Lazy weekend poll ~ open thread, late September 2012


Our usual open thread: talk about anything you like — the perfume you’re wearing today, the perfume you’re waiting to find at discount, whatever.

Or, ask a question about fragrance, then see if anyone else has asked a question that you can answer…

A couple pieces of business: the damage poll for the third quarter of 2012 is coming up on Tuesday, and we’ll have a followup poll for the swapmeet on October 21…

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L’Occitane Bonne Mere Honey Gentle Body Wash, Creamy Hand Wash, & Gentle Cream ~ scented body product review

L'Occitane Bonne Mère bath & body collection

I tend to go through L’Occitane cycles: I’ll shop there repeatedly for a year, then take some sort of unconscious break, then fall into the habit again. The motivating factor behind my latest return to L’Occitane was the release of some new honey-scented body products. I’ve always liked L’Occitane’s chunky, pastel-tinted Bonne Mère soaps, both for myself and as little gifts for new mothers, so I was curious when I learned that a Bonne Mère bath and body collection had been introduced in two fragrances, Milk and Honey.

I’ve tried the three Honey products by now and I’m enjoying all of them. A pump or two of Gentle Body Wash produces generous amounts of foam when used with a mesh pouf. The Creamy Hand Wash cleans thoroughly without making my hands feel dried-out and stripped afterwards, and I end up almost looking for excuses to use it. The Gentle Cream for Face, Body, and Hands is a medium-weight lotion that smoothes quickly and easily into the skin. (I’m using it on my hands and body, but I wouldn’t apply it to my face, no matter what the label says.) I wish the lotion were sold in a larger tube or bottle, but maybe I’m just being greedy.

It’s easy to want more of the Bonne Mère Honey scent…

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