As I mentioned in a previous post, the Enabler took my Caudalie-coveting to heart and gave me this travel-sized shower gel by them. 

[Caudalie's Fleur de Vigne Shower Gel]

According to their website, this has all the good stuff ranging from aloe vera to white rose, rose pepper to an summer-blooming grape flower in it to help soothe the skin and restore its pH balance. In all honesty, I couldn't smell any of that. To me, the scent was of a very delicate and subtle olive oil. Under ordinary circumstances, I would have shunned it, because my experience with The Body Shop's Olive Oil Shower Gel wasn't pleasant. I HATED the scent. HATED! Not only did it smell of olive oil, it smelled of synthetic olive oil, which is the only thing worse. 

[The Body Shop's Shower Gel - A douche indeed]

This was different. It had a very pleasant scent to it and it felt lovely.

[All Natural!!]

It's a clear gel that doesn't lather up to a real foam which means that it isn't stripping your skin of its moisture while it's at it. 

[Not much foam to speak of...]

Instead, it leaves you feeling cleansed and nourished. Your skin feels softened and delighted by the whole process. Lovely! 

As far as not loving the scent goes, it helps that it doesn't linger, which is a good thing because I don't really feel like walking around smelling olive oil daily. It would make me hungry. Then I might start chewing on my arm. We don't want that.

Overall, it's a terrific product, but I wouldn't repurchase the the Fleur de Vigne. It comes in 3 others: The des Vignes, Zeste de Vignes and Peche de Vignes. They retail at RM45 each and I'm angling to get hold of the Zeste de Vignes. It smells lovely and fresh and would be divine to wake up to in the morning. 

Caudalie products are available at Sephora and Ken's Apothecary, but Sephora doesn't carry their bath range. Also, Ken's supplies Sephora with their Caudalie range, so if you want to go right to the source, go to Ken's in Bangsar Village II or 1Utama.


  1. Thanks for the heads up regarding the Body Shop Olive Oil product. Personally not too keen on smelling like olive oil either. I do like the Mistral product we got in the recent TLB box.

    1. You cannot imagine how strong the smell it. I got it as a birthday present a couple of years ago and there's still half a bottle lying under my bathroom sink. I have a truly love-hate relationship with The Body Shop. I go through phases of obsessing over their products, then I inevitably recall why I hate their stuff - It's far too heavily scented, and artificially so. Horrible!

  2. I went to the Caudalie Pop Out Store outside's Ken Apothecary and before I purchased the The des Vignes, I decided to do justice to all the other variants by giving them a sniff test but none made the connection better than the former..... perhaps it goes to show that our olfactory organs must be wired to specific scents... would the Zeste be the one in Orange packaging?

    1. I can't even blame you. That's what I'm eyeing next! I just got the Zeste de Vigne today and I'm sitting here sniffing it as I type. I may have an olfactory additive problem. I'm not sure yet. The Orange tube contains the peach-y version I believe, but this is a more fruity/floral fragrance in the Yellow tube that I'm slightly addicted to. It really seems like the perfect morning fragrance. Did you sniff this too?

      I do think these are extremely reasonably priced. Next time you're there, do douse yourself in their Grape Water if you haven't already. I do wish I could bathe in that stuff.