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I really like L'occitane products and find them to be made with high quality ingredients that really do what they say they will.
This attention to detail that they have also stretches to their fragrances and a combination of high quality oils combine together to create fuss free aftershaves for men that smell clean, fresh and distinctive.
The simply names L'occitane eau de toilette is one of my all-time favourite aftershaves and something that I always try and pick up from the airport when I am on holiday. It is a classic timeless scent that should suit any man regardless of age.
Even the bottle which is reminiscent of old French apothecary bottles is sophisticated and classy and will look great sitting in any bathroom.
The L'occitane eau de toilette contains top notes of lavender and black pepper. Middle notes of nutmeg and cinnamon and base notes of tonka bean and musk.
Now to me on paper these notes combines should not work but they are mixed in such a way that they create an almost perfect summer weather fragrance.
Lavender is a smell that I am not actually very keen on and to include it in a men's aftershave just seems wrong but here the lavender mixed with the spiciness of the black pepper is really good and it has a herbal almost plant smell to it. The spiciness really does work with the sweetness of the rest of the fragrance and it compliments it perfectly.
The tonka bean gives it a sweetness but this isn't sickly and all the notes combine to give the wearer a subtle fresh smell which really does suit warmer weather opposed to cold weather. When wearing this it really does remind me of the French countryside in summer which is strange as normally aftershaves don't evoke these kinds of feelings in me.
When wearing this I get loads of compliments from people both male and female and even though it isn't in your face and strong like a lot of my aftershaves it is really distinctive and unusual and doesn't smell like 50 other aftershaves that you can pick up in Debenhams. It also doesn't have an artificial chemical smell like a lot of modern aftershaves do.
I find that it is quite long lasting on my skin but I do wish it was just a little stronger. I don't wear aftershave for other people I wear it because I enjoy the smell and I find that I do have to be quite heavy handed in the amount I have to spray to be able to smell it for a decent amount of time.
I would recommend this aftershave to people who are looking for a subtle but masculine fragrance that will never go out of style.
I've been wearing this for years and although I often chop and change aftershaves depending on my mood this is one that I always keep coming back to again and again.
You can buy L'occitane men from higher end department stores, in their own shops and online for £36. This is a bargain btw as although it is priced in the same region as many other designer aftershaves with this one you get a huge 100ml bottle and besides it has more of a desirability than these other ones as less people wear it.
Men L'Occitan is a panoramic and complex fragrance for men / Its unique top note features lavender, blended with the peppery, nutmeg scent of burnt wood / The base reveals the ruggedness and mystery of this fragrance with a warming combination of tonka bean and musk / Men L'Occitan by L'Occitane is intended for men, but women love it too / Top Notes: Lavender and black pepper / Heart Notes: Nutmeg and cinnamon / Base Notes: Tonka bean and musk /