts a high concentration of anti-aging properties. With five patents pending, L’OCCITANE distills this most precious and potent essential oil to deliver outstanding anti-aging results for skin. Said to be one hundred times more anti-inflammatory than arnica, it takes one ton of immortelle flowers to produce one liter of this coveted oil.
Introduction: This Spring, L’OCCITANE introduced four new products to the Immortelle Precious collection. As a complete range uniquely created to target emerging fine lines and wrinkles; these new products help skin look and feel smoother and more radiant.
Immortelle Precious Mist ($16): comprised of organic immortelle floral water and soothing chamomile oil, this refreshing, ultra-light and alcohol-free mist gives skin a much-needed hydration boost as it helps moisturize and revitalize the face and body. With an anti-microbial and ant-bacterial formula, it is safe to use at any time of the day for instant hydration.
Immortelle Cleansing Makeup Remover Oil ($28): ophthalmologist-approved, this silky, light-weight cleansing oil gently lifts away makeup and dirt without drying out skin. Enriched with immortelle, sunflower seed and apricot oils, it helps to visibly smooth the skin while removing impurities. Apply dry to skin, massage, and rinse for best results.
Immortelle Intense Cleansing Foam ($30): enriched with organic immortelle floral water and sunflower seed oil, this ultra-rich cleansing foam lathers to a dense texture to gently purify the face, unclogging pores and traces of makeup, for clean and fresh skin. Apply morning and night to damp skin massage, and rinse off.
Immortelle Precious BB Creams ($45): essential for glowing skin, this multi-benefit tinted cream helps to even out skin tone and conceal imperfections. Enriched with immortelle essential oil and naturally derived UV filters, the formula works to help visibly smooth and protect the skin against the damaging effects of the sun (photo-aging). Currently available in three shades – Fair, Light and Medium.
Availability: Launching March 2015 at L’OCCITANE boutiques nationwide and online at usa.loccitane.com