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Review | L’Occitane Frisson de Verveine Eau De Toilette & Fresh Shower Gel

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I love citrus. I love citrus scents (find proof here, here and here), I love citrus flavors (fruit salad or a mojito anyone?), I love citrus colors (lemon yellow, tangerine orange and lime green = puhreeetty!), I love it all! And I also love slathering my wet body with citrus and wrapping myself from head to toe in a zesty cloud of deliciousness*. Especially in summer. And this summer I’ll get to go all out, because in July L’Occitane is launching a brand new collection of verveine-scented products! I got to try two of the new L’Occitane Frisson de Verveine products in preview, and today I’d like to share my thoughts with you.

Preview (L’Occitane Frisson de Verveine Eau De Toilette & Fresh Shower Gel) (1) * I realize that this sounds like a scene from a bad romance novel

L’Occitane Frisson de Verveine Eau De Toilette

First up is the star product from the L’Occitane Frisson de Verveine collection, the Frisson de Verveine Eau de Toilette. The smell and the look of the eau de toilette were inspired by the fresh, clean smell and color of verveine leaves from the Provence. The scent opens with lemon and bergamot followed by verveine and cucumber, and ends with a hint of musk and cedar wood. Together these notes create a light, fresh citrus scent.

Preview (L’Occitane Frisson de Verveine Eau De Toilette & Fresh Shower Gel) (2)

The smell of the L’Occitane Frisson de Verveine Eau de Toilette is fairly subtle, which is why for me it’s more like an all-over body perfume rather than a real perfume. It’s also a rather sharp kind of citrus scent, and I think that an extra touch of lime or lemongrass would have been nice as it would have made the scent a bit softer and more balanced. The L’Occitane Frisson de Verveine Eau de Toilette is probably the kind of fragrance that will either completely win you over or not do anything for you at all. As a citrus lover I definitely like it, but if L’Occitane had gone for just a slightly softer and more delicate citrus scent I probably would have liked it even better and declared myself president of the Frisson de Verveine fan club. Now I’m just a happy club member.

Preview (L’Occitane Frisson de Verveine Eau De Toilette & Fresh Shower Gel) (3)

L’Occitane Frisson de Verveine Fresh Shower Gel

The L’Occitane Frisson de Verveine Fresh Shower Gel has the same enticing zesty smell as the eau de toilette, but just with a little more sparkle and a little more zing. Perfect for a refreshing shower time moment. The shower gel has a gel-like, almost jelly-like texture and lathers nicely. And those bubbles that you see in the bottle? Fun! Together with the fresh green color of the product they really add to the refreshing character of the shower gel.

Preview (L’Occitane Frisson de Verveine Eau De Toilette & Fresh Shower Gel) (4)

After showering the L’Occitane Frisson de Verveine Fresh Shower Gel leaves behind a subtle fresh citrusy veil on my skin that creates a perfect harmony with the eau de toilette. Yep, for me this is definitely a fan club-worthy shower gel, and this time I’ll gladly take the position of president!

Preview (L’Occitane Frisson de Verveine Eau De Toilette & Fresh Shower Gel) (5)

The L’Occitane Frisson de Verveine collection will available in July. The L’Occitane Frisson de Verveine Eau de Toilette will retail at 69 CHF and the L’Occitane Frisson de Verveine Fresh Shower Gel will retail at 23 CHF. In addition to the eau de toilette and the shower gel there will be five more products in the collection.

Do you like citrus-scented beauty products? Will you be getting anything from the L’Occitane Frisson de Verveine collection this summer?


  1. Nice review dear. I love citrus scents so I will try this soon. :-)

  2. Klinkt als een fijne, zomerse geur <3

  3. I love Lóccitaine soaps and shower gels! I think they way better than Body Shop’s or any other!

  4. De douchegel lijkt me heerlijk qua geur! Lekker fris en zomers. De eau de toilette lijkt me iets teveel van het goede, maar zou ik wel eens willen ruiken.

