Wednesday, 31 August 2016

L’Occitane La Flamme Marie Claire

Did you know that less than a third of school children worldwide are girls? Quite a shocking statistic when you realise how many children of school age there must be! Launching the first week of September, the L'Occitance La Flamme Marie Claire, a collaboration between Marie Claire and L’Occitane will be released to raise funds for the education of young women around the world. 100% of the profits from the sale of each candle will be donated between three chosen charities in order to help transform the lives of thousands of young girls in Sierra Leone, Uganda, Cambodia and South Africa where the lack of available education leaves girl and women dependent, powerless and vulnerable.

Access to education is something I used to take for granted, in the UK it is a right not a privilege and I know without it, I wouldn't be where I am today. I was lucky enough to go to pass all my GCSEs and A Levels before going on to University where I graduated with a 2:1. It is campaigns like this which make you realise just how lucky we are.
L’Occitane La Flamme Marie Claire
L’Occitane La Flamme Marie Claire
L’Occitane La Flamme Marie Claire
L’Occitane La Flamme Marie Claire
L'Occitane have, for the past 30 years, supported many ethical and charitable foundations and one of their biggest projects has been enabling the women of Burkino Faso, where L'Occitane sources their famous Shea Butter, to develop other revenue generating activities to drive them towards economic emancipation.  Partnering with Marie Claire to support projects with a common goal: educating girl and young women, the flame (La Flamme) is a symbol of hope, a beacon of knowledge spreading the light of understanding and education throughout the world.
So the candle! It comes packaged inside this beautiful pink tin is a Verbena scented candle and it smells just incredible and very much like Lemon Bon-bons to me and that is before I have lit it. 

The L’Occitane La Flamme Marie Claire La Flamme Marie Claire initiative will be available in the UK, France, Italy and Czech Republic and will be priced at £8 from 1st September.





*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise

35 comments:

  1. I do love when large brands support charities and organisations because it raises awareness and if you think about the percentage that'll get to them it's amazing. 100% of profits is good! x

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  2. I didn't know about girls only being one third of school children. Access to education is everything. Great that this company is supporting this fab cause

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  3. I love it when brands work with charities to raise awareness I never knew that only one third of School children are girls.

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  4. I love when charities are involved with brands it makes you love them even more. This is even more gorgeous xx http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2016/08/blackout.html

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  5. What a great endeavour! Love when brands partner with charities in such a great way!

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  6. Wow I really had no idea of that fact or the work they do in this area - good stuff!

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  7. What a lovely idea - I'm already a huge L'occitane fan so will be checking this out x

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  8. What a fab idea - love the look of this. xx


    www.annanuttall.com

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  9. Such a great collaboration, and I think it's very important that girls everywhere get the same opportunities as guys and that more girls get to go to school x

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  10. It's nice to know that big brands like L 'Occitane are helping give opportunities to little girls world wide. I do like brands who support a good cause. x

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  11. what a great campaign. So shocking that such few school children are girls, I think we forget how lucky we are here in the Uk sometimes x

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  12. That sounds lovely and I love that it is supporting such a worthy cause

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  13. It's nice they help raise a lot of money for education. It's important that everyone can get access to a good education.

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  14. Ooooh this looks like a cool collab!

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  15. What a fab collaboration! It's really nice to see bigger brands taking initiative and helping the less fortunate.

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  16. What a great campaign. It's shocking how few female children are in schooling, worldwide.

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  17. Love the great campaign here. Such a fantastic idea.

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  18. this is a beautiful candle for a beautiful cause. love seeing companies collaborate for a cause

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  19. what a great act! I always adore this kind of company that make use of its brand to extend supports. :)

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  20. That's a shocking statistic. I had no idea. This is great and I'll defo buy one x

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  21. I am obsessed with L'Occitane. I got a lovely free gift when I went in there at the weekend too.

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  22. I love L'Occitane, specially the products fragrance. I remember when I was at uni and I bought some gels for my French professor when she left, she loved them! x

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  23. Oh wow. I use to love lemon bon-bons!! I can just imagine how nice it smells :) Sounds lovely..

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  24. Gosh, £8 is a good price! I love campaigns like this, it is very easy being brought up in the uk to take education for granted x

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  25. Such a good collaboration - definitely going to check this candle out X

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  26. I need this candle, love the smell of lemon and it is a reasonable price too

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  27. What a great idea! I love it when brands work with charities to raise awareness

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  28. I LOVE this brand - I usually treat myself to something at the airport from L'Occitane!

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  29. A great cause. My wife's favourite smell is lemon. Everyone's a winner! :)

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  30. I love that they're giving away a candle and for such a worthy cause xxx

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  31. I love this brand anyways and think it's great that they're supporting a charity.

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  32. It's great to see large brands working alongside charities to raise awareness.

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  33. I really love loccitane, and now I love it even more it's so good to see that big brands support people who are less fortunate. x

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  34. I love campaigns like this. £8 is a good price :)

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  35. This candle sounds beautiful! I love burning scented candles and this sounds something I might like x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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