Ooooo la la! Right off the ship from France (well, maybe a few road trips in between) is the beautiful and magical Bastide (pronounced: ba•steed) Trust us…this love affair is only beginning.
What is Bastide? By definition, Bastide refers to a traditional country house in Provence – made of terracotta walls, fragranced by warm meals and fresh garden blooms, and filled with loved ones and cherished memories (that’s straight from the website). Close your eyes and place yourself in this beautiful place.
And what is the brand? It’s the brand of 25 years, a recent acquisition and “homecoming” for Shirin von Wulffen & Frederic Fekkai, located in Frederic’s hometown of Aix-en-Provence.
With all natural ingredients such as sweet almond and honey from Provence, orange from the south of France, Figue, Neroli, Rose…this beautifully packaged brand tempts us with luxurious bath oils, body washes, lotions, eau de perfume and the lust- worthy potpourri crystals.
The brand’s beauty philosophy is based around simple, quintessential virtues – plenty of water, plants, light, and balance. None of the nasties. No questionable ingredients. No animal testing. And they love & celebrate the craftsmanship of local French artisans – with their generations of savoir-faire and deep expertise in using rich, potent, good-for-you ingredients found in the South of France.
If the South of France could be bottled, we’re pretty sure it would be called Bastide. Très beau!!