Sweet flavors turn into fragrances for L’Occitane En Provence’s Holiday Collection

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L’Occitane founder Olivier Baussan invited his friend, pastry chef Pierre Hermé, to compose a collection of scents for L’OCCITANE just the way he wanted.

The result – beautifully crafted fragrances that are both complex and unequivocal, living memories of the lands of the Mediterranean and the Island of Beauty so loved by both men.

While the fragrances were imagined by Pierre to represent the fresh and sweet summers of Corsica, Olivier and his team at L’OCCITANE brought them to life through the brand’s expertise and dedication to remain true to his conception.

Talking about his collection, Pierre Hermé said: “My main aim with these products is to move away from the expected ingredients used in cooking, and create fragrances I liked. These products are a way for me to translate my memories of summers at Corsica into creations that everyone can enjoy”.

Oliver Baussam, L’OCCITANE En Provence’s founder, added: “Our brand shares one important thing with Pierre – sincerity in our commitments, which explains our friendship and why it has gone on for so many years. It was a great experience to work with a master of taste like Pierre and create these compositions that one almost wants to meet, and we hope our audience loves them as much as we do”.

The collaboration has given rise to three exquisite collections, each evoking a unique sensation:

Jasmine – Immortelle – Neroli

Jasmin Immortelle
Jasmin Immortelle

“Contrasts are affinities”, explains Pierre Hermé. And this can be seen in the unusual blend of Jasmine, Immortelle and Neroli – three soulmates that tease each other with their gentle and fiery moods, their sheer lightness and sensual richness.

Floral and absolutely feminine, the fragrance of pastry chef Pierre Hermé balances the white notes of gardens at dawn with the gold of a flower that still flourishes throughout the Corsican maquis. The collection consists of an Eau de Toilette (LBP 129,000), Shower Gel (LBP 41,000), Body Lotion (LBP 60,000), Shimmering Body Powder (LBP 69,000), Perfumed Soap (LBP 11,000), Hand Cream (LBP 20,000) and Lip Gloss (KWD 20,000).

Pamplemousse – Rhubarbe

pamplemousse- Rhubarbe
pamplemousse- Rhubarbe

Who other than Pierre Hermé would dare to combine the flavours of Rhubarb, Clove and Nutmeg with the temperamental scent of Grapefruit? This soft, subtle blend is the signature of a man who deeply loves Corsica – an island whose beauty he shares every summer with Olivier Baussan.

The tantalizing scent is captured in the Eau de Toilette (LBP 129,000), with the collection also including a Shower Gel (LBP 41,000), Body Lotion (LBP 60,000), Hand Cream (LBP 20,000), Lip Gloss (LBP 20,000) and Perfumed Soap (LBP 11,000).

Miel Mandarine

Miel Mandarine collection
Miel Mandarine collection

This final fragrance from Pierre Hermé combines characteristic notes of Honey, Mandarin Orange and Immortelle. The collection includes Hand Cream (LBP 20,000) and Lip Gloss (LBP 20,000).