Palace of versailles

The Palace of Versailles and Guerlain create a limited edition perfume that is a work of art

In collaboration with Guerlain, one of the oldest perfume houses in Paris, the Castle of Versailles spear The Queen’s Bouquet (The Queen’s Bouquet), an exclusive limited edition fragrance that captures all the opulence of the palace as well as its constant revival over the centuries in its fragrance but also in its exquisite handcrafted bottle. The proceeds will go towards the renovation of the iconic palace, which is one of the most visited monuments in France.

Unveiled last night in Paris in the Guerlain flagship store on the Champs-Elysées, the perfume is officially on sale. At the price of €550, buyers only have one month (until the 17and May 2016) to apply for a bottle of the rare perfume that draws on all the grandeur of the Palace of Versailles, draped in sumptuous fabrics and solid gold.

A sharp cleanliness in the fragrance recalls the delicious sweet scents of the sumptuous gardens of Versailles. Designed by Thierry Wasser, in-house perfumer at Guerlain since 2008, The Queen’s Bouquet was inspired by Marie Antoinette, whose favorite flower is jasmine. Wasser also adds notes of bergamot, lily, amber and white musk which come together in a simple and uplifting feminine creation.

Guerlain and the Palace of Versailles share and defend the same vision in terms of heritage and culture.” said Laurent Boillot, CEO of Guerlain.“Catherine Pgard’s invitation to collaborate immediately thrilled me. Helping to restore parts of the Château to its former glory and splendor thanks to Guerlain’s typically French know-how and craftsmanship was more than he evidence was a conviction.

A work of art demonstrating French elegance and craftsmanship, the beautiful bottle is designed to resemble a precious stone. For the occasion, Guerlain has brought back its Quadrilobe bottle, originally created in 1908 for the house’s emblematic perfume. Peace Street.

Entirely handcrafted by the glass artisans of Verreries Brosse in northern France, the jeweled star-shaped 23-karat gold logo reflects the Sun King Louis XIV’s Apollo emblem and was crafted by the exclusive creators of haute couture accessories from the historic House Desrues. Dark purple silk threads hand-woven by Guerlain artisans add the finishing touch to the refined work. The Bouquet le Reine is available until the 17and May 2016 and by applying online: www.bouquetdelareine.chateauversailles.fr

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