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Add the backdrop of the start of the French Revolution and any history buff would be intrigued by this book. Also the scents and descriptions of perfume were delightful, I’m not that well versed but it made a kind of sumptuous read. It also goes a bit into the old ways of making perfume, and has lots of useful perfimista in the back about perfume.

Dec 17, Cleolinda rated it liked it Shelves: I had been expecting to learn about the perfumer rather than read about his passion, but I cannot say that I did not enjoy myself. If you read Fraser’s biography of Marie Antoinette this book will be a nice accompaniment. Though it was well-written, I kind of wish that some of the french statements and titles had been translated, at least once.

A Scented Palace: The Secret History of Marie Antoinette’s Perfumer by Elisabeth de Feydeau

It was an interesting book, but not quite of the traditional biographical vein. To ask other readers questions about A Scented Palaceplease sign up. Open Preview See a Problem?

Very well-written, filled with vivid details that bring the biography to life in ways many biographies don’t. Tamara rated it liked it Oct 26, Such an interesting book, peffumista the appendices at the back, listing Fargeon’s own notes about different scent-giving ingredients and the methods of capturing their scents.

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Mar 16, Ruza rated it it was amazing. I had no idea that there was a college whose curriculum centered around learning how to make perfumes and the history behind the art.

Jul 31, Priscilla Leonard rated it really liked it.

A Scented Palace: The Secret History of Marie Antoinette’s Perfumer

Turning superficiality into a virtue really does seem to be a perfect approach for this subject. Overall, an interesting account of perfumery in the time of Louis XVI, but not really antoniet biography. It is an interesting angle to the history of the Queen of France and the revolution, and the author makes much of Fargeon’s republicanism.

Based on archival documents, this book includes descriptions of the cosmet In the end, though, I perfumosta as though I didn’t learn much about the perfumer himself – his creations were definitely the main focus of the work.

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What was obvious from the first page was the author’s passion for perfumery. Fargeon, a lifelong supporter of the Republican cause but a purveyor to the court, was in a dangerous position. Story of a Murderer.

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The author concentrates on describing the various perfumed concoctions produced by the perfumer Fargeon for his aristocratic clients. That he pertumista letters to his brother was m Such an interesting book, especially the appendices at the back, listing Fargeon’s own notes about different scent-giving ingredients and the methods of capturing their scents. But other than the usual fare about her majesty her dresses, the lesbian rumors, her ‘affair’ with Count Axel de Fersen, the Affair of the Necklessthere isn’t anything new to read about.

To me his aspirations seem solidly bourgeois, and his extensive land holdings, horses, carriages, and royal clientele do not reconcile with his professed political leanings the revolutionaries had similar misgivings.

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For many years I have been looking to purchase a Parisian perfume made from an old recipe. Unfortunately much of this relatively slender volume is taken up with history better covered elsewhere. Thanks for telling us perfuimsta the problem. There are points where it was hard for me to read because I simply couldn’t visualize the process of making a perfume. But he dreams of the glittering court of Versailles and of becoming perfumer to the young queen, Marie Antoinette.

Bloggat om A Scented Palace. Aug 22, Max Renn rated it really liked it.

El Perfumista de Maria Antonieta (Spanish, Paperback)

Tauris first published This book offers a new look at the world of Marie Antoinette through the story of her personal and exclusive perfumer, Jean-Louis Fargeon.

He worked his way up and into the Court of Versailles, eventually becoming the special perfumer to Marie Antoinette. Yet he remained fiercely loyal to Marie Antoinette, beyond her desperate flight to Varennes, her execution and even through his own imprisonment and trial The bottle was discovered in our current century. Fargeon, a lifelong supporter of the Republican cause but a This book offers a new look at the world of Marie Antoinette through the story of her personal and exclusive perfumer, Jean-Louis Fargeon.