Up for grabs: L’Occitane Arlesienne

L'Occitane Arlésienne solid

What is it: four products from the new L’Occitane Arlésienne range…75 ml Eau de Toilette (used lightly for testing), 10 g Solid Perfume (I scraped out a small amount with a kitchen knife), 250 ml Beauty Milk (unused) and 140 g Perfumed Candle (unused).

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 product from L’Occitane, or b) your favorite powdery floral or c) something else you’ve been dying to post in a comment.

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Estee Lauder buys Frederic Malle

In its third luxurious and somewhat idiosyncratic acquisition in less than a month, the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase artisinal [sic] fragrance brand Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle. [...]

The Malle acquisition joins new siblings Le Labo, an irreverent artisinal [sic] fragrance brand that Lauder acquired on Oct. 15, and upscale skin-care business Rodin Olio Lusso, which it bought last week.

— Via Estée Lauder on a Spree, Buys Frédéric Malle at Women's Wear Daily.