• L'Occitane Bouquet de Vanille body cream and lip balm
    Bath and body care

    ‘Nilla Notes: L’Occitane Bouquet de Vanille & Yves Rocher Nuit Vanille

    Today’s post is for fellow lovers of vanilla, while the fresher weather after April rains lingers in my area… in my case, vanille is among the few gourmand scents that I love almost in any way, shape or form, so today I bring vanilla-scented reviews from L’Occitane and Yves Rocher. L’Occitane Bouquet de Vanille Ultra Soft Cream and Lip Balm. I’d used L’Occitane’s lipbalms and shea butter body products before, and though they are pricey, I end up going back for more after a while… anyway, I like this lip balm’s consistency, halfway between balm and gloss; which is odd, because as a rule, I’m not much of a gloss…

  • I Love... Lemon Sorbet Body Butter
    Bath and body care

    I Love… Lemon Sorbet Body Butter, Shower Gel and Whipped Sugar Scrub

    I’d seen this brand often in my frequent trips to cosmetics shop, but its products never caught my eye: even so, one fine day I decided to give the I Love… Lemon Sorbet shower gel a sniff, and it was just as the brand name said: ooh, come to me, yummy, caloric-smelling lemon meringue pie. Yes, pie, even though it’s called Lemon Sorbet, but who cares; it smells like lemon pie and it’s delicious. It’s a sweet scent, as one can expect, but the citric touch combined with the baked crust tinge save it from being one of those cloying, dull drugstore products. It’s not that I’m a committed hater…

  • Yves Rocher shower gel
    Bath and body care

    Almonds for autumn: Marnys Sweet Almond Oil & Yves Rocher Shower Gel

    Sweet almond oil isn’t my favorite cosmetic oil, there are others I like more like apricot kernel oil, and avocado kernel oil; still, I consider it a staple in my bathroom cabinet, and I end up using it often for a variety of purposes. So when I chanced upon this sweet almond oil by Marnys in a health-food shop, into the basket it went. I use this brands’ carrier oils often: the quality is always good, and they are manufactured nearby by a local business, which makes it even sweeter. Also, this one’s a nice half-liter bottle (almost 17 oz) for 10€, which is great if you use it as…

  • CK IN2U Her and L’Occitane Verveine
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    Scents of this summer: CK IN2U For Her & Verveine by L’Occitane

    I am what could be termed a perfume serial monogamist: when I open one, I wear it without alternating with any other until is all used up, and then and only then I’ll start a new one, which is never the same one, and rarely it is one I’ve used in the past. Nevertheless, this summer I broke with that long habit forced by circumstance: in late spring I started using “IN2U for her” by Calvin Klein, and not long after that I decided to switch to “Verveine” by L’Occitane. CK IN2U For Her I got this months ago for my birthday, and when I opened my gift I thought…