On Friday, I finally succumbed. I drove out to the mall and stopped in at L’Occitane to pick up the Spring 2015 L’Occibox. It’s been a while since I purchased anything from L’Occitane, and the $20 L’Occibox in the pretty cherry blossom decorated hat box was too good to pass up.
I read reviews of the L’Occibox on a couple of blogs, and I do admit that it was the packaging that really got me. I didn’t even notice what was in the box. I love the cherry blossom motif on just about anything. Plus I do love the quality of L’Occitane’s products.
When I asked for the L’Occibox in the store, I admit that I was a little surprised when I saw how small the hat box is in person. In fact, it would be a hat box for a doll, lol.
But I drove all the way to the mall (this mall isn’t close to where I live) and the young woman in the store remembered that I had called to inquire about the box, so I felt that I should go through with it. I think ipsy has spoiled me, to some extent, for other “boxes” with its $10 price point that includes 4-5 products including a couple of full-sized products. No matter, what’s done is done.
The saleswoman put my little hat box in a big L’Occitane flowered bag with lots of raspberry tissue paper. You’d have thought that I purchased a major haul! But it looked like a lovely gift to myself.
I opened it when I got home, and in addition to the goodies, there is a coupon for a free shea butter soap with a $25 purchase.
So what’s in the box?
- Whipped Hand Cream with 25% shea butter, 30 ml/0.5 oz., $6
- Savon Bonne Mere/Good Mother Soap, rose, 100g/3.5 oz., $7
- Jasmine/Bergamote fragrance sample
- Brightening Essence (serum), sample
- 20% Shea Dry Skin Hand Cream, 10 ml/0.3 oz., $4
- Precious Serum, sample bottle 7 ml/0.2 oz.
- Champagne Bears, gummy bears infused with bubbling champagne, 3.3 oz.
At first, I thought the Champagne Bears were some sort of bath oil, but I realized that they were gummy bears before putting them into the bath 😉 😳 Initially, I thought WTF?, but then I tried them. They actually taste like champagne! I make quick work of them, and they’re all gone. Yum.
I’ve used both hand creams – seems odd to me that there are two hand creams in this box – but they’re both terrific. I’m eager to use the Bonne Mere soap once I use up the soap that’s in my shower now that I brought back from Portugal. The Jasmin Bergamote fragrance smells divine, but it’s not my type of scent so I’ll pass that on to someone who’ll appreciate it. And of course, I’ll use the serum samples.
The two hand creams and the soap add up to $17, so that means the gummy bears, the fragrances and the serum samples are worth $3 in total, probably about right.
All in all, I’m pleased with the Spring L’Occibox. The hand creams are stellar, and I’m eager to use the soap. French soap is my favorite!
Not sure whether the Spring L’Occibox hat box is still available now or whether it ended on Mother’s Day. The website shows the new Summer Beauty Basket, $38, that includes:
– Pivoine Sublime Perfecting Mist 3.3 fl.oz
– Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette 0.1 fl.oz
– Pivoine Flora Hand Cream 0.35 .oz
– Almond Shower Oil 1.18 fl.oz
– Bonne Mere Soap – Lavender 3.5 .oz
– Lavender Foaming Bath 3.4 fl.oz
Ooh, I’d love the Almond Shower Oil and the Lavender Foaming Bath!
Did you pick up the Spring L’Occibox? What did you think?