L’Occitane Launches an Inclusive Global Parental Leave Policy


The French L’Occitane Group, a leader in natural cosmetics and well-being products and a pioneer in corporate sustainability, today announced the launch of a global parental leave policy to support families of all shapes and sizes. The new policy gives primary caregivers a minimum of 20 weeks’ fully paid leave and secondary caregivers a minimum of 12 weeks’ fully paid leave to bond with their new child. It will apply to L’Occitane employees worldwide – across its offices, factories and owned retail stores – whether the child is welcomed by birth or through adoption or surrogacy.

To support this new parental leave policy and further advance its commitment to the empowerment of women, the L’Occitane Group also announced that it will join the Leading Executives Advancing Diversity (LEAD) Network.

Empowering women is a core value of L’Occitane. Our new, inclusive global parental leave is a major step forward in our ambitious programme towards gender parity within the Group, aiming to help employees to balance parenthood and career and increase diversity within teams, resulting in better business performance overall.

Armelle Saint-Raymond, L’Occitane Group Human Resources Vice-President

The new parental leave policy seeks to empower all employees and their families. It directly promotes health and well-being through equal opportunities in the workplace and fairer gender relations within the family. With this pioneering initiative, L’Occitane’s new parents enjoy more generous maternity and paternity leave than local legislation would provide for in many countries.

The difference is particularly marked in the US and Asia, which together account for more than 50% of the Group’s activity. The Group’s subsidiaries will provide longer parental leave where required by local legislation.

I am extremely proud that L’Occitane Group joins the Leading Executives Advancing Diversity (LEAD) Network. This is an exciting opportunity to leverage the network’s resources as a means of forging ahead with our diversity and inclusion policies. Membership of the network will provide a platform for our employees to grow on a personal and professional level and drive the Group’s ambition to act as an advocate for women in business within the industry worldwide

Women currently represent 87% of L’Occitane’s global workforce. The new parental leave policy strengthens the Group’s existing provisions to attract, retain and advance women, which is one of the three pillars of its commitment to sustainability. The new leave is company-mandated to lower barriers preventing men from taking parental leave while also breaking the glass ceiling to help women achieve their full potential.

In addition, the Group will continue to further develop flexible working arrangements and support programmes for employees returning to work after parental leave. L’Occitane will begin implementing the policy at its global headquarters in Switzerland in 2020, with the global roll-out set to be completed by April 2022.

For more information about the LEAD Network, visit: www.lead-eu.net. Come into the beautful world of L’Occitane.




L’Occitane en Provence Verveine Sorbet edition 2019


French Maison L’Occitane en Provence prepared for this year a new limited line called Verveine Sorbet, which belongs to a long-standing collection dedicated to the refreshing and energizing note of lemon verbena.

The first Verveine creation was launched in 2003 while the first Verveine Sorbet fragrance was presented as a limited edition in 2012, followed by the wonderful cirtrusy and sunny edition Verveine Agrumes 2015. Last year’s focus in the Verveine Menthe edition was on a blend of verbena, mint and myrtle.


In the Provence, when the summer heat arrives, lemon verbena is used in delicious sorbets of irresistible freshness. Inspired by these icy recipes, the new fragrance combines the green and fresh, lemony notes of verbena with an aromatic bouquet of mint, in an intense summer fragrance. The Verveine Sorbet composition contains essential oils of lemon and mint, and an organic verbena extract.


The L’Occitane en Provence Verveine Sorbet collection includes a 100ml Eau de Toilette, a fragrant mist for body and hair in a 50ml bottle, and an icy body gel in a 250ml bottle. The collection is expected to appear on the market starting June 2019.

Come into the beautiful world of L’Occitane en Provence.





L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Cerisier Irisé

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What comes to mind when you think about cherries? Summer, sun, and a sourly/sweet aroma in the mouth. This is the exact association I have with the new L’Occitane Cherry Blossom perfume that is all about cherry extracts and cherry notes.

The cherry tree is part of the Provençal landscape. It is widespread in the Apt region, in Luberon, and changes colors with the seasons. With this collection of fragrances, bath and body care products, L’Occitane celebrates the poetic beauty of the cherry blossom and its delicate, feminine flowers during the first days of spring.

