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Organic Immortelle

Immortelle is a flower that never fades, even when picked. Its Latin name, Helichrysum, means "golden sun," like its magnificent golden flowers. For Corsicans, it is a flower symbolic of the maquis (the fragrant scrubland of Corsica), with a captivating scent.  

The Balagne region is also known as "the garden of Corsica." In 2001, at the heart of this fragrant region, L'OCCITANE discovered this extraordinary wild plant.  The immortelle has medicinal properties known in Mediterranean traditions such as anti-bruising, anti-inflammatory (more effective than arnica), and healing.

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Traceability

Ever since the remarkable anti-aging properties of the immortelle plant were discovered, the picking of wild immortelle has become increasingly common. When the flowers are picked in accordance with sustainable guidelines, this actually "cleans up" the maquis and indirectly helps to prevent fires. However, the volumes harvested do not allow for a sustainable supply of immortelle. This is why, in 2004, L’OCCITANE launched a large-scale immortelle plantation, covering 50 hectares, in Corsica, using organic farming methods. In 2011, six growers/distillers cultivated and distilled organic immortelle in the Balagne region and eastern Corsica. Quality and traceability can be guaranteed, from the harvesting to the distillation of the flower. All our partners are committed to working with L’OCCITANE over the long term.   

Stephan Francisci was the first to start this new adventure. He now cultivates 10 hectares for L’OCCITANE between Bastia and Porto-Vecchio. “Each flower cultivated saves a wild plant of the maquis.”  Pascale Chérubin, based in Ghisonaccia, is a biologist professor and owns five hectares. “This flower has done well for me. I always felt that the whole of Corsica was concentrated in the immortelle, with its spicy smell.”


Did You Know?

 The flowers are picked in the morning and distilled the same day, in the evening, to extract all their constituents.  
• 1 hectare provides enough land to produce 4 tons of flowers, which yield 8 kilos of essential oil.

Patented Effectiveness

L’OCCITANE has registered four patents, which attest to the innovative nature of our research into cell regeneration and the remarkable effectiveness of our skincare products made with immortelle from Corsica
.• Patent 1: Anti-aging with the Precious Cream: radiance-enhancing action (multiplies collagen production), smoothing (boosts skin microcirculation) and firming (protects the skin against free radicals)
.• Patent 2: Anti-aging night care with the Very Precious Cream: patent 1 enhanced by repairing and anti-dark spot action
.• Patent 3: Complete anti-aging action and action on cellular youth with the Divine Cream: stimulates the production of SIRT-1 by fibroblasts
.• Patent 4: The synergy of new immortelle cell extracts and immortelle essential oil, with the new Precious Cream: strengthens the skin's support network and stimulates the natural exfoliation of deep cells.

Organic Myrtle

A symbol of life, myrtle can live for up to 300 years and is able to grow back after a fire.   On Corsica, the "Island of Beauty," wild myrtle is distilled to produce "Angel Water" (the distillate of the leaves and fruits). This aromatic water is prized by Corsican women, who use it to enhance their beauty. It reveals an incredible softness on the skin and leaves it delicately perfumed – as if caressed by the breath of an angel. 

Traceability

We source our myrtle from Corsican distillers. Myrtle grows wild in Corsica and is harvested from August to October. The green stems of the myrtle bushes are distilled to produce both the essential oil and the floral water – known as Angel Water. Myrtle berries, meanwhile, are used to make the famous myrtle liqueur. 

Effectiveness

Myrtle and immortelle come together in a divine combination. Thanks to the extraordinary powers of longevity of myrtle, L'OCCITANE has been able to create a new Immortelle range for all women who insist on the very best for their skin.  L’OCCITANE tested the effectiveness of its essential oil by in vitro tests on mature fibroblast cell cultures and showed that it was able to stimulate production of the longevity protein (SIRT-1), increasing production by 26%.

Shea Butter

The landscape of Burkina Faso is interspersed with majestic karite trees – the source of shea butter. In this region, the hot winds carry dust and fine sand, which can be very drying for the skin. The women of Burkina Faso traditionally protect their skin, and that of their children, against harsh environmental elements by applying shea butter daily. Organized into cooperatives, they use traditional methods to harvest the fruit of this sacred tree. They extract and dry the nuts, grind them to make a fine paste, and transform the paste into shea butter – a universal and irreplaceable beauty product. This explains why their skin remains so beautiful, supple and elastic.

