Le Petit Marseillais Body Wash: A French Indulgence You Can Afford!

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Le Petit Marseillais™, the #1 body wash brand in France, has arrived in America! Founded in sunny Provence, these body care products and scents are inspired by the sun-drenched ingredients that thrive in the warm Mediterranean sun. Even though it’s either snowing or raining outside, inside my shower I am transported to sunny fields of flowers in France. I am sitting underneath a flowering tree in a flowing dress with a floppy hat to shield me fair skin from the sun. There is picnic blanket laid out with a selection of baguettes, fruit and hard cheeses with a lovely bottle of wine and two glasses. I’m waiting for Pierre to take a break from working the fields to come and share my lunch and my heart. I can see him coming towards me…. but wait a minute…. and reality then hits me. I’m an over 50, overweight, single woman in the shower and ain’t nobody lining up outside my door. Oh well, I can dream.

I swear this is the effect the Le Petit Marseillais™ body washes have on me! Founder, Bernard Lengellé was enchanted by the magic of Marseille. Since the 19th century, the sunny harbor of Marseille has been renowned for its fine artisan soap. Rich soils and a warm climate give the region a coveted supply of sun-kissed ingredients including moisturizing olives, lovely florals, bright citrus and fresh herbs. This is where the ingredients for Le Petit Marseillais™ body washes are found–they are local and pure. The scents are SO fresh, clean and TRUE! The fruity scents smell exactly like the real thing!

There are five scents available: Orange Blossom, Vanilla Milk, White Peach & Nectarine, Lavender Honey, and Cotton Milk & Poppy. I chose Cotton Milk and Poppy Shower Creme, a beautiful combination of the poppy flower and milk from the cotton plant. The poppy is a vibrant and intense red flower that brightens the meadows of Provence from May to September. This poppy is handpicked in the sunny Mediterranean from organic farms.

Cotton Milk: Cotton is a plant valued for its soft and silky side. Cotton plant milk is rich in lipids, and is known for its health benefits. The extract of cotton flower is known for its soothing properties.

The result is a fresh yet soothing, lilting scent the gently cleans and hydrates. I would love this as a room spray. The lather from this creme is rich and creamy and leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated filling the entire bathroom with the lovely scent. In fact, each body wash formula is pH-neutral to avoid stripping skin dry.

Surprisingly, these body washes are highly affordable even with the superior ingredients, $4.99 for the 14 oz size and $6.49 for the 22 oz size. I can’t wait to try more scents, especially the fruity ones!

The brand’s website www.lepetitmarseillais.us shows hand soap, hand cream, body lotion and body balm so I hope we’ll be seeing these in stores soon!

In the brands native France, high-quality beauty products can be found at grocery stores. Following suit here in the US, Le Petit Marseillais™ body washes can be found at CVS, Target, Walgreens, Jet, Walmart and Amazon.

What lovely scent would you choose?

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  1. Allison @neversaydiebeauty says

    I’ve got a lot of body washes that I’ve gotta make a dent in, but I will definitely try this new brand. Whenever I go to France, the first thing I do is buy affordable body wash at the supermarket or discount store.

  2. Sandy N Vyjay says

    I use body wash instead of soap as soaps tend to dry out your skin and body wash on the other hand leaves your skin moisturized. This body wash seems great. Need to try this.

  3. Jessica Hughes says

    These body washes sound really wonderful! All of the scents sound tempting, but I think I would really like the White Peach and Nectarine or the Lavender Honey.

  4. Lisa Rios says

    lol I love your daydream. These sound like great body washes. Never been to France, but always have wanted to. I’d love to try these!

  5. For a soap to cause that good of a day dream, then this must really be lovely! I love trying out body washes and I’ve never tried this brand before.

  6. I’m crazy about the fragrance of Orange Blossom but even more White Peach + Nectarine. I could stay in the shower for hours with this.

  7. I think I’d try out the Orange Blossom first. I’ll have to keep an eye out for these at Target!

  8. Annemarie LeBlanc says

    Oh wow. This is good news! I was able to try that brand before and I loved its scent and how gentle it was on the skin. I will keep an eye out on when this will be available in our local stores.

  9. Travel Blogger says

    I love your Pierre day dream! I can totally relate ha ha. I would love to try the vanilla milk wash! The scents sound incredible, and they really are affordable.

  10. I have never heard of these products before but they look amazing! I can definitely indulge in the Orange Blossom one for sure. One of my favorite scents but hard to find.

  11. I love treating myself to little indulgences like this! I’d never heard of this brand, so I’m very happy to have found this post. I will be sure to try these amazing sounding body washes, soon!

  12. Michelle Kneece Waller says

    I have never heard of this brand, but it looks amazing! I need to give it a try.

  13. Body wash is one simple luxury I treat myself to. I can’t wait to try this!

  14. Aarika Chilson says

    I’ve never heard of this brand, but I do love body wash. Yay!

  15. I haven’t heard of this body wash before but it sounds divine! I am going to have to run to my local CVS and get some. I want to try it now.

  16. So affordable! I love poppies!