Hameau de la Reine, Historiae (Bertrand Duchaufour)

 Hameau de la Reine, Historiae (Bertrand Duchaufour).
Following the example of the Prince de Condé in Chantilly, Maire-Antoinette wants to have her own little village to enjoy the pleasures of the countryside with her children. Her aspiration for a rural paradise in somewhat a result of the Enlightenment. The Queen had her Hameau built in Versailles in 1783, going against the traditions of the old Royal Court.  Notes include bergamot, blackcurrant bud, tomato leaf, fig leaf, rose, galbanum, peony, geranium, mock orange, ivy, vetiver, patchouli, white wood, musk, and honey.

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