During a boutique visit more than 20 years ago, Olivier Baussan noticed a visually-impaired woman sampling perfumes. After marvelling at the intensity with which she inhaled the scents, Olivier was inspired to make our products more accessible to all.
Did you know... L'OCCITANE was the first beauty company to put braille on their labels. After meeting a customer who was blind in one of his stores and was intently smelling each fragrance to figure out which to buy, L'OCCITANE founder Olivier Baussan wanted to find a way to make shopping easier for the blind, and back in 2007 began adding braille to some of the packages. Now, almost all of our products have braille.