True Story Bergamot

What is Bergamot?
A sparkling, citrus fruit from Calabria, in southern Italy. Blended with black tea leaves it evokes the famous Earl Grey Tea aroma.

 

The refinement of Tea, the original character of Bergamot!

 
The most exquisite bergamot is grown in southern Italy, in Calabria. Its peel contains an essential oil that is traditionally used in perfumery for its luminous freshness and distinctive radiance. Black tea leaves are taken from the same plant as green tea, but they have a more intense aroma and retain their flavor for several years. The combination of black tea and bergamot has given rise to some of the greatest fragrant teas, found throughout the world.

 

Bergamot Tea Collection: A Refined Refreshment

 
A subtle freshness of the Calabrian Bergamot

  

L'OCCITANE offers an interpretation of bergamot tea with a fresh yet intense, limited-edition fragrance collection that will delight both men and women alike. The famous Earl Grey Tea is reinvented into an original and contrasted fragrance, associating the distinction of tea leaves to the subtle freshness of the Calabrian bergamot.

 

Head Notes: Bergamot from Calabria, Mandarin, Cardamom, and Grapefruit
Heart Notes: Black tea extract, Wild rose
Base Notes: Blond wood, Black wood and Musks

 

Bergamot Tea Packaging

 
Celebrating the Grasse tradition of "bergamot boxes"

 

Among the traditional products from the French town of Grasse, located in southeastern France, are "boîtes bergamote" (bergamot boxes) - a classic example of popular art from this famous town in the 18th century. The boxes were made from bergamot rind, which was shaped around a wooden mandrel (mould). Then the rind was painted with motifs, flowers, landscapes or romantic scenes before it was finally varnished. Boudoirs and dressing tables would be filled with these precious and very fragrant boxes, which were considered to be true works of art.

The package design of the Bergamot Tea Collection pays homage to this Provencal tradition. Inspired by the traditional bergamot boxes from Grasse, the collection features flowery and colorful patterns - an invitation to enjoy a singular sweet Mediterranean moment of perfumed well-being.