Thanks to the EFT label, the women’s groups can now provide a guarantee for international clients. It also provides a sustainable basis for their emancipation.  L’OCCITANE has also taken part in an "industrial accompaniment" program, which involves training a man or woman from Burkina Faso in our techniques and expertise at the L'OCCITANE site in Manosque.  This year we had a record shea butter order: over 500 tons! 

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Traceability

In the early 1980's, L’OCCITANE set up a joint-development program with the women of Burkina Faso.   "Thanks to the incredible success of our Shea Butter range, which is known and loved throughout the world, the number of women producing shea butter for L'OCCITANE has gone from an initial group of less than 100 (20 years ago) to over 15,000 today!" Olivier Baussan, founder of L’OCCITANE.

Did You Know?

L’OCCITANE wants to go further than a trade business. It ensures that the women of Burkina Faso reap the full benefits of their work by purchasing the butter directly from them in situ. A fair price is paid, which covers the production costs – including environmental and social costs – and leaves a margin for investment. L’OCCITANE prefinances each harvest by up to 80% and helps the women’s groups with production, export and finding new outlets.  In 2003, we set up the organic network, which is more lucrative for the producers.

Foundation

Created in 2006, the L’OCCITANE Foundation supports projects that give women greater autonomy and promote their economic emancipation, creating literacy centers, providing access to micro credits, or bearing the cost of medicines and treatments.  In 2009, we decided to "professionalize" the women’s groups by obtaining the “Fair Trade” label for their shea butter. 

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ECOCERT

The European control and certification body ECOCERT SA has developed the EFT “Ecocert Fair Trade” label, with four main objectives
:• Social responsibility• Economic solidarity
 • Environmental responsibility
 • Transparency of information and respect for the consumer*Standards available at www.ecocert.com

Effectiveness

Shea butter is a beauty balm ideal for dry to very dry skin.  It restores hydrolipid film for skin that is softer, more supple and more comfortable.

Almond Gift SetAlmond Gift Set

Almond Shower Oil 250ml Almond Milk Concentrate 100ml Almond Supple Skin Oil 15ml Bonne Mere Soap 100g Almond Delicious Hand Cream 30ml

Soap Trio Collection

Generously sized for everyday use and the bath. Formulated with a 100% vegetable base and enriched with nourishing Shea Butter.
  • Shea Butter Extra-Gentle Soap Verbena 100g
  • Shea Butter Extra-Gentle Soap Milk 100g
  • Shea Butter Extra-Gentle Soap Lavender 100g
 

Fabulous Oil & Liquid Soap Set

  • Shea Fabulous Oil 100ML

The Fabulous Oil combines shea oil with 2 rare plant oils from Africa

  •  Shea Liquid Soap Verbena 500ml

With nourishing Shea Butter and soothing aloe-vera extract

Shea Butter Hand & Foot Cream Set

  • Shea Butter Hand Cream 150ml
Enriched with 20% shea butter, this super-creamy hand cream penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and comfort hands. 
  • Shea Butter Foot Cream 150ml

Rich in nourishing Shea Butter (15%), this cream with natural soothing ingredients 

Shea Butter Soap Trio Set

Generously sized for everyday use and the bath. Formulated with a 100% vegetable base and enriched with nourishing Shea Butter. 
  • Shea Butter Extra-Gentle Soap Milk 250g
  • Shea Butter Extra-Gentle Soap Lavender 250g
  • Shea Butter Extra-Gentle Soap Verbena 250g

Immortelle Precious Cleanse & Nourishing Set

  • Immortelle Precious Intense Cleansing Foam 150ml
  • Immortelle Precious Cream 50ml

Immortelle Divine Cream & Lotion Set

Organic Immortelle essential oil from Corsica is rich in active molecules that deliver unique anti-aging beauty results. Combined with a complex of 7 natural active ingredients, its effects are dramatically enhanced, so that its powers can be revealed at the heart of the most exceptional formulas.
  • Dine Cream 50ml
  • Divine Lotion 50ml

