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    Incredible line of fragrances for the price point. Easily one that, if it had a huge name on the bottle, would go for much more. Thoughts?
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    Like and enjoy this house. Happy to have quite of their mens scents in my collection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Like and enjoy this house. Happy to have quite of their mens scents in my collection.
    Which ones?

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    Loccitan and Eau des Baux are good. Perhaps under-priced, but not by much in my opinion.
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    I haven't smelled any of it unfortunately.

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    Love Eau Des Baux

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    Thé Vert is a sour green tea with good longevity (wife loves it but I don't)
    Vanille & Narcisse caught my attention as a nice take on vanilla
    Verbena is a realistic verbena if you like the herb

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    Two thumbs up.

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    I have Eau des Baux and Eau de Vetyver and love them both

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    I love their Vetyver.

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    Fully agree, especially fragrances like Eau des Baux, Cade, Verdon, Vetyver and a few more like these could easily pass for good designer and even designer exclusive, almost as niche fragrances in terms of quality, the actual fragrance being good and its lasting performances after being applied

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    Own and love Eav Des Bavx, L'Occitan and Cade, in that order. Simply could not make friends with Vetyver. Looking forward to trying Eau De Cedrat which is supposed to be released in the US by Father's Day. As far as I know, Hednic has scored a bottle of Cedrat from a European source and could offer insight. Fragrantica has a photo and description of Cedrat in their directory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Fully agree, especially fragrances like Eau des Baux, Cade, Verdon, Vetyver and a few more like these could easily pass for good designer and even designer exclusive, almost as niche fragrances in terms of quality, the actual fragrance being good and its lasting performances after being applied
    Those are the ones I like as well.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Love Eau des Baux. It could easily be worth much more! I didnt even know Eau De Cedrat was about to be released. I'll definitely stop by the boutique and test it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petukchele View Post
    Which ones?
    Cade
    Eau De 4 Voleurs
    Eau De L'Occitane
    Eau Des Baux
    Eau De Cedrat
    Eau Du Contadour
    Immortelle de Corse
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    Notre Fleur Cedre
    Thé Blanc
    The Bergamote
    Thé Vert
    Thé Vert A La Menthe
    Thé Vert Au Jasmin
    Verveine
    Vetyver
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    I have never tried this brand.
    How is their vetyver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dealt7faux View Post
    I have never tried this brand.
    How is their vetyver?

    Put it this way, 34 positive reviews here, only 1 negative. I have yet to come across a L'Occitaine that wasn't at least good (for the style it represents), and a few that are outstanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarce View Post
    Put it this way, 34 positive reviews here, only 1 negative. I have yet to come across a L'Occitaine that wasn't at least good (for the style it represents), and a few that are outstanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petukchele View Post
    Love Eau Des Baux
    Favorite from that house.
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26148387.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26148387-7393.jpg"> Carven L'Eau Intense by Carven</a></div>

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    Own and love Eau Des Baux...Tried Cade and the others but longevity was terrible to me....Wasn't worth the price.
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    L'Occitane is a very good house. 2 years ago my wife and I spent an afternoon touring their factory in Provence (near Grasse). First class operation all the way. The Baux and Vetyver are my favorites. My wife enjoys the Immortal cream, and now is using the almond oil.

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    What are good masculines in their lineup? Eau des beaux is probably too sweet for my tastes

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    The Vetyver and namesake L'Occitane are pretty good.

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    Agree...quite often slips under the radar for many, but have some really nice fragrances at a very fair price point.

    I personally like the Pour Homme and Eau Des Baux...Verbenna is a nice and light summer frag (lasts only a short while on me however)... Would love to try the others also...

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    I personally think that Immortelle de Corse is outstanding, and is among my favorites from any house. Stands against most from other more expensive lines.
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    I have Baux and Immortelle de Corse and wear both, but Cade is one of few scents I've found which I prefer on a partner than on myself (bearing in mind quite how many 'masculine' fragrances I wear).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce2 View Post
    The Vetyver and namesake L'Occitane are pretty good.
    i can't choose between these 2!
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    Love L'Occitane Pour Homme. Just checked my Most Worn in my wardrobe and L'Occitane Pour Homme is the only entry in my Top Ten (#6) that's non niche. Smells more complex than the price. Also 100% masculine, IMHO.
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    I wonder why Eau De Cedrat hasn't shown up in the U.S. yet. I'm looking forward to trying that one, but it's not in stores here and it's not on the U.S. version of their website.
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    Vetyver is nice, but the longevity is awful. It is feels like a rawer, simpler Grey Vetiver. GV has a this extra coldness that Vetyver doesn't have. I think GV will have more appeal, but the similar vetiver note allows me to wear the two interchangeably.




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