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L’OCCITANE Cares About Sight!

L’OCCITANE Cares About Sight!

On the occasion of World Sight Day, which takes place on October 9, L’OCCITANE sells a special soap to help raise funds to support the fight against avoidable blindness in developing countries.
9/30/2014
Aromachologie by L’OCCITANE

Aromachologie by L’OCCITANE

L'OCCITANE presents its new Aromachologie collection and reissues for the occasion its first ever bottle, designed by Olivier Baussan in 1976. Authenticity and effectiveness are guaranteed!
9/27/2014
L'OCCITANE Fights Blindness!

L'OCCITANE Fights Blindness!

For the second year in a row, the L’OCCITANE Foundation has partnered with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), an international organization promoting eye health.
9/23/2014
L'OCCITANE Celebrates International Literacy Day

L'OCCITANE Celebrates International Literacy Day

Committed to women’s literacy in Burkina Faso, the L'OCCITANE Foundation continues today more than ever its engagements. Here’s an overview of the different initiatives underway, on the occasion of International Literacy Day, celebrated each year on September 8.
9/7/2014
Bonne Mère, The Marseille Soap in All Its Forms

Bonne Mère, The Marseille Soap in All Its Forms

Bonne Mère! This is the affectionate name that the master soap-makers of Marseille once gave to the Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica, protector of the city. L'OCCITANE has chosen this name to make a colorful tribute to this Provençal know-how.
8/3/2014
Secrets for Surviving the Heat

Secrets for Surviving the Heat

The temperature is slowly approaching 95°F and with it the stress of a sweltering heat wave. Don’t panic, this year you’ll be equipped to survive with confidence. Between practical advice and favorite products, we share our most valuable secrets with you to minimize the effects of the heat.
7/28/2014
Ten Beauty Essentials to Slip in to Your Suitcase

Ten Beauty Essentials to Slip in to Your Suitcase

This year, the focus is on traveling light. We’re over luggage weighing more than we do in beauty products. On vacation, we’re investing in travel size formats. Practical for flying without getting half of your vanity confiscated, L’Occitane mini formats will save your summer. And your beauty routine! Here’s the proof in 10 essentials.
7/25/2014
Exhibition « Secrets of the Rosa Centifolia »

Exhibition « Secrets of the Rosa Centifolia »

Get out your diaries! The Rosa Centifolia, the ultimate scented flower, is on display until 5 July at L’Occitane en Provence Museum located in Manosque. Discover the true story of this sublimely Provencal flower.
6/10/2014
Research Advances on Protecting Lavender!

Research Advances on Protecting Lavender!

Threatened by leafhoppers, lavender is experimenting with new forms of combat against these small insects responsible for its decline.
6/5/2014
L'Occitane Sets up on the Port of Saint-Tropez

L'Occitane Sets up on the Port of Saint-Tropez

L’Occitane takes the beach road and settles in to the port of Saint Tropez. The store offers visitors a unique design directly inspired by the world of the sea. All aboard for a voyage fragrant with the scents of Provence!
5/14/2014
L’Occitane Shea Butter : A Fair-Trade Supply Chain

L’Occitane Shea Butter : A Fair-Trade Supply Chain

L’OCCITANE has been developing a truly equitable supply chain of shea butter with the women of Burkina Faso since 1980. Today, this lasting partnership, built on the long term, is certified “Fair Trade.”
5/12/2014
The First Essential Oil

The First Essential Oil

Everyone thinks it must be lavender, emblem of Provence, that Olivier Baussan, the founder of L’Occitane, distilled first. In fact it’s rosemary. Let’s look back on this crucial moment.
4/17/2014
L’OCCITANE committed to Protecting the Environment

L’OCCITANE committed to Protecting the Environment

Since its inception in 1976, L’OCCITANE has been committed to environmental protection. Combining respect, authenticity and pleasure, here’s a glimpse of our social and environmental responsibility policy.
4/17/2014
The L’OCCITANE Plant Expertise Laboratory

