I calculated today that I must have spent almost RM600 on stuff from L'Occitane in KLCC since it opened. No, not everything I bought was for myself, I've spread the love around a bit: to a new bride and a sufferer of riverwater allergies.
Not a new name in personal care products, L'Occitane products have graced the bathrooms of renowned hotels worldwide, including the Ascott across the road. I don't know if it was the packaging (no-nonsense aluminium tubes for their creams, aluminium bottles for their lavendar vinegars, and socially-friendly brailled boxes), or the very soothing scent of lavendar that keeps on calling to me each time Noreen and I go to the Boh cafe for our daily teh tarik fix, but this shop is way too addictive.
It's not just another great 'body' shop - L'Occitane works with a women's cooperative in Burkina Faso, where village women harvest shea nuts and co-produce the shea butter.
The great thing about it is that it's not just hype. The hand creams are heavenly, I'm using a simple shea butter concoction that's not too oily and has a light undescribable scent. The soaps are all vegetable-based, light on the perfumes, great on the skin. Call me self-indulgent, but these things are to die for and truly define the simple comforts in life. It's no wonder that we caught some French tourists jump in delight at the sight of the store...Posted by Najah Nasseri at 2003年10月05日 23:06 | TrackBack