It’s probably no secret that L’Occitane is known for its skincare and fragrances that are inspired by nature. The latest by the French brand is the Roses et Reines Jardin Secret, a collection of products made from precious essence of rose from Grasse. Inspired by four Queens of Forcalquier, who are lifelong confidantes, the scent of the products are made to evoke the garden where they used to share their secrets at – a hidden garden filled with thousands of roses.
The star of the collection is the Roses et Reines Jardin Secret EDT (SGD81). The rose extract found in this perfume is obtained by a double extraction technique: once the flowers are harvested, the fragrant molecules are extracted, then the resulting concrete is gently steam distilled. This special technique gives the fragrance its natural, fresh facets.
While a lot of rose fragrance may smell overly-sweet, we like that this fragrance has a more sophisticated touch to it. It’s fresh, light, and more mature.
If you prefer something more discreet, consider the Roses et Reines Jardin Secret Perfumed Gel (SGD41), which you can dab subtly onto your pulse points or at the ends of your hair.
The collection, which will be available from August, also consists of the Roses et Reines Jardin Secret Shower Foam (SGD27), Body Milk (SGD48), and Hand Cream (SGD15).