Immortelle Divine Cream & Extract Set

Organic Immortelle essential oil from Corsica is rich in active molecules that deliver unique anti-aging beauty results. Combined with a complex of 7 natural active ingredients, its effects are dramatically enhanced, so that its powers can be revealed at the heart of the most exceptional formulas.
  • Dine Cream 50ml
  • Divine Extract 30ml

Immortelle Divine Cream & Eye Set

  • Dine Cream 50ml
  • Divine Eye 15ml

Immortelle Divine Eye & Extract Set

  • Divine Eye 15ml
  • Dine Extract 30ml

Cherry Blossom Extreme Set

  • Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette  75ml
  • Cherry Blossom Bath & Shower Gel  250ml
  • Cherry Blossom Shimmering Lotion 250ml

Classic Rose Set

The Roses et Reines collection uses rose extract derived through enfleurage, a traditional process made innovative
  • Roses et Reines Silky Shower Gel  250ml
  • Roses et Reines Beautifying Body Milk 250ml

Almond Lover Set

  • Almond Shower Oil 250ml
  • Almond Milk Concentrate 200ml

Reine Blanche Serum & Cream Set

  • Reine Blanche Whitening Serum 30ml
  • Reine Blanche Whitening Cream 50ml

Reine Blanche Serum & UV Set

  • Reine Blanche Whitening Serum 30ml
  • Reine Blanche Illuminating UV Shield 30ml

Immortelle Intense Foam & Cleansing Oil Set

  • Immortelle Intense Foam 150 ml
  • Immortelle Cleansing Oil 200ml

Almond Set

  • Almond Delicious Paste 200ml
  • Almond Milk Concentrate 200ml

Energetic L’OCCITAN Set

  • L’OCCITAN Shower Gel 250ml
  • L’OCCITAN Shaving Gel 150ml

Soft & Tender Hand Cream Set 2016 10ML

10ml Cherry Blossom Hand Cream 10ml Shea Hand Cream 10ml Roses & Reines HC 2016 XMAS Mini Box1

2016 Hand Cream Gastaut Set

RR LIM ED HAND CREAM 10ML PIVOINE FL LIM ED HC 10ML CHE BLOSSOM LIM ED HC 10ML ALM LIM ED HAND CREAM 10ML VERBENA LIM ED HC 10ML FALL 2016 IRIS ILLU POUCH

Soft & Tender Hand Cream Set 2016 10ml*6

ALM DELICIOUS HANDS 10ML 10ML CHERRY B H AND CREAM SHEA HAND CREAM 10ML 10ML LAVENDER HAND CREAM PIVOINE FLORA HAND CREAM 10ML 10ML ROSES & REINES HC 6HC EMTPY CAROUSEL

Joyeuses Fetes Collection Set

JOYEUSES FETES COLLECTION Lip balm12ml JOYEUSES FETES COLLECTION Hand cream 30ml JOYEUSES FETES COLLECTION Scented soap 50g JF TIN BOX

Holiday 15 Hugs & Kisses Arlesienne Set (HAND+LIP)

ARLÉSIENNE Lip Gloss 12ml ARLÉSIENNE Hand Cream 30ml HUGS&KISSES ARLÉSIENNE

Soap Shea 2016 Trio Set

SHEA BUTTER 100g Verbena SHEA BUTTER 100g Lavender SHEA BUTTER 100g Milk SHEA SOAP TRIO BOXES

Soap De Savons 2016 Trio Set

CHE BLOSSOM SOAP 75GR RSPO SG PIVOINE FLORA RSPO SG SOAP 75G BATH SOAP 75G RSPO SG EMPTY FLOWERY SOAP TRIO

2016 Shower Gel Kit Set

LIMITED EDITION PIVOINE FLORA SHOWER GEL 75ML LIMITED EDITION ROSE SHOWER GEL 75ML LIMITED EDITION CHERRY BLOSSOM SHOWER GEL 75ML LIMITED EDITION ALMOND SHOWER OIL 75ML EMPTY SHOWER GEL KIT

