An inside look into the Marseille Soap Factory

For centuries, the luxury of French-milled soaps has remained the gold standard of excellence. Each time you begin to lather a French made soap, you enter a time and place where quality and craftsmanship have stood still.

The making of 72% Marseille Soap Cube (300G) in Le Serail Factory

 

Traditional French soap is triple-milled to produce a completely uniform and smooth soap, without impurities, thus lasting longer. 

 

Cutting Olive Oil Soap

 

Every bar of Pré de Provence soap is not only carefully made today by dedicated soapmakers in Provence following their proud traditions, but quad-milled to be smoother and have a rich lather to create our luxurious feel.

 

Preparing 72% Marseille Soap Cube to be Molded

 

Using all pure, natural ingredients enriched with shea butter, you can feel the difference of our unique quad-milling process. Aromatic fragrances transport you to a moment of calmness, vitality, dreaming or well-being. 

 

 

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Just for Kids: Fun in the Tub!

Since 1910, Dresdner Essenz has offered beneficial, nourishing products to help achieve the harmonious balance of mind, body and soul. Created just for kids, these certified "Dirty Birdie" bath products are formulated with Natural Essential Oils and Wheat protein. Free of mineral oil, alkali soaps and synthetic colorings.

Just for Kids Natural Bath Salts

The Dirty Birdie Bubble Bath Foam has very effective skin conditioning properties and was developed for sensitive children's skin with mild sugar surfactants. Wheat protein and sesame oil provide gentle care for your skin. Comes in two delicious scents: Fresh-Fruity Mandarin and Soothing Lavender

The invigorating effect of natural essential Mandarin Oil improves concentration and creativity. Soothing Lavender helps calm and prepare your child for a good night's sleep.

Guided by the principals of aromatherapy for promoting and restoring well-being using purely herbal products, great emphasis has always been placed on high quality, natural, raw materials. Created with aromatic, premium ingredients, their luxury body care products offer the ultimate well-being bath experience. 

 

PICTURED ABOVE:

Dirty Birdie Bath Powder - Be Happy: Rose & Vanilla Oil.

Dirty Birdie Bath Powder - Cheer Up: Grapefruit & Orange Oil.

Dirty Birdie Bath Powder - Soothing: Marigold Extract.

Dirty Birdie Bath Powder - Star Gaze: Lavender Oil.

Dirty Birdie Bubble Bath - Fruity Mandarin.

Dirty Birdie Bubble Bath - Soothing Lavender.

 

February 26, 2016 by Annemarie Kelley

Skin Benefits of Shea Butter: The Ultimate Moisturizer

In central Africa, the karité tree flourishes remarkably amid harsh, arid conditions. Sometimes called the "tree of life" for its many beneficial uses, it yields a nut containing the natural fat, (butyrospermum parkii) shea butter. One of nature's most effective moisturizers, shea butter is ultra rich yet gentle, providing deep healing, moisturizing and protection of skin, hair, cuticles and lips.  

 

Pré de Provence is proud to make natural shea butter a key ingredient in many of our products, offering a soothing, softening gift from nature.

 

Our Newest Collection Introduced: Eaux Fraiches

Take a minute. Take a bath. Or just breathe it all in...

 

Deep beneath the Provencal lavender fields and sun-kissed skies, lay the therapeutic wonders of countless, natural springs. A magical source of restorative benefits for both skin and spirit that have lured generations in search of soothing oneself.

Maybe you would delight in a quick swim in the thermal pools at the base of mountains in Digne Les Bains or a hike to the Cascade de Courmes, a waterfall found through forest trails. Wonder how the deep underground sources of The Sorgue bring emerald green, peaceful waters each spring to form the Fountain de Vaucluse. Climb the majestic, white limestone of the Veerdon to experience the sanctuary of green-blue waters. The Magic of Provence is endless here.

Abundant in minerals, these waters are known to benefit skin by maintaining softness, suppleness and hydration. All the while you are surrounded by its enlivening natural beauty, sparkling blue skies and verdant fragrant meadows.

