I love shimmer. So naturally, I was attracted to L’Occitane’s Golden Branch Luminous Body Cream. It is a nice moisturizing cream with tons of gold shimmers. The sparkles are flattering and really “warm” up the skin. In the lotions spiked with shimmer world, this product has larger than normal shimmers. Nope, not body glitter, just not super fine. That doesn’t bother me. It has rich ingredients such as olive oil and olive butter. It is moisturizing but quick absorbing and doesn’t leave me feeling greasy. Between that factor and the shimmer, I love this stuff for summer. But, wait! That’s not all! It has a faint “olive” fragrance. It is very “Mediterranean” and mixes wonderfully with fig fragrances such as Diptyque Philosykos, Demeter Fig Leaf, or CB I Hate Perfume Revelation. It isn’t a strong odor and it fades kind of quickly. It turns more woody and a little more spicier on the skin after a day’s wear. But, that may just be me and my spice diet. It is a costly product at $36 for 8.8 ounces and available at DERMAdoctor. Will I repurchase? I don’t know. I like it but it is costly and I am too much of a flirt to really commit to any product for too long…

I hate to be one of those people that say that they can’t smell something but I really can’t smell this. I mean I can smell it but just not for long. Which is a bummer because it is a nice figgy fragrance it just has the lasting power of a Demeter Cologne, which wouldn’t be bad if this had a Demeter price. This fragrance lasts on me max 15 minutes. Those 15 minutes are nice but I want to smell like fig all day! The fragrance is very nice and smells of fig leaves with a hint of wood, but not very fig barkish more of a light cedar. This smells more of a fig tree growing outdoors and more of earthiness than of the fig fruit or the entire fig “experience” you may get from L’Artisan. It smells a bit sweet but not in a fruit way more of a raw honey way. I’ve went through my entire sample vial in two days because I kept trying to analyze it but it fades before I can finish. I just know that it is pretty and “wild” and yes, it is figgy enough. It just doesn’t hang around. The 100 mL perfume spray retails for $85. There is an “absolute for $85 also but for 15 mL. I tried the spray. I will not be purchasing just because of the crummy lasting power. I would rather repurchase Demeter Fig Leaf for $20 for 1 ounce because it stays around longer than this.