Vudohn To ask other readers questions about A Scented Palaceplease sign up. Dec 17, Cleolinda rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 10, Anna Gibson rated it really liked it Shelves: His ambition carried him to Paris where his boutique became one of the most elegant and well-patronised in France. Skickas inom vardagar. Numerous Google searches never yielded anything interesting. Still interesting but I was expecting more biographical information. Feb 20, Rebecca rated it it was amazing Shelves: Perfumery was already well established in France, and even philosophers at the time acknowledged the importance of our olfactory senses.
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Which I think we all kind of suspected. Just putting it out there. Numerous Google searches never yielded anything interesting. But I recently came across, and just read, A Scented Palace: The Secret History of Marie-Antoinettes perfumer originally published in , which led me to the perfume that I knew existed but couldnt find anywhere; it is probably the closest anyone can find to an original 18th-Century perfume by the Queens perfumer, Jean-Louis Fargeon.
The book For many years I have been looking to purchase a Parisian perfume made from an old recipe. The book is a well written account of the perfumier Jean-Louis Fargeon, born into a family of perfume makers in Montpellier. He worked his way up and into the Court of Versailles, eventually becoming the special perfumer to Marie Antoinette.
It was a pleasure to imagine the wonderful scents that Fargeon created for the Queen, and also to learn of her elaborate bathing and dressing habits. I found his potions fascinating, and I have always felt that Marie Antoinette, while she was an unfortunate spend thrift, was misjudged. Her only fault was having been part of an antiquated system that was at its end. The bottle was discovered in our current century. It may be a fantasy, but the scent is light and lush, and it does honor the work of both Fargeon and Lubin very well.
I like to think the hero Fargeon would have enjoyed it, and would have loved that someone could read this book about his stellar life and also wear the closest rendition of one of his perfumes to come down to us today. I wore it the entire time that I read the book. Both are a delicious pleasure.
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