EUGÈNE POPELIN, A PHARMACIST, OPENED A SHOP IN THE MARAIS TO ACQUAINT HIS PARISIAN CLIENTS WITH PROVENÇAL OILS IN 1822. He believed “l’or vert est un elixir” (“the green gold is an elixir”). Modern science agrees. The nearly 200 year- old enterprise is still privately held and keeping shop in the Marais. The main task of A L’Olivier is the meticulous selection of its olive oils and vinegars to ensure impeccable quality. To that end, they scour the regions of the Mediterranean to unearth the best vintages for you. Handsomely packaged.