EVENT : Manchester’s L’OCCITANE store

Last week I was invited by the  L’occitane  team to visit their store to find out more about the company everyone is buzzing about. Best known for their iconic Shea Butter hand cream, which is sold every 3 seconds somewhere around the world, and the famous “Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil” HERE  that features a foaming oil-to-milk texture that leaves skin satiny-smooth, the brand offers luxurious skincare products which contain the finest natural ingredients and magical fragrances inspired by Provence. Another flagship product of the company is all-time bestseller and UK no.1 anti-ageing Divine Cream, HERE  which organic Immortelle essential oil from Corsica is combined with a complex of 7 natural active ingredients to deliver unique anti-aging beauty results. 

Along with those classic beauty essentials the brand offers many other fantastic products. I was blown away by the scent collection that was available in store. Each of  L’OCCITANE fragrances tells a story, revives a legend, sings the song of Provence, whether it is their signature Jasmin & Bergamot or fresh Verbena and the florals of Peony, Cherry Blossom and Rose.  My personal favourite scent was the limited addition fragrance Pamplemousse Rhubarbe  HERE  created together with a famous French pastry chef Pierre Hermé. The packaging and the bottle itself look like a macaroon! “Pierre places grapefruit at the heart of a creation, he means to celebrate all its facets; the slightly bitter, white inner skin – its character underlined by the green and crisp aromas of Rhubarb. This beautifully balanced note is soon ruffled at its heart by sensual, piquant spices” This fragrance is definitely on top of my wish list

 I was treated like a queen at the pampering session that L’occitaine carried out in the store. I was greeted by the brand’s friendly staff and my truly relaxing VIP experience began. I was given a full hand and arm massage using hand scrub followed by shea nail & cuticle oil and finished off with  Shea Butter hand cream which mesmerising scent lasted until the next day. I really enjoyed my session and would highly recommend to visit your local L’OCCITANE store to anyone who wants a full-on sensory experience. I will certainly be back! Speak soon X

Irena D 

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