domingo, novembro 19, 2006

Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier

The name of the French perfume house Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier refers to the patent granted to the French glovers' guild by Lous XIV in March 1656:  Les statuts des maîtres gantiers parfumeurs. The perfume house was created in 1988 by the founder of L'Artisan Parfumeur, Jean-Francois Laporte, and was inspired by the birth of perfumery as an art and the strong perfume trade during the reign of the Great Louis or the Sun King (Louis XIV), who enjoyed and patronized the arts.

According to the study of S. William Beck (Gloves, Their Annals and Associations, 1883), the custom of perfuming gloves started in Venice, transported from the East along with a love of fine dress and the use of "luxury" accessories such as the fork, by the Greek bride of Domenico Selvo, then Doge of Venice. (clique aqui para ler o artigo completo)

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