“ Brand: L'Occitane / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Parfum / Gender: for women „
I tried one of the L'Occitane Cherry Blossom solid perfumes recently, and at the same time I purchased one of their Bergamot Tea scented perfumes too, as I had a voucher to spend with them. I paid £6.50 for the Bergamot Tea solide perfume from one of their stores inside Debenhams, but this is also available from their own stores (there aren't that many around but severl major cities have them) as well as the L'Occitane website which I have used before and is very good.
The solid perfume comes in a usefully-sized small metal pot, much like some lip balms and creams, and is a good size to fit into pockets or handbags. The lid of the little round tin comes off easily and has a cutesy pale yellow label with the brand and product name on. I think it's quite attractive in appearance, and has a slightly old fashioned feel about it.
The texture of the solid perfume is waxy, but it's not greasy and doesn't make the pulse points feel sticky - I rub a bit of the solid perfume onto my neck and wrists as thats where I usually put my perfume, whether spray or solid.
The scent of the perfume is very nice, and when I sprayed a sample of the Bergamot Tea spray perfume it smelt the same, maybe a little less powerful than the spray version. The fragrance is a lovely summery lemony scent, which has a hint of a tea fragrance about it - lemon is definitely the key thing I can smell though, which gives the perfume a really nice fresh citrus appeal. I don't have the Bergamot Tea spray perfume, so I don't use this in the same way as I do my Cherry Blossom solid, which is as a top up to the eau de toilette. I have found though that the scent is not very long lasting and you do need to keep reapplying throughout the day if you want to keep smelling nice and lemony!
I can recommend this solid perfume, but people should know that the staying power isn't brilliant, and that you'll need to reapply lots.