I remember when I first came across Maison Cire Trudon candles years ago — French heritage going back to Marie Antoinette, scents so good you wish you could eat them, and the kind of packaging that is so special you’re tempted to hoard it along with the boxes your best jewelry and handbags came in. (I felt so lucky when we were able to run these behind-the-scenes photos of the candles being made back at the start of TCM in 2012 – most of which can no longer be seen in the piece!)
I felt the same way when I came across L’Officine Universelle Buly and their insane curation of “retro-futuristic” natural goods. It turns out that Buly’s art director, Ramdane Touhami, was the mastermind behind the rebirth of Cire Trudon and is now helping guide this centuries old French brand as they renew shops in Seoul, Tokyo, London and New York.
Here are a few of the insanely well-designed and potently natural personal care goods from L’Officine Universelle Buly and one other French brand catching our eye that’ll reignite your obsession with French girl beauty…
The other is a terracotta fragment soaked in an ancient natural lipstick: poppy flower pigment. Simply soak a brush in oil and apply the color to your lips. CHECK OUT HERE and HERE
ORMAIE Fragrances | Ormaie is a family-run fragrance co with roots deep in art and nature. Each fragrance is composed of natural ingredients only. The scents are just as elegant as the bottles themselves. CHECK OUT