Today I’m reviewing a beautiful perfume that I’ve been wearing a lot lately – Pivoine Flora, a green fresh floral from the house of L’Occitane.
Price : Rs 2995 for 75 ml (Buy online HERE).
What L’Occitane says about Pivoine Flora :
There is a Mediterranean legend of a beautiful nymph named Paeonia who was so courted by the gods that a jealous goddess transformed her into a flower with a thousand petals: a peony. Since then this symbol of beauty and femininity brightens every spring with its dazzling show of colors and scents. The Paeonia Eau de Toilette captures the subtle aura of the peony flower, in a generous perfume marked with green freshness. Contains a peony extract from the south of France.
Top Notes : Bergamot, Grapefruit, Green notes
Heart Notes : Peony, Rose
Base Notes : Sandalwood, White Musk
My take on the Product
Pivoine Flora is very delicate and fresh floral scent – just how I like my florals to be. There’s nothing overly sweet, artificial or heavy about this scent. It opens with the freshness of grapefruit and bergamot – slightly tangy but balanced by the clean green note. The florals then come into play and give it a more feminine and elegant touch. I’m not familiar with the peony scent but I definitely get a whiff of rose in here. I love citrus rose scents – you get the freshness and juiciness of the fruit balanced by the softness and natural sweetness of the floral. It says quite close to the skin once it settles down. The base notes (sandalwood, white musk) give it a gentle warmth that stays on the skin. I love wearing this perfume even though it doesn’t stay too long.I can’t smell it on my skin after about 3-4 hours though it lingers a little longer on clothing. But I would still recommend this to women who enjoy fresh light floral scents. Its one of the loveliest and most delicate scents I own – it makes me feel fresh and very feminine (and husband notices it too!).
What I love about L’Occitane perfumes is that they never feel very heavy or artificial. Almost everything I’ve tried has a natural and very fresh element to it that I find that very appealing. They don’t always very fancy packaging but I quite like the pink gradient on the bottle.
Rating : 4/5 (-1 for the low wear time)
The Pivoine Flora range contains a Shower Gel, a Body Cream, a Roll On EDT, an EDP and a Solid perfume. You can purchase these products online from Nykaa.com HERE. Tip : To make the fragrance stay longer, you could layer it by combining 2 or more products from the range.
[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Have you tried L’Occitane Perfumes? Do you like fresh green floral scents? Share your comments below! [/note]