L'Occitane • Eau D Iparie • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am a huge fan of L'Occitane's skin products and use them regularly. Their perfumes are beautiful but not for me - they tend to be fruity and floral, and that is not my style. The only exception is Eau d'Iparie; I love fragrances with incense, myrrh, etc., and this is beautiful - it is very light and 'clean' smelling, which makes it wearable during the day, something I couldn't do with my other incense based perfumes which I find are better for evenings (thinking of examples like Serge Lutens). This is a real 'Marmite' scent - you either love it or hate it, and I LOVE it. I hope they don't discontinue it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Smells nothing like SL Arabie on my skin. I also forgot it had patchouli in it and I dislike patchouli in most forms. On me, this is flowers, citrus and a powdery incense-myrrh. It's almost Victorian, like perfumed face powder from an enameled box. I had applied way too much in the store and washed, not because I disliked this, but because I was developing a completely unrelated headache, and what was left was a gorgeous, spicy green chypre scent. In all stages I couldn't stop sniffing my arm. It just has a historic feel to it that carries me into a Victorian setting. I might have to buy it just for the time-machine feeling.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Notes: Red pepper, Rose, Patchouli, Ciste Labdanum, Myrrh, Incense, Vanilla, Moss.
I would give this 4.5 stars if I could; it narrowly misses HG status because it briefly morphs into a slightly metallic scent on my skin. Not an unpleasant metallic, but it's...odd, for lack of a better descriptor...and I get impatient waiting for it it to make its final transition to a lightly sweet and resinous perfume with a touch of crisp Arabian incense, green earthiness, and what smells like red rose petals. Please don't avoid this fragrance if you're a patch hater. Patchouli always smells like the most revolting sludgy mud to my nose, but I love the patch note in L'Occitane perfume (!). Oh, and did I mention the exotically beautiful art deco bottle? This perfume has impressive material presence as well as impressive olfactory presence.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I like this scent. I love incense notes in perfume, but normally the perfumes give me a raging headache. Possibly because this is a fairly simple scent, it doesn't. On my skin it has pretty good lasting power (about six hours), and dries down to a lovely incense-y smell that reminds me of the incense my mom used to burn when I was little.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Woody, ambery, incency, slightly fruity, fresh and spicy, dry and just a little sweet. From another world and another century, yet not dated or old.
When you smell it in the bottle or on a strip you get an impression of something strong, deep and possibly overpowering, but when you apply it moderately it wears as a LIGHT fragrance. Surprising.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is such a great cathedral scent. Incense and Myrrh, with a sweet note that balances it out nicely. It can dry down a little bland, but the scent is great. 4 lippies for the little lasting power and the slight blandness of the drydown- straight sweet incense. But very good. A great buy.
Edit: I took a lippie off my original rating. Upon further inspection, I found it to be rather dry and resinous. Not what I was hoping for- I was hoping for smoky and atmospheric. I won't repurchase, and I just might swap it out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is really nice. Dry and aromatic, the intial blast transports me to an herb field in the South of France. After about an hour, the incense kicks in and it becomes darker and seductive, with a smoky/sweet edge, yet still subtle. Lasting power is quite good, especially for an EDT. Quickly becoming one of my favorites. And yes, it could be worn by a man, too - it's not traditionally feminine. I'm glad L'Occitane brought this one back. I'm going to stock up in case they discontinue it again!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really like it, but it's most certainly not for everyone. Very dry and resinous--no vanilla or fruit to make it palatable to the average consumer--but that's why I admire it. D'Iparie is a mood fragrance for me; it's not comforting or sexy, but I like to wear it when I'm feeling contemplative or when I meditate. It feels ancient to me, like something Cleopatra (or even Antony!) would have worn. Definitely unisex.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I agree this starts as a masculine fragance. Smelled quite strong for several hours, but when it calmed down there was nothing left but a faint sweetness. I tryed Eau de Cologne- Orange leaves - which I liked much better the first hours - at the other wrist, and though it is a much more quiet smell there is more left form this one now, 5 hours later. A toallly different smell than it stratet with, but same kind of sweetness like d'paire ended up with.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I'll go out on a limb here- I absolutely love this fragrance. The earlier reviewer who mentioned that this smells nostalgic is onto something- it smells like something you might remember your mother wearing as a child. It has a rich incense note that was common in perfumes of yore, but rare today. If you're a fan of Shalimar or Halston, you should look into it.
