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Let me introduce you to the second in the quartet of L'Occitane en Provence's La Grasse Collection celebrating those historic essences that made Grasse famous for perfumery with their Magnolia & Mure Eau de Toilette.
Whereas Jasmine & Bergmot that began this series was more fresh floral with the power to whisk you to paradise, this is another stunning fruity-floral fragrance from founder, Olivier Baussan and the perfumer, Karine Dubreuil, that is just as compelling but takes a different direction that I kept wanting to revisit.
Magnolia & Mure starts with a lively jolt of juicy blackberries dripping their tart sweetness over the mix that wakens your senses immediately. Once that fruitiness flows along to wash over the floral notes of magnolia, patchouli, and rose, there is a beautiful swaying of those equal parts fruit and floral on those romantic waves that are drifting upward as the scent warms. The heart is romantic, inviting, and yet mysterious as it wraps you in its alluring spell. Ever so slowly, the woody notes become seductive with an elegant finesse that haunts and becomes impossible to forget.
This is the sort of irresistible fragrance where you feel admiring eyes on you when you walk by wearing it. Magnolia & Mure radiates glamour, confidence, sophistication, sensuality, and it is a beautiful way to feel and express yourself.
Perfumistas, who are attracted to magnolia scents owe it to themselves to experience this one because it is a glorious celebration of notes! Hardly an overly sweet magnolia fragrance, this is a fresher, sheer take further enhanced with woods for depth to set it beautifully apart.
The 2.5 oz. Magnolia & Mure Eau de Toilette retails for $75. Also, available is a matching 6-oz. body milk and shower gel for $20 each, and a perfumed soap for $8.
The last two in the La Grasse Collection include Vanille & Narcisse and (a unisex) The Vert & Bigarade, which I will be bringing to you in two follow up reviews at a later date. If you haven't looked into the line yet, I advise you to visit L'Occitane and experience the magic!
*Disclaimer: This is my own honest opinion. A free product was provided solely to facilitate this review.*