sexta-feira, novembro 17, 2006

French Perfumery to be Celebrated at Versailles

By: Jodi Battershell

Consider for a moment the contributions of France in the development of perfume as we know it today. Over the years, France and its perfume industry have given us their aromatic flowers, a structure for crafting high-quality and long-lasting scents, innovations in fragrance chemistry, and above all, the pure and simple pleasure of applying a beautifully scented product from an elegant, well-designed bottle. French perfumery rose to new importance under King Louis XV, whose court is sometimes referred to as "The Perfumed Court."  Legend has it that he required his suites at the palace in Versailles to be scented with a different perfume every day, and his mistress, Madame de Pompadour, was known for her large perfume collection. (clique aqui para ler o artigo completo)

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