However, you'd better look into it quickly, because a sales assistant informed me that L'Occitane is phasing it out. After all the bad reviews I saw on here, I figured that might be the case. I stocked up on this one. At $17 for a long-lasting scent I've already repurchased twice, why not?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This perfume opened up like a twin of Serge Luten's Arabie. Oh, do forgive the sacrilege, but it so does! Unfortunatelly, that does not last long. Once the top notes are gone, this turns into something extremely masculine. In fact, I was surprised it is being sold as a women's perfume. Very ambery. After several washes it has now calmed down to its original top notes. A faint whiff of Arabie. I'll stick with the original if it's Arabie I crave. Thumbs down for the disappointing and unexpected dry-down.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Oh no!! Big NO! I like all the other scents from L'Occitane, but not this!
I expected it to be a soft yet intense exotic scent. Intense for sure but also awful!!
I think it's something to do with body chemistry, because it didn't smell so horrific in the bottle, but on my skin it was pure nightmare! It smelled like rotten incense stick plus sweat! Disappointment.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I am not a fragrance expert, but this is the worst perfume I have ever tried. OMG I hated it. The smell after I first put it on made me sick to my stomach & as the day wore on, I got an awful headache. I should have known that I wouldn't enjoy that strong, incense smell. Some reviewers said that it was light, but for someone kind of senstive to musky smells, this stuff is overbearing! I sometimes like spicier scents like Chanel #5, so the L'Occitane SA said that I would love it. I had a couple drinks before I went shopping, so this must be the reason I didn't realize how awful it was. Kinda smells like body odor, IMO. Definitely would NEVER rec this junk!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I think that in order to really love this fragrance it really has to suit your skin. I tried it for the first time today and about 20 mins later recieved my first compliment on it! It has lasted 8 hours and counting so far and has dried down beautifully, very clean, more floral than patchouli, some sandalwood, really reminds me of agent provocateur (a favorite of mine) but slightly "dustier" in a good way..!
Itīs woodsy and fairly masculine, yet soft enough to smell feminine. Thereīs something of Lancomeīs Magie Noire in there too, and something of Vivien Westwoods xxxx (canīt remember the name, very ornate bottle top and pink perfume). Have kept smelling my arm with this one, itīs really unexpected as I donīt normally like LīOccitane fragrances.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Received a sample from a very nice MUAer, I agree w/the review below Paschat's review below...though the initial notes were nice, the sillage on the drydown reminded me of stale urine (is that "ozonic"? if so, yuck!). Try before buying!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
A nice soft gentle incense perfume, would suit those who may not usually like incense scents because they dislike strong and churchy smelling ones. this is not.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a very unusual scent to come from L'Occitane, just based on the other scents of theirs that I've sampled or worn. It seems sort of nostalgic to me. I think that may be a dash of bergamot in the first few minutes and some sort of fruit (pear, apple or fig ?) The myrrh seems to be more sustained than any hint of frankincense. I think I smell a little patchouli and probably a smoky note like guaiacwood. A pleasant, quiet, meditative perfume. VERY original. I will repurchase. It reminds me of home and soft places, and of the friend who gave it to me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
i was surprised with this one. i thought it would be mysterious in a heavy, dark, spicy way, but actually it's mysterious in a light, watery, airy sort of way... it smells like a fresh, grassy lawn with a bit of dirt (patchouli maybe?)! my fiance absolutely hates perfume (and my love of it!!) and yet he picked this one out for me himself. who knew??