Today's review is of a body wash from the affordable brand, Le Petit Marseillais, which I picked up in a French supermarket on a recent trip.
The packaging isn't anything special but nonetheless, the continental aesthetic appealed to me. I found the flip top dispenser to be functional, however, I'd have preferred if the plastic bottle wasn't opaque so that I could tell how much product was remaining.
As the name suggests, it's a shower cream as opposed to a gel. In fact, I'd describe the texture as a shower milk.
The scent is incredible and lives up to the sweet almond description. It's a comforting scent, reminiscent of frangipane but not sickly. I didn't notice that it lingered on my skin following use. I liked the scent so much that I'd be tempted to find out if there's an accompanying body milk if I were to return to France.
The inclusion of SLS meant that I was able to create a generous lather, however, it also makes me question the validity of the claims that it's a hydrating and nourishing product. I certainly didn't feel able to forgo moisturiser following use.
If you find yourself in France, I'd recommend looking out for this. It's worth trying for the scent alone but what's more, it's an affordable way to indulge.