The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Men

The holidays are right around the corner and now is the perfect time to start thinking about gifts. Shopping for the man in your life can oftentimes be tricky so we've compiled the Ultimate Gift Guide for the men in your life. 

It's finally the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are a wonderful time to catch up with family and appreciate all the blessings in your life, but gift shopping can also become an extra stress to an already busy season, especially when it comes to finding the perfect gift for the man who never hints at what he wants. 

Here's the deal...

We want to make shopping for the guys a little easier on you this year. Treat the men in your life to a little extra luxury this season with our No. 63 Men's Collection. We've got unique and thoughtful gifts for you to choose from so without further adieu--The Ultimate Gift Guide for Men.   

1. Spoil Him with No. 63 Men's Lotion

 

Spoil him with  body lotion that not only smells great, but quenches his skin's thirst. This ultra moisturizing lotion is formulated with glycerinshea oil and aloe vera. Complete the gift with our two-in-one lathering hair and body wash for a gentle cleanse that will leave him smelling great, which is also a gift for you.


 

 

 

2. Treat Him to a Luxurious Shave 

As winter makes its presence known, dry skin becomes more of a problem. Treat him with high quality shaving tools that not only give him a clean shave, but also hydrate his face with Shea Butter. Shea Butter is nourishing, soothing, and healing while protecting the skin from the elements.

How can you actually use this?

Choose from the nourishing Shave Cream, Aftershave Balm, and Shave Soap, which will give him a soft and clean shave.  His skin will be so smooth that you'll have no problem stealing a few kisses under the mistletoe. 

 

 

 

 

3. If He's Keeping the Beard, Give Him a Little Extra Shine

 

For the men who wear their beards loud and proud, we have Beard Oil that will make them soft, shiny, smooth, and that much easier to keep growing. Organic Sunflower Oil, Liquid Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E hydrate to lock in moisture.

That's not all...

Our Beard Oil  also smells amazing. Aromatic, warm and spicy in nature, our Men's 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. Another gift that will double as a delight for you!

 

That's a wrap!

Luxury and quality for all the men in your life. Speaking of wrapping, check out our Pinterest for beautiful gift wrapping ideas.

 

 Click HERE to shop our entire gift guide for men. Happy Shopping!

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5 Simple Beard Care Tips Every Man Should Know

It's been one week of No Shave November and it's time to start caring for you beard!

Happy No Shave November! You're a week in and we know it can sometimes be difficult to keep up on that beard care and maintenance so we've crafted together a blog post that will give you the best beard care products and tips.
And when the time comes to finally shave, we've got you covered there too. 

 

Here are five simple beard care tips every man should know...

1. Wash Your Beard 

Even though you don't have to shave, your beard is still going to require some care and grooming. In order to keep your beard looking good, wash it. And by that, we mean with shampoo and conditioner several times a week. This will help alleviate some of the itchiness you might otherwise experience. When you've finished washing, pat dry your beard down with a towel. Try not to get too crazy with the drying or it may result in split ends and frizz (yes, beards get those too). 

2. Apply Beard Oil

Here at Pré de Provence, we have some stellar beard care products. Your best friend this month will be our No. 63 Men's Beard Oil.
 Beard oil is crucial to beard care and maintenance because it softens the beard and makes it look smooth and shiny. Our beard oil is enriched with Organic Sunflower Oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, and Vitamin E to ensure hydration and locked in moisture.


That's not all...

When it actually comes time to shave your beard at the end of the month you are going to want to get a shave that is clean, close, and free of irritation.

Here's how to achieve the perfect shave...

3. Allow Prep Time to Shower and Hydrate

When preparing to hunker down and shave your glorious beard off, many men don't realize that there is a lot of prepping that goes into a good shave.
 We can't stress this enough: do not shave immediately after waking up.
Your skin needs time to re-hydrate after waking up first thing in the morning so before inching towards the razor, take twenty minutes to get ready. Drink a glass of water and take a shower and wash your face (but avoid turning the dial to scalding hot or your skin will dry out). The shower will even help soften your skin and make the shave easier.  

4. Invest in Good Shave Soap 

A good shaving soap or cream is rich and creamy and will not dry out your face. It will lubricate and moisturize your face and create an extra layer that shields skin from the blade, making it glide easier. We offer both Shave Soap and Shave Cream, both enriched with Shea Oil and hydrating to your skin.

What's the real story?

If you want to see a real review of our shave soap, watch this YouTube video and see first hand how great our shave soap and cream is. 

