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 thoughts on “L’Occitane Shea Fabulous Oil

  1. 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


    • Fruitful,
      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


  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.


    • 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. 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!


    • 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


  4. 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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