Wednesday, October 21, 2009

L'Occitane Shea Butter Limited Edition Collection

I stopped at the mall to stock up on my regular L'Occitane hair products (somehow I ran out. The horror!), and check out the new Limited Edition Shea Butter Collection. I'm a huge fan of L'Occitane's regular shea butter products- during the winter I want nothing other than live in one of those jars. I try to apply the body cream three times a day to combat my skin blahs and maintain the illusion I'm human and not an upright walking, lipstick wearing lizard.

The limited edition products come in four new scents, Ylang Ylang, Acacia, Frangipani and Rosebud. The Ultra Rich Cream also comes in a fifth scent, another limited edition, Vanilla, which was created in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Shea. Surprisingly, I didn't fall for that one. Not sure why, it just wasn't the most amazing vanilla ever and I passed in favor of the Frangipani.

The SA said that Rosebud and Frangipani seem to be the most popular scents, and I certainly see why- they are the most distinct one and have the best blend of top notes with the basic shea butter scent that's typical to these products (it's creamy, nutty, somewhat musky). I got all three Frangipani items- the body cream, mini hand cream and the Hand & Body Cleansing Mousse. I love L'Occitane's foaming face cleanser, and this body mousse didn't disappoint. It's an excellent cold weather treat for the body.

Bottom Line: Why did they make it a limited edition?

The Shea Butter Limited Edition Collection (prices from $10 for the hand cream to $21 for the 3.5 oz Ultra Rich body cream) is available from L'Occitane stores and online.

Photos by me. Model: Lizzy.


  1. Those products look delicious! I think I'd go for the frangipani fragrance, though. I love that scent!

  2. Wait I feel silly asking this but is the body mousse a heavier version of the hand cream?

  3. My favourite are still those products from Italian brand L'erbolario.

  4. Lizzie is a pretty girl!

  5. Marce, Frangipani is lovely, indeed.

  6. Anon 1- The mousse is a hand and body cleanser. I'm sorry I wasn't more clear about it.

  7. Anon 2- I'm not familiar with this brand but some quick Googling shows it's something I might like. Thanks!

  8. KITTY! i always love when your fur babies help you with posts.

    i think the shea butter products are about the best of l'occitane's offerings. will have to try these.



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