Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a beautiful event to launch the new additions to L’Occitane’s Néroli & Orchidée Collection, at Frioul Restraurant. Here’s an overview of the breakfast morning as well as details about the gorgeous products…
I have always loved the packaging of L’Occitane products, and the new additions to the Néroli & Orchidée Collection were no exception. I was able to try them out whilst enjoying a delicious breakfast, and was instantly drawn to the feminine scent.
L’Occitane is a global, natural and organic ingredient-based cosmetics and well-being products manufacturer and retailer with strong regional roots in Provence, France. With stores all over the world, the brand is committed to developing and retailing high quality products that are rich in natural and organic ingredients of traceable origins and respect for the environment.
The new additions to the collection include a Bath Milk, Body Oil and Lip Gloss. L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE’s Néroli and Orchidée collection is the “epitome of femininity and elegance“, and with Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day just around the corner, it makes the perfect treat for the leading lady in your life, or perhaps even yourself!
The short presentation gave us an insight into ingredients behind the beautiful aroma that surrounded us…
Gathered first-hand by the Damiano family in the Grasse area in France, the Néroli and Orchidée Eau de Toilette is a unique blend of bitter orange blossom and Madagascan white Orchid. The fresh Neroli is instantly recognizable by its zestiness, and combines with the delicate scent of the white Orchid.
The presentation was followed by a Flower Arranging workshop where we were each given a fish bowl, water sponge and bloom of roses to make our very own decorative arrangement. Pictured below is the one I created, and I must say it was really good fun to make and has currently taken pride of place on the dining table!
L’Occitane very kindly gifted us a press pack to try out the products for ourselves. It included the Néroli and Orchidée Shower Gel, Body Oil, Perfume and Lip Gloss, and I am obsessed with all of them already!
Being rather picky about scents, I must say that I really like the Néroli and Orchidée scent because it is so light and feminine. It is not at all over-powering, yet lingers around like a fluttering butterfly. Having tried the products only for 24 hours, the Néroli and Orchidée Body Oil is already my favourite. I love that it does not leave a greasy residue on the skin, and is soaked up almost immediately. My second favourite would have to be the Néroli and Orchidée Lip Gloss which has a gel like texture and is very long lasting. It tastes quite delicious too! (Oops?) I love that it adds an instant shine to my lips, and is a perfect little pick me up for when I am having one of THOSE mummy days. Also really handy to pop in to my hand bag/changing bag!
As you can probably tell, I am not that great at describing the scents, and all I can really tell you is that I absolutely adore it so far. So let me leave the specifics to the experts…Here goes!
The New Additions to The Néroli and Orchidée Collection:
- The Néroli and Orchidée Bath Milk is a welcome addition to the range, designed to keep your skin hydrated. Moisturing normal to dry skin, this bath milk delicately perfumes your skin all day long. Priced at AED 109 for a 245 ml bottle. How to use: Diffuse one or two capfuls of the bath milk into warm water before your bath for to perfume the water and turn it into a milky veil for ultimate relaxation.
- Ultra-lightweight, nourishing and quick to absorb, the Néroli and Orchidée Body Oil provides the skin with the right nutrition, leaving it soft, supple and radiant without being greasy or sticky. Priced at AED 179 for a 75ml bottle. How to use: Apply the oil on to the palm of your hand and smooth on to skin for much-needed nutrition.
- Imparting a fruity floral scent as it coats the lips with an understated rosy nude hue, the Néroli and Orchidée Lip Gloss provides lips with a sheer finish, without leaving them feeling sticky or dry. Priced at AED 49 for a 12 ml tube. How to use: Apply to lips straight from the tube for a glossy shine.
So there you have it. If you are on the look out for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for a Mama that enjoys a feminine scent and a good old pamper session, this is the right gift for her.
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Note: I was invited to this event by EdelmanDABO and kindly gifted the press pack by L’Occitane, however all views and opinions expressed in this post are honest and solely my own.