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L'Occitane Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil

What it is:A decadent body cleanser that transforms into a deliciously scented, moisturizing foam.What it does:This foamy favorite is perfect for cleansing, hydrating, and even shaving. The unique formula is rich in almond oil, grape vine, rosemary, and nourishing lipids for silky smooth skin. The gentle almond fragrance is suitable for both women and men. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens - Synthetic Dyes - Phthalates- Triclosan
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Questions & Answers for L'Occitane Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil

Question
What does it smell like?
Everyone seems to be raving about the fragrance of this product, but nobody describes it. So, before I buy it, what does it smell like, rosemary, citrus, flowers, compost pile?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
EvilStepMomster
on Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil
13 answers
Answers
answer 1
It has soft almond fragrance to it!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
I have to disagree with the other reviewers. I love marzipan and almonds, and I promise that this smells like neither. I was anticipating a warm herbal smell, but the truth is this smells a little cloying, like a synthetic candied tween perfume. The smell isn't awful though, and while it does linger on your skin, it does so softly and sweetly. If you can overlook the syrupy- not sure what this fragrance is- quality while you're using it, the net result is a really sexy skin scent which will blend very well with other fragrances.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
vespertine33
(lafayette, la)
answer 3
I would say it smells like almonds, not sweet or flowery at all.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
j6point7
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 4
It smells kind of nutty, but not very almond scented as I was lead to believe.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
swingcrazed
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 5
I can't think of anything to describe it. Clean, with a slight woodsy smell? I just LOVE it,
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
want2scrapbook
(Phoenix)
answer 6
It's impossible to describe...you have to smell it yourself. I suggest you go to the l'Occitane website and order a trial size (if Sephora does not stock that size). Also, if there is a l'Occitane boutique in your area, try checking it out there. That's how I found it..went in to get the plain milk soap (which is also awesome) and my husband called me over and that was it.
Good luck!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
1LoveSephora
(Oxford, MI)
answer 7
Almonds
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
ajberkie
(Lewes, DE)
answer 8
to me, it is strong floral smelling in the shower, but does not last too long on skin after.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
yo
(chicago,il)
answer 9
It has a light almond scent, hence the name "amande", its a really nice scent its not overbearing at all... you'll love it!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
lalatarik
(Fort Worth, TX)
answer 10
light (not heavy perfume) clean, natural and refreshing. so if you do apply fragance, you won't have too many scent on...
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
Linsera
(Danbury,CT)
answer 11
It is a subtle sent, not flowery, kind of like almonds. I've never smelled anything quite like it before, think more towards a vanilla/nut smell rather than a flowery, citrus, or woodsy smell. I was kind of indifferent to the smell at first, but I like it more over time.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
halowa
(St. Paul, MN)
answer 12
it's an almond body oil- it smells nutty and rich.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
sailaja87
(dallas, tx)
answer 13
I would say more like an almond type scent - not too strong or flowery.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
kscga
(Acworth, GA)
Question
Is this a cleansing product or a moisturizing finishing oil?
I received this as a gift and I am not exactly sure how to use it? Do you use a nylon scrubby to apply it?
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil
13 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is an oil based cleanser. Not meant to leave on skin, as it has cleansing properties. It is meant to be rinsed off in the shower or bath. I am answering this question because I was confused at first as well and am not seeing any answers that specify that you need to rinse after using this. If you leave it on your skin it will get sticky, as not all of the ingredients absorb into your skin. It is nice to moisturize with while you bathe, and it is excellent for shaving...but you may want an after bath oil or moisturizer that can be left on/absorbed into your skin as well.
answered 9 months ago
AKWren
(Southeast Alaska)
answer 2
It is a bath oil that gently foams with water. Your skin is left hydrated and moisturized!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
melissabt
answer 3
No! Do not use anything but your hands...I say this because even losing a drop is sad to me:-)
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
1LoveSephora
(Oxford, MI)
answer 4
can be used both as a cleansing and as a moisturizing product, howerver it was meant to be used as a foaming shower oil for washing with
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
garmz
(Camarillo, CA)
answer 5
Both, you may apply with a scrubbie or wash cloth. I prefer to use with a scrubbie.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
ajberkie
(Lewes, DE)
answer 6
it is a moisturizing oil. its best appreciated when you apply directley to palms rub together and apply to body! makes hands and body super soft after the shower
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
gracie1212
answer 7
it is a shower gel for cleansing. It has soap in it so if you moisturize with it, you will not be too happy :)
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
yo
(chicago,il)
answer 8
I mix it with my regular shower gel and use a loofah. It foams up like a regular shower gel would.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
danceqt684
(IL)
answer 9
Yes use a loofah or anything to wash your body with,... apply like shaving cream to your legs and shave as usual its AMAZing for shaving and getting no irritation whatso ever!...
