A lovely local brand, based and hand-crafted in Aix-en-Provence, Sainte Victoire offers a range of superb hand-crafted products, focused on Provence cultural inheritance and traditions. An organic certified range of skincare products, hand-made “with pure Provence water”. A line of artisanal soaps made with pure olive oil and shea butter, bay laurel oil or sweet almond oil, moulded by hand in the time-honoured, traditional way and enriched with essential oils from Grasse. A superb range of fragrance diffusers and perfumed candles, hand-casted in Provence and set in pretty little enamelled earthenware jars, declined in a palette of subtle hues and typically Mediterranean colours. With names and fragrances to match, in an absolutely irresistible, “gourmand” and romantic bouquet: Aniseed, Fig Leaves, Calisson (that sinful almond sweetmeat I was never able to resist, to my hips and figure utter dismay…), Rose Garden, Clear Blue Water, Crispy Linen, Amber… And my personal crush and “coup-de-coeur”: three exclusive perfumed candles, dedicated to – and inspired by – the most emblematic and romantic sights of Beautiful Aix, the City of Fountains: Cours Mirabeau, Cézanne’s Secret Garden and Pavillon Vendôme.