“Nature is a temple (…) Vast as the dark of night and as the light of day, Perfumes, sounds, and colours correspond” Baudelaire, Les Correspondances
And what if Provence was hiding far more than we could see? The benefits of a secret land with its generous nature, its rich culture and its expertise and imagination.
And what if the art of living was an instant art? The crackling of a precious wood fire, some rose buds picked at dawn, a walk by the sea?
And what if each perfume told a story ?
A thousand pages from the ideal library distilling their sensory memories like Proust’s madeleines…
And what if Durance created new associations?
For each room in the house, a new journey, for each skin fragrance a language of emotion.
And the only signature, the olfactive foot-print of Durance, delicate, refined and strongly evocative.
A Promise of Quality with a Light Foot Print
Our products are inspired by the richly scented and coloured rural Provençal countryside. We only select the most precious organic plants and raw materials which faithfully reflect the beauty of Provence and our love for it. This selection is subject to the rules of our ethical charter which apply to our entire chain of production and supply.
An invitation to pleasure & well-being
Durance combines the finest quality raw materials with the art of fragrance-making to create natural fragrances and cosmetics available in a wide range of products adapted to suit different skin types.
Beauty by Durance is the expression of an essential and simple feeling of well-being, a line of products that give you pleasure, pamper you and make you feel beautiful.
Durance also offers you a wonderful selection of home fragrances. Infuse your home with the perfume of a mood, a desire, a memory… Scent your linen and your home with delicate and refined fragrances..
Nature as the basic source of beauty
Nature is Durance’s prime source of inspiration. Our company is situated in Provence, at the heart of a civilization where nature was at the root of all traditional beauty and health rituals.
The artists and artisans who work with Durance look for inspiration from the Provençal countryside, and the colours and scents that make up this fertile land.
Our land of Provence is the heritage of an ancient culture dedicated to a certain way of life.
This is why Durance is committed to creating cosmetics that:
- Have a minimum content of 95% natural ingredients.
- Are paraben-free, phenoxyethanol-free, sodium laureth sulfate-free, and propylene glycol-free.
- Are not tested on animals
We believe it is only natural that we should engage in developing products made with the finest Organic ingredients (organic rose essential oil, organic lavender essential oil from Grignan and organic olive oil from Nyons) to better meet the expectations of our customers and their taste for natural products.
Concerned about respecting the ecological balance of nature, DURANCE draws its inspiration from natural sources to create products that add a note of pleasure to everyday life, and to every moment of the day. Respect is an essential value for Durance: respect of nature in all the products it creates, respect of the environment and respect of mankind. The humane culture of our company, listening, showing respect for others and sharing knowledge are fundamental values for us.
Un engagement pour la création
Durance works with all kinds of artists who provide a diversity of culture and skills: perfume experts, graphic artists, designers, painters and sculptors. Durance has even bred a new variety of Rosa Centifolia, quite naturally named « Durance Rose».
Durance is also a Partner of the Grignan Correspondence Festival, which celebrates epistolary art and pays tribute to letter-writing in all its forms, in traditional and contemporary styles.
Because creation is at the heart of our business, Durance has strengthened its partnership with the Correspondence Festival by offering a grant for the commission of a play on the theme of correspondence and fragrance.