L’Occitane Rose Nuit de Mai, The Bergamote / Bergamot Tea ~ new fragrances

L'Occitane Rose Nuit de MaiL'Occitane The Bergamot Bergamot Tea fragrance

Coming next month from L'Occitane will be Rose Nuit de Mai (shown above left), a new perfume for women:

The captivating sensuality of rich red roses, the warm and mysterious scent of woody essences.

In May in Provence, the young people from the Pays de Forcalquier celebrate the joys of the first harvests. According to tradition, they dance and sing around a tree decorated with rose garlands and colored ribbons. In the whirl of the night, when the scent of flower petals blends with the woody trail of bonfires, the perfume in the air bewitches and seduces...

The Nuit de Mai Eau de Toilette evokes the atmosphere of those May festivities with a floral woody sensuality.

Rose Nuit de Mai was developed by perfumer Alexis Dadier, and the notes include wild rose, cinnamon, violet, blackberry, cedar, sandalwood, vanilla and musk.

L'Occitane Rose Nuit de Mai will be in 75 ml Eau de Toilette or in a 10 ml roll-on. (quote via usa.loccitane, additional information via modaonline.it)

And coming in June from L'Occitane, Thé Bergamote / Bergamot Tea (shown above right), a new unisex fragrance in their popular tea series.

The fragrance notes feature black tea, bergamot, mandarin, grapefruit, cardamom and woods.  

L'Occitane Thé Bergamote / Bergamot Tea will be available in 20 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette and in a solid perfume form. (via gofeminin.desitedesmarquesfashions-addict)

Other recent launches from L'Occitane: Peach Blossom.

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  1. Daisy says:

    As much as I love roses, and would love to love rose perfumes, the majority end up disappointing and dry down winey. However, I am absolutely thrilled to try any new tea scent; throw in some beramot and I’m a happy girl. And a 20ml size? perfect.

    • Robin says:

      I love rose perfumes, but most excited about the Bergamot Tea myself!

  2. flittersniffer says:

    L’Occitane scents are now on my radar for the first time, after being pleasantly surprised and impressed by their Iris fragrance whilst out sniffing with MyBeautyBlog last weekend. Of these two new ones, the Bergamot Tea one sounds more interesting…

    • Robin says:

      I think I’ve liked their “low end” efforts better than their “high end” efforts like the Notre Flore collection, but it’s always worth trying whatever they do.

  3. gblue says:

    bergamot + tea? wouldn’t earl grey be a better name?

    • Robin says:

      Was wondering about that. Maybe “Earl Grey” is not so widely known as it once was…perhaps young people would have no idea what that was? And in the US, perhaps even older people…tea is not so big here as it is in the UK, although green tea has become very popular over the past few years.

      • gblue says:

        Ah good point. Everyone drinks tea here – well, nearly everyone (no milk or sugar, thanks). A cuppa is the answer to all the problems life can throw at you! I suppose I don’t think about how much tea anywhere else drinks – I think my Nana would probably hold the world record for cups of tea per hour if she bothered to enter!

        • Robin says:

          I must rival your Nana…I drink tea all day & well into the evening. I’d hate to count how many cups I drink! But it’s mostly green tea.

      • Tama says:

        Anyone who watched Star Trek Next Gen knows what Earl Grey is! lol

        • Robin says:

          True! My son & I are going to watch the very last episode tonight…then we’re on to Voyager!

        • Daisy says:

          Absolutely! Every time I take my brewed cup out of the microwave I say : “Earl Grey, hot” (it makes me feel closer to Captain Picard)

          • Valkyrie says:

            As much as I love John Luc, this is why I always thought Janeway was tougher because she’d drink black coffee.

          • Daisy says:

            Tougher, but with less stomach lining…..
            Janeway is my next favorite captain.

    • Karin says:

      I can’t imagine a French company calling anything Earl Grey!

      • boojum says:

        HA! Excellent point.

      • Robin says:

        But Mariage Freres makes an Earl Grey (more than 1, I think) :-)

        • Karin says:

          Oops! Oh well! They’re a tea company, so perhaps they’re exempt. ;-) My dad is French, and that French/English rivalry runs deep!

          • Karin says:

            Oh, and regardless, I’d still love to try the fragrance. I’m definitely on a tea scent search.

          • Robin says:

            I want to try it too!

  4. Joe says:

    Definitely will be popping into my shop in June to try some of that Bergamot Tea. And Hallelujah! for the 20ml bottle.

    NOW… if we could get them to re-release Green Tea w/ Jasmine & Green Tea w/ Mint in that size.

    • Robin says:

      And Ruban d’Orange in 20 ml too! And then if they’d only give out samples like they used to…

      • Joe says:

        There’s still about 15ml of Ruban d’Orange with your name on it… only lacking the address… ;)

        • Robin says:

          HA…but you know I don’t need it, I just like to complain!

    • boojum says:

      Oh yay! I was about to say I could go for the Citrus Verbena in a small bottle too…but went to look first, and voila! They do! Out of stock, of course, but hey…I can wait.

  5. mals86 says:

    20 ml bottles are such a great idea, aren’t they? I’m all stocked up on rose these days, don’t need another one. But the Bergamot Tea sounds fab: put Earl Grey in a bottle and I’ll wear it!

