Happy 40th Birthday, L’Occitane!

There are brands I fell in love with and which I've discovered throughout blogging – and there are brands I loved prior to even starting a blog. Such a brand I was loyal much before even becoming a blogger is L'Occitane. If you want to make me happy and to surprise me – get a perfume, something from L'Occitane – or combine the two loves by getting me a L'Occitane fragrance!

In my eyes, L'Occitane provides quality which I personally find justifies their prices, they are consistent, not fickle, not throwing out senseless LE collections just to keep up with the rest of the market, they are loyal to certain ingredients, certain scents people associate with them, never boring but true to values they cherish for 40 years in a row! And to celebrate such a lovely birthday, they've launched selected products with limited edition packaging. Lavender and Verbena are synonyms of L'Occitane (I also associate them with their Shea and Almond ranges the most) – and I truly adore both ranges!

I was sent these gorgeous L'Occitane Lavender Rough-Cut Soaps (2 x 100g | £10) and their smell is just divine! Enriched with lavender essential oil from Haute-Provence, these soaps inspired by authentic handcrafted soaps provide a gentle cleanse of the skin, leaving it delicately scented. Packaging is fab, making these a perfect present and they have such a compelling rustic vibe – they don't feel like regular soaps at all. These do stand apart by every count – their looks, their natural (non-synthetic) smell of true lavender (and nothing but lavender), their creaminess and the fact they are non-drying. 

L'Occitane Verbena Exfoliating Fresh Shower Gel (250ml | £18) – I have this in 70ml travel size and am confident I will be getting the big bottle to use ’til the summer ends. It doesn't contain rough or even noticeable exfoliating particles so you won't really be purchasing it for exfoliation purposes. You know what it's good for? During summer, when you're out and about on the sun (not necessarily sunbathing, just general outdoors activities), you know how the skin can feel hot? This is perfect for giving such skin what it needs – this shower gel is very refreshing, lightly hydrating (doesn't leave a tacky feel or residue), lightly exfoliating (provides a very gentle, even rubbing action to remove the dead cells without aggravating the skin) and smelling like a lemony-sugary pie! It has such a good, extremely appropriate summer scent. Sweet lemon pie – and it lingers on the skin, having a very comforting effect on me at least. 


L'Occitane Verbena Moisturizing Body Mousse (150ml | £18) is a really original, special product! Those who don't like the feel of the majority of moisturizers on their body during summer heat will particularly be enamoured with this one. This comes out as a hydrating mousse – it confused me at first and reminded me of men's shower mousse but it actually feels so nice and it works, this concept works! It isn't sticky or heavy at all (leaves no residue whatsoever). It feels very airy, light and also leaves skin deliciously scented. I find this a very fun, intelligent way of incorporating moisturizers in a daily routine during summer because it is important to give skin extra TLC all year-round. And I think this is going to be one of few body moisturizers I'll actually use up since it's also so easy to use whilst on-the-go. Clever!

  • Postoje brendovi koje sam otkrila i zavoljela tokom blogerskog staza a postoje i brendovi kojima sam vjerna bila i prije nego mi je uopste palo na pamet da zapocnem blog. L'Occitane je jedan od tih brendova koji uzivaju moju paznju i povjerenje veoma dugo vremena. Ukoliko me zelite obradovati i iznenaditi – poklonite mi parfem, ili mi poklonite nesto iz L'Occitanea – a mozete iskombinovati ove dvije ljubavi i pokloniti mi L'Occitane parfem!
  • U mojim ocima L'Occitane pruza kvalitet kojem opravdava za nase uslove visoke cijene. Dosljedni su, nema prevrtljive politike poslovanja, ne izbacuju besmislene LE kolekcije samo da bi drzali korak sa ostatkom trzista, vjerni su odredjenim sastojcima i mirisima uz koje ih kupci povezuju vec 40 godina a da pri tome nikada nisu postali dosadni. Kako bi na prigodan nacin obiljezili svoj cetrdeseti rodjendan, osmislili su LE verzije proizvoda postojecih kolekcija Lavanda i Verbena (koje su mi sinonim za L'Occitane jos uz linije Badem i Shea).
  • Samo L'Occitane moze sapune napraviti tako da cak i jedan obican proizvod postane nesto sto bi covjek pozelio i cijoj kupovini bi se obradovao. L'Occitane Lavanda grubo rezani sapuni (2 x 100g | 26KM) mirisu savrseno! Obogaceni su komadicima lavandinih cvjetova za njezni piling i etericnim uljem prave lavande AOP (Appellation d'Origine Protégée/zasticenog porijekla) iz Visoke Provanse. Inspirisani su autenticnim, rucno radjenim sapunima i odisu rusticnim sarmom zbog kojeg uopste ne slice ostalim, da kazem “obicnim” sapunima. Od svog izgleda, mirisa prave lavande (bez ikakvih dodataka), kremastom formulacijom i cinjenicom da ne isusuju kozu, zaista su sve osim obicni.
  • L'Occitane Verbena osvjezavajuci piling gel za tusiranje (250ml | 29KM) – ja ga imam u putnoj tubi (70ml | 12KM) i prilicno sam uvjerena da cu kupiti veliku bocicu jer do kraja ljeta zelim da uzivam u ovoj tusiralici. Ona ne sadrzi krupnije cestice tako da od ovog proizvoda necete dobiti intenzivniji piling. Znate za sta ja mislim da je dobar? Kada vam je koza izlozena suncu satima, ne nuzno jer se sa namjerom suncate vec ste jednostavno aktivni i provodite dosta vremena izvan kuce tokom ljeta – znate kako se koza umije zagrijati i biti pomalo osjetljiva pri kraju dana? Ova tusiralica je idealna za potrebe koze u tom stanju jer kozu osjetno osvjezava, lagano hidratizira (ne ostavljajuci ljepljivost niti bilo kakav sloj), veoma blago pilinguje (vrlo ravnomjerno i njezno trlja povrsinu koze, potpuno izbjegavajuci ikakvu iritaciju). Jos k tome je cini mirisljavom po slatkoj piti od limuna! Ovaj miris smatram punim pogotkom, veoma je prikladan ljetu i sto je najbolje – satima njezno do nosnica dopire sa koze.
  • L'Occitane Verbena hidratantna pjena za tijelo (150ml | 45KM) je stvarno jedan poseban, originalan proizvod! Ljudi koji tokom ljeta ne vole da tijelo mazu bilo kakvim proizvodima bi ovim bili odusevljeni. Kroz pumpicu izlazi kao pravcata pjena – sto me na pocetku pomalo zbunilo i asociralo na muske pjene za brijanje. Ali ovaj neobicni koncept nije sulud vec funkcionise i proizvod je jako prijatan na kozi, lagan, neljepljiv. Pjena je veoma prozracna, neopterecujuca i takodjer cini kozu mirisljavom. Iako je pjena nekonvencionalan oblik pruzanja hidratacije kozi, mislim da je ovo veoma inteligentan, zabavan nacin navikavanja ljudi da njeguju kozu na svakodnevnoj bazi cak i tokom ljeta – lijenost se moze zaobici uz zabavan koncept. Cini mi se da ce ovo biti jedan od rijetkih proizvoda za njegu koze koje cu potrositi do kraja jer ga je lako koristiti i kada sam u zurbi. Pametno!

*Post includes products sent for me to review. For more information read the disclaimer.

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