The Cerisier (Cherry) collection by L’Occitane is inspired by lovely and fragrant cherry blossom. Year after year it announces the awaking of spring. The key note of cherry blossom is ussualy combined with fresh citruses, which brings a solar and Sunny effect, of with raspberries and cherries to accentuate the fruity side of the bloom. This year the newest limited collection is Cerisier Irisé, created as deliciously flowerly and fruity, like a spring symphony for all our senses.


Cerisier Irisé belongs to the famous L’Occitane Cherry Blossom spring collection, created to celebrate the blooming of cherry trees and to reflectthe radiance and joy of the cherry blossom smell..

L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Cerisier Irisé Eau de Toilette is ‘celebrating the poetic beauty of the cherry blossom and its delicate, feminine flowers during the first days of spring’. L’Occitane en Provance.

The composition of the newest edition brings the freshness of a fresh spring breeze using a grapefruit accord, while a romantic and a bit fruity smell of cherry blossom is mixed with with fresh pink rose flowers. The base notes support the floral joy with musky and woody nuances. L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Cerisier Irisé Eau de Toilette is a fresh, alluring, and colorful perfume with a pure, clean fragrance to make your day more positive and bright. L’Occitane is always delighting its wearers with qualitative products and fragrances made of high-quality ingredients and very attractive bright designs.


L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Cerisier Irisé will be available as 50ml Eau de Toilette, 250ml Showergel, 250ml Bodylotion and as 30ml travelsize Handcream.

The new perfume will make a perfect accessory for everyday use due to its easiness, lightness and gourmand aroma of cherry infusion. The whole collection that is due for late this month will be available in any L’Occitane store worldwide.. Feel the cherry lights on you!





L’Occitane & Rifle Paper Co. A colourful partnership

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Drop in store today to get your L’Occitane’s best sellers in a limited edition box dressed up with Rifle Paper Co. hand painted designs.

L’Occitane en Provence, commonly known as L’Occitane, is an international retailer of face, body and fragrances products based in Manosque, France. The company was founded in 1976 by Olivier Baussan with the purpose to create a company that celebrates and preserves the traditions of his native Provence.

I started Rifle Paper Co. with the hope of bringing beauty to the everyday, and am thrilled to partner with L’Occitane, a brand that shares the same sense of small pleasures.

Anna Bond, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Rifle Paper Co.

Now L’Occitane collaborated with Rifle Paper Co., famous for their original greeting cards, art prints, calendars, wallpaper, and a host of other paper goods and accessories. Together they created a collection inspired by the beautiful gardens of the Provence.

L’Occitane’s iconic Shea Butter range is now adorned with Rifle Paper Co’s custom hand-painted designs to bring to life the natural beauty of Provence. Leaves, nuts and Shea blossoms blend blissfully in this colourful partnership.

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The custom Shea Butter L’Occitane & Rifle Paper Co. collection includes the Classic and Rose Hand Cream (150ml and 30ml); Shea Winter Rescue Tin, which contains travel sized Hand Cream, Body Scrub and Ultra Rich Body Cream; Shea Extra Soap Trio that includes Shea Milk, Shea Lavender and Shea Verbena; and Shea Balms.






L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere L’Eau


Famous French house L’Occitane launches a new fresh version perfume for women Terre de Lumiere L’Eau – flanker to last year’s bestseller Terre de Lumiere. Last year’s edition earned big success among its fans, one if the fans were me. I bought the perfume and body care products as a gift this summer and because of it’s pleasant, yet intense and long-lasting result – but they have to be used together (body-washer plus the perfume). It is not that kind of a very expensive perfume, nor too cheap, yet with a satisfying and airily enough aroma to make your day happier.

Top notes: Cassis
Heart: Freesia, Roses
Base: Amber, Vanilla, Patchouli

This autumn, Terre de Lumiere L’Eau appears as a soft/floral perfume for women created by famous perfumers: Nadège Le Garlantezec, Calice Becker, and Shyamala Maisondieu. It blends fresh bergamot, spicy pink pepper, and blackcurrant along with bitter almond, peony, Tonka bean and musk notes.

