Perfumed by Provence Rose et Marius + Discount
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 Marius – Reader 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