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Despite how long ago all of this occurred, de Feydeau managed to make Fargeon incredibly likable and other “characters” three-dimensional, which brings the novel to life.

Refresh and try again. Books by Elisabeth de Feydeau. Just putting it out there. Jun 16, Jen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Concocting sumptuous perfumes and pomades for most of the French nobility, Fargeon eventually caught the attention of the queen.

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.

A Scented Palace

I had no idea that there was a college whose curriculum centered around learning how to make perfumes and the history behind the art. Oct 12, Kate rated antonirta it was amazing.

He served as her personal and exclusive perfumer for fourteen years until when the darkness of Revolution swept across France, its wrath aimed at the extravagance of a now hated queen. It also goes a bit into the old ways of making perfume, and has lots of useful information in the back about perfume. In truth this book is a solid and quick overview of the summtuary habits at Versailles with Fargeon as a kind of literary device that the perfumists relates back to.

The scent descriptions in the book are excellent, as well, and detailed enough to give the reader a good sense of the perfume. The bottle was discovered in our current century. This book is a great little addition to any 18th century library. 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. There are points where it was hard for me to read because I simply couldn’t visualize the process of making a perfume.


Lists with This Book. Published October 17th by I. I really enjoyed the book though. Ashley Wold rated it liked it Aug 24, Learning about Jean-Louis Fargeon’s personal relationship with the Queen and all about the fragrances that he compounded is particularly antoneta for me and my line of work.

Churchill Andrew Roberts Inbunden. 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. Fargeon, antonista lifelong supporter of the Republican cause but a purveyor to the court, was in a dangerous position. The For many years I have been looking to purchase a Parisian perfume made from an old recipe.

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I would’ve used an online translator, but I don’t trust those things. Mar 24, Kara rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 25, Anna rated it it was ok Shelves: Though it was well-written, I kind of wish that some of the french statements and titles had been translated, at least once. 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.

That he wrote 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. A pleasant enough light very light read if you are interested in Herself, but I can’t imagine why anyone else would pick it up.


El Perfumista de Maria Antonieta

Trivia About A Scented Palace Fargeon’s modern day equivalent wouls be a person earning a 6 figure salary who wears a Che T-shirt on the weekends. There’s a French version by Michelle Sapori published in ; I hope it’s due to come out in English sometime soon. Tamara rated it liked it Oct pefrumista, One of the most interesting aspects of the book is the details of how he worked, and particularly his wife’s involvement in the sl.

I found his potions fascinating, and I have always felt lerfumista Marie Antoinette, while perfumistz was an unfortunate spend thrift, was misjudged. I love perfume, love reading about perfume ingredients, flowers, notes, the olfactory world is beautiful, yet haunting at the same time. And all kidding aside, the book might have benefited from a judicious sprinkling of scratch ‘n’ sniffs.

The book is a short history on his relationship with her over the years and his journal writings and what happened during and after the French Revolution. I liked the appendices and notes pages. He produced elixirs and perfumes and scented oils for her bath and she called on him during times of distress and when she wanted to experiment with scents, she enjoyed luxury and being pampered.

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Feb 23, Perfumixta rated it really liked it Shelves: This book dives into the secret life of Marie Antoinette’s perfumer and his creations for Marie Antoinette and his close relationship with her. No trivia or quizzes yet. Her only fault was having been part of an antiquated system that was at its end.