Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Blossoming Cherries!

One of my favorite brands launched yummilicious new stuff! The L'Occitane Cherry Blossom range is a big favorite of mine but I've been totally reluctant to splurge on it; till now.

Pic taken from L'Occitane.au

Like most girls, what I love most about the range is the
scent! I couldn’t bring myself to buy the fragrance all along as I had like 5 bottles of fragrances still half way through but now, I have exhausted all my fragrances (almost) so I am justified to splurge! So I skipped along to the friendly neighborhood L'Occitane to check out the new babies

What's new?
Petal Hand Cream, 75ml RM63
Cherry Eau de Toilette, 100ml RM177
Cherry Fragrant Touch Perfume, 7.5ml, whoopsie … I cannot remember the price ^_^

The verdict?
Petal Hand Cream
Light to touch, non-greasy and smells as wonderful as the original hand cream, which was launched last year at a teeny weeny 30ml size (see pic below).
I bought this for my mother-in-law, she love hand creams, she loved the scent and the non-greasy texture. I still prefer the one I have now as it's richer and my hands tend to be quite dry. But the Petal Cream is good for traveling and driving; no more sticky slippery steering wheel!
The website declares that this handcream is enriched with Shea Butter and Vitamin E and contains a cherry extract from Luberon, France. Both old and new variant contains Shea Butter; which I think is a must-have for hand creams as they are rich and nourishing enough.

My almost-gone hand cream!

The new Petal Soft Hand Cream!

Cool twist-cap means you won't misplace the cap.

Cherry Eau de Toilette:
Not to be confused with the Cherry Blossom EDT, the Cherry EDT scent is adorably sweet, fruity, very lovely, very young, (think Escada!) but alas … not for me, so I ended up buying the original Cherry Blossom anyway; loving every whiff! To me, the Cherry Blossom is delicate, fresh, feminine, a little 'country' but very wholesome; think Laura Ashley, Martha Stewart, Crabtree & Evelyn having a high tea party at Carcosa Seri Negara!

My precious classic Cherry Blossom EDT, 100ml

The new (and really sweet) Cherry EDT, 100ml.

Cherry Fragrant Touch Perfume:
The same scent but in a concentrated lotion-gel format in a convenient vial for touch ups. See pic below. It's small and cute and probably great for travel, but I bet after I buy it, I might forget about it and I won't really use it anyway. It might even get lost in my huge bottomless pit handbag. But this makes a cool gift for a sweet girlfriend!

Cherry Fragrant Touch Perfume

They have a super cool promotion now where if you buy above RM350 (Really steep!) they give you this really nice looking set with a nice Cherry Blossom pouch, compact mirror, and some other little bits of stuff, around 5 to 6 items. But I didn’t get it as I could not find anything else to make up the value, oh well. It would be nice if they could at least give out the compact mirror or pouch alone for a lesser purchase, they were soooo pretty!

1 comment:

Tine said...

I absolutely LOVE the Cherry Blossom range. I have just about everything from the range. Also because the EDT was my wedding perfume :)