Something In The Air
What It Is: Given we’re in the height of summer season, I shouldn’t have to tell you that it’s totally normal and common to want to switch up your beauty routine a bit. I don’t blame you. When it’s 30 degrees out, it’s hard to feel motivated to slather on piles of makeup and wear a heavily fragranced perfume. Luckily, brands like L’Occitane are reacting accordingly and releasing light and fresh scents to carry you through the hottest months of the year – like their new Figuier & Osmanthus eau de toilette.
Designed to capture the essence of summertime in Provence, this elegant perfume brings together fruity, flowery, and woodsy notes for a bright, vibrant aroma. As per the title of the scent, the two key notes are fig (from Provence) and osmanthus (a flower primarily found in Asia). But take a second whiff and you’ll detect spicy bergamot, juicy blackcurrant, green leaves, and a musky, cedar base note. It’s a perfect, ladylike fragrance that never feels too heavy and will lift your spirits as bright as the sun this season.
Who It’s For: Your mom, as a fantastic birthday gift. Your wife, as a lovely anniversary present. Your sister, as a thank you pick.
What It Costs: $48 for a 30 ml bottle.
Where It’s At: L’Occitane stores nationwide and online.
And cue the fanfare people! I’m giving away not one, but five Figuier & Osmanthus EDT’s from L’Occitane! Want to win one of them? Here’s how to enter:
1) First of all! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave a comment below telling me why you’d like to try out the new Figuier & Osmanthus perfume for yourself. You have until July 31, 2015.
2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around August 1, 2015 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.
3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.
4) Bonus Entry: Visit L’Occitane Canada’s Facebook Page and like it. Then leave a wall post on their page about the Figuier & Osmanthus EDT and why you’d like to try it. Link back to your wall post in a separate comment below to nab an extra entry.