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I feel like that there are some brands that I consistently say the same things about, but what can I say? If I love a brand, a new release excites me and I will want to try it. If I don't like any of the products I'll say so, but I know what I like and I'd be doing you, the brand and myself, a dis-service if I pretended not to like a product, just for the sake of (false) balance! Why am I saying all of this? Because one of my favourite brands, L'Occitane*, has released their festive collection*! If ever there was a collection made for me, this is it - their classic shea range is combined with mandarin and verbena, both of which are right up my street. I love uplifting, invigorating scents, but the thing with these is that they aren't too sharp and there is a hint of woodiness. I love everything about Christmas, however despite doing all of the baking of cakes, puddings, mince pies etc for my family, I'm not actually fan of anything cinnamon or clove scented, but I do associate mandarins with Christmas, because we always had one in our stockings as children and a big bowl of them in the kitchen, to try to balance the sweets and chocolates! They are so perfectly juicy at this time of year, and being a fan of anything citrusy, these L'Occitane* ranges are perfect for me! All products are available individually, but there are also some beautiful gift sets available too and I can tell you that I would love to find them under my tree!
Verbena Mandarin Eau De Toilette*: I would normally end with a fragrance as I usually write in order of how I use products, but I have to start with this because it reminds me so much of some Jo Loves fragrances, which are a lot more expensive. It combines notes of mandarin and verbena, with musk and wood, so it definitely isn't sharp, but I would still describe it as invigorating and sparkling. From the name, you may not think that it's winter appropriate, but due to the combination of notes, it is. A definite for the Christmas wishlist of any fragrance lover. £49/E52.
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