Liquid Soap Duo Set

SHEA LIQUID SOAP LAVENDER 500ML SHEA LIQUID SOAP VERBENA 500ML

Aroma Reparing Shampoo & Conditioner

AROMACHO REPAIRING SHAMPOO 300ML AROMACHO REPAIRING CONDITIONER 250ml

Classic Verbena Set

VERBENA 250ML SHOWER GEL VERBENA 250ML BODY LOTION

Arlesienne Set

ARLÉSIENNE Shower Gel 250ml ALMOND MILK CONCENTRATE 200ML

Arlesienne Extreme Set

ARLÉSIENNE Shower Gel 250ml ARLÉSIENNE Body Milk 250ml ARLÉSIENNE EDT 75ml

Holiday 16 Hugs & Kisses Shea Set

SHEA UR LIP BALM ORG 12ML SHEA HAND CREAM 30ML HUGS&KISSES SHEA Bag

Soft & Tender Hand Cream Set 2016 (30ml)

SHEA HAND CREAM 30ML CHERRY BLOSSOM HAND CREAM 30ML ROSE HAND & NAIL CREAM 30ML LAVENDER HAND CREAM 30ML ARLÉSIENNE Hand Cream 30ml HOLIDAY 2014 5 HAND CREAMS BOX

Cherry Blossom Set 2016

CHERRY BLOSSOM BATH & SHOWER GEL 250ML CHERRY BLOSSOM SHIMMERING LOTION 250ML

Lovely Cherry Blossom Set

CHERRY BLOSSOM BATH & SHOWER GEL 250ML CHERRY BLOSSOM HAND CREAM 75ML

Joyeuses Fetes Collection Set

JOYEUSES FETES COLLECTION Shower gel 250ml JOYEUSES FETES COLLECTION Hand cream 30ml

Almond Lover Set

ALMOND SHOWER OIL 250ML ALMOND MILK CONCENTRATE 200ML

Hand Cream Quatour Set

RR TR LIM ED HAND CREAM 30ML CHERRY BLOSSOM TR LIM ED HC 30ML ALMOMD TR LIM ED HAND CREAM 30ML PIVOINE FL TR LIM ED HC 30ML HAND CREAM TRIO METAL BOXES

Hand Cream Quatour Set

RR TR LIM ED HAND CREAM 30ML CHE BLOSSOM TR LIM ED HC 30ML ALM TR LIM ED HAND CREAM 30ML VERBENA TR LIM ED HC 30ML HAND CREAM TRIO METAL BOXES

Almond Gift Set

Almond Shower Oil 250ml Almond Milk Concentrate 100ml Almond Supple Skin Oil 15ml Bonne Mere Soap 100g Almond Delicious Hand Cream 30ml

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40th Anniversary Hand Cream Set

One collection. Two Provençal flowers. Three formulas rich in shea butter. Four words to tell the true story of L’OCCITANE. 40 YEARS OF LOVE is written in bright colours and capital letters on the three 30ml hand creams in this anniversary collection, dressed up specially for the occasion. Shea Butter, Rose and Cherry Blossom don their birthday outfits, inspired by the radiant hues of the 1970s.

40th Anniversary Hand Cream Mini Set

One collection. Two Provençal flowers. Three formulas rich in shea butter. Four words to tell the true story of L’OCCITANE. 40 YEARS OF LOVE is written in bright colours and capital letters on the three 10ml hand creams in this anniversary collection, dressed up specially for the occasion. Shea Butter, Rose and Cherry Blossom don their birthday outfits, inspired by the radiant hues of the 1970s.

Verdon

In 2010, for its new men’s range, L’OCCITANE drew on a completely new source of inspiration: an extraordinary valley, with a rare and protected, rich natural environment that is home to over 2,200 plant species. Its name is the Verdon valley. A spectacular sight in Haute-Provence, the Verdon river has carved out an exceptional natural environment, offering a unique setting for outdoor activities.  Sea-buckthorn, genepi, mint and spring water are brought together in ultra-fresh formulas for men, to capture the invigorating sensations of outdoor water sports!

