When Parisian-born Valerie Grandury, the founder of Odacité, fell sick over a decade ago, she quit her job as a Hollywood producer and headed for the hills. Topanga, that is. There she embraced a raw foods diet and studied the healing powers of plants. Oh, and she also started mixing her own skincare. Her friends clamored for her blends and Odacité was born. A student of good nutrition, Grandury knows that botanicals in her line will be most effective if they are fresh. Odacité is mixed in tiny batches, shipped quickly and refrigerated until it is sold at retail.