Thursday, 5 May 2011

L'Occitane Pivoine Flora

I popped along to the L'occitane store in London's Covent Garden last night to take a peek at their brand new make up collection, released in conjunction with the launch of the new Pivoine Flora eau de parfum fragrance. Not usually one for heavy floral scents myself, I had a feeling I'd emerge from the cellar-style store feeling a little queazy but (thank goodness!) I was wrong.

The Pivoine Flora collection celebrates the peony, my favourite flower. The packaging is to die for, a mixture of hot pink peonies and old fashioned bottles. The scent itself is surprisingly light for a floral perfume. Initially quite sharp, with a relative burst of grapefruit hitting your senses, the scent mellows out into easily discernible violet notes mixed with peony and magnolia. A beautiful scent in homage to a beautiful flower.

The makeup collection is a whimsical, girly creation of pale shades and earthy packaging adorned with watercolour ballerinas. Each compact carries the subtle Pivoine Flora scent which makes a very nice touch... if you like all things girly, this collection is for you!

The limited edition line comprises of a pretty eyeshadow quartet (below), a stunning bronzer with a gold shimmer spray (which looks gorgeous, but as usual disappears after one use) a selection of creme face duos (think NARS multiples, but much cheaper!), four different eyeshadow duos and a selection of glosses and lipsticks.

My top pick would have to be the Incredible Lip Shine, a clear gloss that adapts to the colour of your lips to enhance their natural beauty (very similar to the famous Smashbox 'O Gloss', but half the price at £9)

I was also drawn to the super cute Eau de Toilette Intense roll-on perfume. The perfect size if, like me, you like to switch fragrances on a weekly basis or if you're looking for the perfect handbag-sized scent. (£14)
Overall, I was very impressed by the whole range of products, and would definitely recommend taking a peek!

The Pivoine Flora collection is available online and in store now.


  1. Totally agree with you about the packaging - it's gorgeous! I think pink packaging can sometimes look a bit tacky, but this is beautiful!

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  2. They look amazing! Let's hope they perform well!

  3. I love Peony's too! I'm definitely going to buy some/if not all of this collection. I just hope I'm not too late! Thanks Fleur.

  4. Beautiful collection!!!

    Jayme & Mendi

  5. The collection is so cute & girly. Hpe dey launch soon ovr my place. Hey did u chckd doz Marc Jacobs earrings.U were willin' 2 gt dey r jus 45 dollars nt 45 pounds & d website do free shippin' if u do a purchase of mre dan 100 dollars ,so here's d website


  6. What a gorgeous collection. I hope these things are avaliable in my country too. I'm going shopping next week and I would love to try out some of these products. I love L'Occitane and these products look super cute! I would especially like to try the lip gloss and a lipstick (their lipsticks are really moisturizing). :)

  7. i love love love l'occitane but haven't tried any of their makeup yet. :) i hope this collection gets released in my country soon.

  8. The packaging is sooo cute!

  9. Ooh I have to try these out now. The products look so gorgeous! xx

  10. I love it, as a French I have l'Occitane stores everywhere in my arrondissement (I live in Paris) and I really love their products.
    Smells like Provence...
    I love your blog by the way Fleur de Force ! It is well referenced on French search engines!

  11. I love her blogs!

  12. Hii :)
    there's a blogger meetup in newc on the 25th of june if you fancied it?

  13. love their products especially the hand cream x

  14. This whole collection looks amazing - I really want to try some of the makeup!

  15. muy linda coleccion!! me encanta tu blog,muy original!!! yo recien hice el mio si te apetece pasar, podria resultarte interesante!! saludos y buen dia!!!

  16. i'd love to try them, but pretty much broke atm haha!

  17. Hi Fluer,

    I'm an avid reader of your blog and watch all of your youtube videos. I just started out my own blog (and i'm hoping to eventually get into the video making world) so I was wondering if you could take a look at my blog and let me know what you think? I would really appreciate it since I have a huge passion and love for all things makeup and fashion! (that rhymed hehe). Thank you sooooo much darling!

  18. these products look lovely, can't wait to try them out for myself


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