Drawing inspiration straight from the very history of the House of Dorin, this new collection harks back to the heady end of the 18th century when the firm was officially recognized as a supplier of face powders and foundation make up to the royal court. The firm pledged always to remain true to the needs of its royal clients, an ethos that has guided it down through the ages.
This range of olfactory sensations was devised to recreate a majestic and intimate experience, each retelling a different story about the history of the firm. Each fragrance is available as both a scent and a scented candle. Beautiful and prestigious decorative objects, these two incarnations are perfect as gifts, either for other people or for oneself. Take a beautiful olfactory journey through the golden age of Palace of Versailles.
As you would expect from Maison Dorin creations, this collection is manufactured in France from high-quality natural materials, each bearing witness to our know-how, authenticity and faultless quality control.
Dorin Versailles 1780
If ever a scent represented the values of Maison Dorin, it truly is ‘Versailles 1780’ – a beautifully subtle fragrance including powder notes and paying homage to that most crucial date in French history, 1780, the year in which Maison Dorin was named official supplier of face powder and make-up to the Royal Court at Versailles. Everything about this scent is redolent of French refinement and sophistication. A sensational, delicate and refined fragrance combining the powdery scent of violet, sweet almondy and peachy notes, along with a slight splash of lipstick
Dorin Le Boudoir Turc
In 1777, King Louis 16th had a beautiful little chamber decorated as a gift for Queen Marie-Antoinette in 1777. Intended as a space for resting and thinking, or indeed as a bachelor flat according to some historians, the Turkish boudoir is a fascinating room, blending the classical French style of the time with oriental pieces. A refined and scented aroma in which the exotic notes of jasmine and vanilla mingle with floral, powdery notes representing Marie-Antoinette’s tastes.
Dorin Les Jardin des Château
As its name suggests, this floral and woody fragrance invites you to wander around the palace’s famous French style gardens created by André Le Nôtre, gardener to King Louis 14th. These masterpieces, cutting edge at the time, fascinated and inspired the world by their splendour and symmetry. A walk through the greenery of the Palace of Versailles, where a gentle breeze blends with the sharp scent of mown grass, the coolness of the fountains, the burgeoning scent of tuberosa and orange flower, mingled with the tropical heat of vetiver.
Dorin Figue Divine
An import from the Far East, the fig has prospered around the Mediterranean since the dawn of time. King Louis 14th adored figs so much that he ordered hundreds of trees to be planted in the palace gardens before it was even fully built. A respectful, calm fragrance, placing the fig centre stage whilst delivering the sweetness of the sap, the clean green of the leaves and the deliciously sweet taste of the fruit.
Each fragrance is available as a 100 and 200ml Perfume, a scented candle and a home perfume. Beautiful and prestigious decorative objects, these three incarnations are perfect as gifts, either for other people or for oneself. Take a beautiful olfactory journey through the golden age of Palace of Versailles.
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