Is also known as “everlasting” because the flowers retain their form and color when dried. L’OCCITANE found a specific variety of Immortelle on Corsica, the “Island of Beauty”. This small yellow flower with enviable properties is said to hold the secret to eternal youth.



According to a Greek legend, Ulysses was shipwrecked on the island of Pheacia. There he met the king’s daughter, who was renowned for her goddess-like beauty. The people claimed that to preserve this beauty she anointed herself with a precious golden oil extracted from Immortelle flowers, said to have considerable regenerative properties. To help Ulysses recover, she gave him a vial of this famous Immortelle essential oil. After applying it to his body, Ulysses regained the strength and beauty of a demi-god and was able to resume his fabulous voyage.


L’OCCITANE has registered a patent on the effectiveness and use of Immortelle (Helichrysum italicum) essential oil. This largely unknown oil has exceptional properties, thanks to its unique composition.
The flower of immortelle grows in wild state in the edges of the sandy ways that cross mounts of the Balagne, in the island of Córcega, blooms every year during the month of June.


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