Something’s happening over at Jean-Charles de Castelbajac towers. Something amazing. Something fabulous. Anyone remember the shop on Conduit Street in London? It was my all-time favourite place to go to make me smile. It was a dark day when it closed. But something’s happening… Jean-Charles has renamed his brand to just Castelbajac Paris, probably because he seems to be collaborating and working with everyone right now!

He was recently named Creative Director of United Colours of Benetton, is working with a few smaller French brands, and has now made Christmas EVERYTHING, with his new L’Occitane collaboration. 

So the collection includes LOADS of amazing goodies. LOADS. All with the signature colour pop designs that JC de Castelbajac is known for. There are meanings behind some of the illustrations too…

  • The heart: ‘My Provence’ – L’Occitane has been producing its products in Provence since 1976.
  • The hand: ‘My Commitments’ – L’Occitane has, since 1980, worked with women in Burkina Faso to create a seamless, sustainable supply chain.
  • The face earth: ‘My Planted’ – L’Occitane has contributed to protect 150 ingredients since 2008 including almond trees, lavender and more!
  • The eye: ‘My Vision’ – L’Occitane has partnered with UNICEF to help preventable blindness. Five million people have received eye care.

The above is the classic beauty advent calendar (there is a luxury one that is bigger, with bigger products too). This one is just £49 and you get SO much in it. See it here. 

Can you tell I’m obsessed?

Castelbajac is NOT just for Christmas. If it was up to me, this collab would last ALL year! I know I know, the products don’t smell any different, don’t DO anything different, they’re still the same gorgeous products, but the packaging is just SOOO nice!

Above is one of the tin baubles for the tree, including 3 of the verbana products (soap, body lotion, hand cream), the crackers (blue – lavender, red – cherry blossom), and the men’s box (aromatic L’Occitan collection).

I. Want. It. All.

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