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PRODUCTS

About us

We are a 100% Portuguese owned company specialised in the manufacture of luxury fragrances for the home and the body.

A unique inspiration

Inspired by the idyllic scenery of the Douro River Valley and combining traditional methods of production with the highest quality raw materials, our products capture the aromas, colours and ambience of a simultaneously traditional and trendy country, where the warm sun and blue ocean nourish the soul and comfort the spirit.

Worldwide presence

Combining careful design and a wide range of exclusive fragrances, the Castelbel and Portus Cale brand scented soaps, home fragrances and body care products are currently present at around a thousand points of sale in more than 50 countries.

What sets us apart

The dedication and attention we put into our products make them a true affordable luxury, which many people use daily, whether as a gift to their loved ones or simply to scent and decorate their home or workspace.

Vision and Mission

We work every day to be a reference company in the luxury fragrances sector. We produce and market aromatic products of high technical quality, making use of exclusive raw materials and intricate formulae.

Keeping the motto "affordable luxury", we aim to increase and solidify our brands’ recognition as prestigious, world-famous brands with our target audiences, specifically in the medium and medium-high segments, as well as with other players in the market.



We distinguish ourselves from other brands by the care with which we dream up our creations and then bring them life, preserving traditional methods of production and hand wrapping.

We are a company of experiences and adventures, where colleagues are a second family and we care for the wellbeing of all.



We don't make soaps, we make gifts

AQUILES BARROS, FOUNDER AND MANAGER

Our

Quality policy

Our quality policy is an integral part of our general company policy. Its main objectives are:

  • Obtain the desired quality for our products and services;
  • Respond to the needs and expectations of stakeholders in order to ensure their trust, loyalty and satisfaction;
  • Continuously improve the implemented management system;
  • Comply with the applicable standards and requirements;
  • Ensure the reliability of our products and working methods.

Our quality management system is the responsibility of all stakeholders in the process. All our employees and suppliers contribute to achieving the best possible result and to launching products that are safe for and of value to consumers.

Certifications

We are internationally certified by SGS. Moreover, we are audited annually by Sedex Global, a globally recognised non-profit organisation responsible for SMETA Ethical Trade Audits, which examine compliance with workers’ rights, health and safety, the environment and business ethics.

Selo ISO

ISO 9001 Norm
Quality Management System certification since 2011 | www.sgs.com/certifiedclients

Selo iso 22716

ISO 22716 Norm
Good Manufacturing Practices for cosmetic items since 2015 | www.sgs.com/certifiedclients

Selo Smeta

SMETA Audits
examine compliance with workers’ rights, health and safety, the environment and business ethics

Story

Vanity Fair UK
2017

Recognitions and awards

Recognitions and awards

Our performance has been recognised several times by various Portuguese entities, and we have been awarded: Top Exporta 2012, Top Exporta 2013, Top Exporta 2015, PME Excelência 2012, PME Excelência 2013, PME Excelência 2014 and PME Excelência 2015.        

    

International Awards

At the international level, we were distinguished with two entrepreneurship prizes given at the European Business Awards. In the 2015/2016 edition, we were elected Portuguese winners by the public. In 2016/2017, in addition to once again being one of the Portuguese representatives, we were awarded a Ruban d'Honneur under the Chairman's Selection Award category.

 

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1000

POINTS OF SALE

Our products are present at about 1,000 points of sale worldwide

55

COUNTRIES

We are represented in the most important world markets and export to 55 countries on all continents

80%

EXPORTS

strong export focus since our foundation, with the foreign market accounting for 80% of our turnover

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MILLION SOAPS

Number of soaps produced in 2017