The south of France may be roughly 4,200 miles away, but its unique perfume and atmosphere can now be found at The Mall at Partridge Creek.
L’Occitane en Provence, an international retailer of body, face and home products, opened its signature yellow storefront at Partridge Creek on Saturday, bringing the company's Metro Detroit locations up to four.
"We are very pleased to welcome L’Occitane en Provence to The Mall of Partridge Creek beginning this holiday season," said Steve Berlow, Partridge Creek general manager. "Since 1976, they have valued the inspiration from Mediterranean cultures, developed skincare products and fragrances that are natural and authentic, effective and appealing."
With more than 2,000 boutiques in cities and airports around the world, L'Occitane, pronounced "lock-see-tan", offers a variety of products inspired by the natural scents and colors found in the French countryside.
The Partridge Creek boutique features the company's signature perfumed shea butters as well as fragrances for the home and even a section with scents designed specifically for men.
A handcream bar gives customers the opportunity to try different L'Occitane products and a licensed esthetician is on staff to pamper customers with facials and hand massages.
"This is yet another example of The Mall at Partridge Creek adding another unique store experience to the east side of the Metro area," Berlow said.
L'Occitane is located near the mall's center court, next to Victoria's Secret.
Other stores to open in Partridge Creek this holiday season include LUSH, Art-is-in Market, See's Candies and an expanded Forever 21 and Eddie Bauer.