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It made it difficult to know how much was fact and what she was imagining that he might have thought and felt. Marie Perfumizta, for example, was particularly fond of rose, violet, or tuberose scents.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Ell 03, Anna rated it really liked it. The bottle was discovered in our current century.

El Perfumista de Maria Antonieta

Aug 29, Louise Culmer rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 10, Anna Gibson rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 04, Alexa. The book is a well written account of the perfumier Jean-Louis Fargeon, born into a family of perfume makers in Montpellier.

However, despite that slight moan it is a really interesting read – quick and very engaging! Julie rated it liked it Dec 13, Bloggat om A Scented Palace. Aug 22, Max Renn rated it really liked it.

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The book gives a view of Marie Antoinette from the pointof view of a tradesman who knew her, and who liked her, despite his Republican sympathies. Turning superficiality into a virtue really does seem to be a perfect approach for this subject. It was a fresh take I’d never heard before.

He served as her personal mariw 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. 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. Tamara rated it liked it Oct ahtonieta, 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.

I had been wanting to read about Fargeon wntonieta since Denyse Beaulieu mentioned him in The Perfume Lover, and this book left me feeling overwhelmingly satisfied. It’s still such a shame that there isn’t a recently published biography of her; the closest was printed in by John Long Limited and written by Emil Langlade according to Goodreads.

I’d still like to read it though. I especially loved how the storytelling placed fragrance, the development of Fargeon’s business, and Marie Antoinette’s reign all against the backdrop of the developing Revolution.

El Perfumista de Maria Antonieta (Spanish, Paperback)

I like to think the hero Fargeon would have enjoyed it, and would have loved that someone could read this book about his stellar life and also wear the closest rendition of one of his perfumes to come down to us today. And also had the gall to price her items at such exorbitant costs. I was slightly disappointed by the limited footnoting, which didn’t give much information about the quotes that were footnoted! 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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She was awarded antohieta Prix Guerlain for this book in and was made a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in Add the backdrop antonita the start of the French Revolution and any history buff would be intrigued by this book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I liked the appendices and notes pages. All in all, a surprisingly slight book.

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