An Atlas of Natural Beauty: Botanical Ingredients for Retaining and Enhancing Beauty (Hardcover)
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The perfect gift book from Paris’s iconic apothecary L’Officine Universelle Buly captures the elegance and sophistication of the Parisian beauty standard in a beautifully illustrated and detailed guide—with easy-to-follow recipes—to retaining and enhancing natural beauty.
“Nothing is simpler, more enjoyable, more self-evident, or more efficient than taking good, natural care of yourself.” This is the philosophy of L’Officine Universelle Buly, a reincarnation of the legendary Parisian beauty emporium established in 1803. Since then, it has brought natural skin and body care to seven cities across the world, offering clays, oils, plant-based powders, and other gifts from nature collected by Victoire de Taillac and Ramdane Touhami over the course of their international travels. An Atlas of Natural Beauty is the result of their research and passion: an encyclopedic guide to simple recipes and protocols that will help anyone retain and enhance their natural beauty.
This exquisitely designed book allows you to sample Buly’s unique aesthetic heritage as a French apothecary, as well as discover the modern uses, properties, and home beauty recipes for more than eighty exotic and diverse range of seeds, flowers, oils, trees, fruits, and herbs. From apricot and avocado to argan oil, jasmine, and jojoba, each ingredient is accompanied by a gorgeous illustration, its providence, its primary use, and recipes for how to use it as a beauty solution now. These ingredients are easy to find, and the recipes are easy to replicate, whether it’s making a simple oat bath to smooth skin, a sake lotion for your scalp, or a lemon “shine water” to brighten blonde hair. An Atlas of Natural Beauty is the perfect gift for newcomers and obsessives alike, empowering us all to take care of ourselves and feel confident in our skin.
About the Author
Victoire de Taillac and his wife Ramdane Touhami are the owners of L’Officine Universelle Buly and currently live in Tokyo. He is an entrepreneur, art collector, and designer. He and his wife are an artistic Parisian powerhouse, living in an impossibly stylish apartment (recently featured in Vogue and Stella Magazine) with their beautiful children. They launched L’Officine Universelle Buly in 2014, a beauty products brand which is sold at international locations and at Net-a-Porter/Mr Porter. An Atlas of Beauty is their first book.
Ramdane Touhami and her husband Victoire de Taillac are the owners of L’Officine Universelle Buly and currently live in Tokyo. She is an aristocrat-turned-shopkeeper. She and her husband are an artistic Parisian powerhouse, living in an impossibly stylish apartment (recently featured in Vogue and Stella Magazine) with their beautiful children. They launched L’Officine Universelle Buly in 2014, a beauty products brand which is sold at international locations and at Net-a-Porter/Mr Porter. An Atlas of Beauty is their first book.
"With an increased demand for brands with authentic origin stories and uncompromising ingredient sources, a new wave of apothecary-style beauty and wellness aids have caused a rush on small-batch, ancient recipes. . . No one has remastered Old World traditions quite like Paris’s L’Officine Universelle Buly. . . . Walking through the doors of the Rue Bonaparte atelier in the city’s Sixth Arrondissement is like walking into a portal back to the 1800s." —Vogue
"I basically screamed at my desk when I heard that Bergdorf Goodman was not only going to start carrying the line in its stores, but also open a physical shop located on its beauty level, designed with an art deco aesthetic and bedecked in ivory-colored lacquer with brass accents. . . . If the packaging, formulas, and shockingly affordable price don't sell you, maybe the fact that you won't have to purchase a plane ticket to buy them all will. Merci, Buly!" —Nylon
"At last, a stateside conquest to add to its already illustrious history." —OUT Magazine