In Provence, there exists a unique moment where the light of the dawn ignites the sky and nourishes the Earth of a moment of ephemeral grace. When this light in the perfume is born it creates a tender, feminine and emblematic signature. The perfect match between the blossoming of a luminous floral heart, delicate like a cloud of petals and the unique and enveloping sensation of the sweetness of dawn.

L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere L’Eau is available as 50 or 90ml Eau de Toilette and body care products.

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New Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm


New Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm1.jpgL’Occitane first became known stateside for its amazing hand cream which was made up of 20% Shea Butter. It’s greasy but it works.

But still, if that wasn’t moisturizing enough for you, know there’s a Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm which has 25% Shea Butter and it’s even more luxurious and moisturizing. It has a very rich feel and melts as you rub your hands together, and what’s great about it is that it forms a film over your hands so that they’re protected from dry heat or air conditioning. Cuticles are instantly smoothed down and your skin just feels softer and smoother. I rub it on every night before I go to bed, and its keeping my hands feeling comfortable even after I wash them.


New Shea Butter Intensive Hand BalmTip: Very dry hands? Remove the dry layer first. Treat yourself. Scrub your hands before you apply your handcreme. And see te result…. directly!

L’Occitane Intensive Hand Balm is availble in a handy 150 ml tube.




The light of Provence: L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere

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Inspired by nature, beauty and light, L’Occitane’s new fragrance is the season’s olfactory must-have.

Fragrance and beauty specialist L’Occitane is set to launch its highly anticipated new fragrance, Terre de Lumière. Created by a trio of master perfumers – Calice Becker, Shyamala Maisondieu and Nadège Le Garlantezec – the new olfactory must-have captures the golden glow of the Provence sky during dusk, dubbed the Golden Hour, and transports the user onto the vast, colourful and scent-filled fields of the French region.

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Terre de Lumière is a smooth aromatic gourmand that is sweet, yet sophisticated and feminine. I love the concept of it being inspired by light, and I almost want to describe the fragrance itself as ‘glowing’ even though I know that doesn’t really make sense. The top notes are actually quite fresh, with Bergamot and Pink Pepper, but they dry down quickly into an intoxicating, velvety veil of scent.

Terre de Lumière plays on the tension between masculine freshness and delicious feminine softness. It’s a very innovative scent, the first gourmand aromatic fragrance from L’Occitane, absolutely addictive.

Calice Becker

The smooth sweetness is thanks to the dominant heart note of Lavender Honey, although neither the lavender or the honey stand out alone in the scent. It’s balanced out by a musky base of White Musk, Tonka Bean and Bitter Almond. It’s warm, comforting and feminine.

The multi-faceted nature of the fragrance is owed to the combination of different experiences by its three creators; from Shyamala’s memory of lavender honey to Nadège’s subtle additions of almond to Calice’s final touches of a floral element.


To complement the breathtaking scent a special bottle had to also be created. “To find the ideal shape, we decided to focus on the luxury of simplicity, which Provence embodies,” said Olivier Baussan, Founder of L’Occitane. “The bottle is iconic and elegant. The cap represents a pebble picked up in a field of lavender as the sun sets. There’s something very sensorial about it”.

Terre de Lumiére is available now from L’Occitane stores, retailers and online here. It’s available in 50ml and 90ml and there’s also a shower get and body lotion as part of the collection.






L’Occitane Néroli and Orchidée Collection has some lovely new additions just in time for Spring!


One of my favourite L’Occitane line the ‘Collection de Grasse’ Néroli and Orchidée expands its range just in time for Spring with three new products: a Bath Milk, a Body Oil, and a Lip Gloss.

Neroli is the essence of unions and purity , yet its scent is far from innocent. In encounter with the orchid, a flower from the others side of the world, is in no way a coincidence. While both essences seem so different, both white flowers are symbolic of feminity

Karine Dubreuil, perfumer L’Occitane

Néroli and Orchidée blends two precious essences for this “Collection de Grasse”. A heart of radiant Neroli is blended with caressing white orchide absolute from Madagascar. Fruity burst of orange and heart notes of peach complete this sensuous bouquet.
It is really a wonderful fresh fragrance which is perfect for Spring. So I thought to myself with these lovely new additions, why not create a Néroli and Orchidée beauty ritual. Let’s celebrate the arrival of Spring!

loccitane_orchid_neroli_collection_largeStart your beauty routine with a relaxing bath, with the Néroli and Orchidée Bath Milk. You would truly enjoy it as it not only hydrates and moisturizes but it also leaves your skin with a wonderful delicate and feminine scent. Then apply the Néroli and Orchidée Body Oil. I can switch your body lotion for a body oil, it is light weight, it absorbs quickly and leaves your skin with a beautiful shimmer and without being greasy at all. The lip gloss hydrates and moisturizes, and give your lips a lovely pink sheer. Are you ready to go?