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Traceability

“It was important for me to respect the plant’s purity and authenticity, so I chose to grow it organically!,” said Eric François, genepi grower in Vars, in the Hautes-Alpes region.  The three organic ingredients in this range come from Haute-Provence:
 • The peppermint comes from organic cultivations set up in 2011 in the Verdon region, in Allemagne-en-Provence, by Christian Gaudemard.
 • The sea-buckthorn is harvested in the Drac Valley by Mr. & Mrs. Reynier, who have been sea-buckthorn growers for 30 years. 
 • The genepi is grown by Eric François, a man with a passion for plants, in Vars, at an altitude of over 2,000 meters.

Did You Know?

The new Verdon range was created in accordance with L’OCCITANE’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) policy.• Both the plastic and glass bottles are made from 100% recycled bottles (and there are no boxes).
 • They have screw-on caps and pumps, which can be removed from the bottles before recycling.
 • The labels are made from the same material as the bottles (PET), so as not to hinder the recycling process.

Patented Effectiveness

L’OCCITANE has developed a patented complex of active ingredients that work together in synergy. Organic ingredients from Haute-Provence provide the perfect response to the specific needs of men’s skin.
 • Thirst-quenching: sea-buckthorn water leaves skin feeling incredibly comfortable.
 • Energizing: sea-buckthorn oil gives the skin an invigorating boost and a healthy glow.
 • Protective: genepi extract strengthens the skin’s resistance to harsh environmental conditions, to protect its youth.
 • Purifying: peppermint essential oil, combined with zinc, leaves skin matt and perfectly clear.

Organic Cade

Cade, or wild juniper, grows wild in the scrubland of Provence. In the past, shepherds who held the secret to distilling cade wood used its precious oil to protect their faces and hands from the wind and sun. They cut branches of wild juniper and a large fire was lit, which caused the wood to exude a thick oil with protective and fortifying properties. It was also used to treat animal wounds. This distillation of cade wood traditionally accompanied sheep and goat breeding.

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Traceability

The cade that we use comes from one of many picking areas in the Alps of Haute-Provence, near the village of Le Chaffaut. The trunks are cut up into small chips and then distilled to produce cade essential oil, which is certified organic by Ecocert. 

Fascinated by plants and a connoisseur of cade wood, Jean-Louis Delfour, cade pick for L'OCCITANE, walks through the Alps of Haute-Provence, looking out for cade bushes hidden in the scrubland. With his trained eye, he finds it easily and picks it for L’OCCITANE.  "Cade reminds me of my childhood and the smell of this very particular wood, which my father used  in his workshop, in Thiers."

Did You Know?

The harvesting of cade wood contributes to the upkeep and protection of the scrubland in Provence. Cade is a shrub whose rapid growth can be detrimental to other plant species and can also increase the risk of forest fires.

Patented Effectiveness

L’OCCITANE has developed a patented complex that meets the specific needs of men’s skin. In addition to its purifying and invigorating properties, it also helps to strengthen, regenerate and protect the skin. 

Organic Angelica

Angelica is a surprising plant. This age-old umbelliferous plant is known for its remarkable vitality: it grows incredibly fast and can reach a height of two meters in May, when it comes into flower. Its secret lies in its thick, deep roots, which act like water channels, drawing up all the water it needs to grow. L‘OCCITANE was particularly interested in the moisturizing and revitalizing properties of Angelica. The Angelica range is ideal for women who want to restore their skin's radiance. 

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Traceability

L’OCCITANE sources its angelica from Frédéric Nivon’s farm in Lapeyrouse Mornay, in the Drôme region. "Angelica is a surprising plant that never ceases to amaze me, even after growing it for 12 years." 

70 years ago, his grandfather set up a farm near the village of Lapeyrouse Mornay, in the Drôme region. Mr. Nivon carried on the family business, following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father. For 12 years, he has grown Angelica, and the remarkable vitality of this plant continues to amaze him. In 2005, the angelica that he grows for L’OCCITANE obtained organic certification. In accordance with organic requirements, no fertilizers or chemical pesticides are used.  Organic angelica essential oil and angelica water are extracted from these roots.

Did You Know?

Also called "Angel Grass" or "Holy Spirit Root", angelica roots were worn as a protective amulet to avert evil spells and bewitch sorcerers with their pleasant smell.

