L’Occitane en Provence has added some much needed beauty to the Upper East Side with the opening of its brand new heritage shop on October 25th located at 180 East 86th Street. “Our new store honors the history of the brand, the entire story,” explains founder Olivier Baussan (pictured below). “This new heritage store reflects our roots in Provence, showcasing the authentic traditions and ingredients which have always guided L’Occitane.”
A first-of-its-kind boutique, the new heritage store tells the story of L’Occitane through dramatic design elements and visuals. As the brand celebrates its 35th anniversary, the new boutique is chronicling L’Occitane’s evolution from the first harvest in 1976 to the present through reclaimed, vintage furniture, authentic Provencal décor and signature services.
Inside the store, visitors will see ingredients come to life. Lavender plants and Verbena are placed throughout the shop which also boasts bespoke signature services, including Skincare and Hair Care Consultation areas, a Hand Massage Station, and more. In keeping with L’Occitane’s heritage, the store houses a Citroën 2CV car just like the one Olivier first used when he got his start selling soaps and essential oils in the markets of Provence.
The Holiday 2011 L’Occitane collection is inspired by Confiserie Florian, a classic fragrance distillery in the south of France, where fresh fruits and flowers are transformed into decadent delights. And delightful is exactly what these season’s L’Occitane holiday treats are:
Délice des Fruits – Lemon & Clementine. If you love the fresh scent of citrus, then this refreshing collection is for you.
Lip Balm – Enriched with sweet almond oil, the smooth, creamy texture nourishes, protects, and leaves a beautiful sheen on lips. With its delectable scent and shape inspired by the calisson sweets of Provence, it is the most irresistible treat! 0.35 oz. – $12
Shower Jelly – On contact with water, the exquisite texture of this Shower Jelly transforms into a creamy lather, for a delicious and indulgent shower experience. Its gentle formula cleanses the skin, leaving it perfumed with a sparkling scent. 8.4 fl. oz. – $20
Body Cream – This gel-cream nourishes skin while enveloping it in the juicy, delectable scent of candied citrus peel. 8.4 oz. – $35
Perfumed Soap – The elegant shape of this soap is inspired by one of the most coveted Provençal sweets: calissons. This plant-based soap thoroughly cleanses the hands and body without drying skin. 1.7 oz. – $5
Bath Ball – The effervescent Bath Ball dissolves in bath water, releasing bright colors and delicious scents. 1.4 oz. – $4
Hand Cream – With its zesty, succulent scent, this Hand Cream will delight all those who love to indulge. Its irresistible formula nourishes hands and protects against harsh winter conditions. 1 oz. – $10
Sweet Candle – This aromatic Scented Candle fills your home with sweet and sparkling scents – evocative of those which escape from the confectionary workshops in Provence. Its original calisson shape makes a beautiful gift. 3.5 oz. – $25
Home Perfume Diffuser – Add a decorative and fragrant touch to your home this holiday season. Inside are a glass bottle, fifteen natural perfume diffuser sticks and a perfume refill. There are plenty of scents to choose from, with something to match every mood and occasion: White Blossoms, Candied Fruit, Provençal Landscape, and many more. $16
Délice des Fleurs – Rose & Violet. For lovers of floral, this delicate mix of delicious, powdery rose and violet petals with a hint of sugar is the perfect fit.
The Délice des Fleurs Eau de Toilette. This delicate and gourmand floral fragrance captures the delicious scents of sugar-coated crystallized flowers. The frosted bottle evokes the curves of a melting caramel drop. 2.6 fl. oz. – $42
Solid Perfume – Ideal for fragrant touch-ups throughout the day, this Solid Perfume is packaged in a charming round tin. As it melts on your skin, it releases the delicious floral scents of the Eau de Toilette. 0.35 oz. – $10
Shower Jelly – With its sweet, floral scent, the Délice des Fleurs Shower Jelly makes your skin feel and smell delicious and irresistible. On contact with water, it transforms into a rich creamy lather that delicately cleanses the skin. 8.4 fl. oz. – $20
Body Milk – The Délice des Fleurs Body Milk keeps skin beautifully soft, supple and velvety – even in the heart of winter. Its nourishing formula, enriched with grape seed oil and shea butter, sinks into the skin with the lightest touch. 8.4 fl. oz. – $24
Hand Cream – Enriched with shea butter, this cream protects against winter damage and leaves hands delicately perfumed and enveloped in softness. 1 oz. – $10
Lip Gloss – The Rose and Violet Lip Glosses soften lips and give a subtle sheen of color. With their delectable scent and colorful cases, who could resist this temptation? 0.1 oz. – $12
Other great gifts from L’Occitane include their Starkits which are a perfect way to indulge yourself during the cold winter months
Happy Holiday Shopping