Source de Provence Opens its First Boutique in Paris

Source de Provence Opens its First Boutique in Paris

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Source de Provence

A new range of products to bring out your inner Manon des Sources

Bertrand Suchet– the charismatic, Saint-Tropez born advertising executive/innkeeper/entrepreneur/bon viveur– recently launched Source De Provence in a jewel box boutique on rue de Varenne – showcasing his organic brand of head-to-toe skin and hair care products.

“It took five years of research and we now offer 30 high-end products”, explained Suchet. He presented his jewels during a 15-course lunch, cooked by Alain Passard and his brigade, in the kitchens of Domaine du Bois Giroulet, Buis Sur Damville, a tiny village in Normandy, one hour from Paris (or 15 minutes by helicopter). This is where Passard and his three gardeners cultivate the organic fruits, herbs and vegetables for the Michelin ***L’Arpege restaurant, Paris, and for the paniers supplied to clients via his website or direct from the restaurant.

Passard at work

It’s no coincidence that Bertrand Suchet’s first boutique is located on the same rue as his bestie Passard – “so I can lunch there as often as possible”, he laughs. “Our approach is the same, we insist on everything natural from beef/soup to nuts.”

Suchet’s Source de Provence offers quality products guaranteed paraben free, phenoxyethanol free, silicone free and animal extracts free. In addition, the components are 100% French, from vegetable essence to packaging, the products are designed and manufactured in Provence.

The product range — mission statement “Zero Perturbateurs Endocriniens“– includes: scented candles, bath and shower gels, dry oil, hair products, body and hand care, fresh Micellar water, soaps and more. The cosmetics are made with spring water from Sainte Baume in the south of France, untreated chemically and naturally rich in magnesium. The fragrance is pure Provence: lavender, olive leaves, orange blossom, fig tree sap, elaborated and formulated by one of the Grasse region’s top perfumers.

Source de Provence is about to open its second boutique on rue Caffarelli, in the 3rd arrondissement, not far from the iconic Enfants Rouge market.

You can find the products in the boutiques, at certain Relais & Chateaux hotels and via the e-shop. The SDP brand offers themed boxes from 37€-57€, ideal with Thanksgiving – Hanukkah – Christmas in view.

Source de Provence, 27 rue de Varenne, 7th, Metro: Varenne,
www.sourcedeprovence.com

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photo William Parra

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Born in Hampton, Middlesex, UK, Margaret Kemp is a lifestyle journalist, based between London, Paris and the world. Intensive cookery courses at The Cordon Bleu, London, a wedding gift from a very astute ex-husband, gave her the base that would take her travelling (leaving the astute one behind) in search of rare food and wine experiences, such as the vineyards of Thailand, 'gator hunting in South Florida, learning to make eye-watering spicy food in Kerala;pasta making in a tiny Tuscany trattoria. She has contributed to The Guardian, The Financial Times Weekend and FT. How To Spend It.com, The Spectator, Condé Nast Traveller, Food & Travel, and Luxos Magazine. She also advises as consultant to luxury hotels and restaurants. Over the years, Kemp has amassed a faithful following on BonjourParis. If she were a dish she'd be Alain Passard's Millefeuille “Caprice d'Enfant”, as a painting: Manet’s Dejeuner sur l’herbe !

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