I was sent these products a week ago but didn’t want to tell you about them until they were readily available in the UK which luckily enough they are today! L’Occitane is a company I came to learn about when working in Debenhams, I would test random products and though I was never driven to make a purchase they were always aesthetically pleasing. The three products from the new (and limited edition) collection Pivoine Delicate that I was sent were the eau de toilette, the hand cream and the shimmering powder. When is comes to fragrance I struggle to review a scent I can only tell you that though it’s lovely it’s not necessarily something I’d reach for on a day to day basis. It’s very floral and that’s a personal taste thing.. if you like florals and peony in particular you’ll no doubt love this. I would like to note that at £35 for 75ml it’s extremely good value so although this scent isn’t for me I will absolutely be stopping by my local store next time I’m shopping to check out their other options. The hand cream I knew I would love – little known fact, my brother used to work in a newsagents and at the end of the month they would take the ‘free gifts’ from the unsold magazines before sending them back to be disposed of.. as a result I have a drawer full of L’Occitane hand creams that I doubt I’ll ever run out of. I’ve always got one on the go and think their formula is really great but let’s face it.. you’re not interested in hand cream or perfume! You want to know about the bottle of shimmery powder, right? I thought so.
This was definitely the most exciting of the three and the first thing I got out to test drive. I would like to point out to those of you like me (stupid folks) that there’s a plastic stopper on the end you need to remove before using the product. I did not and was pumping like a mad woman until I finally realised resulting in a rather large glittery mess all over my (luckily) kitchen floor.
Guerlain brought out a very similar product 2 Christmas’s ago and I was absolutely in love, a scented, gold powder you could spritz over your hair and skin to leave you well.. glowing. This is much the same but the sheen you’re left with is more a delicate pearl pink, definitely more spring appropriate.
The range also includes Eau de Toilette 75ml, Lip Shines, Lipsticks, Gloss duo and a Fresh Mist and can be purchased online here with prices starting at £11.50