I had seen Le Couvent Des Minimes pop up on various blogs but didn't know much about them. The packaging is very similar to L'Occitane so I wasn't surprised to find out that they are owned by the L'Occitane group (who also own Melvita, don't ya know).
Le Couvent Des Minimes is named after a convent located in Mane, in the South of France, and its mission is to keep alive the tradition of simplicity, care and generosity that has been so important to the Convent since it began. They also give back to the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary charity (the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary settled in the Convent) by donating 1% of their annual sales to the cause.
I was sent their Sparking Love Collection* as an introducing to the skincare brand, and also as a great Christmas present idea. Le Couvent Des Minimes is a brand to really take note of because their products are really quite good and they are so reasonably priced! This collection only costs £20 which is such a bargain. They have some other really beautiful sets which I highly recommend taking a look at here (delivery is free when you buy one too).
The Sparkling Love Collection comes with four of their 'Recipe of Love' products which include an exfoliator, body butter, hand cream and soap. The scent is orange blossom which is a really fruity and comforting smell - perfect for the cold weather at the moment!