With Aromatic Coconut Milk, Pistachio, Fig, Amber and Vanilla, Laura Mercier’s $60 Soufflé Body Crème Sampler Collection Smells Like the Baking Challenge on a Cooking Show

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Laura Mercier Soufflé Body Crème Sampler Collection

The delicious-sounding (although inedible) new $60 Laura Mercier Soufflé Body Crème Sampler Collection

Today I thought, “Why don’t I review this new holiday body care collection from Laura Mercier?” not because it immediately struck me as one of the most eye-catching sets I’ve ever seen, but because, yeah, I’m wearing some crazy-@ss makeup right now (I look like a brown Baby Jane!) for testing purposes (one eye is darker than the other…), and I wasn’t ready to take pics yet. :)

Enter Laura Mercier’s new $60 Soufflé Body Crème Sampler Collection! — which is actually my favorite thing in my bathroom right now.

Interestingly, my bathroom has been smelling a lot like my kitchen lately…

Wait — that sentence is just not going anywhere good, LOL!

Ha! But seriously, I think that Pumpkin Body Butter from Trader Joe’s set off a food-scented chain reaction in my bathroom, because lately I haven’t wanted anything to do with any moisturizers or body products that don’t smell abso-frickin’-lutey delicious.

The set includes four scents, which I’ve been calling “flavors,” even though they’re inedible, because dayum, Gina! — if they were, I’d be spreading them on toast.

Laura Mercier Soufflé Body Crème Sampler Collection

Om nom nom…

I don’t know about you, but I like smelling like a walking bakery. I want people who pass me on the street to think, “Why do I want to bite that girl’s arm?!”

(Yes, I admit it. I’ve been watching and reading too many zombie stories…)

Really, though, what I want are lotions that make me feel warm and cozy, like I’ve been baking magically delicious treats in the kitchen.

Someone else’s kitchen, I mean, because mine hasn’t seen a lot of baking lately. Just meals of questionable nutritional content. But imagine a cozy kitchen where someone’s baking holiday cookies. Like, hella cookies. So many cookies that all of your splurge points from here till next Tuesday are completely obliterated.

With the collection, you get four 4-ounce body creams, each one with a different scent, and if you’re going to get into these, you should like food fragrances with warmer notes like vanilla and amber.

Laura Mercier Soufflé Body Crème Sampler Collection

There are no florals or light aromas here. The four scents are kind of heavy, but I like that more this time of year.

Now, even though I like these fragrances, that wouldn’t mean a thing if these weren’t also moisturizing, which they are, thank goodness, because my skin needs a lot of moisture in fall and winter. I’m not even going to deal with body creams, no matter how good they smell, unless they’re extremely moisturizing, like these are, thanks to ingredients like shea butter and macadamia nut oil.

I also love the fluffy consistency because it doesn’t take forever and a day to work into my skin. I apply a layer of one of these all over my body after my morning shower (even on my dry-@ss Fred Flintstone feet).

The one I’m wearing today is Ambre Vanillé, with — you guessed it — warm, cozy notes of amber and vanilla. I think it goes well with the perfumes I’ve been wearing lately, Dolce & Gabbana Intense, and Estee Lauder’s Modern Muse.

And then there’s Fresh Fig, which I think also smells amazing. You know how when you walk into an Anthropologie store, and it always smells so inviting because they’re always burning fancy, expensive candles? Well, Fresh Fig smells just like that to me. Makes me want to read and sip tea in bed all day.

Laura Mercier Soufflé Body Crème Sampler Collection

One of the jars, Fresh Fig, in my paw for scale…

And I can’t forget about Crème de Pistache, the pistachio scent. Hello, pistachio ice cream! Oh, I can’t even think about this one without food ecstasy making my eyes roll back in my head…

The last one here, Coconut Milk Souffle, is the sweetest of the bunch, and it reminds me of sweet lattes with almond milk and fresh sugar cookies.

All four of the scents linger on my skin all day long…

Laura Mercier Soufflé Body Crème Sampler Collection

Cute jars!

Being just 4-ounce jars, they’re also pretty portable, and the jars are lightweight plastic (but don’t seem cheap), so they can jostle around in your luggage without shattering.

I’ve been displaying mine on the top shelf of my bathroom cabinet because I think they’re pretty. Kind of old-timey, like something from an apothecary’s shop in a small, quaint town.

PRICE: $60 (which works out to $15 per 4-ounce jar)
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Laura Mercier counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Monica P says:

    Nice product! I’ll have to give these the sniff test next time I’m in Bloomingdales :-)

    Monica.
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  2. Natalie says:

    These sound AMAZING. I love warm, cozy scents, and this set just sounds so luxurious and lovely. I really want this now, dang you Karen.

    PS- Happy Monday!
    Natalie recently posted … Whats On My Vanity, Fall Edition (and as presented on my face)

  3. karen want exprerimentar this moisturizing creams pistachio loved!

    dolce and gabbana perfume! should be a delight

    I also love bakery scents!

    kisses

  4. Sylvia says:

    The hand cream version of this set is already on my Christmas Wish List. Now I might have to add this…
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  5. Phyra says:

    The coconut milk souffle sounds great.
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  6. Teri says:

    I’m suddenly craving cookies and I wonder why…lol! The Coconut version sounds like heaven to me, I really do have a weak spot for coconut. For some reason I always forget about the fact that LM does some great creams and body lotions like these. I guess it’s because I’m always distracted by the make-up? ^^
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  7. Agata says:

    Wow, those must smell delicious. I want all of them!

  8. Stephanie says:

    I LOVE the Creme de Pistache. I got the full size body butter as a free gift a couple of months ago at the Laura Mercier counter in Nordstrom and was hooked. Just bought the hand cream set to try out the other ones (plus my mom loves the almond coconut milk).

  9. Chaitra says:

    I am a fan of anything Vanilla ! Cant wait to try this one .. But guess it will have to wait for a while due to my recent holiday splurge :( Will it be available in sephora eventually? Any idea, Karen?
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  10. hanna says:

    I just love how they look.
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  11. They spund so amazingg. would love to give them a sniff and me too prefer heavy scents during winters.. ;)
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  12. Dollie says:

    The jars look so cute and the pastel coloured soufflé too. The fragrance description is very enticing too but the price….ouch.

  13. Danielle says:

    This may be something I wind up getting. We’ll see, because I don’t really need anymore body creams haha.
    Danielle recently posted … Julep Pomegranate Body Creme

  14. Iris says:

    Really pretty packaging for these. I have my eye on the Ambre Vanillé one.

  15. I’m so tempted to get these. I may and split them up for Xmas gifts. Such a nice idea :)

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