We are such a L’Occitane family – I can hardly remember a time when we didn’t have something or other L’Occitane in our house and that’s largely because my parents loved it after discovering it in the South of France. I sent them my L’Occitane advent calendar, actually, because much as I wanted to keep it myself, now that they’re older it’s more difficult for them to get hold of it. They don’t order anything on-line because then all their money will be stolen by internet thieves and bandits – of course! – so shopping opportunities are limited to infrequent visits to London or Edinburgh. I found that little Koons style balloon dog in John Lewis by the way (£5, HERE) and couldn’t resist, after Julia at Mrs Gloss sent me a picture of hers.
So, enough chattering on. The L’Occitane Christmas offerings HERE are hugely boosted by their collaboration with Castelbajac whose design aesthetic has raised the bar. None of the Christmas sets, by the way, are included in their Black Friday deals (site-wide, excluding Christmas, is 20% off so if you have things to stock up on, do it now) but they’re almost all value sets with a saving built-in. The hand-cream set is £21 (value £25) and the large hand-cream is £16. HOWEVER, John Lewis has some Christmas wrapped exclusives with the brand, and they’ve got the JL reductions on them (HERE).
If you’re looking for a stocking filler, this ‘magic key’ fits the bill at £6 – it goes on the end of your tube of hand-cream, body-cream or even toothpaste so you can wind it more efficiently and get the very last drop out of the tube. I remember my grandparents having something very similar and being absolutely delighted with it – but then they also had a soap squasher that took all the little slivers from the last vestiges of soap bars and squashed them into new bars. Those were the days! They had to save slivers for literally years but were thrilled nonetheless with the eventual ‘free’ new bar.
The limited edition shower foam in the main picture is in-store only now – the L’Occitane site has sold out of their baubles already and presumably the foam, so things are going quite quickly.
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