Invidiana Posted May 23, 2010 Share Posted May 23, 2010 Trianon-Esque As soft as the delicate muslin dresses she favored – though some would say they were decidedly less than regal – as rich as those fragrances it was said she preferred, her scent commanding friends, enemies, lovers and rivals alike…a tribute to the original creation of Jean-Louis Fargeon: the famed fragrance Trianon and the woman for whom it was created, Marie-Antoinette. A decadent floral with touches of warmth, recalling that most infamous of royalty…iris, jasmine, rose and orange blossom upon a luxurious base of sandalwood and musk. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Magickal Meanings of Ingredients: IRIS ~ Friendship, faith, wisdom, valor and promise; purification, resurrection. ORANGE BLOSSOM ~ Strong 'magnet' to attract men; eternal love, marriage, fruitfulness, thoughtfulness, happiness, tribute. TULIP ~ Love, perfection, protection, prosperity. ROSE ~ Self-confidence, strong aphrodisiac properties, attracts affection & love, fertility, divination/clairvoyance. INDIAN JASMINE (MOGRA) ~ Self-confidence, anxiety reduction, prosperity; powerful love attractant, spiritual love. HONEY ~ Enticing, seductive; use to bewitch a straying or hesitant lover. Happiness, fulfillment. MYSORE SANDALWOOD ~ Love, exotic, sensual atmospheric; aphrodisiac. Healing, spirituality, exorcism. CIVIT, MUSKARO, TONQUIN & CANTON MUSKS ~ Self-confidence and strength, sexual attractant, heightens passions and arousal. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Forgive the subtitle straight off the Marie Antoinette soundtrack; I love that movie and adore the costumes and scenery. Whenver I think of the classic perfumes of past eras though, ridiculously strong florals come to mind. Now I know the note list may appear to scream "screeching floral" at you but this is in no way even remotely one of those. Jasmine and rose are my two biggest floral fears and there is not one trace of dry sharpness or cat pee in this. It's a soft, lush, sexy floral, exotic and sensual, with those qualities complemented beautifully and heightened by the sandalwood and musk. For anyone afraid of rose, there is no sharp and dry "old lady rose" here, just dewy sugared rose petals. The honey adds just the right dose of sweetness to top it all off. I love how evocative this is of luxury and opulence of old Versailles without veering into suffocating territory as many of the actual perfumes people wore in that age must have. It's a gorgeous modern interpretation. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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