Our True Stories

L'OCCITANE remains faithful to itself and its basic principles: it offers authentic and natural products to him, elaborated within the respect by the Provençal traditions. In the origin of each one of the collections, a history. The true history of an ingredient, a discovery, a scent. Select one of L'OCCITANE's True Story and learn more about its secrets and L'OCCITANE products.
L'Occitane en Provence
 
 
Immortelle
Immortelle

The source of eternal youth for your face Immortelle is also known as "everlasting" because the flowers retain their form and colour when dried. L'Occitane found a specific v...
 
Shea Butter
Shea Butter

  "Women's gold" Wherever you look in Bobo Dioulasso, your eyes fall on majestic Shea trees that have always supplied the precious butter used in this part of West Afric...
 
Shea Cotton
Shea Cotton

The shea tree is also called a sacred tree or tree of life. This is because the butter extracted from its nuts is recognized as a universal, irreplaceable natural skincare product...
 
Almond
Almond

Unveil Smoother, Firmer Skin

 Greek mythology, the almond tree represented youthfulness, fragility and virginal grace. Until the beginning of the last century, the almond was a strong symbol of the ...
 
Almond & Apple
Almond & Apple

When Olivier Baussan founded L'Occitane, one of his core missions was to bring back the traditions of Provence into the production of natural beauty products. One tradition that h...
 
Peony
Peony

Symbol of Beauty

 An evocative name that tells the story of the peony... The Latin etymology of the flower and the botanical name of the species is Paeonia. According to a Mediterranean ...
 
Red Rice
Red Rice

Discovered by the Griotto family in 1982, at the foot of the Montmajour Abbey in Camargue, Red Rice is a naturally colored whole grain rice. Red Rice has exceptional nutritional p...
 
Olive
Olive

In the Mediterranean, the olive tree symbolizes peace, strength, fertility and longevity. Each year, L’OCCITANE celebrates the new Olive Harvest and the pressing of fine A.O...
 
Cade
Cade

  “One really has to be the son of a shepherd to be familiar with transhumance, or seasonal migration, a tradition that older generations have handed down, and one...
 
Honey & Lemon
Honey & Lemon

In ancient times, honey was considered as food for the sages, and Provencale beekeepers still believe it to be so. Honey is one of the very few ingredients whose production is 100...
 
Verbena
Verbena

 Verbena is a small shrub with pale blue to purple flowers and serrated leaves. This fragrant plant has grown around the Mediterranean Sea since time began. Long considered a...
 
Lavender
Lavender

    Originally from the Latin word "lavare" that means, "to wash", ancient cultures had many uses for this fragrant plant. During epidemics the Persi...
 
Cherry Blossom
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 th...
 
Green Tea
Green Tea

Listen to the perfume of the Green Tea. With its smooth voice and it warms up, it says a history of proximity and friendship.During the hottest hours of the day, what a relief to ...
 
Rose
Rose

L'OCCITANE's Rose collection is inspired by the legend of the four queens of Forcalquier.Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence and Forcalquier and his wife Beatrice of Savoy had f...
 
4 Vents
4 Vents

In days gone by, through listening to the wind and observing the stars, sailors invented the wind rose, an early form of a compass. The wind rose guided them through the Mediterra...
 
Grape
Grape

The annual European grape harvest begins in Provence, as the fruit grown here ripens quickly thanks to the warmth of the land and light of the sun. This fresh and watery fruit is ...
 
Aromachology
Aromachology

The benefits of Aromachologie have taught us an important lesson: plants have fabulous powers to convey to us. With a selection of the noblest essential oils for your well-being, ...
 
do  Brasil
do Brasil

L'Occitane do Brasil   Natural Mineral Sun Care   L'Occitane en Provence is always in search of natural and authentic products, and from the beginnin...