L’Occitane ends 2016, its 40th year, on a beautiful note with the scent of honeysuckle, setting the tone in a refreshing collection inspired by perfumer Olivier Baussan’s very first olfactory memory.
Joyeuses Fêtes reveals interlaced notes of white flowers and green tea flowing through delicate, festive products decorated with a design inspired by French domino paper.
The limited-edition Joyeuses Fêtes holiday collection consists of a body cream, shower gel, hand cream, soap bar and lip balm.
A Provençal tradition inspired the form and design of the Joyeuses Fêtes collection. Famed for their costumes, Arlésiennes would use domino paper to line closets and drawers, and to protect their precious accessories.
Printed from engraved wood blocks, domino paper was originally used to cover walls, decorate millinery shops, and even for book covers. The block printing technique is quite simple.
Geometric, floral patterns are carved into a wooden block (or, as was later the case, etched into a sheet of copper). This pattern is then printed repeatedly on a sheet of paper.
To obtain several colors, the dominotier would go over the paper several times with a new block or sheet, or even add colors by hand. These designs have a softness and simplicity that go beautifully with the festive season.
Available at L’Occitane counters and boutiques only this holiday season.