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In 1956 ancient Gavarry soap works, founded in the second half of the 18th Century in the town of La Ciotat, took the brand name L’Amande over and other minor brands of one of the oldest soap works of Marseille, the Huilerie & Savonnerie de L’Amande, of F.I.S.A.M. (Fabbricazione Italiana della Savonnerie Amande di Marsiglia) of Vallecrosia, in the province of Imperia.

The company was founded 30 years previously by Huilerie & Savonnerie de L’Amande in unison with the Società Anonima Federico Acquarone from Imperia (specialized in import/export of cereals and colonials) for the production and marketing of the traditional products from the "Huilerie & Savonnerie de L'Amande" of Marseilles in Italy and the colonies. the Savonnerie de L'Amande itself was taken over meaning not only the passage of the brand names to Gavarry, but also the original recipes of all the products. At the same time in 1951 in Marseille, the Huilerie & Savonnerie of L’Amande ceases his activity.

Gavarry of Albisola, with the passing of the years saw the addition of complete product lines for hair care, pre and after shave, toning creams, sun creams, toothpastes, and even bubble baths and talcum powders.

Today Gavarry is a leader among soap producers, specialised both in private label production, and the development of its own brand names for the herbalist, pharmacist and perfumery.

For more information on GAVARRY take a look at the company site. 


Back in the XIX century, L’Amande was one of the most important brands
of the time-honoured "Garcin & Rabattu" Marseilles soap-works.

As time passed the brand grew more and more important, and with it the great esteem of its clientele. In 1884 the brand was registered with the Marseilles Chamber of Commerce and gave its name to the company, and so "Huilerie & Savonnerie de L'Amande" was born, a company destined to become one of the most important soap factories during the golden years of Marseilles soap-making tradition (the end of the XIX century and the beginning of the XX century).
Today L'Amande is one of the five oldest soap brands in the world.


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