Ahhh I love how the twirling skirts become flowers at the end. The overall mood of the clip--feminine, mysterious, a bit festive--is a great way to describe this fragrance.
When I first smelled this on a paper strip, I couldn't stop sniffing it. It opens up very fresh, but a soft spiciness quickly comes through from what I assume is the saffron. There is a floral, slightly powdery scent as well, but with my inexperienced nose, I wouldn't have been able to pick out the rose and violet in this. There's also a pleasant, winter-weather-appropriate warmth from (I think) the tonka bean.
What I've always liked about L'Occitane fragrances is that they feel modern and elegant to me, and Arlésienne is no exception. Although I lean very heavily towards citrus and fresh florals and generally dislike spicy or woody scents, even I can appreciate this one. People who like romantic, feminine florals with some warmth will probably love this one. This would also be a great pick for someone that is used to wearing florals and wants to expand their fragrance horizons a little: it's beginner-level spicy/woody. The SAs at L'Occitane are always super nice, so don't be shy to ask for a sample vial to test before you buy.
|Arlésienne EdT / Shower Cream|
|Detail photo of Shower Cream with Braille|