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    Default New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    From nstperfume.com:

    L’Occitane has launched Immortelle de Corse, a new addition to the Voyage en Méditerrannée range.

    The Immortelle Eau de Parfum is a vibrant tribute to Immortelle flowers, the golden suns that light up the Corsican landscape. Perfect for an aromatic Mediterranean voyage at any time of the year!

    The notes feature immortelle, rose, black tea, benzoin, iris and musk.

    L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse is available in 75 ml Eau de Parfum, $68.

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    I was in a local L’Occitane shop yesterday and figured I'd give a whiff. I was told they sold out. Honestly, I'm not even sure she knew what I was talking about!

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    Sounds interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    ...The Immortelle Eau de Parfum is a vibrant tribute to Immortelle flowers, the golden suns that light up the Corsican landscape. Perfect for an aromatic Mediterranean voyage at any time of the year! The notes feature immortelle, rose, black tea, benzoin, iris and musk...
    I love the Immortelle flower note: Sables, Tilda Swinton Like This,1740 Marquis de Sade. Matching it with the rose, benzoin and iris sounds like a great idea. Thanks for sharing the news, Joe.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    Sounds very interesting. Thanx JC!


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    Default Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    This could be really quite nice! L'Occitane often have some intriguing scents on offer that depart from the typical department-store fare, even though none have grabbed me enough for purchase.

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    Thanks JC for sharing the news. It looks like an interesting alternative to Eau Noire and Fougère Bengale.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    I tried this one yesterday at the store, but only on paper. The initial impression was of a funny, nearly edible gourmand. A big honey, caramel (but non-roasted) note, a strong, non-fruity type of sweetness that to me seems closer in style, if not in smell, to hyperrealistic scents a la Jeux de Peau than to the dark interpretations of immortelle like Eau Noire or Sables. Over time, this honey-ness seems to subside. Smelling the strip today, I get much less of the sweets, the dry tobacco note is clearer, together with a touch of roasted caramel, and the fragrance has become completely inedible.

    I was a little turned off at first, expecting something darker. But honey gourmands a la Acqua di Cuba and JdP can be fun too. Clearly, I have to try it on skin to check the evolution.

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    I really dislike immortelle - 1740, Eau Noire, even that hint of it in Cuir Beluga - sadly these are just rendered unwearable for me, so I approached this one with caution.

    I tried it on paper and was really pleasantly surprised. It strikes me as a warm. moisture laden Mediterranean breeze kind of thing, if that makes any sense. My immediate impression was that this is how I imagine the new Sisley Eau d'Ikar to be like (not having tried it yet) - soft citrus in the opening with a touch of something sweet and slightly resinous holding it up. I will definitely give Immortelle de Corse another couple of shots - given l'Occitane's eminently sensible pricing it's a no brainer to just buy it, really. It feels great - balanced, friendly and not overly sweet at all.

    P.S. Bought it. Love it. Good stuff.
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    I have quite a few L'Occitane fragrances, they do some good stuff that is always worth checking out. And I will definitely be checking this one out.
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    As mentioned several times here, do not make any judgements about Immortelle de Corse upon first sniff. This scent seems to mature after 30 minutes or so into a boozy, honey laden wonder. Today was the third time I tested it on skin and walked out with a bottle. I throughly enjoy the latter leather/tobacco notes that surface in the dry down.

    Thanks petruccijc. It was your post that got me back into L'Occitane to check this out one more time.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    I am wearing this today and it is very, very good. The immortelle (one of my favorite notes) blends quite nicely with the iris and tobacco.

    L'Occitane has created many great fragrances over the years - and I would add this one to the list. I wish some other companies could do half a good a job as they do.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    I really want to smell this, it's getting lot's of good praise all around the perfume blog world.
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    I tested this yesterday.. it does smell nice.. but like most of the other Occitanes - it doesn't last long. You would an edp would last at least a little while. On me, it was gone within an hour. It's a shame as it's one that I could really enjoy.

    I think the old Occitane frag with lasting power is Eau des Baux.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    Quote Originally Posted by djron91 View Post
    I tested this yesterday.. it does smell nice.. but like most of the other Occitanes - it doesn't last long. You would an edp would last at least a little while. On me, it was gone within an hour. It's a shame as it's one that I could really enjoy.

    I think the old Occitane frag with lasting power is Eau des Baux.

    I applied it this morning before work, and couild smell it all day - and still do now, 12+ hours later.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    Received this last night and in my excitement got a good dollop of perfume on my wrist where a smidgin was intended.