 

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5. Get Acquainted with a Shaving Brush

In order to achieve a clean and smooth shave, a shaving brush is necessary. Brushes help evenly spread the shaving cream across each hair, raising them up and making it easier to shave off. They also help remove dead skin while exfoliating your skin and eliminating the chance of razor bumps.Finally, as opposed to using your hands, a shaving brush will ensure a creamy, rich lather that will lubricate both beard and skin, creating a close and clean shave. 

There you have it-- five important tips for beard care and maintenance as well as how to shave a beard off when the time comes. Be sure to check out all the products we offer for men for proper skincare.

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The Scent that Became an Office Obsession

When you work for Pré de Provence, you get to personally sample countless soaps. Here's the soap that became an employee favorite. 

Here at the Pré de Provence office, we are lucky enough to be able to sample many of the luxurious, French soaps available in the bathroom. After many different scents and options, there is one soap that has become an office favorite that we absolutely must share with you. Introducing Peach, Fig Blossom, & Rose liquid soap, which has a sunny, fruity, and floral scent and a soft touch. 

It starts with love, as do all things made in Italy. A love of beauty, artistry, and quality found throughout the local markets. A curated assortmnet of moderns fragrances inspired by journeys through those markets that celebrate flavors, aroma, and life. Not only is this soap fragrant and soft, but it is also enriched with the skin-caring ingredients of shea butter, glycerin, Italian olive oil, and cocunut oil. Via Mercato soap gently foams to remove dirt and grime leaving skin feeling loved and hydrated. Perfect for countertop and next to sinks. The very definition of Via Mercato boasts a standard of beauty and quality: 

Via: Traveling through (a place) en route to a destination.

Mercato: Italian word for market. 

Via Mercato offers countless soaps including bar soaps as well. To shop the entire Via Mercato collection, click here

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5 Ways to Relax During the Week (Without Netflix)

Sometimes the work week can feel so mundane that we get into a monotonous pattern; go to work or class, make dinner, watch TV, go to bed. Repeat. We want to help get you (and ourselves) out of that routine.

We understand the exhaustion and hectic schedule that comes with working full time or being a full time student. Week nights can tend to feel like there isn't much time to relax in between the commute home, making dinner, preparing for tomorrow, and getting enough sleep. Within that window of time, most of us tend to gravitate towards Netflix because it's a good way to unwind and it's easy. However, if you're feeling a lack of motivation and productivity in your week nights, we recommend putting Netflix on hold...at least for a few nights out of the week.

We've come up with five ways to relax without watching Netflix. 

1. Take a Hot Bath 

Taking a long, relaxing bath, especially in the winter, is the perfect cure to any Monday (or Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) blues. Go all out with candles, a magazine, your favorite playlist, a glass of wine, and soothing, fragrant bath salts. 

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2. Settle into a Good Book with Some Tea

At one point or another, we have all said we are meaning to read more. So why not put that into action. Settle down with a cup of green tea full of antioxidants and relax your mind and body. It doesn't have to be a novel that is overwhelming to finish. There's short stories, poetry, self help books, autobiographies of your favorite icons, etc.--anything that you want to learn more about.

Book recommendations: Emma by Jane Austen, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, The Gospel According to Cocoa Chanel by Karen Karbo, Bossypants by Tina Fey

3. Call an Old Friend

When was the last time you actually sat down to have a phone call that lasted more than five minutes? In the age of texting, catching up on the phone has become less and less popular, but it can be very rewarding. When we don't have time during the week to socialize as much as we do on the weekends, it is important to still connect with others. Picking up the phone and calling a friend is a great way to do this as you'll get to hear stories and more in depth details of their life.

4. Journal

The worst thing about TV is that it wastes a lot of time. Spending time with a journal and self reflecting can be healthy and beneficial to you in the future. Keeping a journal is one of the best things you can do for yourself as it is a log of your life and how you felt at certain times and stages. One day, you'll want to look back and remember the specifics. It also allows you to clear your mind and get your thoughts out on paper, helping you in the present as well.

5. Meditate/Do Yoga

Yoga is a great way to unwind as it helps both body and mind. It can be as simple as doing a few stretches and meditations before bed to get you into a relaxed and tired state for sleep. It can also be beneficial if you routinely practice and allow your body to strengthen itself.    

We hope these ideas have inspired you to find ways to relax during the week. 