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
lalatarik
(Fort Worth, TX)
answer 10
It is a little of both, I think it best apply onto my body to feel the richness of the foam, especially if you have very dry skin.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
Linsera
(Danbury,CT)
answer 11
Both
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
lovethisplace
(Saint Charles, MO)
answer 12
This is a cleansing product; it also serves as a great shaving cream. When using as a cleanser, I apply with a washcloth; I use my hands to apply for shaving. If you are looking for a terrific moisturizing oil, please try L'Occitane's Supple Skin Oil - it is terrific (and paired with the Shower Oil, will make dry, itchy skin a distant memory!).
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
MsTigerD
(Doylestown, PA)
answer 13
This product is a shower body wash. It looks like an oil, but turns into a soft lather in the shower. You will get more lather if you use a puff or washcloth. It smells like an almond tart and will give you really soft skin afterwards.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
nutellaprincess
(Cleveland, OH)
Question
The Bath Oil...is it a spray bottle or just a regular bottle?
asked 1 year ago
SanaPaul
(Mckinney, TX)
on Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Its a regular bottle, not a spray. There's no pump either.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
mkayy72
(Moorpark, CA)
answer 2
It's just a regular bottle with a snap pour-cap. It is not a spray.
answered 8 months ago
TiffBAbby
(Anderson, SC)
answer 3
Not a spray, it's a squeeze-bottle. More of a gel-oil texture.
answered 8 months ago
SilverTiger
(Menlo Park, CA)
answer 4
It's not a spray bottle, it has a flip top like that of a lotion bottle
answered 8 months ago
BLynn4487
(Hainesville, IL)
answer 5
It's a regular bottle.
answered 10 months ago
Emilylikessoap
answer 6
The 8 oz is a regular squeeze bottle while the 16 oz is a pump
answered 11 months ago
bricklace
(Bridgeport)
answer 7
It's a regular bottle. You pour the oil rather than spray it.
answered 11 months ago
PhotoChick89
(Findlay, OH)
answer 8
Just a regular bottle
answered 11 months ago
Essultana
(Toronto)
answer 9
regular bottle
answered 1 year ago
earlebird
(Austin, TX)
answer 10
This is in a plastic (shower safe!) and the top you press down on one side and the opening appears. Rather like a rocker top.
answered 1 year ago
texassugar
(San Antonio, Texas)
answer 11
Just a regular bottle, for which you can buy a refill.
answered 1 year ago
nadiouf
(South Carolina)
Question
Can u smell peppermint in the oil
I really don 't care for peppermint but I tried the almond cleanser and it smelled heavenly. I ordered the body oil from Sephora but it hasn't arrived in the mail yet. hope it smells as lovely as the cleanser. no peppermint
asked 2 years ago
jofof
(moonachie N.J.)
on Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil
11 answers
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answer 1
There isn't a peppermint smell at all. It is almond oil but not a strong smell. Delightful and light!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
LilEva
(NW Florida)
answer 2
I can't smell peppermint in this blend. But the scent is strong, with flavors of fresh hay, grass, oatmeal, and similar notes. This is definitely not a "smellum" sort of product. The fragrance is appropriate, but not overwhelming or chemical.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
RCManhattan
(New York, NY)
answer 3
It smells wonderful. I didn't even know it had peppermint in it! Mostly smells like sweet almond oil and another delicious scent that I don't recognize---but NO peppermint!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
tabby2
(Fremont, CA)
answer 4
I noticed no peppermint (good thing, because I don't like peppermint). It's kind of sweet and exotic. I love it.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Rockerchic4God
(Red Bluff, CA)
answer 5
Personally, I think it smells more of vanilla and almond. A sweet and soft fragrance.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
melissabt
answer 6
No peppermint smell at all. It smells of almond and vanilla.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
wvbeauty
(Chapmanville wv)
answer 7
I did not smell any peppermint...the smell is a slightly scented almond.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
ZuuZuu
(Worcester, MA)
answer 8
It's more of a light almond scent. I don't really smell any peppermint.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
lienac
(Washington, DC)
answer 9
No peppermint whatsoever. It smells like almond and is not overpowering.
