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Durance - who are they then?

Durance - who are they then?

By Lizzy Smith on November 17, 2015

See our Durance range - click here We've stocked Durance home scenting, body and bath products for a few years now and we are always impressed with their quality and provenance. For many people Durance products sum up Provence; pretty bottles, fragrant clean scents, dreamy and romantic styling. Here's a bit of background on this gem of a company:  Durance is a family run company founded and based in Grignan, Provence. They take their inspiration...

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Lavender Harvest

Lavender Harvest

By Lizzy Smith on June 24, 2014

We get very excited around about this time of the year as we eagerly await the Lavender harvest in Provence. Drive around the Luberon to see the best of the Lavender fields, visit the Abbey de Senanque near Gourd or gently meander around the area ending in Sault. Wonderful. Lavender is having a renaissance as we realise the broad range of natural benefits of this wonderful aromatic plant. Lavender scents these days are fresh, vibrant...

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Flowers fit for the Queen

Flowers fit for the Queen

By Lizzy Smith on June 10, 2014

  The D Day memorial celebrations have captured the world's attention and the stories of bravery, courage and sheer audacity on a massive scale have left us wondering in awe. As part of these tributes you may have heard how France have honoured the Queen by renaming the famous Flower Market in Paris after her; Marche aux Fleurs - Reine Elizabeth II.  We at Frenchsoaps think that this is so wonderful it has inspired us to...

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A Postcard from Provence

A Postcard from Provence

By Lizzy Smith on May 14, 2014

We've just come back from a trip to Provence where we went to see the savonneries that make our fragrant products. It was great to meet the real people behind our products and it was inspiring and heartening to see that all our products are lovingly and carefully made in businesses that are family run. We think this makes a difference - these people care about the people who work for them, they care about...

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Man and Boy, a good clean game

Man and Boy, a good clean game

By Lizzy Smith on February 14, 2014

It’s Autumn. That means the cricket whites have been lovingly washed, folded and put away, the pads, bats, helmets and oversized holdalls stored in a cupboard for another year and the men and boys in your household have once again gone back to sports involving round or oval balls. We all know that our sportsmen are a little more conscious about their scent and appearance in this day and age. We have the lovely David...

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