Ile de Tahiti Poe Body Shimmer
Bottling Centuries-Old Beaty Secrets
by Eliza Gano
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.
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.