Saturday, January 25, 2014

Yves Rocher Purchase & Their Misleading Advertising

I really wanted to get my hands on some Yves Rocher EDTs, so I placed an order on their slovenian website. I like most of the products, but the experience of buying on Yves Rocher Slovenia was also negative due to their misleading advertising. But first, let's see the items I've purchased:
Yves Rocher Purchase

Cocoa & Pistachio Nut Perfumed Shower Gel - It has that artificial pistachio scent I know so well from the pistachio ice cream I used to love. This one is sickeningly sweet though. It literally makes me sick and gives me headache. Although it doesn't leave my skin too smelly, I probably won't use it... it's way too scented. I can't smell the cocoa, just the pistachio. I can say I definitely do not like this one and I most certainly wouldn't repurchase it. Price: 2,19€ for 300 mL. 
Yves Rocher Cocoa and Pistachio Perfumed Shower Gel

Cocoa & Pistachio Nut Perfumed Shower Gel ingredients:
Yves Rocher Cocoa and Pistachio Perfumed Shower Gel Ingredients

Monoi de Tahiti Dry Body Oil - This body oil smells divine! At first it reminded me of the Hawaiian Tropic Protective Oil, but this one smells even better. Not so coconut-y and more floral (gardenia extract) - great scent. It comes in a plastic spray type of bottle. It makes the skin soft, shiny, scented and not at all greasy. You can use this one on your body and hair. I adore this product and would buy it again. And again, and again. Price: 6,59€ for 125 mL. 
Yves Rocher Monoi de Tahiti Dry Body Oil

Monoi de Tahiti Dry Body Oil ingredients: 
Yves Rocher Monoi de Tahiti Dry Body Oil Ingredient

Vanilla Eau de Toilette - This eau de toilette has a sweet, warm, true vanilla scent. The sillage is quite heavy for my taste and although it smells nice (like vanilla should smell) it feels kind of boring. I more used to vanilla mixed with other complementary scents. I wouldn't buy this one for myself again, but I'd definitely recommed to all die hard vanilla fans. Price: 5,13€ for 20 mL.
Yves Rocher Bio Vanilla EDT

Vanilla Eau de Toilette Ingredients:
Yves Rocher Bio Vanilla EDT Ingredients

Purple Lilac EDT and Shower Gel Set - This is the reason I placed an order in the first place. I've always loved the scent of purple lilac and when I saw this set, I knew I had to get it. It has a very pleasant (true) purple lilac scent. The sillage of the EDT is moderate and not too strong. It doesn't last very long on skin, so I might try spraying it on my hair and clothes instead of my skin. I love this one, it smells great. The shower gel smells a bit more soap-y, but once it's rinsed, it leaves my skin subtly scented. I would definitely buy again. Price: 8,59 € for 2x 100 mL. 
Yves Rocher Lilas Mauve Purple Lilac Set

Lily of the Valley EDT and Shower Gel Set- You can basically read all about the Purple Lilac set and apply it here. It has a nice, true lily of the valley scent. Not very long lasting, but smells wonderful. Price: 8,59 € for 2x 100 mL. 
Yves Rocher Muguet de Fleurs Lily of the Valley Set

Let's move on to the part with which I wasn't too pleased... Slovenian Yves Rocher online shop offers special gifts depending on how much you spend:

* If you spend more than 10,90€, you receive a free Yves Rocher product in the value of 15,90€ or higher. * If you spend more than 16,90€ you receive the first gift and a second gift by your choice (set of toilet bags, set of plastic dishes, sports bag or a blanket). 
* If you spend over 29,90€ you get the first two gifts and free shipping. 

So, I spent over 30€ and that means I got two gifts and free shipping. Well, everything is OK with that...but let's just see what I actually got. 

This is the set of three toilet bags Yves Rocher is advertising on their site. You can choose it as a gift when you spend over 16,90€. It looks nice, huh? Yeah, that's what I though. 
Until I got this.
Yves Rocher Toilet Bag

I know, I know. It's a gift and it's free... but still. Look again at the one above and then look at the sad excuse of a bag I got. Very disappointing, Yves Rocher. Very disappointing. 
Yves Rocher Toilet Bag

And this is a gift I got for spending more than 10,90€. It's a Protectyl Vegetal 3 in 1 High Protection Spray with SPF 30. Great!
Yves Rocher Protectyl Vegetale 3 in 1 Hydra Protection

BUT... it expires in March. Sadly I do not have the money or time to go to the Caribbean before that date. Disappointment no. 2. 
Yves Rocher Protectyl Vegetale 3 in 1 Hydra Protection

I most probably won't be buying from Yves Rocher via their online store anymore. I might go to their store, but that's a long shot too... 

Have you ever bought products from Yves Rocher? Please, share your experience! 

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