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Rose et Marius is a luxury perfume house and home décor brand based in Aix-en-Provence. Founder Magali Fleurquin-Bonnard named the company after her grandmother, Rose, and as a tribute to Provence. Fleurquin-Bonnard’s inspiration for the exquisitely designed product line originates from childhood memories, at the family’s country home in Puget sur Argens (in the Var), and her grandmother’s perfume. After completing studies in commerce and an MBA in luxury marketing, Fleurquin-Bonnard worked with high-end fashion brands including Piaget, Kenzo and Christian Lacroix.

Provence Rose et Marius Founder Magali Fleurquin-Bonnard

Fragrances and Memories

Work experience and extensive international travel fueled her desire to create a unique “House of Perfume” based in Provence. Rose et Marius products launched in October 2012. The enduring fragrances of Provence and the interior design features of the 17th-century bastide continue to guide Fleurquin-Bonnard’s creativity.

Provence Rose et Marius Candles Ceramics

Take a walk in the Provencal countryside and inhale the seasonal floral and herbal aromas. This stroll is the start of a perfume journey. Rose et Marius’ fragrances such as “a midsummer’s night under the fig tree” capture the essence of nature in the region. Arriving at a final scent requires detailed collaboration with master perfume makers in Grasse. Just imagine what it took to settle on the ultimate bouquet for “siesta in a sunlit home.”

Rose et Marius Perfume Collection Provence

Exquisite Designs

However, the perfumed air of Provence is only part of the Rose et Marius story. Fleurquin-Bonnard has designed a line of candles, diffusers, soaps and home décor items from the starting point of her grandmother’s home. Motifs from the house, including a black and white tile floor, became the departure point for exquisite Limoges porcelain candle holders, and an exclusive collaboration with Christian Lacroix.

Rose et Marius Limoges Ceramic Candle Collection

Scented Shopping

Push open the sage-coloured door of the boutique in Aix-en-Provence and enter a bright country home complete with a boudoir. Explore the “Haute Parfumerie”– body, home and lifestyle collections. Designed and created in France, these Rose et Marius pieces are the work of highly skilled artisans.

Provence Rose et Marius Storefront Aix-en-Provence

There are currently seven (7) Rose et Marius fragrances. The owner’s personal favourite is l’eau ensoleillée de Rose (Rose’s sun water), a tribute to her grandmother’s garden with hints of jasmine, orange blossom, rose essence and a touch of vanilla. It’s a unique, refined fragrance.

Rose et Marius Favourite Perfume

You might have trouble selecting just one porcelain candle holder; there are two sizes and 40 fabulous designs. These same motifs repeat on jewellery, perfume holders, and even small lamps.

Where to Find Rose et Marius

Store: 3 rue Thiers, Aix en Provence

Online: Rose et MariusReader Discount! Take advantage of the exclusive 10% discount for Perfectly Provence readers. Order Rose et Marius products from the online store and get a bonus gift with purchase. Use code PerfectlyProvence at checkout.

Other locations: A selection of 5-star hotels and luxury stores

Image credits: All photos provided by and published with the permission of Rose et Marius

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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