Spring Has Sprung Like a Lilac Blossom Thanks to Pacifica French Lilac Body Butter

Published in: Fragrance, Pacifica, Product Reviews, Skin Care

Apparently, my deal with El Hub not to buy any more Pacifica Body Butters until I finish the tubes in the bathroom is officially null and void.


Poor guy actually asked, “Who needs four bottles of body butter?”

Uh, I do.

Of course, it’s not entirely my fault…

Okay, it is, but I’m still blaming French Lilac ($18). 🙂


Even though it’s technically the middle of winter, my heart has moved on to springy scents, and French Lilac’s moisturizing body butter is hitting all the right notes. I fell for the shower gel a while back and like the body butter just as much.

Light and delicate, French Lilac’s official fragrance notes include lilac, magnolia leaves, heliotrope, ylang-ylang, hyacinth and nectarine, but I detect more of the lovely lilac on my skin than anything else.

I’ve fallen for many of Pacifica’s scents, but some have come on too strong for me. Not French Lilac. I think it’s milder than usual for the line — something that might make it a great gift for a valentine, or perhaps Mother’s Day (it’s never too early to plan ahead).

PRICE: $18 for an 8-ounce bottle
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora stores and also online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Is the texture of this more like the Body Shop body butters in the tub, or more like a standard lotion? I love body butters – the ones that are really rich & emollient! But, I prefer tube packaging to tub packaging, so this is really intriguing.
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    • Ellen says:

      it’s not quite as thick as some of the body butters (like coconut) but it’s much thicker than your average lotion. definitely worth it- and they have baby sized (2oz) bottles for $5 so you can try them out.

  2. Ellen says:

    ohhhhh this one is so fantastic! a true lilac scent. my boyfriend loves flower smells and he can never stop sniffing me when I wear this.

  3. artemis says:

    mmmm, lilac scent rocks! lovely

  4. I never heard of this bran before, but the lilac scent has to be great, amazing and soft! thanks for sharing!

  5. Teresa says:

    Hi Karen~ I love the packaging of the Pacifica products! So pretty.

  6. I’m a huge fan of lilacs, so anything that’s lilac-scented and that smells authentic intrigues me. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Karen! 🙂
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  7. Lucky you! I BADLY wanted the Magic Carpet Ride set after reading your review, but when I got to try them on in Sephora they ALL smelled REALLY off on me. I checked and checked, hoping for some kind of miracle that didn’t happen. That was a bummer, but I’m happy they work for you!

    And to El Hub: EVERYBODY needs 4 tubes of body butter lol. It’s perfectly normal!
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  8. Nina says:

    french lilac? that sounds so so yummy!

    winter came back to my part of the world this weekend … i need some cheering up!

  9. steph b says:

    I absolutely adore the lilac shower gel. It leaves the most delicate scent behind. I’m not sure I’d want something stronger, as I suspect would be the case if I slathered on the body butter.

  10. Aimey says:

    I’m not a big fan of lilac scents, but I think it’s because I’ve had bad experiences with overwhelmingly strong spring-flower scents with cheap for-children products when I was little. Time to be open-minded again! 😛

  11. Heidi says:

    I have the roll-on fragrance of the French Lilac, and the bar soap that I have placed on my sweater shelf to scent them. I really like this scent. I’ll have to check out the body butter next time I get down to Sephora.

  12. Lenita says:

    i got hooked with pacifica because of you, karen, and amongst the floral scent, french lilac is my favorite. but my absolute fave is tibetan mountain temple, soo lovely.

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