For me however, I bought the Provencal Landscape Scented Candle. This has a gorgeous fresh but warm scent and first smelt it burning in store. The packaging is very sophisticated and french - a simple tin case which is perfect for travelling with green and gold labelling. The tin does feel a little flimsy but I guess being lightweight makes it even better for travelling.
My pet hate with candles is 'tunnellling' - when the candle just burns straight down the middle leaving loads of wasted fragranced wax. The L'Occitane Provencal Landscape Scented Candle seems to avoid this though if you burn for around 3 hours at a time (they recommend no more than 4) However, its total burn time is around 20 hrs meaning you'll only get around a weeks worth of evenings burning :( This seems like a very expensive way to fragrance your room to me! One of life's little luxuries though :)
My first experience of shopping online with L'Occitane was reasonably good. Delivery was quick and cheap at £2.95. They also offer a choice of two free samples. I chose the Imortelle Cream Mask as I have seen rave reviews of this skincare regime and one sachet would do a nice treatment. Also, I chose a Repairing Shine Mask for my hair. I love trying samples and I thought this was a nice touch. Their 'gift wrapping' was disappointing though. They say they select how to wrap your gift depending on the contents of your order. Opening my order I thought they had forgotten. Then at the bottom of the package I found a green paper bag and a L'Occitane sticker - hardly thought out gift wrapping! Ah well it was free....
Have you purchased anything in the sale? What are your favourite L'Occitane products?