I'm not a massive footie fan, and thankfully Mr BMB isn't either, so the World Cup would probably just pass me by if it wasn't for all the beauty brands launching fabulous Brazil themed collections. I wrote a post about Clarins Colours of Brazil collection a few weeks back (link) and as yesterday was England's first match I thought it would be a good day to tell you about L'Occitane's Limited Collection that launched at the beginning of this month.
The collection is made in Brazil and designed around two native plants, The Jenipapo cirus tree and Vitoria Regia, a water lily, which blooms at dawn and dusk - which L'Occitane have used to inspire a day flower and night flower fragrance. L'Occitane have also collaborated with Brazilian artists to design the packaging of the products, so this collection is pretty different to the usual ranges from this French brand.
My favorite of the three fragrances is the Jenipapo, which I think L'Occitance likes most too,as it has the larges range of products and suncare. The citrus fruity fragrances combined with frangipani and sandalwood give a warm, sensual fragrance. I love the oils in this collection, the perfume oil roll on has been in my handbag no-stop and I love the shower oil (£14/250ml). In contact with water becomes a creamy lather, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple, with the fragrance lingering on your skin. Their is also a matching body lotion (£20/250ml) which the fragrance seems much more dilute and is of a thinner consistency than I was expecting. The range also includes suncare, with the cute round face protector SPF 30 (£26/25ml) looking really cute and tactile.
The Vitoria Regia is split into two fragrances, the morning flower, which is really fresh, including citrus and apple notes and the night flower which is a warmer fragrance with sandalwood and musk. Eau de Cologne (£39/300ml) is available in in the day and night flower, the night flower range also includes a super pretty hand soap, in the shape of the water lily (£5/100ml). The day flower range also includes hand cream (£8/30ml) which is really moisturising and non-greasy, and a shower gel and body lotion too.
So even if you're not going to be watching the football, hopefully this range will be getting you more interested!