L’OCCITANE is a unique brand focusing on the well-being of women and men alike. It seeks to create harmony which links the pleasure of the senses with inner balance. The products range from personal care lines to home fragrances. All are manufactured in the time-honored traditional way using fine natural ingredients, primarily from Provence.
The evolution of L´Occitane:
The company was founded by Olivier Baussan in the south of France in 1976. The first shop and mail order service was opened in Volx, France, in 1980. The current factory in Manosque was established in response to an ever-growing distribution network. In the mid to late 1990s; subsidiaries were opened in the U.S., Hong Kong and the U.K.
Today, L’OCCITANE employs some 1200 people. In addition to mail order sales, there are some 500 L’OCCITANE stores in nearly 60 countries. All products and stores reflect the company's core values of authenticity, simplicity, sensory pleasure and respect for people and the planet. From simple, natural ingredients, L’OCCITANE creates products that serve the ultimate goal of well-being in ourselves and in our homes.
A true story
L’OCCITANE is true to itself and its founding principles. True stories behind the development of our products. And true pleasure in their use.