You may have been lucky and scored a free L'Occitane hand cream with a magazine this month
but did you know that L'Occitane have recently launched a limited edition collection of Shea Butter
products that have been inspired by a popular folklore tale that tells of three fortune flowers
with exceptional properties.

Within the range there is three scents: Rose Petals - evoke the sweet floral notes of rose with a hint of the sugar-coated scent of candied almonds.Date Bouquet- recalls the mouth-watering essence of this deliciously sweet fruit. Mango Flower - reveals a full and zesty aroma - the olfactory signature of the wide open spaces  of Burkina Faso, which are available across three products : Lip Balm, Hand Cream and Body Cream.

I was sent the Rose Petals Body Cream which has a soft delicate but true to life rose scent that
is a treat for any rose fan like myself.
In my opinion this rich yet creamy body cream is perfect for the now colder weather as it adds
a wonderful dose of hydration to the skin thanks to its high concentration of Shea Butter (25%)
that leaves the skin soft and supple without any greasy residue or long wait for it to sink into the skin.

The packaging is a nod to Africa in various ways -
"The striking design of this Limited Edition collection recalls the baskets made of natural materials used by women in West Africa, where L'OCCITANE Shea Butter is sourced. The colours and patterns of each product are inspired by these hand-made baskets and the blazing African sun."

The other product I have been testing which is by far my favourite is the Mango Flower Lip Balm
which again has a high concentrate of Shea Butter (15%) and  light fruit scent it is really a joy to use.
It is light yet truly nourishing in formula without being greasy and between me and you should you
"accidentally" taste test the balm you will not be disgusted.
Again this has African inspired packaging and is a must have for the winter season!

The new Fortune Flowers Limited Edition Products from L'Occitane* prices from £8-£16 - link