Subscription Box Insanity: L’OcciBox by L’Occitane (Dec. ’14)

L'OcciBox by L'Occitane

L’OcciBox by L’Occitane

This review is for the L’OcciBox by L’Occitane en Provence. It’s not a true subscription box. More like a limited edition beauty sample box. It was released in December as a sort of holiday deal. You could either purchase a certain dollar amount and get it at the discount, or there was also a code.

I don’t purchase from L’Occitane often, but I- and the people I’ve purchased for- have always liked the products we’ve gotten. So ordering this box seemed like a good opportunity to try out a few of their other items and/or make the most of some high quality samples. I guess others felt the same because it sold out almost immediately.

Let’s get rolling, cheres!

THE DETAILS: This box was $59.40 but by either purchasing a certain dollar value or utilizing a discount code, one could get it for $15. I used the discount code and with shipping costs, paid a total of $20.85.

First Look

First Look

This is the first look, upon opening this cute but tiny box. It looks like everything is indeed a sample or deluxe sample, but also looks like there is a great variety.

Hand Care Mini Set

Hand Care Mini Set: Bag

Hand Care Mini Set: View 2

Hand Care Mini Set: View 2

What you didn’t see from the first look is that the box included this cute graphic bag filled with hand care products. Included inside were four deluxe samples of a few of L’Occitane’s hand creams and a branded nail file. L’Occitane offers their Irresistable Hands Collection which includes full size versions of these in a hard tin (similar graphic). It’s hard to estimate a price for this, but based on the cost of the full-size collection, I’d peg retail value of this at approximately $14.

Precious Cleansing Foam

Precious Cleansing Foam

The next item I pull out is a deluxe sample of the Precious Cleansing Foam. This size has a retail value of approximately $9.33.

Supple Skin Oill: Amande

Supple Skin Oill: Amande

Next up is a deluxe sample of the Supple Skin Oil in Amande. This has a retail value of approximately $6.18.

Ultra Rich Lotion

Ultra Rich Lotion

This Ultra Rich Lotion is made with 15% shea butter. It’s got a scent, not floral or anything, but it’s still there. I also looked on the back and there is a silicone ingredient in this so I will be putting it up for swap. Approximate retail value is $6.48.

Arlesienne Velvet Hand Cream

Arlesienne Velvet Hand Cream

The final deluxe sample in this box is this Arlesienne Velvet Hand Cream. It has an interesting scent that hits you with roses, but with curious notes underneath; as it doesn’t appear to have any silicone ingredients I think I will hold on to this. It has a retail value of around $4.20.

Divine Cream Samples

Divine Cream Samples

Bonus Samples: Divine Hand Cream, Hydra Vital Cream

Bonus Samples: Divine Hand Cream, Hydra Vital Cream

The last items were sample packets of L’Occitane’s Divine Cream for the face and neck. Included were two, but then I was also able to pick two bonus samples so I chose another of the cream, as well as one of their Hydra Vital Cream. Retail value for all for is about $10.59.

All said and done, the value of this box was about $50.78. This is just shy of the original asking price but is more than double what I paid for the box, even with shipping. And based on their ingredients, I can use many of these products. So I think it was a good purchase!

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