Having liked L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap in Milk, I decided to try the Lavender-scented option. It cleans just as well and I haven’t noticed any difference in it’s properties despite the shorter list of ingredients (as depicted on Sephora.ca). The scents coming from both Milk and Lavender are strong and not all that pleasant, but the fragrance they leave on the skin is barely there and a lot more agreeable. Lavender’s scent is distinctly lavender and is detectable when smelled directly from the skin, not at a distance. For me, the scent of lavender is associated with cleanliness so I feel more refreshed than with Milk, yet both wash just as well.
Escentual.com increased their prices for the soap by 25% since the last review.
L’Occitane Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap: 8.8oz (250g) for C$14.00 @ Sephora.ca.
L’Occitane Shea Butter Soap: 100g for £4.50, 250g for £7.50 @ Escentual.com.