In 1987, Joe headed overseas in search of artisanal companies who created soaps,  and body-care products based on the authentic local traditions of formulation and fragrance. Joe was convinced that many Americans would be as enthusiastic about high quality, natural products as he was.  

Before too long and after many grand adventures, Joe was in the business of importing beautifully crafted European products for the benefit of an appreciative niche of the American public.  Baudelaire was born and the evolution continues today.  Some of those original artisan companies continue to supply Baudelaire decades later.  

In addition, new partners in creation have been added to the Baudelaire family, including some on this side of the Atlantic. Baudelaire's evolution, some thirty years later, continues today with a facility switch to solar power, among other changes.