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Author:  Louis-Charles [ Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:42 pm ]
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And with the difficulties which they have to manufacture it, this perfume will be to them very expensive too :wink:

Author:  Anouk [ Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:03 pm ]
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Oh yes it would be nice to try it but it's impossible because of the price...

Author:  Vivienne [ Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:51 pm ]
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This is getting worse - it would be so brilliant to actually smell this product and us mere mortals are very unlikely to do so due to the cost.....

That is so frustrating.



Author:  Pimprenelle [ Sat Nov 11, 2006 4:18 pm ]
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We did, Vivienne. On November 5th, 2005, there was a colloque in Versailles. The whole day was devoted to Marie-Antoinette. Elisabeth de Feydeau, who wrote the book about Fargeon, let us smell Marie Antoinette's perfume. It is very strong, and rather strange for our today tastes. I think jasmine is heavy in it, as well as, maybe, tuberose. These were the dominant scents, as long as I remember. I kept it in my notebook, and smelt it secretly for several days... It was strong, indeed, and also ebriating... a scent that would enchant and mesmerize you... Waow !

Author:  Louis-Charles [ Sat Nov 11, 2006 4:28 pm ]
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Pimprenelle wrote :

I kept it in my notebook, and smelt it secretly for several days...

You too? Ok so I'm not alone! :lol: Ouf! Thank dear Pimprenelle!

Ah I agree this perfume which gave us Elisabetht de Feydeau on 5 November was really splendid! It was primarily made up of natural products, and thus its composition is heavy and difficult to make... thus expensive.
But the result is astonishing: a natural perfume, extremely, and which lasts a long time! :wink:

Author:  melly [ Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:19 pm ]
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Elisabeth de Feydeau: A Nose for Marie Antoinette

More than 200 years after meeting her death at the guillotine, Marie Antoinette remains one of the most enigmatic figures in history. Elisabeth de Feydeau uncovers a unique perspective on the French monarch by tracing the story of Jean-Louis Fargeon in A Scented Palace: The Secret History of Marie Antoinette’s Perfumer.

Elisabeth is professor at the Versailles School of Perfumers and a cultural adviser to some of France’s greatest perfume houses. The biography examines Jean-Louis’ rise from a humble family of perfumers to personal perfumer to the young queen for 14 years and then traces the bloody events of French Revolution from his position as a court insider..................follow ... deau.shtml for interview....

Author:  Louis-Charles [ Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:56 pm ]
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This biography of Elisabeth de Feydeau is really very interesting and instructive! We learn much from things about Fargeaon, but too about the perfumes, the odors and the means of use :D

Author:  Pimprenelle [ Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:20 pm ]
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Those fragrances Marie Antoinette enjoyed... Rose, violette, iris, tuberose, jonquilla, lemon, orange flower, vanilla, cinamon, amber, and not too much of musk. She loved a perfume close to nature, smelling of flowers instead of those heavy animal scents in Versailles, musk and civette. Maybe she wanted to feel like walking in her gardens of Trianon... with just a subtle memory of her childhood in Austria, and those Viennese pastries... ?

Author:  Louis-Charles [ Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:24 pm ]
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Exact Pimprenelle! :D

Maybe she wanted to feel like walking in her gardens of Trianon...

And Fargeon had especially creates a perfume for Marie-Antoinette : it had named it "Le parfum de Trianon". Very nice! :D

Author:  Vivienne [ Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:03 pm ]
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I would love to have had your experience Pim !!!

I am very interested in aromatherapy, and just love the beautiful essential oils ( that you listed above ) that were favoured by MA.

Thanks for telling us about it.


Author:  madame_viper [ Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:20 pm ]
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hello...i am new here..i am usually on the yahoo site...anyway..i was recently at versailles and HAD to smell this they put a little on a test strip for me and on my was a very heavy scent i think...lots of tuberose in it....after a while it did lighten up to a kind of jasmin was 'ok'....not 300 E though....i would want it 'just because'..but i didnt get it...i got some other stuff instead....
so for the record..the perfume IS available at versailles....
ciao for now

Author:  Louis-Charles [ Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:26 pm ]
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Welcome on this forum madame_viper! :D

Thank you for this information on the perfume!
It should not yet be officially on sale, because the person in charge for Versailles must send to me a mail for informing me about the sale of the perfume. He had already said me that the sale would be done in December.
But you assure us that it is for soon! :wink:

Author:  Vivienne [ Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:09 am ]
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Hello Madame Viper,

Thank you for this info and welcome to the forum


Author:  Louis-Charles [ Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:48 pm ]
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I received a mail from Versailles: the perfume "Sillage de la Reine" will be available to the sale after the December 14 in Versailles! :D

Author:  Pimprenelle [ Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:51 pm ]
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Still that expensive, Chou ? :?

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