L’Occitane Eau des Baux
To celebrate the rising tide of unisex or genderless perfumes, I am wearing Eau des Baux by L’Occitane en Provence to work tonight. I bought this fragrance for me just as much as for my husband for Christmastime last year. It is frigid outside and the warm spiciness of Eau de Baux will prove to be like a warm blanket of comfort while I’m burning the midnight oil. Although Eau des Baux is labelled for men, this scent wears perfectly well on a woman as well.
“Eau des Baux is a fragrance of knights, courageous Chevaliers des Baux. Les Baux de Provence is a legendary city-fortress on the south of France. Knights of Les Baux have chosen cypress as symbol of strength and courage. The new EDT was inspired by this medieval legend. The colour of box is dark red, and similar to the colour of their uniform. Golden-silver star on the box and bottle is also a symbol of knights of Les Baux. A sensual union of cypress and incense is in the center of composition. Eau des Baux was launched in 2006.” – Fragrantica
It starts with a velvety spice and a pop of pepper. The pepper isn’t anything like if you accidentally get black pepper up your nose and you sneeze. This is different. It is pepper, yes, but not obnoxious! About 15 minutes later, there is a full woody and incense scent combined with a miniscule bit of powder. There is no powder in the notes listed, but I got powder for some reason. The dry down is hands down, the best part with a creamy vanilla and cypress. This is a people pleaser!
The quality is excellent and I am a true believer in Eau des Baux for both sexes.
Top notes: Cardamon, pink pepper
Heart notes: Incense, cypress
Base notes: Tonka, vanilla
Longevity: 5 to 6 hours
Southern Personality Group: The Carolina Jasmine
Fragrance Rating: Smells Downright Gorgeous ♥♥♥♥
Do you wear Eau des Baux? Do you think Eau des Baux works on women too? Leave a comment. We would love to hear your opinions.