    That is, if it actually smells like black tea. I just went and checked the pantry and found boxes of the following:
    Decaf Earl Grey, decaf black chai, green tea with lemon, Tazo Wild Sweet Orange, peppermint leaf. Along with a handful of Constant Comment, and two boxes of family-size decaf black teabags… because we are southerners who cannot live without our gallon of sweetened iced tea in the fridge.

    I admit to gradually cutting down the sugar in the tea; husband hasn’t noticed yet, SHHHH!

    • Robin says:

      I would be extremely embarrassed to tell you how much tea is in my pantry, so I won’t…

      • Daisy says:

        better it’s tea than say, beer… (ew)

  6. damselfly says:

    Much as I adore tea of all kinds, I’m not big on smelling like it. I’ll have to head over to my local shop and give the rose a try; as yet I don’t have a really good rose frag in my (small) collection.

    • Robin says:

      You know, I thought that Body Shop rose was nice too, although I didn’t get to try it on skin, only paper.

  7. Aparatchick says:

    Yay! for another tea scent to sniff. And 20 ml size is great.

  8. Valkyrie says:

    The rose sounds pretty, but not something I really need to have. But the ad copy makes my over imaginative mind wonder and then the boozy skanky rose scent Une Rose seems much more fitting for what debauchery might be occuring by those bonfires and rose covered maypoles.

    • Robin says:

      Hey, Une Rose is a perfect fit!

  9. Haunani says:

    These both sound worth trying. I particularly like the sound of cardamom with my bergamot. And isn’t the packaging/labelling pretty!

    • Robin says:

      Yes – that’s a great bottle! Don’t love the rose one though.

  10. Dagmar says:

    Cardamom, bergamot and black tea are my favorite scent notes, so I will definitely be checking this out. However, since my last trimester began and my nose (and stomach) are back in the game, I’ve been spending too much!

    • Robin says:

      Hey, when are you due?

      • Dagmar says:

        Got about 5 more weeks to go, thank you for asking. This is my second, another girl. I’m getting excited!

        • Robin says:

          5 more weeks — that’s soon! You must be very excited. Wishing you an easy delivery :-)

  11. Lavandula says:

    I like L’occitane. To me bergamot tea equals earl grey – which is my favorite kind of tea! I will be sure to check this out.

    • Robin says:

      I like L’Occitane too. Although admittedly, since their prices have gone up, I like them less. Ha.

  12. HDS1963 says:

    I’m a big fan of L’Occitane and have six of their fragrances. They are all well constructed and have a house signature to them. I’m looking forward to smelling their new rose offering as they seem to have a knack with rose in my opinion as Eau des Quatre Reines is one of my favourite room fragrances.

    • Robin says:

      Hope it will live up to your expectations then!

  13. raluca says:

    Tried the Rose Nuit de Mai not with much hope, as L’Occitane EdTs often lack elegance and good measure, but I was very pleased this time. The rose is well rounded by the vanilla, and deepened by some warmed wood. Indeed the fragrance suggests the aromated and warm May evenings. I am a big rose fan and I try whatever “rose” comes up. Ths one is on my buy list – even though L’Occitane has ridiculous high prices for what they are.

    • Robin says:

      Glad to hear it’s nice…and I’m not happy w/ how expensive L’Occitane has become either.

  14. miosava says:

    Bergamot Tea just arrived! Has anyone tried it yet?

    • Robin says:

      Not I, but thanks for the tip — didn’t know it was in store yet. Did you try it?

    • boojum says:

      I did, and like it quite well. At first it seemed really weak, but came out stronger after it had been on skin a little longer (backwards? oh well). I wouldn’t call it a masterpiece, or terribly original, but for what it is (a nice addition to the summer rotation), I really like it. I bought the 20 ml packaged w/the shower gel and body spray.

      • Robin says:

        Thanks! I think Kevin didn’t love it but don’t know if he tried it on skin or not.

  15. Lavandula says:

    I just made my mom order me a whole bunch of everything from the bergamote line. My bday is coming up June 22nd. I hope i like the scent of it because we ordered every single product from this line! even solid perfume & potpourri. The thing is I LOVE tea & tea scents, and my favorite kind has always been earl grey!!!! Anything Earl Grey I will buy without even sniffing it. Becuz even if it doesn’t work with my skin chemistry, Ima still find a use for it. Like I will scent my sheets or somethin. I doooo love the packaging of Bergamote The.

  16. Lavandula says:

    This is a total keeper!!!! I cannot get over how GOOD The Bergamote smells. Once again, I was right about buying a tea scent. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for! Citrus opening of my beloved bergamot, deep heart of smoky tea – this fragrance is just my cup-o-tea. For L’occitane it’s long-lasting and of course I don’t expect it to stay on my skin for as long as for example Kenzo Jungle does… I already used 1/5th of my o.68 oz bottle and I think I need to order a large bottle very soon. I try to keep my hands away from The Bergamote, cuz I can’t help it but use it every single day, every few hours… I just wanna keep smelling it all the time!

    • Robin says:

      So glad you love it — I really need to get to the mall & try it! And sorry I missed your earlier comment above.

  17. RusticDove says:

    I had a great day yesterday – purchased 3 fragrances, including this one. The other two [Bvlgari Jasmin Noir and Gucci by Gucci] I’m saving for cooler weather and this one will be my ‘go-to’ scent for the rest of the Summer [now that Summer has finally arrived]. This is so refreshing and addictive! You just can’t help constantly putting your arm up to your nose. ;-)

    • Robin says:

      I still haven’t tried it…have to get on the ball!

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