My husband spoiled me so much when he was on overseas assignment by buying me so much beauty stuff to last me for more than a year. One of the brands he brought home was from L’Occitane. I have perfumes, soaps and moisturizers from this brand which I am going to review one-by-one later on. All of their products are Made in France.
L’Occitane is a French brand proposing high quality and sensorial beauty products. They are 3 things: a) They use natural active ingredients with proven traceability, b) They have authentic and respectful products and c) They have formulas and fragrances combining effectiveness with sensoriability.
For today, I am going to review L’Occitane’s Green Tea Eau de Toilette. This is the first ever EDT I have for this brand. It is actually one of their bestsellers. Please take note though that this is EDT, not Parfum or Eau de Parfum.
Product Claim: Subtle complex of fresh aromas uplifts your mood, transporting you to green fields laced with the fragrances of bitter orange, jasmine, cedar and thyme. Invigorating as a Spring day. Appreciated equally by men and women for its tonic green aroma that creates sensations of well-being and freshness.
Key Ingredient: Tea Bush
Tea has many applications in natural cosmetics. Very rich in polyphenols with antioxidant properties, it protects skin cells from free radicals. Its caffeine and theophylline content makes it a valuable ingredient for its stimulating and toning properties.
Top Notes – Bitter Orange, Orange
Middle Note – Green Tea Extract
Base Notes – Musk, Cedar, Thyme
A little bit of tutorial here. Here are the differences among the 3 notes:
Top notes – very light and last just a few minutes (5-10 minutes).
Middle notes – become apparent in about 15 minutes after application. These can last up to an hour or more.
Bottom notes – are the heavier ingredients. These last the longest, usually for several hours.
How to Use: Spray fragrance on pulse points on wrists and neck.
The 3.4 fl.oz. EDT comes in a cute, little bottle. It comes in a light green color. The bottle spray is also easy to use and very economical. If you’re like me who loves big shoulder bags, bringing this everyday is not going to be a problem. If not, this EDT is available too in travel size (0.6 oz) and in solid form.
Pros of the L’Occitane Green Tea Eau de Toilette:
- It has a citrus fragrance that is light, clean, fresh and not overpowering. Best of all, my husband loves the smell. When I still had my office job, I used this for everyday use.
- Scent can be used by both men and women. I had this male officemate before and he uses the same perfume I had.
- Scent can be used all year round even during summer time. When mixed with sweat, my smell doesn’t get funky. I still feel light and fresh.
- There are times when I overspray, I might have adapted already with the scent, but it still really doesn’t overpower. I smell fine unlike other perfumes that when I overspray, I feel like a walking perfume store.
Cons of the L’Occitane Green Tea Eau de Toilette:
- Price difference between buying here locally vs buying from the US still has a difference. Price locally is ~$64.00 while buying from the US is $48.00. A $16.00 difference. It might be cheaper if bought in France.
Would I buy it again? Yes. I love the light scent it gives me. Perfect for everyday use. It really live up to its expectations.
Oh, by the way, how do you pronounce L’Occitane??? Just say Lox-ee-tan! :-)