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Friday, June 21, 2013

L'occitane Almond Shower Oil | Review

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 life vie.

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...

11 comments :

  1. This is one of my favourite stores to get bathtime stuff from! Everythings is incredible, I have about 8 of these mini bottles on rotation of different fragrances. Also the peony (pivoine flora) hand creme is amazing.


    Dannielle @ Chic-a-Dee

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    1. The store is lovely. I always make a side trip to the store...just to wash my hands. The hand wash and cream are just too good! I'll have to have a sniff next time I'm in the store (and we know the store is that addicting).
      xo

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  2. Looks gorgeous, I really want to try this! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  3. Sounds luxurious! Great post.

    ♥ Em from Mascara Warrior

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  4. Mmm... almonds! I've never tried a shower oil before.
    Maybe I should check this one out.
    xx

    http://thecelution.blogspot.ca/

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  5. L'occitane is my bestfriend! I actually love almost all of their product and if my wallet permits I'd love to try 'em all.
    This shower oil has a special place in my heart and this entry made me rush to the nearest outlet of l'occitane tomorrow to restock this oil!
    I so love your blog and I guess we are on the same page!:)
    Kisses from a woman who lives in the Philippines yet in France at heart:-)
    ♡,
    Riza of Pour L'instant

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    1. Aww - merci! What a lovely comment! I hope you enjoy your new purchase.
      xo

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  6. I've been wanting to try this out for so long! Just discovered your blog and I'm loving reading through all your posts!

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