Last Christmas I indulged in the Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate body wash. It was “Christmas” for months for me! 😀 This year, my indulgence is the L’Occitane Rose des Neiges Shower Cream.
The Rose des Neiges is a limited edition offering for the holiday season and its really very nice if you like roses. What you get is a very lovely fresh rose scent. Not one of those awful powdery cloying rose fragrances.
At least, that’s what I get straight off the bat, when I pour the shower cream into my hands. Its a thick texture that does not lather up very much but I don’t mind that and I don’t have to use a lot. The scent however is a little more subtle after use.
I wanted to step out of the shower stall enveloped in the lovely light scent of roses. I wanted to climb into bed after a long work day, with the light crisp scent of fresh roses clinging to my skin to lull me to sleep.
What I do get is a whiff of roses now and again. Perhaps as I turn this way, or maybe when I snuggle down in my sheets to read my book before bed. Its very very subtle.
Its nice… or not, depending on how you like smelling after a shower. I would have liked the scent to hang around a bit longer and maybe stronger.
The shower cream has an iridescent quality to it which is very pretty but it doesn’t leave any shimmer on the skin, so don’t worry about that. It washes clean and it isn’t drying at all.
Its a very lovely shower cream if only the scent will last longer on my skin.
Pros: Lovely fresh rose scent, Not drying
Cons: Scent does not last very long on the skin
I suppose I could make the scent last by buying the complementing Rose des Neiges body cream. But I’m not quite into using body creams at all.
There is also a Rose 4 Reines des Neiges solid perfume I could look into, but all I really want is to step out of the shower feeling like I just walked through a rose garden, not smell like one all day.
L’Occitane had me right at the scent in the bottle. Now, if they’d only have this in a Rose des Neiges scented candle. I’d pick it up in a jiffy! 😀
L’Occitane Rose des Neiges Shower Cream is part of the limited edition Rose des Neiges line for Christmas 2010 and retails at RM73/250ml.