The history

Once upon a time in 1990, two friends from Marseilles, passionate about decoration and design decide to revisit an old tradition: the iconic cube of Marseille soap. Aware of its place in the Provencal cultural heritage, they decided to reinterpret it in a modern and contemporary way.

The soap, which makes the fame and pride in its city since the seventeenth century, is a natural product made exclusively from vegetable oils, without any coloring or artificial additives. It is this exceptional purity which gives its hypoallergenic, antiseptic and antibacterial virtues. It is on this icon they build their business by focusing on its values of authenticity, simplicity, efficiency and quality.

In 1999, Compagnie de Provence innovates by offering a unique liquid version of the Marseille soap. Made the traditional way in a cauldron from vegetable oils such as its solid ancestor, it is presented in a glass bottle with a pumpwith marked and clean graphic codes. This invention gives the brand an international scale and strengthens its image of modernity that it continues to cultivate ever since.

In 2013, the company associates itself with an Italian dermatological group to accelerate its development and meet the increasingly challenging demands of consumers in terms of quality, innovation and cosmetic quality.

In 2016, Compagnie de Provence celebrates 25 years with its Limited Edition Designer developed with the Marseillais Stephan Muntaner.

Compagnie de Provence wanted to keep a human scale to remain closer to the expectations of its customers, however, products are developed overwhelmingly in France and in its various laboratories of the Mediterranean basin and ensure him a quality copy product, and research at the cutting edge of technology.

This innovative spirit, dear to its origins, Compagnie de Provence, each puts in service of his creations, developing high quality natural product lines, ethical, aesthetic and sensory who take care of their consumers and their houses.

 

Our values

Because they characterize us since the beginning, these are the deepest foundations of our brand, they are born from our history and our expertise, and we feed them every day with our experiences. Because they tell our deepest convictions, we must express them through our actions and communications.

Origins

This value comes from the birthplace of the brand, its Marseille origin, Provence and more widely in the Mediterranean, it tells the source and naturalness of its origins. It also speaks of a heritage and a local knowledge, its origin, the soap of Marseille. At Compagnie de Provence, we are proud to claim our origins.

Inspiration

This value tells us the energy and enthusiasm that brings the brand to renew itself, by building and reinventing the traditional codes of Provence and the Mediterranean. From past to present, we reinvent an inspired and inspiring lifestyle, always in the air. At Compagnie de Provence, the Mediterranean is our inexhaustible source of inspiration.

Modernity

This value tells us the pleasure in all its forms, eyes pleasure, pleasure of all senses, the beauty of shapes, the sensoriality of formulas. The uniqueness of the brand is to remain inexorably in vogue when others are part of the past. This permanent modernity is its specificity on its market and it should remain on this territory of its own. The uniqueness of Compagnie de Provence is to be modern.

Simplicity

This value tells the attachment to the brand by those who make it and those who consume it, it speaks of friendliness, sincerity, evidence, and truth in the relationship. It also talks about taking life easy with positivism. At Compagnie de Provence, we approach life with simplicity.


 

History of ranges

VERSION ORIGINALE

Version Originale is a simple and sophisticated line revisited with a vintage design that adds a touch of elegance, sophistication and authenticity to your home. Fragrances are developed in double notes and combine with the authenticity and nobility of materials recount the Mediterranean in its most original expression. Olive Oil, the main ingredient in the body care line, known for its many benefits gives it sensory textures of high quality.


 

EXTRA PUR

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Extra Pur is a colorful line with a sleek graphic design, which brings a contemporary touch of gaiety and color in every room of the house. Its timeless fragrances of Provence with simple notes were revisited in clean contemporary style inherent to Compagnie de Provence to offer addictive and fresh olfactory sensations to give and share. This accessible and simple of use range declines its various sizes to meet all needs: decorative for glass bottles, unbreakable and convenient for duets in PET, economical thanks to refills, nomad for travel sizes...


 

HOME

The home range is a care line for the home with a sleek and industrial design, which brings a touch of modernity and sophistication in the kitchen. Clever, convenient and efficient products are displayed shamelessly in the house and reconcile us with daily chores. This line revisits the classics of home care showcasing the benefits of soap and comforting scents of Provence, with addictive and highly effective formulas.


 

BLACK & WHITE


THE MUST HAVE DUO OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

In the world of decoration, Black & White is an institution, a classic, an unswerving and unchangeable fundamental. At Compagnie de Provence, Liquid Marseille Soap & Hand Cream form a timeless must-have duo. So we decided to marry them in an infusion of fragrant tea for the best and forever.


 

GROOMING FOR MEN

MANIFESTO OF THE MODERN MAN

To all of you wrongfully neglected bearded fellows, beloved hipsters with a three-day beard and you, devoteed to the normality of a clean shave with smooth cheeks… Whichever #groomingteam is close to your heart, Compagnie de Provence has a dedicated product for you. Have a look at our complete Grooming range, where the technical elaboration of the formulations is synonymous with guaranteed enjoyment, and adopt our 4 step ritual.


 

SHEA BUTTER

All the benefits of Shea Butter in a full range of products for hands and body mixing expertise and minimalist graphic design. All the products are available with and without fragrance.

COLOGNE

The Compagnie de Provence Colognes celebrate Provence – a land of water and colours, nestled between the Rhône river and the Mediterranean Sea.
Bursting with optimism, this collection showcases citrus fruits and aromatics in unique olfactory scenarios.
All six eaux quench a desire for freshness and lightness, delighting  with woody, floral or fruity accords that leave an exquisite, lingering scent on the skin.

BLACK & WHITE

Black & White - THE MUST HAVE DUO OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN.

In the world of decoration, Black & White is an institution, a classic, an unswerving and unchangeable fundamental. At Compagnie de Provence, Liquid Marseille Soap & Hand Cream form a timeless must-have duo. So we decided to marry them in an infusion of fragrant tea for the best and forever.

TERRA

Terra - A collection inspired by traditional Provence to take care of yourself and your home. Imagined in the heart of Provence, our Terra products are just like this region: authentic and generous. Formulated with olive oil*, know for its nourishing and softening virtues, our liquid soaps and hand creams come in 7 emblematic fragrances of Provence : Green Olive, Lavender Field, Fig Leaf, Lemon Verbena, Linden Flower, Candied Orange and Rosewood.

*excluding linen water

MUCEM X COMPAGNIE DE PROVENCE

Mucem X Compagnie de Provence - A collaboration celebrating tradition & modernity.

Compagnie de Provence is proud to team up with the Mucem (Museum of the Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean) to imagine a limited edition inspired by this iconic museum in Marseille.
On this occasion, soap, hand cream, scented candle and fragrance diffuser are decorated with the concrete lacework imagined by Rudy Ricciotti associated with Roland Carta.
Created in the heart of Provence, this collection gathers design and sensoriality and captures the essence of the Mucem through a fragrance blending the Hesperidian notes of mandarin and bergamot combined with the sensual notes of patchouli.