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 histories
 
Immortelle
Immortelle

Corsican Immortelle is a golden flower that never fades, even once it's picked. Its organic essential oil is rich in active molecules with unique anti-aging properties and used in...
 
Shea butter
Shea Butter

Shea butter is widely known for its incredible moisturising qualities. It's harvested from karite trees in Burkina Faso where the women protect their skin and hair by applying she...
 
Lavender
Lavender

The fields of lavender are surrounding Provence. Each year, our gorgeous land is carpeted in the fragrant crop of blue gold. During the summer, villagers hike in the open air harv...
 
Verbena
Verbena

In June, the markets of Provence are filled with the invigorating lemony scent of verbena leaves. We are sure: if freshness was a scent, it would be the one of Verbena.   T...
 
Almond
Almond

Between February and March, Provençal fields are covered in pink and white blossoms. Emblematic of Provence's history, almond oild is perfect to moisturise and nourish skin...
 
Cade
Cade

Cade, or wild juniper, grows wild in the Provençal scrubland, where it is harvested and distilled into an essential oil. In the past, shepherds used the oil to protect thei...