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The Cult Favorite Soap

For centuries, the luxury of French-milled soaps has remained the gold standard of excellence. Not all French soaps are created equal. Every time you begin to lather a French made soap, you enter a time and place where quality and craftsmanship have stood still. Let us introduce you to our Cult Favorite Soaps. 

Traditional French soap is triple-milled to produce a completely uniform and smooth soap, without impurities, thus lasting longer. Every bar of Pre de provence soap is not only carefully made today by dedicated soap makers in Provence following their proud traditions, but quad-milled to be smoother and have a richer lather to create our luxurious feel. 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.

Our soaps are made with pure essential oils, with no animal testing and are free of parabens, ethyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, and DEA. 

With an array of never-ending scents handcrafted and made with great care in Provence, it's no wonder that our hand-milled soaps have become so well known and loved. A few favorites include Patchouli (woody, earthy, musky), Sandalwood (creamy, soft, smooth), Sea Salt (airy, marine), Laurel (citrus), Rosemary Mint (fresh, herbaceous), and Lavender (comforting, classic). 

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 For a full round up of our classic soaps including scents in Citrus, Fruity, Gourmand, Aromatic, and Floral visit our signature hand cut soaps here

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5 Ways to Experience Affordable Luxury

Luxury doesn't have to mean exorbitant. We want you to experience luxury without the financial setbacks.  

 

At Pre de Provence, we are promoters of the finer things in life, however, we understand that the finer things in life are often not in the budget. We believe that  natural beauty should be an everyday, affordable luxury that doesn't have to break the bank.  You deserve to be pampered on a daily basis so we've come up with five ways you can experience affordable luxury. 

1. Spa Day from Home

Take a Sunday and focus the entire day on self care and relaxation. Sleep in, wake to natural sunlight, stay away from your phone, and put some lemon in your water to help you stay energized and hydrated. Start the day with a refreshing shower with our Eaux Fraiches Shower Gel for a soft cleanse while the uplifting spa scents fill your bathroom. For a delicate, soft cleanse, try our Rose De Mai Shower Gel, leaving skin soft to the touch. 

Then move on to moisturizing. We recommend pairing the Rose De Mai Shower Gel with Rose De Mai Body Lotion. If you want to switch it up, try our Lavender body lotion.

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Once you have moisturized and feel soft to the touch, settle into a good book, make a delicious lunch, and enjoy the rest of your relaxing day. 

2. Luxurious Bubble Bath 

If it's been a long, stressful day and you need something to make it feel less like a weekday, fill the tub and soak your worries away. For the full effect, compliment your bath with French wine, macaroons, flowers, hand crafted bar soap, scented candles, and bath salts. For an extra touch of luxury and comfort, add our Microfibre Luxury Bath Pillow, which is the perfect size for any bathtub. 

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3. Stay in Bed

Sometimes it is okay to do nothing for an entire day. Allow yourself a day to rest and relax before your busy schedule starts again. Bring your breakfast to your bed, read magazines, watch your favorite, old movies (our go to actress is Audrey Hepburn), write in your journal, drink your coffee or tea, listen to a few albums--whatever it is you love doing. While doing all these soothing activities, enjoy the luxury of fragrant bed sheets with our Lavender Blossoms and Lavender Linen Water with Sprayer. Simply place or spray the fragrance on whatever garments you wish to delicately give a sweet, calming scent.  

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4. Handcut Soaps Created in Provence

Luxury can be as simple as consistently using a product that is high quality and made with care. A Pre de Provence favorite is our Signature French Milled Soaps. With endless scents (rose petal, rosemary mint, jasmine, sandalwood, wildflower--just to name a few) and all natural ingredients enriched with Shea Butter, our handcrafted soaps from Provence add a little luxury to any day. Click here to shop all of our scents.  

 5. Luxury for Men 

Finally, let's not forget that men deserve to be pampered too. A classic way for men to experience luxury is through a good shave. To many, shaving is an art. It's a way to get ready for the day and feel some relaxation and comfort in the process. Pre de Provence understands this and that's why we've composed an entire collection dedicated to that care and luxury that men need. 

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Luxury doesn't have to be a far off, rare occurrence. With the right mindset and proper tools, everyday luxury can become an integral part of any routine! To view our entire collection of everyday luxuries, click here

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An inside look into the Marseille Soap Factory

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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Our Newest Collection Introduced: Eaux Fraiches

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.

 

  

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May Blooms in Rose // The Rose de Mai Collection

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 >>

 

  

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Welcome to No.63

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.

 

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Who We Are

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.

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