Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Celebration of Unsurpassed Beauty! L'Occitane's Pivoine Flora (Peony) Eau De Toilette Spray Review

Disclaimer:  This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own  opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.
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L'Occitane's Pivoine Flora (Peony) Eau De Toilette Spray

Ancient legend has it there once was a fairy of such extraordinary beauty that the gods out of jealousy turned Paeonia into a peony flower, locking her magnificence forever into countless intoxicating petals.  Her gentle essence remained trapped through the ages-- that is until May 2010 when L'Occitane en Provence with the help of garden expert, Jean-Luc Riviere, helped release Paeonia from bondage through the fresh floral and green notes of their haunting Pivoine fragrance.

How L'Occitane managed to seduce Paeonia to delve into their bottles and share her unforgettable peony loveliness is a well-guarded secret.  Nonetheless, Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette is so much more than a typical floral thanks to how well rounded the scent is with an abundance of lively green for balance.

Though a bit heady at the start, the top notes of bergamot and grapefruit light the sparkling path to subdue her unmeasured beauty of the peony as she magically moves upward. 

The delicate heart is full of her warmth and love, flaying her fairy wings in the green leaves and the blooming bouquets of peony and rose as she celebrates her freedom.  Joyful to be back in nature, she flies singing a sweet romantic song admiring the breathtaking world around her.

The base is Paeonia resting after her busy day as she settles for the night.  This is reflected in the softness of sandalwood for her bed and white musk as her pillow when the fresh green floral of Pivoine Eau de Toilette becomes powdery and mesmerizing like it is gently rocking the branches cradling beautiful Paeonia to sleep.

C'est magnifique!  Any floral fragrance lover would adore L'Occitane's work with Pivoine, if they too had the chance to breathe in its magic essence.  This is perfect for those that seek a fresh green twist to their floral  with a whisper of a soft finish. 

In fact, this peony fragrance would make an ideal Mother's Day gift so do look into it if you want to see a beautiful reaction on your mother's or wife's face.  

The 2.5 fl. oz. Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette Spray retails for $47.  Other products in the Pivoine collection include Eau de Parfum, Body Milk, Soap, and a Shower Gel.  Check it out because I'm nuts about it!