By  on December 11, 2009


Olivier Baussan is a true Renaissance man. In 1976, he founded L’Occitane en Provence, followed by Oliviers & Co. 20 years later. The entrepreneur has also started up numerous philanthropic works and sustainable practices—including the culling of shea butter by local women in Burkina Faso. October found him at the Thomas C. Giordano School in the Bronx, where children had eye examinations thanks to a grant from the L’Occitane Foundation. Here, Baussan on his philosophy, his loves and the stuff that dreams are made of.

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