Many Marseille locals love their panoramic view of the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica that majestically reigns over the Provençal city. But it is more than just a religious monument, it’s a participant in the life of the city: the inhabitants refer to it in everyday language as “La Bonne Mère”, or the “Good Mother” which is an expression of surprise, relief and joy. It is synomynous for the love of a mother and confers to the Virgin Mary.
L’Occitane, founded by Olivier Baussan in 1976 with the purpose to celebrate and preserve the traditions of his native Provence, continues with the traditions of soap masters with a tribute to the “Good Mother” through its Bonne Mère line of soaps and body products which are all-natural, hypoallergenic, made with a pure plant base and lightly scented. The only question you have to answer is if you prefer milk or honey?

L'Occitane Bonne Mère 4Savon de Marseille 100g (CHF 6.-)

Bonne Mère L'OccitaneDouceur de Douche – Gentle Shower Gel – 600ml (CHF 24.-)

Bonne Mère L'Occitane 2Crème Lavante Mains – Creamy Hand Wash – 300ml (CHF 16.-)

Bonne Mère L'Occitane 3

Crème Douceur – Gentle Cream – 75ml (CHF 22.-)


I love the retro-feel of the packaging that looks adorable on display. Transform your bathroom in a land of milk and honey.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of L’Occitane and © Sandra Bauknecht