23 Nov 2012

Christmas gift guide 2012 - L'Occitane marvelous flowers and magical leaves collections

Ah L'Occitane, a brand that never fails to disappoint me with delicious new fragrances and stunning packaging.  Gift boxed, these products make beautiful gifts for Christmas.  I've been lucky enough to get to try some of both the marvellous flowers and magical leaves collections which are new for this year.

Marvellous Flowers | L'Occitane

*Intense EDT roll on | £14.50

*Body cream (250ml) | £27 | *Shower gel (250ml) | £13

*Fragranced soap | £3.50 | *Hand cream (30ml) | £8 | *Intense EDT roll on | £14.50

*Marvellous flowers EDT (75ml) | £35

*Hand cream (30ml) | £8

I'm a sucker for pink, so the Marvellous flowers was a hit with me from the off.  It's not overly girlie though - I like the hot pink and gold mix and the sparkly star design make it Christmassy.  All of the products in this range just look so luxurious, making them perfect to treat someone.  

The marvellous flowers fragrance is really lovely.  To me I can smell fresh florals and a sort of citrus all at the same time and it's a very 'me' scent.  It's actually a combination of sparkling red fruit notes mixed with softer peony and rose.  I wouldn't have guessed this was rose at all, so that's not the overpowering note in this fragrance.  I love L'Occitane's Pivoine Delicate, which I posted about here, so I can see why I also like the smell of the Marvellous Flowers products as they also feature peony in the scent.  

The mini edt roll on and hand cream are going straight into my handbag for glamorous on the go touching up. 

I was also sent an amazing shimmering body oil, but unfortunately it was broken in the post, so I don't have a picture for you (you can see what it looks like here).  I can assure you though that it's super sparkly, as all of the other products looked like they'd been sprinkled with fairy dust!

Magical leaves  | L'Occitane 

*Fragranced soap | £3.50 | *Hand cream (30ml) | £8

*Exfoliating shower gel (200ml) £14 | *Body milk (250ml) £18.50 

The magical leaves collection has a totally different feel from marvellous flowers, so may be more suitable to gift to someone who likes slightly more subtle packaging (no hot pink!) but still appreciates products that are presented beautifully.  The fragrances of this range is completely different too - it's verbana, hazlenut and vanilla.  I wasn't sure what to expect from this, but I really like it too.  I've never whiffed a fragrance I didn't like from L'Occitane.  I'm going to share some of the magical leaves products with my Mum as her favourite colour is green and she's love L'Occitane hand creams.

And just look how lovely the gift boxes are - ready to go under the tree!
Will you be buying a L'Occitane gift for someone this year?
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  1. Wow!!! love it!n I will definitely going to buy someone these kinds of products. I am going to include them in my wishlist too.

  2. I love the vintage inspired packaging of L'Occitane, these look magical. I'm a particular fan of their Verbena Soap.


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