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Both once ours and yet offered to all, the face is not content to be the sum of perceived - and imposed - elements: a forehead, a nose, a mouth, an eye, two... It is “this exceptional presentation of self by self” (Emmanuel Levinas, Totality and Infinity). The face thus manifests itself fully and voluntarily to others, which is why the Officine Universelle Buly dwells on it at length. This particular attention to reality gives rise to care for the figurative, because the face is the source of emotions. Witness to its own story, actor of its present moment, the face has the gift of telling the feeling of the being and the abyss of the appearance... it is indeed the true mirror of the soul.

“Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?”Pablo Picasso 

The Officine presents the face of... 


noun 1. The action of looking thoughtfully at something for a long time.  2. Deep reflected thought. 

Contemplation is a game of the mind and the eye. Regardless of the object admired, it invokes various protagonists of the face and therefore calls upon paired expressions: curiosity, insistence, admiration... For the act of contemplation to be fully accomplished, a few things need to be staged. 

Engraving by Charles Lemire, known as Lemire Ainé, 19th century

"A happy heart makes a happy face.




1. The quality of being mild, gentle, or tender.

2. The quality of being smooth and pleasant to touch. 

Although it is not the only master, it is the touch that benefits the most from softness. With great complicity, one allows us to benefit from the other. The Officine also wishes to take part in this dance, and is equipped with the gentlest and softest of care products and tools: 


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"Gentleness is invincible, if it is true."
Marcus Aurelius


Amability noun
1.quality of a friendly person; manifestation of this quality.
2.affable and considerate politeness; courtesy. Demonstrating friendliness is not an impossible feat, and lends a courteous, endearing beauty to the face. Putting a smile on your lips, softening your gaze or softening your features are all gestures that come together to form what we might call: urbanity.

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"A kind word is like a spring day"

Russian proverb




  1. Thought, consideration, conclusion to which this activity of the mind leads 
  2. The intellectual product or the organised views and principle of a period, place, group, or individual  

Reflection is that extra bit of soul that transforms thought into enlightened rapidity. It leads the mind along a thousand and one paths, between the imaginary and the tangible. Here are a few well-thought-out remedies for solving commonly human brain riddles - without it seeming like it. 

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"Reflection is called the eye of the soul."
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet




1. Matched set of ornaments (such as clothes and jewellery) 

2. Ornament, decoration to make the face pleasant and beautiful  Careful adornment of the face becomes the greatest and most virtuous of adornments. The Officine passionately believes in the power of detail to achieve an honourable overall result. This is why we have created La Grande Parure Officinale, a range of wonders that leave no facial feature untouched

Engraving by Charles Lemire, known as Lemire Ainé, 19th century

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“The human face has always been my greatest landscape.” 




In the end, emotions follow one another like the seasons. It is all a question of timing and... temperament. There is no perfect season to take care of yourself and treat yourself to a few kindnesses enabling your face to remain the most beautiful sight in the world. Make sure you are properly equipped:

Engraving by Charles Lemire, known as Lemire Ainé, 19th century

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“If you were coming in the Fall, I'd brush the Summer by With half a smile, and half a spurn, As Housewives do, a Fly.”   Emily Dickinson 

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