Trusty L’Occitane never lets me down and this cherry blossom fragrance is no exception. My bottle was part of a wonderful gift set contaning four 7.5ml mini fragrance splash bottles and matching shower gel. The shower lingered long after my shower and the fragrance was spot on for a hot summer’s day when you want to feel cool and feminine and not cross and sweaty (well, I tried).
I always think Cherry Blossom is not too far away from peony note-wise. Both are pink, inoffensive and delightfully crowd pleasing without being too sweet. I still maintain that peony is the prettiest of all the floral notes, but cherry blossom comes a close second.
L’Occitane Fleurs de Cerisier is an unpretentious cherry blossom fragrance that does what it says it will do. It has a faint hint of sweet cherries in the background all the way through, but the cherry blossom petals in the foreground are powdery, sweet, slightly tart even, but always uplifting with a Springtime feel good vibe.
There are also hints of dark and borderline bitter blackcurrant and unless I’m going mad, a hint of rose?. The star of the show though, is the cherry blossom, and no matter who else comes on stage, they just make up the chorus. There’s a slightly woody base but it’s still very much a cherry blossom sort of woodiness.
Thinking about other cherry blossom scents, I found this less robust than Shay and Blue London English Cherry Blossom, which lasts around nine hours on me. However, my mini of Fleurs de Cerisier is only an eau de toilette so that may be a factor.
This is ideal for people who love light florals and inoffensive day time scents. It’s shower fresh and makes me want to wear flowery tea dresses and run through a meadow. Feel good factor is off the scale.