Splurge or Steal: The Pistachio Creams


If you haven’t already guessed by now, I’m a definite fan of Laura Mercier’s eau gourmand line, with special attention to the Creme de Pistache (Pistachio) scent. Ironically, it smells nothing like a pistachio, unless you count the barely-noticeable nutty undertone to what is otherwise dominated by sugar, butter, and vanilla. It’s like when you’re baking a cake from scratch, and you have just creamed the butter and sugar, and you add the dash of vanilla. So yummy.

Very recently Dove came out with a scent in their nutrium moisture body wash range called, “Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia“. Apparently Dove shares Laura Mercier’s fondness for long-winded product names. Nonetheless, if you are fan of the LM scent, you will love this one. Unfortunately I can only find this scent in the beauty bar and body wash at the moment – but you can be sure I scooped up multiples in case it gets discontinued quickly. It is, after all, not the type of scent that sounds good off the shelf. Until, that is, you smell it.

I will caveat the potential buyer who is an expert on the LM Creme de Pistache range – the Dove version doesn’t smell quite as concentrated, if that makes sense. It’s very light. It also doesn’t lather up much at all, so it’s a bit like washing your body with a lotion – but it’s very moisturizing and I like that after I get out of the shower I can actually skip the moisturizing step on most non-fussy days.

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  1. Alessia
    03.14.2014 / 9:29 pm

    OMG the pistache scent from Laura Mercier is just amazing!!! i could’ve eaten it when I last saw it on the counter. It is an incredible strong scent. Xx alessia

  2. Lorna Mai Ltd
    03.14.2014 / 11:27 pm

    I would love to try the Laura Mercier one but I’m afraid I’ll have to settle for the Dove range instead. I have a real weakness for anything scented and creamy.

  3. judi821
    03.15.2014 / 12:13 am

    I am addicted to the LM Creme de Pistache thanks to you!! I absolutely adore it and can not get enough of it!

  4. Tarte Tanya
    03.15.2014 / 3:58 pm

    Great review.
    I have a hard time splurging on the Creme De Pistache

    so its nice to know there is more budget friendly option out there.

    Now if only Dove can come out with the honey bath! 🙂


  5. Ana Sofia
    03.16.2014 / 12:46 am

    I have also tried both of the products and they both smell and are amazing… I love Pistachio and so this is a PERFECT product for me.

  6. B.
    03.16.2014 / 2:28 am

    Ever since hearing about the Laura Mercier pistache products from you, I’ve been curious to smell them! I haven’t found them near me, but now I will have to go hunting for the Dove products!
    xo Brianna | Glazed Over

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    03.21.2014 / 1:34 pm

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  8. Sheltiemama
    03.27.2014 / 10:42 pm

    I tried the body wash, and it smelled better in the bottle than when I actually used it. Then it just smelled like most Dove body washes do to me. The blue fig scent is a notable exception. Maybe it’s just my chemistry or my nose. I’ll pass this one along to my mother. The same day, I bought a new one by Aveeno that’s white peach and ginger-scented. Now that one’s amazing.

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