A shower set from Panier Des Sens that’s gift worthy

mills pharmacy gifts

Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary is a delightful pharmacy in Birmingham Michigan that is quite unique and a refreshing place to shop. There’s an old world European elegance to the recently remodeled store that makes it a destination place. They carry all the items you expect to find in a pharmacy but they go beyond that with hard to find items that make perfect gifts. Here’s a quick look inside

Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary (facebook picture)

Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary (facebook picture)

Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary

Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary

I was invited to a preview of their Mother’s Day collection but was unable to attend although I did stop in another day and found so many wonderful items that I’d love to own. The store has unique gifts that are made in locally AND from all over the world (including Australia, France, London and Japan) that every mom will love. Mills kindly sent me a bath/body set that is beautiful, luxurious yet practical, and smells heavenly.

Panier Des Sens en Provence

Panier Des Sens en Provence

The beautifully packaged Almond Body Care Gift Set by Panier Des Sens en Provence ($48 at Mills Pharmacy) would not only make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift but it would be perfect for a hostess gift. I’d have loved learning about this prior to my last vacation since I think the couple I visited would have loved this as much as I do. This is a French company that specializes in bath and body with many beautifully scented products. The fragrance of the Almond Body Care Gift Set reminds me of marzipan which is a rare but much appreciated treat for my taste buds.

Panier Des Sens Almond Body Care Gift Set

Panier Des Sens Almond Body Care Gift Set

This beautiful set contains 3 very useful items in packaging that is a pleasure to behold.

Panier Des Sense Shower Oil

Panier Des Sense Shower Oil

There’s a Soothing Almond Shower Oil ($16) which not only cleanses skin but nourishes it too. It foams up on my shower pouf leaving my skin very soft but it doesn’t make my shower floor slippery.

Panier Des Sens Body MIlk

Panier Des Sens Body Milk

Panier Des Sens Soothing Almond Body Milk ($24) contains royal jelly, a mix of nourishing ingredients that help with cell renewal to revitalize your skin. It contains shea better to make this even more hydrating.

Panier Des Sense Hand Cream in Soothing Almond

Panier Des Sens Hand Cream in Soothing Almond

Panier Des Sens Hand Cream in Soothing Almond ($15.50) is a blend of sweet almond and shea butter to moisturize and protect your hands. If you love the scent of almonds you’ll love being able to use this and lift your spirits. This comes packaged in its own box if you decided to keep part of the set and give the hand cream away (but you won’t want to!!).

Panier Des Sens is the type of ethical company you’ll enjoy supporting.
  • No Parabens, Phenoxyethanol, Aluminum, Ethanolamine or Silicone.
  • No animal testing
  • Made in France

While I can’t find this set for sale on Mills Pharmacy website you could call to order it. If you live anywhere near Maple Road in Birmingham, MI and you haven’t stopped into this enjoyable store then you are missing out on a wonderful shopping experience. Besides carrying the Panier Des Sens line they carry other products like Foreo Luna, Santa Maria Novella, Avene, Klorane, Suntegrity, Rifle Paper Co., gorgeous candles from Cire Trudon, and the list goes on. If you decide to go, I’ll happily meet you there!  — Marcia

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Location of Mills Pharmacy

1744 West Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009

phone: 248-644-5060

Mills Pharmacy Website


Keep that beach body with Phytomer Morpho Designer and Phytoceane Bora Bora Sensory Bath

Phytomer and Phytoceane

Phytomer Morpho Designer and Phytoceane Bora-Bora Sensory Bath

Beach bumming days may be winding down but that’s no excuse to lose that beach bum experience…or your beach body!


Travel to Bora Bora with this Phytoceane Bath Oil

Travel to Bora Bora with this Phytoceane Bora Bora Sensory Bath

Phytocéane recently sent me both a message AND a bottle with their luxurious BORA-BORA SENSORY BATH ($33). If you are a bath person be sure to check out this bath oil because it is to die for. It’s a hypnotically vivid blue and the fragrance…WOW. The delicious combination of almond and vanilla waft around you like a warm Bora-Bora breeze. The oil creates a soft, milky foam in the bath that is wonderfully moisturizing. Ingredients include trace minerals and elements from seawater concentrate that rejuvenate skin while melting away muscle knots and tension. I may not be at the beach, but I end up feeling as relaxed and happy as I do seaside.

BORA-BORA SENSORY BATH is available for purchase at select spas in the United States and at www.lespausa.com.

Phytomer Morpho

Phytomer Morpho

Since I am dreaming I’m on the beach with my Bora Bora Sensory Bath, I always follow it with the Phytomer MORPHO DESIGNER Contouring Crystal Emulsion ($110) because when it comes to a beach body I need all the help I can get! Morpho Designer is part of the contouring collection and, let me tell you, this body lotion makes an immediate difference. The lotion sinks right in without heaviness or greasiness. It leaves my skin super soft and smooth…even in areas that are a little, ahem, bumpy.

How does it do this?  Formulated with exclusive ingredient ADIPO-3, it launches a three-pronged attack on fat cells to weaken the structure of existing fat, prevent the natural production of new fat and strengthen and redensify the skin’s support tissues. A duo of marine algaes activates micro-circulation and draining for a firm and energized body, free from excess fat. It has liquid crystals that sort of melt into the skin, not only breaking up existing fat but also preventing new fat from forming. The effectiveness is not just in my mind – take a look at the results Phytomer reports:

Perfecting Effect in 28 days: REFINED silhouette – centimeter loss Volume of the thighs: -20%* Volume of the silhouette: -11%* *Average percentage of variation in the volume of the silhouette of 22 women using BodyScan®

While Morpho Designer doesn’t take the place of good nutrition and exercise, it definitely helps out my beach body cause while leaving my skin lightly scented with the pretty lily of the valley fragrance. Used daily and consistently it really works.

MORPHO DESIGNER Contouring Crystal Emulsion is available for purchase in select spas and at www.lespausa.com.  – Lisa

*received for editorial consideration

Phytomer MORPHO DESIGNER Contouring Crystal Emulsion is not for use on women who are pregnant or nursing. Not suitable for people sensitive to iodine. Key Ingredients: • ADIPO-3 – derived from the aromatic resin of the Pistacia Lentiscus tree, this highly active oil captures the adipocyte in all its forms. • ADIPO-DIET – weakens the structure of fat, facilitating the process of lypolysis. • ADIPO-BLOCKING – blocks the expression of nine enzymes involved in fatty acid synthesis. • ADIPO-STRENGTHENING – reactivates the synthesis of collagen and fibrillin. • Halopteris scoparia – brown algae with firming and reshaping properties. • Palmaria palmata – red algae that promotes microcirculation for a draining effect.