Roger & Gallet – Huile Gourmande
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I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I was asked if I would try this Huile Gourmande Ultra Nourishing Oil* from Roger & Gallet. I’d never tried a skincare product from Roger & Gallet before and thought of them as a brand that do lovely little packaged gift boxes of soap but nothing more. But now that I’ve tried it I am literally hooked!
Firstly I love the packaging of this Roger & Gallet oil, the rose gold coloured glass bottle is really beautiful and the back of the bottle has a pretty fig illustration running down the length. I love Roger & Gallet’s branding too, it’s pretty and traditionaly without being old fashioned. The oil is dispensed from the bottle via a spray, and it spritzes out just enough – a really well thought out bottle.
The oil contains grape, pomegranate, blackcurrant, apricot and sweet almond oils, rich in omega 6 and antioxidant vitamins A and E, and it has the most beautiful fruity scent. It reminds me a bit of the good old 1980s Body Shop fragrance Dewberry, only not as strong. If you like fruity scents then you’ll love this Huile Gourmande. The word ‘gourmande’ translates as ‘greedy’ and it really does smell good enough to eat!
The product is made from 96% natural ingredients, and is a bit like a dry oil as it doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. Not only can you use it on your skin, you can also use it to smooth your hair too – by rubbing a little of the Huile Gourmande between your palms and then smoothing the ends of your hair, be careful not to use too much though.
This is a truly beautiful product, it’s one of my favourite bodycare products of the Summer. I’ve been applying it to my arms and legs and they feel lovely and smooth and supple, and the fruity fragrance lasts for hours. It’s probably a product more suited to Autumn/Winter as the fragrance is rich and heady, and it might not suit you if you’re not keen on bodycare products with strong fragrances, but I really adore it.
If I was going to recommend just one product this Summer then this would be it!
Roger & Gallet Huile Gourmande Ultra Nourishing Oil is priced at £25.50 for 100ml, but until the end of August 2014 it is available with 1/3 OFF for just £16.83 from Escentual.
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