Review of Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream by LPomona
I can't believe this hasn't been reviewed yet.
IMHO, this is the bronzer to beat. Unlike other bronzers that I've tried (which always end up smelling terrible) this has a light cocoa(!) scent upon application, though it doesn't last. The great thing is that it never develops that awful self-tanning-potion smell, which is a total deal-killer in my book.
Since it's slightly tinted when you apply it, it's easy to see where you've been, so you don't over-apply or miss anyplace. Also, it has fabulous skin-softening ingredients of some sort, and I found that my arms (the only place I've used this) were decidedly silkier than usual 30 minutes after using this.
The best part of all is the color that you're left with: definitely a caramel-toned, St. Tropez tan. No orange or pink: a true golden caramel. So beautiful. It took a few hours for it to develop, and by the next day, it was a bit darker. I'm NC20 and this provided a really lovely color on my arms after one application, & it lasted 2 days, very nicely.
It's a tad expensive at $42 for a 4.4 oz jar, but I only plan to use this on my arms, so it will last a while. It comes with a nice little plactic spatula, so you don't have to dig in with your fingers. Highly recommended.