Once again I'm helping myself to the husband's shower products. This time it's L'Occitane Cade Shower Gel for Body and Hair, and I have to tell you that I'd steal any other item in this scent (too bad most of L'Occitane Cade range is for shaving. I'd love a body cream for ultra-dry skin that smells like Cade). Notes of juniper, sandalwood, immortelle and rosemary-- the end result is woody and balsamy, making Cade smell like a niche perfume. It's the perfect pre-Serge Lutens shower treat.
This L'Occitane shower gel is low-foaming and doesn't dry my skin even during this time of the year. It feels comfortable and luxurious in the shower, but doesn't linger much once I turn off the water and put on my bathrobe. Neither the husband nor I have tried Cade on our hair, so I can't comment on its performance as shampoo. The husband says it's decent when it comes to washing off deodorant. I have no such issues and mostly care about not getting an itchy reaction, so I'm happy to say that L'Occitane Cade is highly satisfying in this regard.
L'Occitane- Cade Shower Gel for Body and Hair ($20, 8.4oz) is available online and from L'Occitane stores everywhere.
Photo: Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, The Grass Is Greener, 1960 (the most inconceivable plot ever: who would cheat on Cary Grant with the like of Robert Mitchum?)