answered 2 years ago
piresh
(New York, NY)
answer 10
I don't believe there is any peppermint in this product. The scent is a very subtle almond with a hint of vanilla.
answered 2 years ago
aprilsun
(Cambridge, MA)
answer 11
I don't think there's even peppermint oil/scent in there. If there is, you can't smell it at all. Smells like a light almond scent.
answered 2 years ago
sjwtexas
(texas)
Question
Does this cleansing oil make your tub or tub mat slippery at all?
Description states it transforms into a foam. I plan to use it with a bath "net" as reviews say I'll get a better amount of foam; fear of slip and fall. Also, does it leave a residue on the bottom of the tub or mat?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
Cumulous
(Warner Robins GA 31088)
on Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil
11 answers
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answer 1
no slippage in my tub or shower.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
neatlady
(Wichita, Ks)
answer 2
NO slippery residue on tub floor
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Clk1255
(New Haven, MO)
answer 3
Not slippery at all
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
mjcook16
(Weatherford, TX)
answer 4
No not at all. I use it on a net sponge poof and its perfect. There hasn't been anything slippery in the tub or when I get out.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
LilEva
(NW Florida)
answer 5
I have not found the product to make the tub mat slippery. It is fast-rinsing and seems to rinse completely. Never had any concern or problem about slipping, and I'm an old man (59) with bad balance, so this is also a concern or issue I face. So far, no problems at all.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
RCManhattan
(New York, NY)
answer 6
This seems to rinse off without an oily residue on the tub/shower. Not slippery either. It rinses off body and leaves you moisturized-not oily.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
tabby2
(Fremont, CA)
answer 7
There has been no residue on my tub. Although it calls itself an "oil", it's not really oily at all. It's silky, but rinses clean and your skin will even "squeak" when rinsed thoroughly. Hope this helps, I really like it and love the scent.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Rockerchic4God
(Red Bluff, CA)
answer 8
Not at all
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Bamm
(Derry, NH)
answer 9
I thought the same thing, but it actually doesn't leave a slippery residue.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Peanut525
(West Greenwich, RI)
answer 10
No
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
synaptic
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 11
This product is a very light oil and it lathers wonderfully. You only need a little bit and is not oily enough to leave a residue in your tube unless you use way too much. I use about a nickel size drop on my shower puff which is plenty.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
wvbeauty
(Chapmanville wv)
Question
Can i put this in the bath?
What should i do? Laura mercier coconut bath honey or this almond oil in a bath?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
achelle
(British Columia)
on Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes , you can use it in your bath.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
lefleur
(punxsutawney,pa)
answer 2
both are good, i just bathe with them, haven't put in my bath water.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
neatlady
(Wichita, Ks)
answer 3
I don't see why not, but you would probably need to use a lot and the stuff isn't cheap. It's not really and "oil" at all, it's silky and leaves no residue. I love the scent!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Rockerchic4God
(Red Bluff, CA)
answer 4
Yes, you can use this in the bath. It will leave your skin feeling very hydrated and smooth.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
melissabt
answer 5
I recommend the almond oil, even though I've never tried the other. Better yet, put a little bit of the almond oil on your (dry) arms, legs, and torso, and then get into the warm bath water and relax. You'll use a little less for the same effect. The oil will slowly diffuse off your skin and into the water, making a fragrant bath. You can also combine the shower oil with a bubble bath (using the bubble bath as usual, not on your skin).
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
ornjpink
(Houston, TX)
answer 6
I use it in the bath for a long soak...very relaxing smell and you feel so soft when you towel off.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
marinemomma
(Dallas Texas)
answer 7
I don't think this would hold up in a bath. You could use it to clean from the water line up, but I think it would dissapate quickly once it's under water. I always use mine in the shower.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Northern VA)
answer 8
I put it directly onto my skin in the shower. It's great to shave with as it lets the razor slide over your skin and leaves your legs silky smooth. When you add water it makes a light silky lather.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
stilla
(Glendale, Arizona)
answer 9
I wouldnt put it in the bath because it does turn into a nice silky foam. I would use the Laura Mercier product in the bath since its specifically made for the bath. This product is made for the shower. good Luck
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
tam8ta
(Monroe Township, NJ)
answer 10
yes you can put it in the bath. Smells nice
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
caramai1
(lake havasu city, az)
Question
do you guys carry this in a bigger size? if you dont will you ever get the bigger size?