 The Eaux Fraiches Collection contains a mineral-rich complex based on these fresh waters with an uplifting, fresh, green floral fragrance that will make you feel as though you just retreated to a natural spring in Provence.

Eaux Fraiches Mineral Bath Salts // Ahhh...melt away the tension, the stress, the aches, even the blues as our uplifting, scented, mineral-rich bath salts surround you in a world of calm while softening your skin.

Eaux Fraiches Dry Oil Body Mist // Uplift your spirits and paper your skin with a spritz of our multi-usage dry oil. Blended with Shea Oil, Vitamin E and our mineral-rich complex, Eaux Fraiches Dry Oil Body Mist Leaves skin silky-smooth with a fresh, serene scent. 

Eaux Fraiches Body Lotion // Uplifting Eaux Fraiches Body Lotion drenches your body in refreshing hydration. Moisturizing Shea Oil, Glycerin and our mineral-rich complex helps to soften skin to silky smooth. All the while our fresh, spa scent enlivens your spirits. 

Eaux Fraiches Shower Gel // Lather up! Eaux Fraiches Body Wash gently cleanses skin to softness as our fresh, spa scent uplifts your spirits.

Eaux Fraiches Shea Butter Enriched Soap // Massage away your tension with our shea butter and mineral-enriched soap that cleanses with a rich, velvety lather surrounded in our uplifting spa-scent. 

 

Wherever your journey, may the serenity of Eaux Fraiches wash all over you.

 

  

May Blooms in Rose // The Rose de Mai Collection

We arrived at the fields in the early morning and gazed upon row after row of delicate pink blossoms winding through the valley. It was May in Provence, that special time of year when Rose de Mai blooms for five weeks only. The magic of spring expressed not only in the colorful, vibrant blooms, but also in the sweet, intoxicating smell of these flowers used for centuries in fragrance. 

Still carefully cultivated by hand, as they have been for generations, each bloom is picked early in the morning, and only flowers that are fresh and in full bloom are chosen to be placed into the harvest basket that is sent a few kilometers down the road to the fragrance house.

Carefully crafted with our perfumers in Grasse, the Rose de Mai Collection captures the essence of its hundred, fragrant petals that scent the air with glints of sunshine and green grass.

 

 

Surround yourself in a bubbly lather or delight in silky smooth skin that is delicately fragranced with intoxicating Rose de Mai. Our Rose de Mai soaps are quad-milled and gently cleanse the skin with Shea Butter and our Botanical Rose Blend.

 

 

Rose de Mai Body Cream // Nourish dry skin to silky smooth with our hydrating blend of shea butter, glycerin, and Vitamin E that is delicately fragranced with intoxicating Rose de Mai.

Rose de Mai Hand Cream // Envelop hands in a rich, creamy glove of moisturization and a little TLC with our pampering formula of Shea Butter, Glycerin, Vitamin E, Olive Oil and Botanical Rose Blend for silky, non greasy hydration. Your delicately fragranced hands will thank you.

Rose de Mai Beauty Oil // Indulge in our versatile, dry oil that will bring beauty to your skin, hair and nails. A trio of skin loving oils (Jojoba, Grape-seed and Borage) is blended with Botanical Rose to nourish and hydrate everywhere it's applied for a healthy glow, without leaving a greasy feeling behind. Subtly fragranced. 

Rose de Mai Balm // Our sumptuous balm soothes skin to feel smooth and comforted all day. A unique formula of Shea Butter, Sesame Seed Oil, Vitamin E and Botanical Rose Blend helps to alleviate parched dry skin to hydrate, soften and nourish. Apply it anywhere skin needs a little TLC.

Rose de Mai Gift Box // Intoxicating Rose de Mai fragrance scents our 3 x 100g Centifolia Rose shaped soaps.

Rose de Mai Soap // Intoxicating Rose de Mai fragrance scents our quad-milled soap. Delight in a creamy lather that gently cleanses skin with Shea Butter and our Botanical Rose Blend.

