Typically, Cannes is a serene getaway on the French Riviera, but as spring rolls around and the temperatures start to rise the city is invaded by Hollywood and the independent movie industry. The Cannes Film Festival was designed in order to bring film professionals together so they can celebrate and share their work. The FrenchBox May edition has every intent to make you a part of the affair by including singular pieces that will make you feel like a participant on the ultimate red carpet and unite you with the many faces that have bravely climbed the 24 steps.
Classic icons such as Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, Romy Schneider, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz and a myriad of other actresses have walked those steps proudly embodying femininity, glamour and talent consequently transforming Cannes into a mecca for female actresses. As Cannes celebrates its 68th edition this year, we plan on taking you on a journey through the history with products that we ruthlessly hunted out just for you, because each box is dedicated to taking you on a dream vacation through an array of aromas, skin care and unique memorabilia.
So hop on board, next stop, Cannes!
What's in the Box?
What's in the Box?
Fab&Co soaps had us at “organic soap traditionally made in France”. Not only do they support the production of handcrafted items, but they keep artisanal skills alive.
Lathering the soaps and washing with them will immediately transport you to the village of Grasse, where soap production is a creed. Grasse is the perfume and soap capital of the world and Fab&Co has channeled that historic energy into each bar providing two fragrances in one, because well who doesn’t like a selection?
So, wash up for the red carpet with Fab&Co soap for luxurious skin thanks to carefully crafted soaps infused with shea butter and essential oils.
The soaps are only available in by limited retailers, but FrenchBox made sure to include one to make your skin camera ready!View product Details
We’ve always been fond of Institut Karite Paris shea butter products because of their irrefutable quality. Most recently, we discovered Collection Mademoiselle‘s French Delice Lip Gloss and were compelled to share this “trouvaille” with you!
The Passion gloss has been selected for you to complete the Parisian look that everyone is looking for as spring comes to an end and summer approaches. Put away the dark lipsticks and the smokey eyes, the nude look is in for summer! Natural makeup is a summer staple and currently the trend to follow in France.
This Passion gloss is sure to become your secret weapon by keeping your lips Hollywood fresh and the envy of all the fashionistas in town. Fortunately you’ll be the only one around with access to the gloss because it was just launched this month in France and FrenchBox got first dibs just for you!
The slick and shiny gloss not only tastes wonderful, but it’ll keep that special someone pining for a French Kiss.View product Details
Payot Body Scrub with Pistachio & Sweet Almost Extracts is the secret to soft luscious skin. No starlet would dare to walk the famous red carpet in Cannes without scrubbing first and neither should you.
We’ve selected this special formula to keep your skin flawless all summer long. Whether it’s for your next beach holiday or laying out at the local pool the Payot body scrub will battle imperfections for you and produce baby soft skin.
Additionally, the sweet aroma of almond and pistachio perfectly blended together will keep you fresh and energetic. We picked the scrub, because the rich emulsion of nuts immediately appealed to our olfactive memory and took us home, which is why we’re sure you’ll find serenity in cozy recollections each time you scrub away.View product Details
At FrenchBox, we’re suckers for organic products, because we believe beauty should come guilt free. The Marilou Bio Night Creme is just that, a natural and organic creme to nourish your face with mother nature’s best.
Free from overpowering fragrance the Marilou Bio Night Creme is sure to envelop your skin and work its charm throughout the night so that you can wake up to glamorous glowing skin and ready to take on the day as if it were your very own red carpet.View product Details
The Palm D’or is the most prestigious award at the Cannes Film Festival, which marks the Best Feature Film and in our rendition honors our faithful customers.
The Cannes box would not have been complete without your very own Palme d’or! This showpiece is open to creativity, wear it as a necklace, use it as a bookmark or just let your imagination run wild.
Your patience and devotion to FrenchBox is what keeps us thriving and tenaciously hunting for singular products month after month. We are dedicated to your loyalty and in return hope that you find 100% satisfaction in the experiences we create. We thoroughly enjoy taking you on journeys across France and look forward to our next adventure together!View product Details
We wanted to get you original French cinema 35mm film. This proved to be a hard endeavour since movies are now shot digitally and original 35mm film is extremely safeguarded. We looked everywhere, we called in favors, tried to move mountains and found that getting our hands on actual film and desecrating it would have illegal. Nonetheless, we didn’t give up, we just renovated the idea and found something a little bit more personal.
Back in the 50s and 60s, French children were shown educational slides in school and we thought the film would be just perfect for our box. Eventually, after searching high and low we found a treasure trove at a school located in the region of one of us.
We thought it would be a great way to get you further connected with FrenchBox’s origins. The keychains you will find in your box are personally assembled by us with images from the film. Each keychain will feature a personal story by displaying French folktales such as La Fontaine, cartoons, healthy living lifestyles, banking explained in images for children and much more memorabilia from the 50’s in France! The personal hand-cut film keychains are just our little way of showing our dedication to every single one of you.View product Details
Finally we’ve saved the best for last. Every FrenchBox this month contains an extremely valuable surprise. We’re including authentic French postcards from the French Riviera in and around Cannes.
We spent copious amounts of time gathering postcard collections just to obtain a sufficiently large collection for all of our subscribers. The postcards we were fortunate enough to locate date from 1900 to 1960. Some of them have been circulated and contain original calligraphy, stamps and singular stories.
Each card has a story, now it’s your turn to add your story to its repertoire. We like to think we are writing you into history with each card. Whether in black and white or in color you’re sure to get a glimpse into the life of past Cannes attendees or French Riviera visitors. Their story is now yours, our loyal starlets.View product Details