The official site has the 16 oz. but Im curious if you guys have or ever will get the bigger size.
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
zahna
(Seattle,Wa)
on Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
PLEASE, PLEASE start carrying the larger size Sephora! This product is amazing and I'd buy it as gifts if you carried the larger one!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
bareelover
(Courtenay, BC)
answer 2
I found a little goes a long way. Its a good size bottle, comparable to other bath and body products.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
LilEva
(NW Florida)
answer 3
No, I would love to have the larger size from Sephora.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
vonny
(MD)
answer 4
I would definitely get the larger bottle, I currently use the smaller one to keep in my gym bag.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
lillith
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 5
Sorry! The 16.9 oz is the one I was thinking of. A great buy and on sale right now on the L'Occitane site.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
hellenic
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 6
Check the L'Occitane boutique or their online store. They have the 32oz with pump twice a year (should have it now). Good luck!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
hellenic
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 7
The largest size we have at this time is a 8.4 oz. We'll be sure to forward your request to start carrying the larger size. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How do you use this?
How can you use this? on wet skin on a loofa? like a regular shower gel? will it foam up? or is it better to use with your hands?
asked 4 months ago
makeup623
on Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Use it the same way you would use a regular shower gel. This product will foam better with a shower pouf but still works fine without it. I LOVE using it for shaving my legs. Doesn't irritate or sting like soap can and is very gentle on skin. Won't use anything else. Of you go to the L' Occitane website, you can find videos on how to use each product to get ideas.
answered 1 month ago
bareelover
(Courtenay, BC)
answer 2
Yes you can use it in many ways. I would recommend putting it directly on your hands and rubbing it on your body mainly because it is an oil and most of the product will end up staying on your loofah or washcloth instead of on your skin
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
khay15
(Staten Island,NY)
answer 3
I put the oil on my bath brush and lather it up with my hand and your good to go! Use it like you would a bath gel.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
kimlr
(Boise, ID)
answer 4
I use this in the shower, applying with my hands on wet skin after cleansing first. Then when I get out I pat dry with a towel.
answered 4 months ago
jkaspszak
(Shakopee, MN)
answer 5
This.product foams up a bit and I use it with a netlike loofah.it smells great and leaves your skin nice and soft. Enjoy!
answered 4 months ago
ilovemyfreckles
(Virginia)
Question
Can this be used on the face?
My face is usually combination, bit in the winter it's very dry. It seems like this almond oil would be would be nourishing for dry winter facial skin; however, my skin is also sensitive, and I'm concerned that some of the ingredients are comedogenic. Can this product be used for facial cleansing as well as body cleansing? Thank you!
asked 8 months ago
susi07
(Northeast US)
on Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I personally don't use it on my face. I use my normal face cleanser in the shower and use the appropriate moisturizer for oily skin.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
kimlr
(Boise, ID)
answer 2
I think you could use. It on your face, the product is not as moisturizing as it claims. It's still a nice body wash- smells great. If I were you I'd spring for a quality facial wash; shiseido, ren, are my top choices. Good luck!
answered 8 months ago
ilovemyfreckles
(Virginia)
answer 3
As far as break outs go, I have had no problem using this oil as a facial cleanser. However, be forewarned...it stings the eyes! Also quite heavily perfumed.
answered 8 months ago
uwogrrl
(Ontario, Canada)
Question
How is this for sensitive skin?
My skin's pretty sensitive. Sometimes I get welts when I use new products. I usually stick with all natural and as fragrance free as I can get. Has anyone else with sensitive skin used this? Do you have any reactions? Thanks!
asked 1 month ago
Demidemii
on Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've got VERY sensitive skin and have been using only this product for over a year. I LOVE this shower oil and it has a very, very light scent which is gone soon after you dry off so it won't bother you later.
answered 1 month ago
bareelover
(Courtenay, BC)
answer 2
I also have very sensitive skin and this does not irritate my skin at all. it is very soothing.
answered 1 month ago
khay15
(Staten Island,NY)
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