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L'Occitane's Gingerbread Scent Supports People with Vision Loss

Limited edition candle benefits the American Foundation for the Blind

November 3, 2005 (New York)—When you purchase the new Gingerbread Candle and set of seven candle bases from L'Occitane during the month of November, 20 percent of the proceeds will benefit the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB).

In keeping with L'Occitane's package design—which includes braille descriptions on many of their products—the different colored candle bases have the word "LIGHT" spelled out in braille.

"AFB and L'Occitane share a commitment to making the world accessible for people with vision loss," said Carl R. Augusto, President and CEO of the American Foundation for the Blind. "AFB is thrilled to once again benefit from the company's dedication to helping promote equality and accessibility for people with vision loss."

This is the third year in a row that L'Occitane and AFB have offered a fall promotion and continues a long history between the two organizations. In 2000, L'Occitane received an Access Award from AFB for its efforts to make its products accessible to people with vision loss through braille labeling.

The limited edition candle coasters and new Gingerbread Candle, wrapped together in a gift set for $16, will be available for purchase from November 1 - 30, 2005, at all L'Occitane boutiques,, or by calling 1-888-623-2880.


For more information contact:
Carrie Fernandez
AFB Communications
(212) 502-7674 or via e-mail at

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