The L’Occitane Néroli & Orchidee Collection is available at L’Occitane boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come int the beautiful world of L’Occitane.




L’Occitane Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc the new perfumes from the ‘Collection de Grasse’


This Spring French Maison L’Occitane is launching Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc, the new fragrance part of the ‘Collection de Grasse’. The story of modern parfumery began in Grasse, a lovely town in the South of France, where local growers are masters in cultivating rare and delicate flowers such as Iris, Jasmine and Orange Blossom.
L’Occitane has teamed up with Iris grower Anne Dor from the Val d’Iris in Grasse in order to create this wonderful parfum Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc.

The fragrance is fresh and velvety and combines to perfection the delicacy of the white Iris from the Mediterranean with the Blue Iris from Grasse. The fragrance is evocative of a halo of iridiscent powder on a cheek flushed by a morning chill. It is a flower to flower encounter which opens with green fruity notes of blackcurrant and citrus while the heart of the fragrance iris is subtly spiced with ylang-ylang.

L'Occitane-Iris Bleu-aand-Iris-Blanc-CollectionIn the same collection Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc you will also find a perfumed soap, a shower gel and a body milk and perfumed.


L’Occitane Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc Soap

This perfumed soap gently cleanses hands leaving them clean and fragranced with the same lovely scent of the mix between Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc.


L’Occitane Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc Shower Gel

Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc Shower Gel gently cleanses the skin leaving it delicately fragranced. The scent is unexpected and velvety, born of the union of two precious iris.


L’Occitane Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc Body Milk

Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc Body Milk moisturizes, softens and delicately perfumes the skin, enveloping it in an unexpected and velvety scent, born of the union of two precious iris.


L’Occitane Iris Bleu Iris Blanc Hand Cream

This silky cream helps to nourish and protect hands, enveloping them in a truly unexpected and velvety scent, born of the union of two precious iris. Thanks to its formula enriched with shea butter, your hands are repaired and immediately recover softness and comfort.

L’Occitane Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc is vailable as 30 and 75ml Eau de Toilette at L’Occitane boutiques. Come into the beautiful world of L’Occitane.





A great ultra soft balm for a great cause!

LOccitane-celebrates-International-Womens-Day-with-Shea-Butter-Ultra-Soft-BalmEvery year, French Maison L’Occitane tribute to the women of Burkina Faso on 8 March,  International Women’s Day. It was in Burkina Faso Olivier Baussan in the early 1980s discovered the special ingredient shea butter, which nourishes and protects the skin. Since then, L’Occitane and the women of Burkina Faso established a shared history for 30 years. To keep that relationship intact, the L’Occitane Foundation has decided to promote the economic empowerment of these women in particular programs in the fields of literacy, training and micro-credits in support Burkina Faso.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8th French Maison L’Occitane is launching the Ultra Soft Balm, cointaining 96% of Shea Butter sourced in Burkina Faso. With the support of the L’Occine Foundation 100% of the profits from the sale of this balm goes to organizations that promote women’s entrepreneurship.

The balm has a lovely apricot scent and although lightweight is very nourishing on dry lips , dry skin and cuticles as it also cointains Beeswax , Sunflower Oil and Vitamin E.
It is a great multi-tasking product and a truly life-saver to keep in the handbag, as well as on lips and cuticles it can be used on dry patches , cheekbones and even on split ends.
It is not greasy and works so well, used on lips it leaves them nourished with a light glossy finish.


An ultra soft balm that does so much good but also does good to the womens in Africa can only be a good thing! Get yours now and while there while not grabbing one for your mum, sister and all female friends on March 8th to tell them how important they are!

Come into the beautiful world of L’Occitane.