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Immortelle de Corse (2011)
by L'Occitane

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Immortelle de Corse information

Year of Launch2011
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 16 votes)

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HouseL'Occitane

About Immortelle de Corse

Part of the Voyage en Méditerranée collection

Immortelle de Corse fragrance notes

Reviews of Immortelle de Corse

I’m a big immortelle fan, to the extent that I grow it in my garden and own decants or samples of pretty much every perfume iteration of the note. To me, it smells in turn of delicious hay, tea, leather, maple syrup, honey, booze, curry, and sometimes dried grass. It is not a simple, one-dimensional smell, so that’s why I think it’s not redundant to own more than one fragrance that features it.

Initially, Immortelle de Corse smells like whiskey mixed with Acacia honey. The rich booziness that rolls off the topnotes remind me somewhat of the Scottish whiskey note in Like This, which also features immortelle, but with less smoke and gingerbread, and more of a simple, liquid honey.

There is a maple syrup-like chewiness to the honey that’s pitched halfway between amber and burned sugar, but the accord never comes off as heavy or sickly. Immortelle can be slightly cloying, but here the potential clinginess of the maple-honey note has been cut with notes of black tea, which introduce air and smoke.

There is also a dry, powdery iris evident in the drydown, which joins with the delicious smell of sun-baked hay and benzoin to make you think of lazy harvest afternoons, smoking on a shady veranda and looking contentedly at all the haystacks you’ve just built. Basically, it’s a cornucopia of harvest smells – wine must, honey, booze, hay, and tea.

Longevity is great – about 6 hours on me, when it fades into a leafy, curried warmth that is pure immortelle. The kind of person I see enjoying this would be a fan of other autumn harvest fumes such as Botrytis, Volutes, and 1270.
28th October, 2016
Snuggly Immortelle

Immortelle de Corse by L`Occitane is an affordable sweet surprise, and alas, a limited edition. The fragrance is simple, pleasant and easy to wear: honey, maple syrup, benzoin, carrot-y iris, and a touch of warm hay coalesce to create a nice "wearable" gourmand that melds with the skin. Interestingly, if I apply IdC to my clothing it leaves a trace of curry after about 12 hours. At less than a dollar per mL, IdC is a bargain; longevity on skin is 6-8 hours. A must try for gourmand and oriental lovers. I couldn’t find IdC in the regular L`Occitane store, but I found it on sale in the outlet store about a week ago.

06th July, 2013
CoL Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Beautiful boozy honeyed leather

This stuff is amazing and half price! It's just back in stock so don't know why the link says sold out! Smells like whiskey, REALLY, at first then dries down to smooth honeyed leather. Outstanding stuff. Not sure what gender this is marketed to but I would say it's more masculine than feminine.

Pros: Lasts for ages
Cons: At first whiff it smells almost identical to whiskey, only for a moment though.

04th July, 2013
Wonderful fragrance. I just smell honey and tobacco - this is probably immortele. Sweet honeyed tobacoo. Excellent lasting power and average projection and sillage.
26th October, 2012

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