L`Occitane en Provence The Vert (Green Tea)

21 Feb

The lemon and orange starts the Vert rolling and the jasmine keeps it from veering off into the gutter, but it still manages to wobble during it’s trajectory and I am never sure whether it will end up being what I want or not. This happens EVERY time I use it.


I also tried The Vert with Jasmine from the same line, which smelled truly magical on my friend, but when I tried it on my own skin, it just didn’t sit right. It’s a fresh green tea, but I wish it would keep the jasmine, eliminate the citrus,and add something to compromise the acidity like a honeyed hay note or maybe even a trace of patchouli or vetiver.

Part of the beauty of green tea itself, is its earthy, and naturally verdant quality, which is at once smooth, matte, and refreshing (think matcha), but the presence of the lemon in L’Occitane’s The Vert hinders that natural pleasant quality instead of accentuating it. It’s almost as if they couldn’t figure this one out, and said, “When in doubt, add more citrus!”

That said, I continue to revisit this one occasionally to see if maybe just this once, it will become what I want it to be.

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