Monday, 9 May 2011

New Love: L'Occitane Pivoine Flora Hand Cream

I'll admit it - despite L'Occitane's hand cream being a bit of a beauty legend, I'd never tried it before.  Thanks to a preview of the new Pivoine Flora fragrance, I finally had a go last week - and now I've tried it, I totally understand the hype.  I was expecting a thick, heavy cream - probably because of the metallic tube packaging; most heavy, almost solid creams seem to come in this sort of tube because they're easy to manipulate and roll up to get every last drop out.  The L'Occitane cream, however, is incredibly light - but still very moisturising.

Applying a small dollop and smoothing it over the hands leaves them feeling soft, silky, and totally grease free approximately thirty seconds after application.  This is pretty amazing - I've not really tried any hand creams which absorb so fast and yet leave the hands feeling well moisturised.  The Pivoine Flora scent is also relatively strong; I can still smell it fifteen minutes after application.  I'm guessing that if you wanted to do the scent layering thing, this product would be a great addition to your regime.

I'm definitely sold - and I'll be keeping my tube of Pivoine Flora hand cream in my handbag until it runs dry.  And then I'll definitely buy another tube!

L'Occitane Pivoine Flora hand cream is available now from L'Occitane stores and concessions, and online, where it will cost you £7.50 for a 30ml travel size tube.  There are also plenty of other fragrances in the line if peony isn't your thing!

Disclosure: PR sample


  1. I'm dying to try this collection but am worried that the scent might be too sweet and since we don't get L'occitane in Malta I have to buy it online!

  2. It's not actually all that sweet - it's kinda fresh, slightly sweet, floral, but not too sweet at all - I hate sweet fragrances, and have been happily wearing it :)


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