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Hope you all are doing great. Today I am going to review a solid perfume for you all from a brand I was dying to get my hands on from quite some time. For those of you who saw my Solid perfume DIY tutorial and thinking why I bought one when I can make one, I bought this one cause I fell in love with this smell and they did not have any EDP or EDT of this variant with them so I settled down with a solid perfume. Actually my city has only 2 L’occitane stores and both are very far from my place. That day I was in the same mall for a team outing where L’occitane shop is there and as soon as we finished lunch I ran with my colleagues to this shop. Other than skin care I loved their perfume collection too and got this baby home with me.
Made with a peony extract from the Drôme region of Provence, this generous fragrance captures the intensity of a thousand peony petals that unfurl and bloom. It blends the delicacy of peonies with green top notes and a woody trail.
The Pivoine Flora Solid Perfume comes in a small take-along tin, perfect for touch-ups throughout the day. Formulated without alcohol, it is perfect for sensitive skin.
Price: INR650 for 10gm
Top : Bergamot, Grapefruit, Green Notes
Heart : Peony, Rose
Base : Sandalwood, White musks
My experience with L’occitanePivoine Flora Solid Perfume:
As it must be clear to you by now that I fell head over heel for this fragrance as soon as I took a whiff of it. It has fresh flowery smell which is very feminine but not too sweet. I have never smelt Peony flowers before so I can’t comment on that but it does smell very nice, this smell also reminds me of Dior J’adore Eau De Parfume, one that makes me feel young and happy. However the notes for both the perfumes are not same (except rose being heart note in both) but I find them very similar. When applied,L’occitanePivoine Flora Solid Perfume smells flowery to me, after 10 minutes also it smells flowery to me and once settles down it smell flowery with mild musky undertone. So for me it smells like an all in all flowery fragrance, which is not too strong, not too sweet, apt fragrance to wear at work and day time.
It comes in a round tin box, which is very small (like lip small balm tubs) and fits easily even in the coin pouch. The consistency is like Vaseline, not very waxy. It melts a bit when applied on skin and takes time to get absorbed fully. However it’s a solid perfume and not a skin cream so who cares about it getting absorbed 😛 I apply it on pulse points but after 3-4 applications on same place, skin feels sticky. Coming to the staying power, this is something I am very disappointed with. It hardly stays for 2 hours maximum on me, re-application is required after that. As this is solid perfume, easy to carry around and all that so I do not mind reapplying but for the money I pay for this perfume I expected it to last at least 3-4 hours
Pros of L’occitanePivoine Flora Solid Perfume:
• Feminine, flowery fragrance.
• Easy to carry around, even in smallest clutch can have space for this
• Solid perfumes are best to travel with, especially in airports.
• Alcohol free perfume.
• Not overpowering smell.
Cons of L’occitanePivoine Flora Solid Perfume:
• Lasting power is disappointing for me
Final Verdict on L’occitanePivoine Flora Solid Perfume:
Want to try hands on solid perfumes, love floral fragrances, have sensitive skin, which is irritated by EDP and EDT and you do not mind re applying then just grab this product as soon as you can, otherwise look out for other options.
4/5 (0.5 marks deducted for staying power)
Will I be repurchasing L’occitanePivoine Flora Solid Perfume?
I love this still I don’t think I will repurchase this because of it lasting power. Will try my hands on EDT/EDP in same fragrance.
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