The L'OCCITANE Group is a global, natural and organic ingredient-based cosmetics and well-being products manufacturer and retailer with strong regional roots in Provence, France. The Group has five brands (L’OCCITANE en Provence, Melvita, Le Couvent des Minimes, Erborian and L'OCCITANE au Brésil) in its portfolio and is committed to developing and retailing high quality products that are rich in natural and organic ingredients of traceable origins and respect for the environment.

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Key Figures At-A-Glance  

FY 2013-14
Boutiques: 2,572
Employees: 7,694
Revenue: 1.05 Billions €
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July, 2014
L'OCCITANE sponsors the 45th edition of the photography festival "Les Rencontres d'Arles", in Provence, and supports an exhibition by French designer Christian Lacroix about Arlésienne character. To build his art installation, Christian Lacroix, the exhibition’s curator and artistic director, has selected almost 250 works unearthed during his research and reflections, these works will be on loan from around 20 artists such as Katerina Jebb, Gabriele Basilico or Lucien Clergue. Learn more.

November, 2013
L'OCCITANE is now a member of Business Call To Action (BCTA). This initiative, launched in 2008 by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and other institutional partners, assembles enterprises that contribute to the economic development of the most impoverished nations and the protection of the environment.

October, 2013
The annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report is now available. Discover the engagements of the L'OCCITANE brand and our our headquarters in France, as well as the initiatives of our offices around the world and the Melvita brand. Read the report

Words From Our President  

"At the very heart of our business are authentic products, anchored to their Provençal heritage. These products, a resilient business model and sustainable development have allowed us to achieve strong performance."

- Reinold Geiger

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Words From Our Founders  


Group History Group History  

1976: L'OCCITANE is founded by Olivier Baussan, with the dream of sharing the Provençal art-de-vivre and savoir-faire with the world.

1983: Melvita is founded, marking the creation of France's first organic skincare brand.

2004: Inspired by the traditions of simplicity and generosity of the Franciscan missionaries, Le Couvent des Minimes skincare brand is founded.

2007: Erborian is founded, uniting the virtues of Korean cosmetic science and French luxury and marketing expertise.

2008: L'OCCITANE aquires a majority share stake in Melvita, the first step in the creation of a family of natural beauty brands.

2010: To support the growth of the Group, the company is listed on the HKSE.

2012: Erborian becomes a part of the L'OCCITANE Group, the most recent addition to its family of natural skincare brands.

2013: Creation of the L'OCCITANE AU BRÉSIL brand to celebrate Brazilian biodiversity.