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L’Occitane + Pierre Herme hand creams ~ quick review

L'Occitane + Pierre Hermé hand creams

I mentioned when I reviewed the two fragrances in the new Pierre Hermé collection at L’Occitane, Jasmin Immortelle Neroli and Pamplemousse Rhubarbe, that shortly after smelling them I ordered a set of the hand creams. The trio comes with an additional fragrance, Miel Mandarine, that they didn’t produce in an Eau de Toilette form. Here are some very quick thoughts; if you’ve never used L’Occitane’s hand creams and you want some background on the formula, see my review of the Passionate Jasmine, Subtle Violet and Fleur d’Or & Acacia hand creams.

Miel Mandarine

This was the scent I was most curious about since they are not selling it in a personal fragrance, and also, orange + honey? That sounds fantastic. Unfortunately it is not my favorite L’Occitane hand cream ever…

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L’Occitane + Pierre Herme Jasmin Immortelle Neroli & Pamplemousse Rhubarbe ~ perfume reviews

L’Occitane + Pierre Herme Jasmin Immortelle Neroli & Pamplemousse Rhubarbe, brand visuals

Jasmin Immortelle Neroli and Pamplemousse Rhubarbe are the latest from L’Occitane, part of a new limited edition collection developed in collaboration with pastry chef Pierre Hermé and inspired by summers in Corsica. Both scents sounded tempting (if perhaps not as tempting as they might have been if they’d been inspired by Pierre Hermé’s pastries) and I’m happy to report that I liked both of them: a set of scented hand creams was bought and paid for within minutes after smelling them…

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Scented advent calendars 2015, part 2

We won’t start our “official” series of holiday gift posts until Black Friday, but since advent calendars tend to sell out quickly, we’re posting those early this year. We already did Part 1; today, we’ve another handful of fragrance-related calendars plus one tea calendar and one chocolate calendar. (Please note that many of these calendars are not available in the US. Clearly they like Advent calendars in the UK more than in the US).

Diptyque advent calendar 2015

From Diptyque, a calendar featuring candles, travel sprays and body care. It will reportedly be at Selfridges in the UK in November, £250…

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