The Glory of the Provencal Scrubland

Red soil, white stones and low vegetation illuminated by the sun of Provence... This fragrant scrub, the “garrigue,” is as beautiful as it is fragrant. A magical setting that blends harmoniously with the divine smell of juniper, thyme, rosemary and hot stones. Come with us to the heart of this inspiring landscape.
By Justine Fiordelli

The “garrigue,” so typical of the Mediterranean landscape and celebrated by writer Marcel Pagnol, is a harsh and wild scrubland that leaves visitors and locals dreamy and speechless! Indeed its landscape of white stones from which low vegetation struggles out – a vegetation that can withstand drought and sun - makes for a wonderful sight to behold.

But the fragrance of this vegetation also intoxicates the senses. On the plateaus, the scent of garrigue, juniper, rosemary and thyme mingle. Among them, the intense and woody scent of juniper stands out, which the shepherds of Provence have used for its soothing and healing properties for generations.

It is this spicy, woody fragrance, so distinctive of the scrubland, that L’Occitane recreates today, by launching the Cade Eau de Toilette. Its secret? A combination of notes of juniper, sun-dried wood, and hot stones. These aromatic and woody accords make for an intense and luminous fragrance that celebrates the beauty of the Provencal garrigue. Happiness in its purest form!

The Glory of the Provencal Scrubland
The Cade
A harsh and wild scrubland
DR, L'Occitane en Provence
The Glory of the Provencal Scrubland
The "garrigue"
The "guarrigue".
DR, L'Occitane en Provence

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