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It was distracting because I didn’t know what it meant. Extreme Ownership Jocko Willink Inbunden.
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May 28, Larissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: The story of how a perfumer created amazing scents that won the attention of Marie Antointte and many other courtiers. He produced elixirs and perfumes and scented oils for perufmista bath and she called on him during times of distress and when she wanted to experiment with scents, she enjoyed luxury and being pampered. Fargeon, a lifelong supporter of the Republican cause but a This book offers a new look at the world of Marie Antoinette through the story of her personal and exclusive perfumer, Jean-Louis Fargeon.
Jul 31, Priscilla Leonard rated it really liked it.
A Scented Palace: The Secret History of Marie Antoinette’s Perfumer
Aug 29, Louise Culmer rated it liked it Shelves: Despite how long ago all of this occurred, de Feydeau managed to make Fargeon incredibly likable and other “characters” three-dimensional, which brings the novel to life. The book is a short history on his relationship with her over the years and his journal writings and what happened during and after the French Revolution.
In some ways this book is a perfect companion to sofia coppola’s film. The book is a well written account of the perfumier Jean-Louis Fargeon, born into a family of perfume makers in Montpellier.
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. Probably of most interest to readers who are interested in the science behind perfumery.
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I really enjoyed the book though. Numerous Google searches never yielded anything interesting. It was very interesting to learn about how perfymista make perfume.
What saves this book and elevates it to 4 stars is the particulars regarding the art of perfumery as practiced in this time. This was an easy read, very light-weight considering it relates to events leading up to the horrors of the French Revolution.
El Perfumista de Maria Antonieta (Spanish, Paperback)
No trivia or quizzes yet. And all kidding aside, the book might have benefited from a judicious sprinkling of scratch perfumsita sniffs. Also the scents and descriptions of perfume were delightful, I’m not that well versed but it made a kind of sumptuous read. Published October 17th by I. All in all, a surprisingly slight book. I really enjoyed this book- though I have read about four books about Marie Antoinette- this has a bourgeois viewpoint and reality that I appreciated, and generally undocumented.
A brief but informative look at one of the perfumers that Marie Antoinette highly favored.
Churchill Andrew Roberts Inbunden. I especially loved how the storytelling placed fragrance, xntonieta development of Fargeon’s business, and Marie Antoinette’s reign all against the backdrop of the developing Revolution.
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. Aug 15, Abby Warren rated it liked it.
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That he wrote letters to his brother was mentioned, but not once did the author say where she was finding her information Dec 17, Cleolinda rated it liked it Shelves: This was a bit disappointing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Tamara rated it liked it Oct 26, Trivia About A Scented Palace A pleasant enough light very light read if you are interested in Herself, but I can’t imagine why anyone else would pick it up. There are points where it was hard for me to read because I simply couldn’t visualize the process of making a perfume. This book offers a new look at the world of Marie Antoinette through the story of her personal and exclusive perfumer, Jean-Louis Fargeon.