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L’Occitane en Provence Cherry Blossom Hand Cream

To celebrate the impending blooming of cherry blossoms in Washington DC,  L’Occitane de Provence recreates the delightful landscape and aroma through their Cherry Blossom collection. Enriched with cherry extract, the collection provides a captivating fragrance that is feminine and floral. Other notes included are: freesia, lily of the valley, musk, Brazilian rosewood and amber.

The collection includes:

  • Eau de Toilette 1.7  fl oz ($40/USD)
  • Cherry Blossom Soap ($5/USD)
  • Petal Soft Hand Cream 2.6 fl oz ($26/USD)
  • Bath and Shower gel 8.4 fl oz ($20/USD)
  • Shimmer Lotion 8.4 fl oz ($25/USD)

I love cherry blossoms. In fact, I love them so much I have them tattooed on my inner right wrist. My bosses give me a lot of crap for it at work but I’m a grown woman, it’s 2012 and I own a lot of long sleeve tops (note: I got this done after I was hired). Some people get happy at the site of daisies, well I get happy when I see cherry blossoms. I tried out Petal Soft Hand Cream and since I do a lot of hand washing I was curious to see how well it hold up for me.

I love the scent – a soft floral (freesia stands out the most) but what keeps it from becoming overtly sweet is the musky amber. It smells very fresh and sophisticated. I also like that it has an attached lid that twists open.

It makes it easy to apply and you don’t have to worry about dropping or losing any caps. Just make sure you wipe off any lotion residue and keep this in your purse’s inner pocket to keep from getting any grit or lint lurking in the bottom of your bag/purse around the cap’s opening.

How does it feel on my hands, you ask? It’s non-greasy and absorbs pretty quickly. It doesn’t irritate any of the eczema that’s on my fingers but it doesn’t exactly help it go away either but that’s okay since that’s what prescribed ointments are for! This does a nice job of keeping my hands soft throughout the day. I don’t have rough construction working hands so I can only speak for myself. Also, this doesn’t have any SPF so if that’s a concern add an SPF when using this and you are out and about or perhaps taking a long drive.

Smelling this does put me in a Springtime mood, which is great because here in the SF Bay Area temperatures have been averaging in the mid-50’s and we’ve had off and on showers.

This hand cream was sent to me from the folks at L’Occitane En Provence for my review. You can find this at your local L’Occitane En Provence boutiques, shops that carry the line or online at

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