Spring is on its way and I couldn’t be happier! My lunch time walks in the park are now full of flowers and with the blue skies we’ve had recently, I think everyone has a little pep in their step. And if like me, you match your perfumes to the seasons, then you’re going to want to take a look at the new fragrance from L’Occitane. Herbae (pronounced her-by) is for those of us who love green florals and I’ve been getting stuck into this bottle since the launch a couple of weeks ago.
Inspired by the wild grasses that grow in the heart of Provence, if you closed your eyes and gave Herbae a sniff, you’d find it smells green. Does anyone else do that? Smell something and give it a colour? It’s green, it’s fresh and it’s floral, it’s bright, it’s ladylike. Everything I look for in a perfume during the spring. I’ve packed away my stronger, more intense and deeper scents until the autumn and now I’m all about the florals. With top notes of Ambrette Seed, Vert de Bergamot Essence and Pink Peppercorn, a heart of White Nettle Flower Accord, Wild Rose Accord, Bramble Accord and Clary Sage Essence and base notes of Wild Grass, Captive Musk and Cashmeran, I don’t know what the majority of those things are, but what I do know is that they all work beautifully together to create a symphony of spring, of growth, of the hope that summer is coming and that you’re going to smell ridey while waiting for that to happen.
I love how simple the bottle is and I’m delighted to announce that I haven’t lost the lid yet. If I decide to carry my full bottle around with me, which I’m known to do, we’ll see how long I can keep the lid for. But if the beautiful weather of the last few days have given you inspiration to try a new scent, please go and give this a try. It’s spring time in a bottle and is out now onlineand in L’Occitane shops. And FYI, this would make an ideal gift for Mother’s Day. The 50ml bottle is €65 and the 90ml is €89 and when I went to their website to check the prices, I saw they have a handbag sized version for €21! Totally getting that so I don’t need to carry this around and won’t lose the lid!