L’Occitane to reintroduce Eau De 4 Voleurs, Eau D’Iparie and Ambre as part of the Les Classiques collection

06th September, 2016

Provence-based perfume house L’Occitane are relaunching three of their classic fragrances as part of their new ‘Les Classiques de L’Occitane’ collection.

The company say:

There are fragrances that you wear from time to time to match your mood. And then there are those you cannot be without. Once you've found your fragrance, it's yours forever. Its scent lingers in your wake, like a fragrant shadow. If it were to disappear, you would never be able to replace it.

To celebrate these timeless scents, L'OCCITANE revives them in a new collection: Les Classiques.

The relaunched fragrances are housed in a new bottle designed by L’Occitane founder, Olivier Baussan.

Eau de 4 Voleurs (The Four Thieves), was originally launched in 1991 and has notes of Petitgrain, Bitter Orange, Bergamot, Pine, Oregano, Clove, Lavender, Moss, Patchouli and White Woods.

Born in 1991, this fragrances recalls a legendary story of Les 4 Voleurs which has been recounted many times, across many lands, from Toulouse to Marseille. It tells of four thieves who would take advantage of any epidemic to rob houses, stealing everything, without fear of infection. But they played with the devil for too long and one day were caught red-handed. The judges promised them leniency if they revealed the secret of their immunity – so they told of their elixir. Supposedly invented by four brilliant and unscrupulous herbalists, the formula of this elixir was recorded in the Codex of the French Pharmacopoeia. The Provençal recipe for the Vinaigre des 4 Voleurs inspired the creation – and name – of this L'OCCITANE fragrance.

Eau d’Iparie was from 2001, and is a shared fragrance. It contains notes of

Pink Pepper, Peony, Rose, Cyclamen, Heliotropin, Patchouli, Myrrh, Frankincense, Moss and Musk

Composed in 2001, this velvety oriental seems to have come straight from a tale from One Thousand and One Nights. Iparie is a mirage, a conjured-up oasis town surrounded by the sea, in the middle of the desert... On a stop-off along the spice route, caravans loaded with precious ingredients wait in the shade of a caravanserai courtyard. Amidst all the hustle and bustle, no-one notices that frankincense and myrrh have escaped together. They slip into the hot evening air, cling briefly to the white sand walls, nestle into the folds of luxurious fabrics, revel in a bouquet of rose, pink pepper and peony, then settle in the fragrant water of a fountain draped in moss. Wherever they linger, the frankincense and myrrh of Iparie leave hints of a sensual love

Ambre, also from 2001, is a shared fragrance with notes of

Bergamot, Freesia, Crushed leaves, Cistus labdanum, Plum, Tonka Bean Amber, Vanilla, Musk, Cedarwood, Vetiver and Patchouli

From the moment you smell it, this fragrance transports you to a wild Mediterranean landscape, where untouched scrublands look down onto a steep coastline surrounded by red rock cliffs. Here, the resinous cistus shrubs, swept by the sand, gaze across the sea. This is a plant that always rises from the ashes. The persistent scent of its presence spreads from the Maures mountains to the streets of Grasse. In the capital of perfume, every year, the gum from the leafy branches is distilled and cistus is transformed into labdanum – the amber note of the lands of Provence.

The fragrances will be available at selected L’Occitane boutiques from October 2106.

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      • hednic | 7th September 2016 11:59

        As there are two of the three I currently don't have, looking forward to these becoming available for purchase at the boutiques.