Review | Iris de Mouy pour L’Occitane

Bath, Beauty, Christmas, L'Occitane, Skin, Iris de Mouy, Luxury
Bath, Beauty, Christmas, L'Occitane, Skin, Iris de Mouy, Luxury
Okay, so we are nearly halfway through May and tonight on the blog I am reviewing a CHRISTMAS present... I should be ashamed, but to be totally honest, a lot of these products are spring-scented and I still have a thousand Limited Edition Lush Christmas products to also use. I’m talking about the L’Occitane Christmas 2016 box – gorgeously illustrated by Iris de Mouy. Containing six L’Occitane best-sellers, this box consisted of:

·         Extra gentle soap with Shea butter (25g)
·         Almond shower oil (35ml)
·         Neroli & Orchid body milk (50ml)
·         Delightful Rose hand cream (10ml)
·         Precious Cream (8ml)
·         Peony Eau de Toilette (5ml)

With the exception of the body milk – a full-size product – the rest are all sample sizes. However, these would all be perfect for travel luggage. Don’t be fooled by the smaller size though, these will all last a while and I’ve been using mine over the past month or so.
Bath, Beauty, Christmas, L'Occitane, Skin, Iris de Mouy, Luxury
Extra gentle soap with Shea butter
This was exactly what it said on the packet; it was so gentle on the skin and unlike other soaps, didn’t irritate or leave the palms dry. Shea butter has nourishing qualities, which were effective

Almond shower oil
Although I’ve used oil-based products before, I didn’t know how I felt about directly applying this to my skin in the shower. Instead, I used it as a bath oil and it still worked just as well. A few drops under running water created small bubbles and it left my skin feeling nicely moisturised, instead of overly greasy. The almond scent was subtle, but still lingered on the skin for hours afterwards

Neroli & Orchid body milk
My pick of the box – a really lovely body cream, with light consistency and gorgeous scent. It absorbed into the skin quickly but also kept it supple. Both my brother and mum commented on the fragrance and I’d certainly buy this again – I definitely prefer a moisturiser with a milky formula during the summer months

Delightful Rose hand cream
A little goes a long way with this cream and while overwhelming at first, the rose scent eases off quite quickly. The consistency is thick and formula rich, making it deeply moisturising and perfect after washing up or other harsh elements

Precious Cream
Described as a day/night cream, I’ve only used this in the morning as I love my current night cream. It’s supposed to increase firmness and reduce the sign of wrinkles. Again, it’s light on the skin and although I’ve not noticed a difference to my complexion, I’ll stick with it

Peony Eau de Toilette
I’ve got a bit of an obsession with peonies and while I don’t go for a predominantly floral fragrance usually (with the exception of Marc Jacobs’ Daisy), I’m absolutely in love with this Eau de Toilette! It’s in a really cute little pink bottle and just screams spring. It’s a long-lasting scent and one I’ll be wearing loads in the coming weeks

All in all, I’m really pleased with the contents of the box and while it is marketed as a Christmas product, the perfume in particular doesn’t say winter to me. I’m fairly familiar with L’Occitane as a brand, having sampled products in beauty boxes in the past, as well as visiting their stores – however, this would be a perfect gift for introducing someone to the brand. I’m looking forward to seeing what 2017’s offering is like!

Love, Lucy xx

1 comment

  1. I love L'Occitane, their hand cream is one of my favourites. I very rarely look there for gift sets though but I will definitely look this Christmas! X


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