L’Occitane Shea Fabulous Oil


Post by Portia


In one of the packs my mate Lesley of L’Occitane gave me recently was a bottle of L’Occitane Shea Fabulous Oil. Currently I am working my way towards the end of a couple of my bottles of moisturiser and I wanted to finish one before starting something new, well I did finish the Amouage Epic Body Lotion and am on my last couple of pumps of Sanctuary Kyphi Shea Almond Body Lotion so I thought, “What The Hell”. Let’s give this guy a squirt.

L’Occitane Shea Fabulous Oil


This stuff glides on so smoothly and the smell is unbelievably good. I get a great gush of lovely carrot/iris, some deeply warming resins, some vanilla and maybe tonka and a hushed wash of some flower that could be ylang and some other bits & pieces I recognise but can’t name. What I can tell you is that I smell AH MAY ZING! My skin is heavenly to touch and it feels like I have either talc or silicone sprayed on me, so soft and supple my hands just glide over me even a couple of hours later.

L’Occitane Shea Fabulous Oil has this nutty, tropical vibe but it’s also creamy sandalwood and cacao sweet. It’s so complex and utterly enthralling. Basically I have been sat here between typing with my hands on opposite shoulders and elbows lifted to the ceiling so I am engulfed by fragrant flesh. It’s not comnfortable for long but the smell is too good to miss a second of it. You won’t need fragrance, L’Occitane Shea Fabulous Oil is enough.

L’Occitane Shea Fabulous Oil HENRI_ROUSSEAU_-_La_Encantadora_de_Serpientes WikipediaPhoto Stolen Wikipedia

Edited from L’OCCITANE and Press Release: Shea Fabulous Oil is a hair and body oil that helps to add moisture to the skin and leave hair softer and shinier. The Fabulous Oil combines Shea oil with 2 rare plant oils from Africa (baobab and desert date palm), sunflower, carrot seed and 5 per cent shea oil to help give a subtle satin finish to the skin. The oil has a lightweight formula that is absorbed easily and does not leave any oily residue.
Shea Butter is an ideal beauty ingredient, used by women in Sub-saharan Africa to help nourish and protect their skin and hair. L’OCCITANE uses shea butter from Burkina Faso, harvested in a sustainable and fair trade partnership with the women who produce it.

L’OCCITANE Australia has $45/100ml

It’s rare for me to say you need a product in your life but this is $45 so well spent, when I’m done with this bottle I will happily pay Full Retail to replace it.

Portia xx

19 comments on “L’Occitane Shea Fabulous Oil

  1. Fruitful says:

    Warmed up tropical iris and woods, in the decadence of applying a silky oil. I usually go for plain lotions so my perfume can dominate but this sounds sooo tempting x

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      I have just applied to my arms in honour of this post. They smell so good. If I wasn’t a perfume nut then I could imagine this being the smell I would chose for the rest of my life. There’s a bunch of people getting this little beauty for Xmas round here. LOVE IT!
      Portia xx

      • Fruitful says:

        Wow, you make it sound soo yum Portia! I am so going to try this and may steal the idea for Christmas presents xx

      • australianperfumejunkies says:

        YAY Fruitful,
        Try it. If you love it as much as I do then you’ll definitely want to share.
        Portia xx

  2. I love L’Occitane and on your recommendation I think I may just indulge in this product. I shall pay a visit to my local store and see if they have a sample first if not I know the girls will give me a little pampering while in the shop.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey there Camilla,
      I reckon if you take in a little jar they’ll let you squirt a couple of ml in and take it away to try. Be careful, it’s TOTALLY swoon worthy.
      Portia xx

  3. Kandice says:

    My skin is so dry in the winter. I’ve used their shea body cream and loved it, but I’m definitely going to give the oil a try after reading your review!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Kandice,
      Great to see you, as always.
      I can’t wait to read how you like it. please come back and tell us.
      Portia xxx

  4. poodle says:

    When do you not smell AH MAY ZING?
    You’ve made a strong case for this. I need hair oils desperately so you can bet I’ll be looking into this one.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Poodle,
      Ahh, you have me there.I do like to smell sweetly. This one is such a surprise though, so freaking gorgeous.
      Portia xx

  5. Morrigan says:

    I normally go for very neutral lotions as not to clash with my perfume, but this sounds lovely – I’ll have to give it a try.

  6. Ingeborg says:

    This sounds like a perfect product for my dry skin, especially in winter. I already use the Amande shower oil, but that does not have a lot of scent (which on most days is a good thing).

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