Back in the 19th century, L’Amande was one of the most important brands of the vintage “Garcin & Rabattu” Marseilles soap-works. As time passed the brand became more and more well-known, as its clientele’s esteem of the products grew. Hence, in 1884 the brand was registered with the Marseilles Chamber of Commerce and gave its name to the company: “Huilerie & Savonnerie de L’Amande” was thus born. This company was destined to become one of the most famous soap factories during the golden years of Marseille’s soap-making tradition (the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century).
During the economic expansion phase of the 1950’s, L’Amande crossed the Alps, becoming actually Italian, along with some other minor brands of the F.I.S.A.M (Fabbrica Italiana della Savonnerie Amande di Marsiglia), located in Vallecrosia in the Province of Imperia -a firm created 30 years before by Huilerie & Savonnerie de L’Amande specifically to manufacture and sell their soaps in Italy and in its colonies-. In the meantime in Marseille, due to the damage caused by the bombing of the Second World War, the Huilerie & Savonnerie de L’Amande ceased its activity. All of the original recipes, machinery and customers passed to the L’Amande S.r.l. company in Savona.