Friday, 3 February 2012

The New L'Occitane Lavender Collection

L'Occitane's coveted Lavender range will have a new face and by that I mean new products, ingredients and packaging which will launch in March 2012. Products in the L'Occitane Lavender range help to reduce anxiety, ease stress and help provide a good night's sleep. I am obssessed with the scent of lavender as I find it really does ease of stress and help me to relax.

I was sent three products from the new Lavender range to trial and these include the following: Foaming Bath (500ml $34.95), Body Massage Gel (200ml $39.95) and Scented Candle (150g $34.95). The packaging for the new Lavender range still features the purple and silver colour packaged combination like the old packaging, however the labelling has completely changed. The text on the labels are bold and the overall packaging gives a modern look.

L'Occitane Foaming Bath
L'Occitane - 'This rich formula generousl foams in the bath and offers all the relaxing benefits of Haute-Provenve Lavender. It leaves the skin supple, clean and fragrant. Simply pour a small amount under warm running water to stimulate both your mind and senses. Then let the scent transport ou to the rugged hills of Provence.'

 I felt relaxed and pampered after using this Foaming Bath product as the fragrance was strong, though not overpowering, and made me feel heavenly! The aromatic bubble bath made the whole bathroom filled with the scent of lavender and it was really divine!

L'Occitane Body Massage Gel
L'Occitane - 'A rich, smooth gel cream envelops the body with a soft relaxing aromati scent. Its mild and gentle formula can be used everyday to help nourish and soften the skin. It also makes for an excellent massage medium.' 

Upon first twisting open the lid, the Body Massage Gel was sealed with foil. I like the idea of keeping products fresh and sealed before usage to ensure the product is just as good as it was when formulated. The gel is an opaque white with a hint of soft lavender. I imagined this gel to provide a lightweight and cooling sensation once applied, however, I was wrong! The consistency of this Body Massage Gel is relatively thick and reason for this is it's main purpose is to be used as a massage gel! This is a first for me as I have never used a massage gel product before. The thick consistency means you should only use the product in small amounts and gentle massage it on the surface of the skin. 

The gel felt smoothing and the aroma was very soothing! I wasn't too happy about the gel leaving my skin felling sticky after application as it didn't absorb into my skin and it didn't leave my skin felling matte. It wasn't until the next morning that my skin felt very moisturised and beautiful! Despite the sticky finish, I'm in love with this lavender scented massage gel as it leaves me feeling relaxed and leaves my skin feeling moisturised.

L'Occitane Scented Candle
L'Occitane - 'This gorgeous candle fills your home with a relaxing scent screating a warm and inviting ambience.'

When it comes to choosing the right scent for home difussers, incense, oil-burners, room sprays and candles, the lavender or jasmine scents are my personal preferences. I was thrilled when I saw L'Occitane had scented lavender candles as what better way could you spread the scent of lavender in the home? This candle is estimated to last 20 hours and I like the idea of packaging this candle in a round tin. That way there would be no wastage once the candle is almost used up.

Do you love Lavender scented products?
Which Lavender scented products are you most favourite?

xx Rose

Products were provided for consideration only. This review is 100% based on my own thoughts and opinions. I am not affiliated with L'Occitane and did not receive remuneration to post this product review.


  1. mmmm I can almost smell this line :) I love candles, can't wait to light this one :)

  2. Love Lavender scents so much, i might pick up the Body Massage Gel to try :)