A Scented Palace

A Scented Palace

The Secret History of Marie Antoinette's Perfumer

Book - 2006
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This book offers a new look at the world of Marie Antoinette through the story of her personal and exclusive perfumer, Jean-Louis Fargeon. Jean-Louis served Marie for fourteen years until 1789 when the Revolution swept across France, its wrath aimed at the extravagances of the Royal Court and those who served it. Fargeon, a lifelong supporter of the Republican cause but a purveyor to the court, was in a dangerous position. Yet he remained fiercely loyal to Marie Antoinette, beyond her desperate flight to Varennes, her execution and even through his own imprisonment and trial. A Scented Palace is a wonderful window into the world of France during its most brutal and violent days.
Publisher: London ; New York I.B. Tauris : Distributed in the United States by Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
ISBN: 9781845111892
1845111893
Characteristics: xxi, 140 p. ; 23 cm.

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