Rose de Mai Body Lotion // Delight in silky smooth skin that is delicately fragranced with intoxicating Rose de Mai. Formulated with the hydrating ingredients of Shea Oil, Glycerin and our Botanical Rose Blend, it relieves dry skin by replenishing depleted moisture without a greasy after feel. 

Rose de Mai Shower Gel // Surround yourself in a bubbly lather of sumptuous Rose de Mai that gently cleanses while leaving skin petal-soft to the touch.

 

Fields of fragrant blooms at your fingertips! Shop the Rose de Mai Collection >>

 

  

Welcome to No.63

 It always starts with a road trip. After hours of flying, we head out from Marseille onto a faceless highway that could be found anywhere in the world. Finally, we feel the road begin to gently bend and wind around wooded hillsides, woven among open farmlands as we climb the mountainous plateaus and valleys. Bright sun and blue skies rejuvenate us. Fresh air of warm woody, herbaceous scents invigorates us. Where will the next curve take us on our adventure 63 miles north into the heart of Provence? Welcome to No.63.

 

 

Aromatic, warm and spicy in nature, No.63 is a classic expression of masculine fragrance with a peppery, citrus top note rounded by woody cedarwood, juicy plum and violet leaves that finish into an ambery base of leather and tobacco.  

 


 

No.63 Two-In-One // Clean up quickly with our two-in-one lathering hair and body wash infused with our warm, spicy No.63 fragrance. Formulated with glycerin, shea oil and aloe vera, it gently cleanses, rinses off easily, and leaves skin hydrated and smelling great. 

No.63 Body Lotion // Our non-greasy body lotion not only smells great, it will quench your skin's thirst. Formulated with glycerin, shea oil, and aloe vera, it delivers fast absorbing moisturization to your skin in warm, spicy No.63.

No.63 Shea Butter Enriched Soap // Lather up in our quad-milled, shea butter enriched soap for a warm, spicy fragrant, super moisturizing bathing experience. 

No.63 After Shave Balm // Use this shave balm to help soothe skin irritation caused by shaving, soaps and detergents. Enriched with shea butter, shea oil and grape seed oil to help leave skin hydrated and smooth. Aloe vera and allantoin, known for their skin healing properties, are added too. Our warm, spicy No.63 fragrance provides a great finish to a luxury shave experience. After shaving, massage a small amount onto your face. 

No.63 Shave Cream // Enriched with shea oil, glycerin, coconut oil and aloe vera, our rich, lathering shave cream helps to protect, nourish, and hydrate your skin for a smooth, comfortable shave. Our warm, spicy No.63 fragrance provides a great finish to a luxury shave experience.

No.63 Shave Soap // Enriched with Shea Butter, this fragrant shave soap helps to nourish and hydrate your skin. Make lather with wet brush and apply to damp skin. Shave. Rinse.

 

Shop No.63 Men's Collection >>

 

  

December 11, 2015 by Annemarie Kelley

Who We Are

Created from the finest of natural ingredients, Pré de Provence products are meticulously fashioned in Provence by French artisans following traditions established generations ago. Extreme pride and care are the foundation for everything we create, upholding the quality, artistry and authenticity demanded of products "Made in France."

Nature casts a magical spell on this haven in southern France, nestled between sky-reaching mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. The skies shine blue, endless mineral-rich waters sparkle, and verdant meadows abound with fragrant treasures of lavender, wildflowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables. Just breathing the wonderful scents in the air brings peace and tranquility. It is these fragrances we infuse into our products so that you may experience this Magic of Provence. Indulge yourself in a full range of skin nourishing Bath and Body products created using the purest vegetable ingredients, rich Shea Butter, Organic Argan Oil, or even sun-cured Sea Salt. 

We believe that experiencing natural beauty should be an everyday, affordable luxury. And every product should be as authentically French as Pré de Provence.

December 10, 2015 by Annemarie Kelley