Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Nice stuff....All for me...

I was just trying to pack to go on holiday, when I got a call from L'Occitane.

I stopped and thought. Why on earth would they want to call me?

Well, it seems that one clever person in the organisation had spotted that they are one of my marketing sponsors. Astutely though they had also spotted that I had never actually written about their products. Or anyone else's for that matter. But, kind astute gentleman offered to send me some samples to try and then write about.

Well, let's face it bloggophiles. There isn't much money in this blogging business, so when someone actually thought that my writing was good enough to expose his products, by way of sampling first, how could I resist?

I got back from holiday.

No parcel.

And I really was in the mood for some nice cosmeticy things to try too......

They contacted me again. I explained that I hadn't received it. They told me the tracking number and suggested that I checked with the local post office.

Then a miracle happened. I cleared up my paperwork in the room we call "the office". It's supposed to be a dining room as well, but as it hasn't had a clear table for a very long time the eating has only happened on the kitchen table instead.

As such, it took me a good 8 hours to clear. I probably had a year's worth of backlog to decipher, and mostly throw away. It's now spotless. Really spotless. No-one is allowed to even leave as much as a coffee cup by the computer desk. In fact, if they try to leave the room without their belongings, the entire room will become subject to a Harry Potter type spell, and everything that they touch will multiply by a hundred times, blocking their exit until offending item is taken out with them.

So this is how I found the card from the postman.

It had been put onto "the pile" on our return home, not due to be unearthed until October 2008. But by special dispensation it was released from circulation and taken down to the post office, whereupon I discovered the L'Occitane parcel. Or to be correct perhaps that should read: "Whereupon I discovered L'Occitane".

It smells divine. All of it.

They have obviously been spying on me though, because they clearly know that one of my favourite pastimes is to have a luxurious bath.

I can now put rosemary, orange, rose, grape and almond into my bath. Some of the bottles are pretending to be shower gel, but as I am a bath person I will uncover their true identity and use them in the bath. Unless of course a jet style shower company would like to sponsor me too, and is willing to fit one into our house so that I can write about those too? Of course they would have to fit the boiler first too, as the heat may be a little lacking. And in order to be completely genuine in my praise of said boiler, it would probably need to be a range in the kitchen. That would just about do it.

And maybe a French holiday to try out the L'Occitane range in situ, given that it is called L'Occitane en Provence? That would be nice.

Meanwhile, I now have very nice lavender smelling feet and coconut smelling hands. There's some Shea Butter in the foot and hand creams which will probably help me to retain my Portsmouth tan at least. In fact that is probably why they call the range L'Occitane.

I now keep smelling my hands as I sit here. It makes me look slightly demented really. Anyone spotting me would probably look slightly strangely at the woman sitting in her office constantly smelling her skin.

Which is why of course they gave me another pot called Precious Cream. It is named especially after me, because I am very precious and .... special. And young looking forever now.

But, just in case the other members of my family get ideas about using these creams and gels, don't think that I am going to be generous with them.

No. These were sent to me. For me to try out.

All for me..........

p.s.But you can get some too if you really want. They are all here.

25 comments:

ChrisB said...

Now what a coincidence I've just been collecting my lavender I wonder if they would like to buy it I could do with some extra cash !!

Sally Lomax said...

Home grown lavender. How lovely. Do you dry it?

Alice Band said...

My mother loved L'Occitane. It was the last gift I ever bought her, a candle, bath salts, hand cream and body lotion. It's in my bedroom now, still in its box. Too much to bear.

Sally Lomax said...

You should use Alice, and think nice thoughts about her as you have a luxuriating bath. She would want you to...

Lisa said...

Sally I'm still laughing picturing you at your computer smelling your hands!

Asha said...

I love Lavender, I plant some on the ground and walk on it deliberately!!:D
I love the Lavender scented bath soap too.Enjoy your gift Sally.

Karmyn R said...

I've seen some of their products here in the US -they do smell delicious.

Sally Lomax said...

Hi Lisa! Still smelling. Smells good!

Asha - So do I! How are the eyes?

Karmyn - Don't they just!

ED said...

b-b-but-but what happened to "what's mine is yours"?!

I promise you can borrow all of my clothes and nail varnishes and make-up WHENEVER you want....

*sniffs products hopefully...*

xoxoxox

Sally Lomax said...

All right then.... As you asked so nicely.

You can use them.....if I can borrow your Narcisso Rodrigez when you get it!

little gymnast said...

I like lavender!*!*!*!*!*!*!*

headless chicken said...

Mmmm....sounds lovely, use some tomorrow and let me sniff you when we collect the girls!:)

Beccy said...

Sounds like a lovely parcel to have been sent...thanks to the astute gentleman. I love lavender and much prefer baths to showers too.

Sally Lomax said...

LG: So do I!
HC: Will do!
Beccy: Glad someone else is a bath person...

enidd said...

lucky you, sally! enidd loves l'occitane too...

Akelamalu said...

L'Occitane products are gorgeous, you lucky thing!

la bellina mammina said...

Lucky you! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE L'Occitane....especially the lavender range. I just bought their lavender incense stick and I just adore the smell.

john.g. said...

This is a girlie post, therefore I will leave you to it!

meredic said...

john.g. is quite right of course, a total girlie post.....except.
Except I grow loads of lavendar in my garden. It's the only thing the slugs don't lay to waste.

Keith said...

As John G says, this is a girlie thing. Personally I prefer manly scents. My aftershave is called "La Essence of Gorillas Armpit". Fantastic! Keeps all the women who clammer for my favours well away....

Sally Lomax said...

Hi Enidd! good taste clearly...
Ak - Yes aren't I lucky!
La B - I love them too..
John G - They do some boys stuff too......Meredic/Keith - Not quite as exotic as gorillas armit essence though, but plenty of lavender.

john.g. said...

I have tried 'Wild Stallion', but it smells of horses!

Pamela said...

I was waiting to see a video of you --like one of those old fashioned commercials with a woman in a tight skirt and heels, dusting and cleaning. And then smoothing her rough worn hands with the soothing healing cream.

oh well.. you did a lovely commercial anyway.

pierre l said...

A friend of my younger son's is arriving from India in about ten days. All the tidying-up this requires has mad me too exhausted to write comments about de-cluttering...

pierre l said...

You see! I am terribly confused, and I just commented on the wrong post.
My sense of smell is very poor, so there isn't a lot I can say about nice smells, I am afraid...
PS this commenting on the wrong post is, of course, because I read both posts as they came out, and just absent-mindedly put the comment in the first comment box that was in the vicinity. They were both very interesting posts which is why I remebered them.