Arquiste Fleur de Louis
Arquiste Fleur de Louis - eau de parfum for women and men
Fleur de Louis by Arquiste - "June 1660, Isle of Pheasants, Basque region, on the French-Spanish border. To ensure peace between the, two Royal Courts converge at a richly-appointed pavilion built of freshly cut Pine and Cedar wood. From the French side, in a golden aura of Iris, Rose and Jasmine, emerges a young Louis XIV, all starched and composed, eager to catch a glimpse of his new bride, the Infanta Maria Teresa." --arquiste.com
|Tagline||June 1660, Isle of Pheasants, Basque region, on the French-Spanish border.|
|Scent Classification||Woody Floral|
|Fragrance Notes||Orange blossom, florentine orris, jasmine, cedar wood|
|Available Products||Arquiste Fleur de Louis - Eau de Parfum 1.86oz / $175|
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Curiosities - Louis' signature mixture, 'Acqua Angeli' (L'Eau d'Ange), consisted of a mixture of nutmeg, cloves, and other resins boiled in rose water. Then jasmine, orange blossom and a few grains of musk were added for his shirts to be rinsed in the sweetly scented water.
Louis XIV was dubbed the 'sweetest smelling monarch', and the French court delighted in floral powders, pomades and waters.
The Pommade de Florence was a popular concoction made of Florentine Iris. Fashionable with the French ladies, it was greatly 'appreciated' by the King.
In 17th century France there was a fashion for small bird-shaped ornaments known as 'Oiselets de Chypre', molded out of a Chypre perfume paste and hung from ceilings.
Standard protocal did not allow the groom to see the bride before the wedding, but Louis was eager to set his own rules and presented himself nonetheless. When Philip IV of Spain saw him come in, he pretended not to see him but made a swift sign to his daughter, who immediately went pale and lowered her eyes.
Source: www.arquiste.com (Nov. 2011)
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