Where they've come from
Founded by Olivier Baussan in 1976, L’OCCITANE (pronounced Lox-ee-tahn) brings you the magic of Provence captured in unique skincare and fragrance products made from the finest and most effective ingredients. Inspired by the famous art de vivre of Provence, L’OCCITANE products are rich in active natural ingredients and beautifully scented essential oils. With nothing but an alambic, a small truck and a solid knowledge of plants, Baussan’s dream was birthed when he first distilled Rosemary essential oil which he sold in the local markets. This is the true story of a son of Provence. A son with a passion for his land. We invite you to discover the dream of a visionary who wanted to change the world, impassioned by the power of plants.