Monday, May 25, 2015

L'Occitane Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette & Pivovine Sublime Tinted Lip Balm: Review

Disclaimer: Product featured was provided for review.
For this Summer, L'Occitane is expanding its peony collection to include some new skincare products made with peony extracts. Along with the new releases, the brand is updating its beloved Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette ($55 CAD) with a new bottle design. To read about this charming little fragrance, click......
Piovine Floral Eau de Toilette
The Bottle:
The new Pivoine Flora comes in a round glass bottle shaped like a peony bulb. The bottle has a gorgeous ombre pink tint and is topped with a simple silver cap. The design is very simple but something about it feels very precious.
Piovine Floral Eau de Toilette
The Scent:
This is a fun and fresh girly scent. The fragrance opens up with a citrus blend of bergamot and grapefruit. Shortly after the citrus mellows, the floral notes combine with the sandalwood to form a warm and feminine medley.
Top Notes: Bergamot, grapefruit, green notes
Heart Notes: Peony, rose
Base Notes: Sandalwood, white musk

The interesting thing about this fragrance is that inside the bottle, you can actually see little bits of peony debris as the scent is made with real peony extracts. Overall this is a pleasant fragrance. Although it's not terribly unique, I think a lot of people would enjoy it for spring and summer.
Piovine Floral Eau de Toilette
Pivoine Sublime Tinted Lip Balm in "Rose Nude" ($20 CAD):
Along with the revamped fragrance, L'Occitane also added a collection of tinted lip balms to the new line. Made with peony extract (proven to improve skin irregularities) and SPF 25, the balms are lightly tinted. The product is available in four shades and it comes in a cute metallic tube, very similar to that of the Fresh brand lip balms. "Rose Nude" is very, very sheer, to the point that it's really just transparent unless you have super pale lips. The formulation is very moisturizing and lightweight, but I do think the price tag is a bit steep (though still cheaper than Fresh balms).

L'Occitane Pivoine Sublime Tinted Lip Balm in "Rose Nude"
The new Pivoine Sublime Collection is available now online and in stores at L'Occitane.
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