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Originally, Jane and Ruth dealt in French painted furniture, furnishings and lifestyle products, scouring the world famous markets and brocantes of France until their cars became too full to sleep in! Having sourced an artisanal triple-milled Marseilles soap they formed a partnership with the aim of finding other luxury products with a similar heritage whilst following the simple philosophy of quality without compromise, style without complication.  

Over the years they have expanded the Branche d'Olive brand into a range of elegantly packaged life style accessories, home fragrances, bath and body products seeking always the quality and authenticity which is at the heart of craftsmanship.  One of their most recent fragrances, Peony, in particular the room spray, was used in the #SprayPink campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month resulting in a £10.5k donation to The Royal Marsden.    

Having outgrown their kitchen tables, the business now operates from premises near Oxford. With full time staff, they fulfil orders for 300 stockists nationwide as well as supplying their burgeoning US business directed by brand development consultant Susu Langlands from Connecticut.  Their UK stockists include Fortnum & Mason, Blenheim Palace, Burford GC and Raymond Blanc's Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons where Branche d'Olive is the only fragrance and toiletries brand.  To celebrate Le Manoir's 30th anniversary, a cross promotional Limited Edition Boxed Candle was developed - further cementing Branche d'Olive as a premium luxury brand referencing French heritage with a commitment to quality.  Their own Branche d'Olive version of this product was shortlisted for 2016 Gift of the Year (GOTY). In 2017 their Peony Room Spray was a finalist for GOTY 2017 and the year also saw the brand as a finalist for a Muddy Stilettos award.  Starting 2018, once again GOTY Shortlisted - this time for the Boxed 3 x Votives.  We await this year's decisions.

Next season's RETAIL FAIRS have yet to be finalised but will doubtless include:  Daylesford's Well Child Xmas Fair (The Cotswolds), NSPCC Henley & Spirit of Christmas (Olympia).   

Next season's TRADE FAIRS start in January: Top Drawer, Olympia (14th - 16th January 2019) Top Drawer, Olympia (8th - 10th September 2019).


 Jane & Ruth - Branche d'Olive - #LuxurywithLove #StylewithoutComplication


Jane Comyn, Branche d'Olive

Ruth Watson, Branche d'Olive









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