L'Occitane added a bunch of exciting products to their Aromachologie range. Previously I was mostly a devoted user of the Aromachologie shampoo, but the last few weeks have found me falling deeper into the L'Occitane rabbit hole and thoroughly enjoying the new fragrances and textures. The new Aromachologie products come in two scents: Relaxing (a somewhat bitter orange blossom/neroli blend), and Revitalizing (a crisp herbal). Both are a good example of L'Occitane's Provencal aesthetic, and utterly satisfying.
The main reason I'm such a big L'Occitane fan is the fact that the products are gentle and have never ever gave me an allergic reaction or dried my skin. Fifteen years ago this fact was great; nowadays, as my skin has become so infuriatingly sensitive, this is a major quality-of-life benefit. Now, the Aromachologie range is enriched with various natural essential oils, which for some people is as bad as coconut oil is for me, so do make sure to read the label carefully. All I can say is that for me, these products are a great match.
Aromachologie Revitalizing Shower Gel feels pretty much the same as other L'Occitane shower gels, just with its unique scent. It has a moderate amount of soft lather, washes away my deodorant and exfoliating scrub and leaves my skin fresh and happy. The scent fills the shower but doesn't lingermuch beyond that. Aromachologie Relaxing Body Cream is a more impressive. I absolutely adore its fragrance (goes incredibly well with L'Occitane classic Neroli perfume, the vintage one), but it's the high content of shea butter that makes the cream so spectacular. I find that it's wonderfully nourishing and softening, a true treat for my limbs.
The scent of the Relaxing Body Cream seems strong at first, but it dissipates rather quickly and doesn't last very long, which is perfectly fine with me, as I'd rather rely on my perfume for an all-day scent.
Bottom Line: a great pleasure.
L'Occitane Aromachologie Relaxing Body Cream ($38) and Revitalizing Shower Gel ($20) are available from L'Occitane boutiques and through their website. The products for this review were sent by the company.
*The shower mitt in the photo is from EcoTools.