So here's the drill - sunrise arrives and I awake with a full on view of the Eiffel Tower (otherwise known as the palm sized figurine on my bedside table. I digress...) Alas, I transport the morning cafe au lait, accompanied by croissants and fresh cut strawberries, to the balcony...or to the kitchen counter. Okay, okay - I'm no Parisian inhabitant, but you better bet that I try to convince myself that I am.
The morning wake up and chow down is not the extent of my pretending, but when evening rolls around and it's time to bathe, the L'occitane Almond Shower Oil continues the theme. Loved by beauty bloggers alike, the versatile oil serves whether I've got time to spare (*read: bath*) or I'm in a hurry and a shower is on the order.
The strong, yet not sickly almond scent lingers in the bath/shower after the work is done, making yearns for macarons or other almond-scented treats that much more manageable. The brand, L'occitane, is known for their lavender, French countryside-esque scents and bathing lovelies. It fits right in with the rest of my make-believe, French
Cue pamper evening and a hefty dose of the shower oil in the tub results in an almond scented, subtly moisturizing, bubbly lather. On the other hand, used as a body wash, it reduces the need for a body moisturizer, yet lathers just as much as the far more drying, other gels douches. Some claim its magical use as a shaving cream, yet I put that theory to the test and it resulted in anything but a jaw dropping reaction.
Although quite pricy and not considerably long lasting, the L'occitane Almond Shower Oil is most definitely an indulgent, luxury, bath and shower purchase, lacking 'holy grail' status. Gift givers, I don't know about you, but I would loooveeeee receiving this as a surprise treat. As for me, it will continue to live in my shower, in my apartment along the Champs Elysse...here I go again...