    Nose to wrist in classic over eager fashion, a blast of tobacco and black tea greeted the nostrils followed a few minutes later by a floral smell that reminded me of the back section of a crafts warehouse where the dried flower arrangements are kept. That was quickly followed by the very authentic smell of honey.

    On my wrist, these notes jostled for dominance for about a half hour and then started playing nicely together - creating a warm honeyed tobacco accompanied by a less prominent immortelle flower scent. After three hours eveything had melded into an intriguing and pleasant accord with iris adding a bit of mystery and allure.

    I really enjoyed this initial encounter with Immortelle de Corse, though on me it took hours to develop. IMO one of the more interesting of the L'Occitane offerings. Seems to be quite long lasting - this morning though a skin scent it was still really nice.

    P.S. Why doesn't L'Occitane U.S.A. website offer the other Voyage En Meditteranee scents?

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    I am testing Immortelle de corse vis-a-vis (or better main-a-main, as it is one per hand) with Sable, which I just saw and bought this afternoon. Sables is definitely richer, darker, with more of the burnt note, and it opens with a delicious almost liqorice smell.
    L'occitane is lighter in feel and sweeter, with a strong honey note that pushes it into more gourmand territory. I very much prefer the Goutal, but the Occitane is very good too, and it costs half the price ($60 vs 120)

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    Quote Originally Posted by Fhaoilgeal View Post
    Received this last night and in my excitement got a good dollop of perfume on my wrist where a smidgin was intended.

    Nose to wrist in classic over eager fashion, a blast of tobacco and black tea greeted the nostrils followed a few minutes later by a floral smell that reminded me of the back section of a crafts warehouse where the dried flower arrangements are kept. That was quickly followed by the very authentic smell of honey.

    On my wrist, these notes jostled for dominance for about a half hour and then started playing nicely together - creating a warm honeyed tobacco accompanied by a less prominent immortelle flower scent. After three hours eveything had melded into an intriguing and pleasant accord with iris adding a bit of mystery and allure.

    I really enjoyed this initial encounter with Immortelle de Corse, though on me it took hours to develop. IMO one of the more interesting of the L'Occitane offerings. Seems to be quite long lasting - this morning though a skin scent it was still really nice.

    P.S. Why doesn't L'Occitane U.S.A. website offer the other Voyage En Meditteranee scents?

    I thought I read something about the Voyage En Meditteranee scents being discontinued......

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    Quite a special gem for such a reasonable price. The tobacco note comes very late but for the whole ride, overall the scent feels like bathing in warm soothing chrysanthemum tea with honey.

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    This sounds fantastic, and I think I have a coupon or promotion of some sort in my pile of mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I thought I read something about the Voyage En Meditteranee scents being discontinued......
    Yes, I also heard this. All of them except the Cedar.
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    Anyone know where I can get a sample of this online?

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    I demoed this today, and I must say, I absolutely hated it. Smelled like someone spilled a Febreze/Glade Vanilla plug in on my hand. Atrocious.

    Eau De Beux and Cedar on the other hand, superb. Neroli was also excellent along with Verbena.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil4Speed View Post
    I demoed this today, and I must say, I absolutely hated it. Smelled like someone spilled a Febreze/Glade Vanilla plug in on my hand. Atrocious.
    Was thinking of getting this for my daughter. Unsure now.

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    This was disappointing, very sweet, like a cross between Lolita Lempicka and Lolita Lempicka L. Not good.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    I liked it in spite of myself...though it took several hours and a couple of days of trying to achieve that state.

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    Very curious to try this indeed! I do agree that L'Occitane has not released any disappointments, I'm most recently getting back into their fragrances.

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    I like it - bought a back-up just in case it really is a Ltd. Edition. This one has more creativity and development going on than a lot of stuff being pumped out at 3 or 4 times the price IMO.

    I wish l'Occitane would carry their full line out here - consistent quality and realistic pricing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    I like it - bought a back-up just in case it really is a Ltd. Edition. This one has more creativity and development going on than a lot of stuff being pumped out at 3 or 4 times the price IMO.

    I wish l'Occitane would carry their full line out here - consistent quality and realistic pricing.
    The Labdanum is also very good, and is going away. Very sad. I liked their Notre Flore line and Voyages en Mediterranee.
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    Was this limited? Everytime I stop into the L'Occitane store, they tell me they had a few, sold them and that it was limited.

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