Never underestimate the healing power of a shower, cute pajamas and new Cherry Princess bath and body products from L’Occitane. They combine to create one of the most powerful trifectas of recuperative relaxation known to womankind!
Drill Sergeant Tabs worked me hard this week, and by Friday I was totally beat. But that didn’t stop him from wanting to go out (he’s such a party animal!).
So while Tabs went out clubbing with his new BFF, Bruno Mars, I stayed home, took a long shower with L’Occitane and rented movies instead.
I discovered a few fabulous new L’Occitane treats from the new five-piece Cherry Princess collection of bath and body products (coming Jan. 30), like their Pearlescent Shower Cream ($20 for an 8.4-ounce bottle), Eau de Toilette ($40 for 1.7 ounces) and Hand Cream ($10 for 1 ounce). These three items, along with a Solid Perfume ($12 for 0.35 ounces) and a Silky Body Gel ($25 for 8.4 ounces), comprise the limited edition release.
This time around, L’Occitane takes us straight to Luberon, an area of Provence in France that stretches 30 miles along rugged hills east of Avignon, incorporating cherry extracts from the region into each of the products in the Cherry Princess line.
And keeping with their heritage, L’Occitane named the collection after the way French Princess Hortense de Beauharnais, who was said to have the most beautiful milky complexion, would blush when someone paid her a compliment.
Some cherry fragrances come on too sweet and strong for me, but this isn’t one of them. I think L’Occitane gets the notes just right.
Last Friday night, while I was lathering up in the shower with the Pearlescent Shower Cream, which works up into a nice, rich foam, I also picked up a little tartness, freesia and the faintest whiff of lemon. I love the way they all go together here, and both the Hand Cream and Eau de Toilette exhibit similar notes.
After I massaged the cream into my hands…and my body (I know that it’s meant for hands, but I thought my bod could use the extra moisture), spritzed the Eau de Toilette on my wrists and slipped into my new favorite Victoria’s Secret plaid pajamas (complete with matching slippers!), the stress of the week melted away.
Merci beaucoup, L’Occitane.
PRICE: $10-40 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming January 30 to L’Occitane counters and stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,