The L’OCCITANE Plant Expertise Laboratory

At L'OCCITANE, everything starts with nature. Our Plant Expertise Laboratory, that develops new plant extracts each year, perfectly embodies this commitment. Follow our guided tour behind the scenes of natural cosmetics.
4/14/2014
L’OCCITANE Sight Award 2014

L’OCCITANE Sight Award 2014

Awarded every two years by the L’OCCITANE Foundation, L’OCCITANE Sight Award – with a value of 50,000 Euros - is designed to reward the work of an ophthalmologist against avoidable blindness in developing countries. So who is the lucky winner this year?
4/11/2014
Brazil Pays a Visit to L'Occitane!

Brazil Pays a Visit to L'Occitane!

L'Occitane launches “L'Occitane au Brésil,” a new collection designed in Brazil, using local ingredients and whose packaging was created by Brazilian artists, for a guaranteed change of scenery!
4/3/2014
L’Occitane Gets Behind Japan

L’Occitane Gets Behind Japan

Three years after the tsunami, Japan is just starting to recover. Invested since 2011 in rebuilding Tohoku, one of the regions most affected by the catastrophe, L'OCCITANE continues its commitment to the country by inviting two Japanese artisans to the markets of Provence.
3/24/2014
Almond Trees Return to Provence

Almond Trees Return to Provence

Although almond trees have always grown in Provence, since the 1930s their cultivation has been decreasing, to the point of disappearing, in favor of wheat and lavender. But since 2002, thanks to a project led by the Jaubert brothers on the Valensole Plateau and with support from L'Occitane, the fruit tree can begin to hope for a brighter future.
3/18/2014
L’Occitane Eco–Refills: A Gesture for the Environment!

L’Occitane Eco–Refills: A Gesture for the Environment!

Conscious of the environmental impact of its activities, today L’Occitane continues its commitment to the environment with a selection of thirteen eco-friendly refills. The goal? To act for the preservation of the environment and give bottles a second life.
3/17/2014
Secrets of Enfleurage

Secrets of Enfleurage

Developed in the seventeenth century, enfleurage is a traditional method of extracting perfume from flowers. Because it permits the faithful reproduction of the fragrance of fresh flowers, L’Occitane is revisiting it today, with the registration of a new patent.
3/14/2014
L'Occitane Continues its Commitment to Provence!

L'Occitane Continues its Commitment to Provence!

Implicated in the Upper Provence Alps region since 1976, when Olivier Baussan set up the company, L’OCCITANE continues its commitment to the transmission of natural and cultural heritage with le Mécénat Provence, a project that continues developing year after year.
2/22/2014
After the Tsunami, Let’s Build the Japan of Tomorrow

After the Tsunami, Let’s Build the Japan of Tomorrow

From March 4 to 15, 2014, the Japanese cultural center in Paris is hosting the exhibition “After the Tsunami, Let’s Build the Japan of Tomorrow” which recounts L'OCCITANE’s commitments to reconstructing Tohoku, one of the regions most affected by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011.
2/21/2014
Cerisier Rouge : An Intense & Delicate New Fragrance From L'Occitane

Cerisier Rouge : An Intense & Delicate New Fragrance From L'Occitane

Notice to all women eager to see the return of spring. L’Occitane, has just created Cerisier Rouge. The new fragrance from the Cherry Blossom range is an ‘intense’ fragrance, both feminine and romantic.
2/6/2014
Ten Years Already For The Immortelle Flower Planting Program

Ten Years Already For The Immortelle Flower Planting Program

Established by L'Occitane in 2004 in accordance with organic farming principles, the immortelle flower planting program in Corsica celebrates its tenth anniversary this year! An authentic journey today rewarded with a jury prize from Business Awards for the Environment in favor of biodiversity.
1/31/2014
Ochre Pays a Visit to the L’Occitane en Provence Museum

