19.12.14

LBQ's Blogvent Calendar Day 19: WIN £70.00 of 'Le Couvent Des Minimes'

There are few brands with such a delightful story as Le Couvent Des Minimes. If you're sitting comfortably, I'll tell you a little tale... In the 17th century a convent was built near the village of Mane (in the South of France) and named after its first inhabitants, The Minim Brothers; these botanist monks built terraced gardens and cultivated the lands all around the convent. They grew and studied several beneficial plant species and used their expertise to provide food and remedies to the surrounding community. During the French Revolution, the monks were forced to abandon the convent and it remained vacant for almost a century until 1862, when a local Canon decided to restore the Convent and transform it into a hospice for the sick, elderly, and poor.


The nuns of the convent devoted themselves to cultivate the fertile lands of the terraced gardens, where they planted fruits, trees and vines. However, by 1999 the Missionary Sisters were too old and too few to continue looking after the Convent - so it was sold and restored to its former glory as a hotel and spa. However, the beautiful produce and botanical gardens were still rich and flourishing, leading to the development of a truly unique brand. The same plants used by the original monks and nuns have inspired the current collection of beauty care products and can be found in Le Couvent Des Minimes recipes today. Le Couvent Des Minimes even donate 1% of their annual sales to missionary work all around the world - so you can look and feel beautiful while knowing you're also doing good for others!

You would expect products that look, feel and smell so luxurious to come with a high price point - but they're actually incredibly affordable and start at only £3.00. Today I'm giving away a huge bundle of these fabulous products worth £70.00; the prize includes a Cologne, Limited Edition Hand Cream Trio, Smile Lip Balm, Morning Refreshing Body Moisturiser, Gardeners Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser and Hikers Foot Healer. I'm super confident that you'll love this brand as much as me - especially as it comes from the same people as L'Occitane. If you want to be in with a chance of winning, just enter the competition via the widget below. Good luck!

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67 comments

  1. Anonymous19.12.14

    I'd love to win these - they look the perfect xmas treat! thanks georgina.jacobs@blueyonder.co.uk

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  2. They sound gorgeous and I've never tried the brand before!

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  3. Zoe Davies19.12.14

    What an amazing story of the history of these products! They sound great and very natural, would love to try them! :-)

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  4. Thankyou for the chance hun, these look fabulous , not tried them yet , loving the sound of the natural ingredients x

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  5. Karen W19.12.14

    Ive heard really great things about this brand so would love to get the opportunity to try it out. Thanks KarenW

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  6. I was lucky enough to get a L'Occitane sample the other day, via Stylist Mag. Its an amazing moisturiser so I am sold! This looks gorgeous and I really fancy trying the cologne! Also, as I have a cold and my brain is like mush, I pressed 'I commented' before I read what the question was ha ha! Your's sincerely - Snotty JuJu :0) xxx

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  7. I could do with some nice products to have some pampering time!

    Ashleigh

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  8. I will be needing a pamper after Christmas and New Year! I am worn out now lol! Thank you!

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  9. I would love to try the hand cream- looking for a good one!

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  10. I could do with a bit of a pamper!

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  11. Anonymous19.12.14

    ooh my wife would love this. . . please :-p

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  12. Anonymous19.12.14

    oooh my wife would love this. . . please :-p

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  13. I'd like to try these as i've never even heard of them brand before

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  14. hello there who wouldnt want to win this fab giveaway !
    i love the packaging and by your discription the products sound lovely ive never heard of them untill now xx

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  15. This would be such a lovely gift for my mum :)

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  16. I would love to try out this brand, i always need amazing beauty products and i can never have enough hand cream my hand are always dry and sore xx

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  17. I would love this luxuious sounding product to keep me looking young

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  18. Perfect xmas gift for my mumma

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  19. It's my daughter's birthday this month and she loves such products :)

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  20. Would love to win this for my Mum, Would love to be considered. Many Thanks and Merry Christmas x

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  21. Because I've never tried the brand and the packaging and products look and sound fab!

    (Rosie Areola)

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  22. Looks gorgeous. I have a wedding to go to in the New Year and it would be lovely to smell lush for it.

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  23. I would love to try out Le Couvent Des Minimes since I'm a big fan of L'Occitane and I'm sure the new brand would be amazing too!

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  24. Anonymous19.12.14

    I would love to win this bundle of goodies because I'm sure my skin wood adore this c;

    ^-^
    Emmsie

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  25. ive never tried this brand but it looks lovely

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  26. Would love to win as I could do with a bit of pampering, thanks for the lovely giveaway. x

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  27. I would love these to pamper myself

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  28. They look so nice and sound gorgeous, it would be nice to treat my skin

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  29. I have never used this before and would love to try! :)

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  30. Si se parecen a L´occitane la calidad de estos productos es fantástica

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  31. Anonymous19.12.14

    I would love to win this because it contains everything I need for a nice pamper session.
    Abigail Redway :)

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  32. What a lovely story behind this brand! I love natural products & these products have been tended with love & care. I would love to try them

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  33. I'm a huge fan of L'Ocittane so would love to try these products. Never heard of this brand before.

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  34. As a hiker and a gardener, these would be perfect for me. They sound so luxurious and I would really enjoy both using them and the results.

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  35. they look like fab products

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  36. Solange20.12.14

    I'd like to try these as I've never heard of this brand before and it looks like something I would normally use

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  37. I would to try this brand as I've never heard of it before.

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  38. I'm getting no Christmas gifts this year, need a treat.

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  39. It sounds too good to be true, I want to know.

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  40. love to win to pamper myself thankyou

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  41. Good quality cosmetics are always a treat

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  42. I've never heard of them before so would love to try them out.

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  43. The products sound great and a there's a really nice back-story to the company

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  44. I'd never heard of this brand, but would love to try it out - the history of Les Couvent des Minimes - what a fascinating story.

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  45. Helen G20.12.14

    Great to hear the history behind the product.. Would love to try them

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  46. I love that they are still using the same plants that inspired their products in the 17th century, I really like a bit of history.x

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  47. i would love some pampering for me :)

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  48. I would love to try this brand, it's looks very appealing and I have never seen it in the shops I have been in.

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  49. To give to my Mum as a thank you for being there for me this year through a tough time and to say I'm proud of her for getting through all her hospital tests and ops this year

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  50. i trust long established bands and who doesnt like l'occintane :-)

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  51. A new brand for me & that is a must reason for me to try I like to be in the know ;)

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  52. I love the story behind the brand.....and already I'm thinking...Aw.....;))

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  53. I could do with a treat for myself after organising xmas at home

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  54. I'd love to win these and be able to give myself a nice pampering treat for my 30th birthday ;)

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  55. Gwyn Sharps22.12.14

    They look awesome and I've never tried them before so I'd like to give them a shot

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  56. I like them as not only they are handy but more so they are also a great product ... like the scent

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  57. Love products that are plant based and including a little nature, great for us garden lovers.

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  58. They sound lovely and I would like to try them

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  59. I love French beauty products - they usually have superb fragrances too.

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  60. I have horribly dry skin right now and need something to help! EJ Dunn

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  61. Would love to try these wonderful products

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  62. because I always like to try new products

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  63. sarah-dawn pope24.12.14

    Quality products and I like their history and ethics

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  64. this premium product looks amaze, perfect treat for christmas

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  65. lyn west25.12.14

    I love trying anything new

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  66. It looks fab

    Kay panayi

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