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    Default L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    I recently have discovered this house through the fragrance Eau Des baux and am very impressed. Great quality at a reasonable price, well compared to niche/luxury prices that is. Does anyone have any experience with the eau de parfums from this house? I am very interested in checking these out.

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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    Well the Cedre and Labdanum are very interesting. Here they cost £55 a bottle and I just refuse to pay that for what they actually are. They do supply some in a 10ml as well, trouble is they don't do those two. Call me a snob but the idea of paying L'Occitane that for a fragrance from them when I can get a Hermes for that price.

    I actually bought the Donna Karan Essence Labdanum instead, it is a little more refinded than the L'Occitane which is more earthy.
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    I don't share Donna's reticence on this. I have Cedre and it's fantastic, AND an EDP. I also have Eaux Des Baux which you have prompted me to wear today!
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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    I liked cedre neroli myrtle and to an extent labdanum.
    considering the price/quality of their edts, these may be considered too expensive.
    I would rather get the edts (esp. vetyver, l'occitan, baux, iparie) before them all, even if they were the same price.
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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    Not EDP though, but you may like Vétyver EDT if you liked the smell of vetiver.
    This is a manly one and the combination of Vetiver, cypress and nutmeg all together smell pretty nice.

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    I tried the Cedre EdP in a store and liked it. Barely lasted half an hour on my arm/wrist though, so at £55 you are well and truly best set at getting an Hermes from the airport.

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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    No experience so far, but I am eager to try out their vetiver

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    If anyone's interested I have a bottle of Cedre up for swap. I'd consider sale offers too.

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    I have 12 of their men's fragrances in my collection. My fave is Eau Du Contadour

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    Bavx - wonderful

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    I tried Honey Vanille and Baux, loved both. Already bought Honey Vanille and Honey Lemon blind.

    Still searching for Baux

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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    The EDT's are worthy pretty much. As for the EDP's, I don't see them worth the value. Their are alot of alternatives for the money.
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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    Eaux des Baux is a great EDT.

    The Labdanum and Iris are great EDPs.
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    I was just wishing I could still buy their Notre Flore Iris in the US. That would be my only beef with them - I hate falling for something and then having it discontinued. The Iris only came out in 2007, at least let me buy it online!

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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    Eav Des Bavx is outstanding. Their Verbenas aren't bad either. I almost bought their "Verbena Summer secret" LE last year.

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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    Quote Originally Posted by mickers View Post
    I recently have discovered this house through the fragrance Eau Des baux and am very impressed. Great quality at a reasonable price, well compared to niche/luxury prices that is. Does anyone have any experience with the eau de parfums from this house? I am very interested in checking these out.
    By any chance, have you been watching: Katie?

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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    Eau des Baux gets the most attention, however I prefer L'OCCITAN (the directory has the wrong picture for it).

    As opposed to the amber/vanilla base in Eau des Baux, it emphasizes lavender, woods and musk in the drydown. This makes it a more masculine and overall, a more interesting fragrance IMO.
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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    I enjoy the labdanum. Probably worth the price.

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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    Bit of a heads up. L'Occitane Ireland are selling the edps at half price. I bought the Cedre and Iris for £26.50 each this morning. The UK site does not have them on sale strangely. The shop in Belfast is part of the Irish group.
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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    I tried Cedre and did not find it to my liking: I did not regard it as a well achieved blend, too harsh to my nose and very discording notes. I could detect the presence of notes easily found in mainstream blends. At the price it is being sold down here (over USD 100) I thought it would be wiser to spend that amount of money in something better. So far, options to it did not fail at all my expectations.

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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    Eav Des Bavx is outstanding. Their Verbenas aren't bad either. I almost bought their "Verbena Summer secret" LE last year.
    L'Occitane's verbenas have a lemon candy-like not that somehow gives the impression of being done after a synthetic aromachemical. If you want to try what a real natural smelling verbena smells like, you have to try Yves Rocher's. Since it does not distribute locally, I've been trying to get a verbena resembling theirs to no avail. The lemon candy-like note is ubiquitous in every single option I tried.

    I do agree their Eau de Baux is great. Eaux de 4 Voleurs has been discontinued, unfortunately.

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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    Eau Des Baux is an amazing scent but on my skin it becomes kind of like cinnamon pumpkin pie or cinnamon cookies, definitely not something bad (;

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    does anybody know if Beaux has been discontinued? I am under the impression i read it somewhere. Either here on BN or some other forum... thanks!

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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    I bought the Labdanum EDP recently and I´m very happy with it.
    The gorgeous Eau Des Baux is still available in the shops and from their site (at least in Germany).

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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    Im a fan of Iprarie.
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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    I'm inclined to agree with those who think these are a bit pricey for what they are.

    As to 'natural verbena' that's a bit of a problem now as the IFRA standards prohibit the use of lemon verbena (Lippia citriodora) essential oil and restrict the absolute so much you can't put in enough to smell it . . . most perfumers will be using either a natural substitute (Thymus hiemalis for example) or a synthetic substitute. There are lots of other verbenas of course, but most are not used in perfumery. So if you want to smell the true verbena you'll probably need to buy the oil yourself: no commercial fragrance house is likely to put out anything that would risk ignoring an IFRA prohibition.
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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    The EDP's i've tried have all been too short lived for the price.

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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    Eau de Baux lasted over 12 hours on me. Eau de L`Occitane is also nice but not a good longevity. Another favorite is Eau d'Iparie.

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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    Eau des Baux works well, my problem is with the Edp's they sold around here

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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    I liked the Labdanum a lot as well, but I found it a bit too simple and pricey on top of that. The Baux is also a strange one on my skin: I have the shower gel which is marvelous, but the edt turns quite strange on me. Bummer.
    The verbenas are atomic, I brought a mini-bottle to work and without even taking it out of the box, it already flooded the office with that pretty synthetic lemony smell...

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    Default Re: L'Occitane Eau De Parfums

    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    I tried the Cedre EdP in a store and liked it. Barely lasted half an hour on my arm/wrist though, so at £55 you are well and truly best set at getting an Hermes from the airport.
    I totally agree. I too was very happy for 30 minutes.

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