L’Occitane Verbena Eau de Toilette



by Tom

I’d almost forgotten how much I like this scent and L’Occitane in general. Hanging out at the Beverly Center waiting to meet a friend for lunch I reminded myself of it.  On me it opens exactly how lemon drop candy tastes, which is sure to get a grin from me.  The verbena comes in as the scent loses some of its sweetness, then adds geranium as it starts to sit closer and closer to skin.  It’s so wonderfully fresh on a hot afternoon that if I carried a Murse I’d be tempted to carry one of the .6 Oz travel sizes ($19) with me all times.  Of course I’d also get the 3.4 Oz ($46) to replenish.  Maybe to use on my sheets, too.
Available in cologne, soaps, body and home products at L’Occitane stores, Nordstrom and Sephora.  My sample came from a L’Occitane store
  • nozknoz says:

    The DC area broke records last week and another heat wave is on the way – argh! Tom, THANKS for a cooling option that won’t break the bank!

    • Tom says:

      I read that you guys are going to get it bad this week too. I’d keep some of this on ice for emergencies..

  • AnnieA says:

    I just love to hear any stories of men wearing cologne, lemony or otherwise. Men in Vancouver don’t seem to wear anything except some deoderant, and, alas, sometimes not even that…:(|) (unhappy monkey face)

  • Musette says:

    I got a gift set of this many moons ago (thanks Tim and Kate! 😡 ) and I didn’t use it because it was winter, y’know? But now is the perfect time to bust that puppy out! Lemon drops and generanium DO sound perfect – it’s supposed to hit the high 90s today (it’s already the mid 80s and it’s barely 10a). Let’s see how it does in the extreme heat.

    But I’m warning you – :-w – if it evaporates I’m going back to Tribute Attar! [-(

    xo >-)

    • Tom says:

      If it evaporates just re-apply!

      Sometimes in (what passes for) winter I like a bit of summer in a scent. Makes the short days easier. :d

      • Musette says:

        Yeah, but out here ‘what passes for’ is actually full-on WINTER! I’ll have to think of something appropriately summery that could compete with -14F (hard to consider that now, as it’s coming up on 95F at 11:31, yeppers!

  • Isa says:

    It’s really refreshing, as long as I don’t wear it on my skin, because it burns on me, I don’t know why :(
    But I love the scent.

  • March says:

    Have I really not tried this? 😕 Lemon drops and geranium sounds pretty fab. Does it last two seconds?

    Also delighted to see your review of Knize Sec on PST! I love that thing, a lot more than Knize Ten to be honest. I have a big decant of it.

    • Tom says:

      It last actually pretty well, it gets to the verbena/geranium and stays close to skin for about 6 hours.

      I really love Knize Ten, but Sec is a lot easier to live with on a daily basis. Ten is like Maria Callas singing full voice, nice on occasion but sometimes you want easy listening..

    • nozknoz says:

      Thanks for mentioning the Knize Sec review, March. I should check PST more frequently. I remember finding Knize Ten too much – will try Knize Sec!

  • maggiecat says:

    You’ve motivated me to drag myself out in this 100 degree heat to the nearest L’Occitane boutique. Isn’t there a new version of this out or soon to be out as well?

    • Tom says:

      There is a new version of it out. Something with extra citrus. I haven’t tried it yet but I shall.

      since it’s 100 where you are I assume the mall will require a sweater? They do that here..

  • Alice C says:

    Sounds refreshing! Just what I need here in flyover country…I passed by a bank temperature sign yesterday that read 100 degrees! It’s barely June, what’ll I do in August? — I may have to find some of this!

    • Tom says:


      I remember that from Massachusetts. You could pass by at midnight in August and it would read that. Ugh.