Saturday, February 21, 2009

L'Occitane's Citrus Verbena Sorbet Body Cream

I've always been a fan of L'Occitane's product ever since it ever existed ~ The way its brand name is positioned might be particularly appealing to those whom is in favour of natural products (in this case, I self-proclaim myself as one !! )

I've tried several samples of L'Occitanes products, I might review about them someday, but this one........ its limited edition summer line of Verbena Citrus is simply ....YUMMY! I wouldn't say that it's love at the first whiff, but overall, not bad :))

The Verbena Citrus line might be for you if :
1) You like citrus-sy smell. (This one does not smell overly citrus-sy to the extent that an ant/bird might suspect that you're a FRUIT)
2) You like fragrance that does not hurt your nostrils.

To me, on the first whiff of the body cream, it smells....well, like citrus but in a rather subtle and delicate manner. After a while, the smell reminds me of White Tea ? Oh well....... I'm not too sure if White Tea ever exist, but, for now, it's the most descriptive word that came across my mind :)

Although this product is labelled as a 'Cream', it is rather water based. Upon application, it does not leave any trace of oil or whatsoever. This light textured cream is almost immediately absorbed to your skin. All that's left is a pleasing trail of citrus fragrance. However, if you are looking for that extra moisturization or if you have dry/dehydrated skin, then this product might not be what you're looking for.

Instead of just a body cream, I might possibly include it as an 'aromatheraphy' thingy in times of stress or in one of those days when you need that 'pick-me-up' factor. A good and perhaps bad point of this body cream is that it's lovely fragrance does NOT last. About after 15 mins of application, the smell is almost undetectable :(

Bringing all pros and cons into account, I'm not too sure if I would highly recommend this product. I'm pretty sure it does cause some pain in your pocket for this darling cream *I have no idea how much it costs as it's a gift, but oh's L'Occitane, so you might guess it won't be that cheap afterall.* I'm unsure if I would repurchase this again considering that it has weak moisturising properties and also the price factor, but for now......

I'm considering the Citrus Verbena fragrance as my next summer perfume !