Baudelaire is PASSIONATE. About importing HIGH-QUALITY soaps and body-care products based on authentic
local traditions of formulation and fragrance.
We have been ever since we set off in 1987 in search of artisanal companies owned by people who are as
passionate about AUTHENTICITY as we are. People like:
Stephane Lecaille of Provence Santé, whose passion for traditional soapmaking and authentic Provençal
FRAGRANCES has led to the creation of one of America’s leading imported brands.
Switzerland’s Ernst Schenk whose commitment to TRADITIONAL beekeeping, and the wonderfully healing
ingredients that bees gather, recently took him to Brazil in search of better bee pollen for his Apiana soaps.
Jim Cantonis, a fourth generation sponge harvester in Tarpon Springs, Florida: a leading advocate
for renewable harvesting of NATURAL sea sponges from the Gulf of Mexico.
Bernard Chevilliat, creator of Essence soaps, who helped lead the fight for an independent
screening body, CosméBio, which certifies ORGANIC and natural personal-care products in Europe.
Cara Spinelli who, inspired by her commitment to renewable resources and SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY,
founded a women’s collective in Transylvania to create jobs in remote villages, who supply our hemp wash mitts.
Angela Canon who, with her mother, began a similar initiative in Colombia which employs LOCAL
women to gather, knit, and crochet bath accessories from horsehair and other natural fibers.
You: customers who also have a PASSION for authentic high-quality products, elegant packaging,
and distinctive fragrances.
By the way, whether you use this website or give us a call you’ll talk to us—REAL PEOPLE up in
New Hampshire, who are looking forward to answering your questions, hearing your stories, and sharing these great
products with you.