MEET MICHAEL COMTE

OUR CADE FARMER FROM VALVIGNÈRES, SOUTH OF THE ARDÈCHE

“ I come from Valvignères, a small village in the south of the Ardèche region. My parents are farmers, they inherited the land from my grandparents who grew
grapes and raised sheep.
In 2017 I begun to distill cade wood for L'OCCITANE. My essential oil is now used in the making of cosmetic products for L'OCCITANE's men's range.

"It is a precious essential oil, because cade wood takes a long time to grow and must be allowed to dry for two years before being distilled. It is an essential oil that must be earned. All cade trees are beautiful because, even twisted, it is a highly-valued wood.”