The Essence of Provence: The Story of L'Occitane

The Essence of Provence: The Story of L'Occitane

eBook - 2011
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In this slim tribute to the founder of the company that sells products with fragrances distilled from aromatic plants such as rosemary, lavender, honeysuckle, sage and thyme, Magnan (The Murdered House) tells the story of Olivier Baussan, who turned his passion for Provence and its sweet-smelling herbs into a highly successful business, l'Occitane. While he was a young member of the back to the land movement, Baussan found an old still, began distilling herbal essences, and in the 1970s started a business that grew into the world-renowned company that sells a wide variety of herbal soaps, shampoos, colognes and bath products. The quintessential entrepreneur, he took his business to Africa, where he used the jatropha bush in the Cape Verde Islands to make soap and the karita tree in Burkina Faso to make creams and lotions. In 1992, Baussan sold the business, though he retained the title of managing director, and Magnan leaves the story of the company there in order to follow its founder into new ventures-a proposal to l'Occitane that Braille be included on its labels and a project for a school where blind children can learn a vocation in the perfume industry.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2011
ISBN: 9781611454956
Branch Call Number: Freading ebook
Description: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)


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