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Ile de Tahiti Poe Body Shimmer

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by Eliza Gano

Bath & Body Works Poe Body Shimmer

Reinvigorate office-dulled skin with the intoxicating and sensual smells of Tahiti. Ile de Tahiti Poe Body Shimmer is part of Bath & Body Works' new line, which uses ingredients indigenous to the Tahitian Islands. Each Ile de Tahiti product contains Tamanu Nut, which comes from the ati tree. Revered in the Polynesian culture, Tamanu Nut has a soothing and restorative effect on the skin. Another hydrating ingredient, Monoi de Tahiti, is known as the "Sacred Oil" and is a native island recipe of coconut oil and Tiare flower.

The Tiare-scented shimmer, based on the national flower of Tahiti, is a mélange of scents—infused with crushed bamboo, ylang ylang, tropical frangipani, opulent tuberose and vanilla. Used on dry skin or as an after-bath moisturizer, it leaves behind a warm scent and soft, smooth skin. Even though the spray contains tiny gold particles, it goes on very sheer, not sparkly, and creates a body-oil-like sheen. It gave our senses a quick tropical getaway, bringing to mind suntanned bodies lying on a warm beach.

Available at Bath & Body Works stores and at www.bathandbodyworks.com.

Retail price: $20

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