Illustration: Peter Scully

Provence, France

Every year come June, Provence’s sprawling farmlands turn a striking shade of purple as the lavender blooms. With its scent – soft, delicate, clean – suspended in the air, a blue-ish haze falls over the provincial town (blue magic, as it’s affectionately referred). The resulting crops are picked and packed, shipped internationally so the rest of the world can enjoy a tiny piece of Provence at home. Luckily for us, L’Occitane has done the legwork, infusing the French flower into its Foaming Bath. Lights dimmed, jazz on, red Bordeaux in hand… who needs a vacation anyway?

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