Branche d’Olive Orange Flower – Candle
Imagine an orange grove at sundown – orange and petitgrain mix with orange blossom and rose to produce a fragrance, which is strongly reminiscent of the original ‘4711’ cologne.
Following the example of the Prince de Condé in Chantilly, Marie-Antoinette wanted to have her own little village to enjoy the pleasures of the countryside with her children. Her aspiration for a rural paradise is somewhat a result of Enlightenment. The Queen had her Hameau built in Versailles in 1783, going against the traditions of the old Royal Court.
In the language of flower, the violet represents shyness, modesty and sophistication and is also a symbol for secret love. It was the favorite flower of the Empress Eugénie de Montijo (1826 – 1920) wife of Napoleon III. Violette Impériale presents a generous and rich violet that recalls with elegance the splendor of the Second Empire.