Robin has already made a brief mention of how lovely she found Crème d'Ananas, the matching body cream to L'Artisan Ananas Fizz, but I couldn't help writing more on the subject. Not being a fan of the original Ananas Fizz (too little pineapple, and far too much grapefruit and cedar for my tastes), I hardly expected to warm to the lotion. I probably wouldn't even have tried it had I not decided to buy a jar as a Christmas present for a friend. Once I idly sampled the contents of the jar at the countertop while the sales assistant was ringing up my purchase, my friend's needs suddenly receded to the background and I decided that perhaps the cream should be my Christmas present instead!
I'm not sure that I can adequately describe just how wonderful this product is; I find it so amazing that it has beaten out even my beloved Luctor et Emergo Body Cream to become my favorite lotion of all time. The scent itself is fairly pleasant; I prefer it to the Eau de Toilette as the pineapple is a bit stronger and sweeter, with no cedar accompaniment to dull it, only tart grapefruit and a veil of sheer vanilla. But it's the texture, not the scent of the cream that makes it so special; I've only experienced something like it in a facial cold cream, never in a body lotion. Crème d'Ananas has been whipped into a light, fluffy, luxurious soufflé-like cloud that practically melts into the skin, moisturizes like a dream and produces a tingly, icy cool, soothing effect that lasts for hours.
It's really better suited to hot weather as it cools one down beautifully, but I've taken to applying it after my post-workout shower. In fact, I find it so addictive to apply that lately I've actually been forcing myself to go to the gym more often than usual just so I can use it. No lie. You must try this cream.
L'Artisan Crème d'Ananas is a bit pricy at $80 for 200 ml, but it's already helped me lose 5 pounds. For buying information, see the listing for L'Artisan under Perfume Houses.