To my nose, L'Occitane's Cherry Blossom ($70 AUD, 100mL) smells utterly of spring mornings. Upon first spray the cherry note hits you with a juicy and slightly sweet burst.
As the top note begins to settle I sense subtle white flowers, like a transparent layer, gently muting the sweetness of the opening. It’s not deep enough to be heady, but gives that lovely floral touch that I experience in the first weeks of spring where the air is still heavy with rain but the flowers are beginning to bloom. It’s delicate and feminine.
As the fragrance moves forward the amber and musk come into play, providing a deep golden glow lighting up the rest of the notes. It stops the fragrance from being too airy and ‘clean’ smelling and certainly grounds the perfume.
L'Occitane Cherry Blossom is certainly not a complex scent, so lovers of deep, mysterious scents might find that it reveals it’s cards all too early. However; in those warmer months I find Cherry Blossom almost joyous on my skin. It’s so heart-achingly pretty without there being anything showy about it. It won’t generally be noticed by anyone around you, but in the dewy morning of a spring day it’s both uplifting and hopeful.