Patented Effectiveness

For the first time in cosmetics, the L’OCCITANE laboratory patented the combination of two extracts taken from the heart of angelica roots for their effectiveness on both skin hydration and vitality. 
 • By improving water circulation in the skin, angelica water boosts the skin's natural hydration.
 • By protecting the skin against free radicals, angelica essential oil improves skin vitality, so that skin stays beautiful, longer.

Immediately and lastingly moisturized and revitalized, skin is plump, smoothed and radiant.

Rose

In ancient times, Mediterranean women would use oils in which rose petals had been steeped, to perfume their skin and keep it fresh and beautiful. Both legendary and timeless, the rose has become the "queen of flowers" and an endless source of creativity for perfumers. Its many facets inspired a collection of three Eaux de Toilette, in every shade of femininity, from the most romantic to the most mysterious and captivating. 

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Traceability

Our perfumers use Rose Centifolia absolute from Grasse, Rose Damascena concrete from Morocco, and Rose Damascena essential oil from Turkey and Bulgaria. 

Did You Know?

The difference between the absolute, the concrete and the essential oil:
 • The essential oil is the volatile aromatic substance extracted from a botanical source. It is a true concentrate and, in the case of rose essential oil, is obtained through steam distillation of the freshly picked flowers.
 • The concrete is obtained through extraction using volatile solvents. It takes 300 to 400 kg of flowers to produce 1 kg of rose concrete, and 4 to 5 tons to produce 1 kg of essential oil!
 • The absolute is the essence prepared from the concrete by extraction with alcohol.

Eau de Toilette, Floral Rose

The delicate freshness of a bouquet of roses, the velvety softness of dew-kissed petals.  In Provence, a legend tells of how the daughters of the Count of Forcalquier were as beautiful as the roses they cherished – the Grasse rose, the Bulgarian rose, the Moroccan rose and the Turkish rose. Each one of these daughters married a king, and so it was that Marguerite, Eléonore, Sancie and Béatrix became the four Queens of Forcalquier. Their favorite roses are blended together in the Eau des 4 Reines – a beautifully fresh, delicate and velvety scent.

P.D.O. Lavender

Also known as "blue gold," lavender is an aromatic tribute to Provence. It is the fragrant soul of the region, the fruit of respectful labor. In accordance with tradition, every summer, young Provencal villagers go hiking on the sunny hills to pick wild lavender at high altitudes. During the harvest period, they set out for several days in the open air, and at night, they get together to share the secrets of this summer flower with relaxing and purifying properties.  In Provence, it is fine lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, which yields the purest essential oil, renowned for its delicate perfume. It is very different from the lavandin perfume, with its camphor smell.  

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Traceability

We source our essential oil of P.D.O. fine lavender from Haute-Provence directly from farmers' cooperatives in Sault and the surrounding area.  

The P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin) label guarantees a very high-quality product, since the relevant criteria are very strict:
 • To obtain the P.D.O. label, the essential oil must be produced by steam distillation (not with solvents) using only the flowering tops of Lavandula angustifolia P. Miller, or Fine Lavender.
 • Production is geographically limited to a few French départements.
 • Plantations must be in this area, at a minimum altitude of 800 m above sea level.
 • The essential oil must be virgin: no substances or products can be added to it.

In Lagarde d’Apt, at an altitude of over 1,000 meters, Martine Rayne, who was born into the world of lavender, continues the work of her ancestors. "On our land in Lagarde d’Apt, there has always been wild lavender. Every year, we harvest it to keep the seeds and maintain the diversity of this fine lavender. Each young plant is different – and this is one of the secrets of its exceptional characteristics."

Did You Know?

 • The A.O.C. label (now the P.D.O. label) was created in 1981 to protect French products in the face of competition from foreign sources. It guarantees a very high-quality product.  
 • It is important not to confuse fine lavender with lavandin, which is a hybrid made by crossing  lavandula officinalis with spike lavender, and which yields an essence used mainly for products that are mass produced on an industrial scale (e.g. cleaning products, washing powder, mass-produced beauty products).

