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Why does L'Occitane put such lovely products in such horrible containers? The lotion bottle is made from a hard, brittle plastic, in a square sided shape. Even when full, it is nearly impossible to get the lotion out without shaking, and pounding on the bottom. It's so hard to empty the bottle, it is certain that you will never get to use all the product you paid for.
The product inside? It's great. It's silky without being greasy. The fragrance is very bright and herbal, almost citrusy. It deserves a better container.
I have bought this product along with L'Occitane Crisp Citrus Verbena Body Lotion Enriched With Grapefruit Extract and Organic Verbena which is almost an identical scent and much more durable scent as well as a thicker lotion. The product I am reviewing here, however, not very thick (I guess that would mean it is less "oily" than other lotions) and the scent dissipates very quickly. I find that both products are light scents, but I find that I get more compliments when I use the Crisp Citrus ... Body Lotion than I do when I use this product.
Just to differentiate my review from other folks - I know some people buy these 2 products to use together (this one and other one I mentioned). Personally (as a guy), I don't see the value of using 2 products. I'm sticking with L'Occitane Crisp Citrus Verbena Body Lotion Enriched With Grapefruit Extract and Organic Verbena.
I was already using the Verbena scrubbing body salt and the bubble bath which were a gift and loved them. The lotion is very nice; silky, non greasy and with a wonderful scent. The problem is that it is very difficult to get it out of the bottle, right from the start. If the product is great, the design of the bottle leaves a lot to be desired.
Excellent texture on the skin, very de-stressing perfume however it is very difficult to extract the lotion from the container since the output hole is small and plastic of bottle hard to press. You have to upside down the bottle, and shake it downward. If temperature is cold you can't even extract the product from the bottle. Imagine with slipping hands after the first application. I would not buy again for this reason.