Born out of the imagination of Pascal Bourelly and Philippe Boigeol, 2 friends from Marseille, the story of Compagnie de Provence begins in 1990 when they establish their trading company in the Panier, Marseille’s oldest district.
Aware that the legendary cube of Marseille soap holds an important position in the cultural and industrial heritage of their region, they decided to revive it.
In spite of the fame and pride it brought to the city since the 17th century, Marseille soap had become outmoded, supplanted by industrial detergents and scented soaps.
Guided by their desire to promote this emblematic soap and to market it all over the world and across every culture, they gave it a modern twist.
Beautifully wrapped in brown paper, tied up with a hemp string and stamped with a wax seal, it regains its reputation for excellence.
In 1999, Compagnie de Provence is the first brand to reinterpret the traditional cube of Marseille soap and launch its liquid version. Made from vegetable oils as its solid ancestor and crafted in a cauldron following authentic tradition, it comes in a glass dispenser adorned with a sleek design. In line with the new consumption habits, this product instantly became very popular and brought continuous success to Compagnie de Provence. The brand is now cited as THE reference for liquid Marseille soap.
Since then, based on this iconic bottle and thanks to our expertise and creativity, Compagnie de Provence has constantly been developing products dedicated to your well-being.