L’Occitane Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc ~ quick fragrance review & quick poll

L'Occitane Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc, product range

I started to review L’Occitane’s new Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc (the latest fragrance to join La Collection de Grasse) together with The Different Company’s I Miss Violet, but that wasn’t working out so well, so here is a quick review of just the Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc.

I’ll start with the name, which should save time for at least some of you: if I was naming it, it would be called Iris Blanc Eau Fruitée or something like…

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Up for grabs: Tauerville Vanilla Flash and L’Occitane Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc

Tauerville Vanilla Flash and L'Occitane Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc

What is it: a a 10 ml Eau de Parfum roll-on of Tauer Perfumes Vanilla Flash plus a 75 ml bottle of L’Occitane Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc Eau de Toilette. Both have been used for testing.

How do I get it: For a chance to win, leave a comment on the website telling me that you live in the US. Then tell me either a) your favorite recently launched fragrance, or b) your favorite spring flower, or c) something else you’ve been dying to post in a comment.

Be sure to use the “Post a comment” box; do not reply to another comment…

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A symbol to an alternate way of life

From L’Occitane, two short videos about efforts to preserve the lavender fields of Provence, which are threatened by issues related to climate change. First, L’Occitane founder Olivier Baussan talks about the importance of lavender to the culture of Provence, then below the jump, Eric Chaisse of the French plant research institute CRIEPPAM talks about some of the specific problems faced by lavender growers in the region. Note that many of the fragrance & flavor companies also support CRIEPPAM (see reports from Symrise and Givaudan).

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