Vanity Fair UK
We are a 100% Portuguese owned company specialised in the manufacture of luxury fragrances for the home and the body.
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.
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.
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.
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 is an integral part of our general company policy. Its main objectives are:
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.
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.
Vanity Fair UK
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.
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.
Our products are present at about 1,000 points of sale worldwide
We are represented in the most important world markets and export to 55 countries on all continents
strong export focus since our foundation, with the foreign market accounting for 80% of our turnover
Number of soaps produced in 2017