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L'Occitane Cedrat Collection-1

Last spring, French brand L’Occitane launched Cédrat, a citrus-forward scent that’s taken off and recently expanded to include a first-ever L’Occitane shampoo formulated just for men.

With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, we thought this would make a great time to get acquainted with this fresh scent with a line of products great for gifting Dad.

Just what IS a cedrat anyway? I’ve gone online (of course) for the answer: A large fragrant citrus fruit with a thick rind, no acidity and botanically classified as Citrus medica.

Since it contains a high natural perfume, it’s likely a good candidate for fragrances (I’ve noticed Jo Malone London uses it in their Cologne Intense line as well).

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Eau de Toilette

I have to confess, I’d already gotten a good whiff of this eau de toilette in L’Occitane’s Burrard Street store before having it sent over to our office. It’s about the freshest, cleanest men’s fragrance I’ve come across in a long time. The scent is strong at first spray however it gently dissipates over time into the background while retaining its woody undertones.

I’ve been spraying it on my wrists for a quick refreshing boost during the day as well. The bottle glass is textured to mimic a splash of water (or citrus!) and is available in 100 ml (3.3. oz.). $58

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Shaving Gel

Another skincare essential with that beautiful lemon scent is L’Occitane’s shaving gel, enriched with organic Corsican cedrat extract. Meant to energize the skin, this light yellow gel foams up for a good, clean shave, helping to reduce irritation and skin tightness.

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My husband found that a little goes a long way, the mildly citrus scent creating a refreshing shaving experience. The gel comes in a 150 ml (5 oz.) slender can. $24

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Cedrat Purifying Shampoo

This detangling shampoo is specifically formulated for men. The purifying element is derived from menthol and rosemary essential oil that helps restore the balance to the scalp — and shine to the hair.

It’s free of alcohol, parabens, silicone, and synthetic colorants, a bonus in a beauty market flooded with additives and chemicals. The shampoo lathers into a soft, delicate foam and leaves my husband’s hair and scalp, in his words, invigorated.

Cedrat Purifying Shampoo launches this month. The 250 ml (8.4 oz.) bottle retails for $24.

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