Ochre Pays a Visit to the L’Occitane en Provence Museum

Until March 31 2014, the L’Occitane en Provence Museum in Manosque is hosting the exhibition “Ochre Sensations - A Familiar Exoticism," a series of photographs by Catherine Gardone honoring the ocher landscapes of the Luberon region.
1/21/2014
L’OCCITANE Gets Behind Visual Impairment

L’OCCITANE Gets Behind Visual Impairment

World Braille Day takes place on January 4. An important moment for L’OCCITANE who, for the last 16 years, has used this tactile alphabet on its packaging and is committed to people with sight problems.
12/20/2013
Shea Butter : A Sustainable Partnership with the Women of Burkina Faso

Shea Butter : A Sustainable Partnership with the Women of Burkina Faso

L’OCCITANE is now the largest buyer of processed shea butter from the women of Burkina Faso. This equitable partnership dates back to the 80s, and its future remains bright.
12/18/2013
L’OCCITANE Commits to the Employment of People with Disabilities

L’OCCITANE Commits to the Employment of People with Disabilities

With an employment rate of people with disabilities superior to the average in France, L'Occitane supports access to work for all.
11/17/2013
The L’OCCITANE Gift Set Workshop

The L’OCCITANE Gift Set Workshop

They are pretty gifts that we are thrilled to discover under the Christmas tree. In addiction of being beautiful and generously filled, L'OCCITANE gift sets contribute to the occupational integration of handicapped people.
10/30/2013
Shea Butter by L’OCCITANE, An Exemplary Product

Shea Butter by L’OCCITANE, An Exemplary Product

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has distinguished L’OCCITANE as an exemplary business for its activities in favor of the women producers of shea butter in Burkina Faso.
10/7/2013
L’OCCITANE Employees Get Behind the Women of Burkina Faso

L’OCCITANE Employees Get Behind the Women of Burkina Faso

Since 2008, two associations created by L'OCCITANE employees have committed to supporting female entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso. The programs “Nord et Sud” and “Projets de Femmes” have allowed, once again this year, many local women to develop their own business.
9/27/2013
Welcome to the L’OCCITANE Laboratory

Welcome to the L’OCCITANE Laboratory

Concerned with always producing quality cosmetics that are the most innovative, L’Occitane has its own research laboratory in Provence. About one hundred scientists work there to develop the best formulas based on natural active ingredients.
9/8/2013
Behind the Scenes of the Immortelle Harvest in Corsica

Behind the Scenes of the Immortelle Harvest in Corsica

Twelve years ago, the Immortelle flower, this “golden sun” that grows in the Corsican scrubland, charmed L’OCCITANE to such a degree that the Provençale company created the first large-scale organic farming program of the plant in Corsica. This summer it was time to harvest !
9/6/2013
Mr. Oh Immortalizes Lavender for L’Occitane

Mr. Oh Immortalizes Lavender for L’Occitane

A master of the art of combining still and moving images, past and present, this Korean artist has worked in collaboration with L’Occitane on the creation of artworks dedicated to the lavender fields of Provence.
8/1/2013
L'OCCITANE Makes a Commitment to the Environment

L'OCCITANE Makes a Commitment to the Environment

Since its creation in 1976 by Olivier Baussan, L'OCCITANE en Provence has had at its heart a respect for the environment. Today more than ever, these questions are at the center of the Manosque based brand’s commitments. An exhibition at the L’Occitane Museum attests to this approach.
4/17/2013
L'Occitane Follows its Nose

L'Occitane Follows its Nose

To smell a L’Occitance scent is to journey to Provence. As these delicate perfumes of Mediterranean plants and flowers are freed, your imagination is seized by images, words and sensations. More than a perfume, it’s a scented story.
7/5/2012
A Tour of the L’Occitane Museum Behind the Scenes of Beauty

A Tour of the L’Occitane Museum Behind the Scenes of Beauty

L’Occitane opens the doors of its factory in Manosque. It’s your opportunity to discover the fabrication methods of its cosmetic products. For that matter, the museum will enlighten you about this 100% Provençale brand before you go on a shopping spree in the L’Occitane boutique, where the products are on sale at bargain prices.
4/3/2012

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