BODY | L’Occitane La Collection de Grasse Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc Body Milk and Hand Cream Review

Two years ago, I fell in love with L’Occitane’s La Collection de Grasse especially the scent Jasmin and Bergamot. This past spring, La Collection de Grasse welcomed a new floral fruit scent composed of blue iris from Grasse, France and white iris from the Mediterranean together forming Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc. I feel like this could even be the name of some sort of psychological thriller as even the combination of the two flowers is somewhat unexpected and yet inviting.

I saw the word “iris” and just assumed floral, but there are in fact top notes of blackcurrent and citrus with a heart of iris, ylang ylang and peach followed by a strong base of iris, cedar and white musk. The newest collection consists of: an Eau de Toilette (75mL/$75.00 CDN), Body Milk (250mL/$32.00 CDN), Shower Gel (250mL/$26.00 CDN), Hand Cream (30mL/$12.00 CDN) and a Perfumed Soap (75g/$8.00 CDN). Both iris extracts are cultivated and harvested with a sustainable farming approach which is a practice I have always loved about L’Occitane.

L'Occitane Iris Bleu Body Milk and Hand Cream Review

L'Occitane Iris Bleu Body Milk and Hand Cream Review (2)

I own what feels like an army of L’Occitane body products, but for some reason have NEVER owned a body milk! The Iris Blue & Iris Blanc Body Milk* is fragranced with the dual iris scent and is very light in consistency as milks tend to be. This is my preferred consistency short of spray-on moisturizers for the summer as it is quick to absorb. The fragrance hangs around for an hour or two on me, but can be enhanced with a spritz of the EDT.

L'Occitane Iris Bleu Body Milk and Hand Cream Review (3)

Three new hand creams from La Collection de Grasse are being added to L’Occitane’s ever popular shea butter hand cream selection: Jasmin & Bergamote, Neroli & Orchidee and of course, Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc. The first thing that caught my eye about the new hand cream was the packaging. Instead of the traditional silver metal tubes, these are white and have a matte finish which I think look spring-like and fresh. The formulation of the hand cream itself is also much lighter than the classic shea butter hand creams as these contain 2% instead of 20% shea butter. I have to say, that I much prefer this formulation for the summer as it leaves my hands soft and not greasy in the slightest. I must now have the Jasmin & Bergamote seeing as how I have the EDT, soap and shower gel already and love them!

Final Verdict: This scent is more mature in nature and is something I don’t think I would have liked in my early 20s, but if you have always been a fan of florals, Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc will make you feel absolutely luxurious!

Available now at all L’Occitane boutiques across Canada.

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