  5. I love citrus scent too and I think that for the Sping – Summer it’s perfect! I’m testing a product by Migros with scent of citrus… :-D we are surrounded by citrus scent! :-P

  6. Love the sound of a citrus scent!

  7. Oooh its like I can scratch the screen and smell citrus. Beautiful review.


  8. Oh ja die ken ik! Die ruikt heerlijk. Ik ben ook dol op verveinethee trouwens.

  9. Zesty lemony isn’t really my thing, but I an see how it will win many over! You’re right about the packaging though. I think it’s much cuter than the previous scents in the verveine line!

  10. I also find the verveine scent quite strong. A lot of those French brands are crazy about it. Yves Rocher used to make one as well.

    They are so many great citrusy scents out there, I’m sure you can be named president of another fan club.

  11. I love the smell of citrus… it always makes me think of spring. I usually pick those kinds of scents. These look like really great products ♡

    Thank you for your sweet comment.. I won’t be settling for anyone. I didn’t settle the last time… he ended up breaking my heart … oh well ♥

  12. Dat lijken me heerlijke producten voor ‘s zomers !

  13. Ik weet niet goed wat ik me erbij moet voorstellen.. dus nu wil ik het wel zelf eens testen/ruiken :D

  14. Ze hebben echt heerlijke producten, wat ben ik blij dat ze ook een webshop hebben want kom niet zo vaak verkooppunten tegen.

  15. Persoonlijk ben ik niet zo’n citrus-lover zoals jij, maar ik ruik het zeker ook wel graag. Maar ik zou zelf eens gaan moeten ruiken of het teveel is voor mij of juist genoeg :)

  16. klinkt inderdaad erg goed nog een fijne week verder x

  17. Vooral de douchegel lijkt me heerlijk! De eau de toilette lijkt me ook wel lekker, maar ik weet niet of dat per se iets voor mij zal zijn ;)

  18. I love citrus scents too. I haven’t been to L’Occitane stores in awhile, but will try to sniff some of these products when I get the chance. Thanks for the heads up, Melissa:)

  19. Ik heb nog niet echt citrusgeuren.. Ik wil er wel eentje! Deze lijkt me een erg goede kandidaat :)

  20. Als ik verveine lees of hoor denk ik altijd een beetje aan The Vampire Diaries haha! Ik ben heel benieuwd naar de geur in ieder geval!

  21. I am also a big fan of citrus scents looks great.

  22. I’d happily try the shower gel. I love anything with citrus scent myself and the bottle is pure gorgeousness! Your description of the Frisson de Verveine EDT makes me curious – sharp citrus scent? I’ll have to take a sniff test when I see one!

  23. I love the smell of citrus too! I actually planted orange trees in my backyard just so the air would smell like orange blossoms all day :). Well that and I love oranges hehe. This sounds wonderful!

  24. I love L’Occitane products, but to be honest, I have not had much luck with their perfumes. I have tried several of them and loved the fragrance, but they have not smelled so nice on me. Thé Vert smells divine on my husband and it stinks on me.

    I remain cautiously optimistic.

  25. Great review sweetie! I love citrus scents too!


  26. OOh, yeah, I think I could be happy with this in the shower, but I need more of a balance if it’s going to be an all over scent! Sounds lovely and fresh, though.

  27. Hmm dit klinkt echt wel heerlijk. Goede review!

    X Sara

  28. Lijkt mij een heel fijn zomers geurtje!

  29. I agree – citrus is heavenly. An instant revitalizer! I love this store too. I like their men collections.

  30. I don’t know alot about this brand however, what i’ve smelled so far was pretty nice!

  31. Normally I love citrusscented products, so fresh without being overpowering. But never smelled verveine before, even though it’s an essential plant in The Vampire Diaries.

  32. Aha! So that’s how you had the scoop. Thanks for sharing! :) I’ll make sure to go sniff the scent hi hi :)

  33. Love the packaging!

    Hehe, I’m not sure I could use this though – I drank endless amounts of vervena tea when I was super sick in Morocco once, and I’m not sure the association would be favouable, LOL!

    (For clarity, Morocco is awesome and you should totally go!).

  34. I love L’Occitane, and these products sound great!

  35. *sniffs screen* Citrussy you say? I don’t think the eau de toilette would be for me because I’m not much of a fan of verveine lingering too long on my skin but in a shower gel I do think it would wake me up nicely in the morning! :)

  36. I love citrus scented stuff too, especially for body!

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