Eau de Cologne, Fresh Aromatic

Lavender Eau de Cologne 
Brightened by the radiant freshness of citrus fruits, the Lavender Eau de Cologne is a fresh and light fragrance with a lingering, captivating, woody musky trail.  This sunny cologne is a celebration of summer that captures all the luminosity of Haute-Provence.

Verbena

Verbena is a shrub that is typical of the Mediterranean basin. People from the south of France are very familiar with this plant. In June, as baskets are filled with the freshly harvested green leaves, the markets in the Mediterranean area are heavy with the scent of Verbena. Its fresh, lemony fragrance is carried for miles around.  When summer arrives and the weather gets hotter, verbena leaves are used for herbal iced teas or tangy sorbets.  This refreshing sensation is at the heart of the Verbena collection – a vibrant, radiant range to revive both the body and mind! 

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Traceability

Rémy Margiella, an organic farmer with much experience in medicinal plants, planted a hectare of organic verbena in Tulette, in the Drôme Provençale region. The floral waters and macerated oils are made from the dried leaves and are used in the products in the L'OCCITANE Verbena range.  

"We harvest verbena twice every year: first in early summer, and then again in early autumn." 

Did You Know?

Verbena, also known as "the enchanter's plant", was a favorite plant with magicians – who used it to make love potions. Verbena is considered a universal remedy, hence why it is also called the "cure-all" herb.

Eau de toilette, Hesperide Vert

A refreshing lemony scent, loved by everyone!   Verbena Eau de Toilette draws its inspiration from Mediterranean markets, where the refreshing scent of freshly picked green verbena leaves fills the air. This delicate and subtle fragrance revives both the body and mind. 

Cherry Blossom

"Flying in the first breeze of spring, Cherry Blossom is so rare and precious." - Olivier Baussan 

The cherry tree is part of the Provencal landscape. It is widespread in the Apt region, in Luberon, and changes colors with the seasons – making it a source of inspiration for artists. Pure white in spring, bright red in summer, soft green in autumn.  L'OCCITANE celebrates the poetic beauty of the beautiful white, fleeting cherry blossoms, which last for just a few days in early spring.  

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Traceability

The cherry extract that L’OCCITANE uses in its Cherry Blossom products comes from Luberon. Cherries are traditionally harvested in this region to make candied fruits.  

Eau de Toilette, Fruity Floral

This feminine, harmonious Eau de Toilette evokes all the softness and freshness of a breeze of flowers in the springtime.  

Peony

The peony is a very popular flower that grows naturally around the Mediterranean Basin. Long before it became famous as an ornamental plant, as far back as ancient times, the peony was a renowned medicinal plant. A symbol of beauty, it offers a dazzling show of colors and scents every spring.  This flower with a thousand petals inspired the new fragrance and make-up collection by L’OCCITANE. 

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Traceability

To understand the fragrant secrets of this flower, L’OCCITANE established an exclusive partnership with a nurseryman, Jean-Luc Rivière – a man with a passion for peonies, whose family has devoted itself to breeding and cultivating them for 160 years, in the Drôme region of France. Following Mr. Rivière’s advice, L’OCCITANE developed a natural extract of peony root, which perfumes all the products in the collection.  

“We’ve fallen in love with the peony in all its incarnations,” says Jean-Luc Rivière, nurseryman in the Drôme region.

Did You Know?

 • The peony reveals its beauty to those who deserve it… In a nursery, it can take 5 to 7 years to go from planting the peony to seeing it first bloom!
 • Up to 60 flowers can blossom from a single peony plant. The largest flowers can have a diameter of 30 cm!

Eau de toilette, Green Floral

The generous floral scent of a peony blooming in the green freshness of a nursery on a spring morning.  This Eau de Toilette captures the subtle aura of the peony in a rich floral fragrance with hints of green freshness. It blends fresh and bright notes with a multitude of peony petals and leaves behind a soothing scent softened by sandalwood and white musk.  

Botanist's Glossary

The ingredients used in our products are the inspiration behind the true stories of L’OCCITANE. Our glossary includes some 150 plants used in our formulas, each marked by its scientific name and an illustration. Additionally you will find a description of each plant and information about its properties and related Mediterranean traditions.