The perfume-drenched inhabitants of the royal court

On a sleepy tree-lined avenue a few hundred feet from the Château de Versailles, the newly-opened Cour des Senteurs ("courtyard of fragrances") is breathing new life into a historic quartier. A fragrant new life, that is, quietly drawing attention to an unjustly overlooked corner of Versailles, while evoking the ancient, perfume-drenched inhabitants of the royal court, whose enthusiasm for all things scented helped launch the venerable French métier.

— Read more at The Cour des Senteurs in Versailles at France Today, or see the Versailles Tourist Office's entry on the Cour des Senteurs. You may remember that Guerlain launched a special fragrance for their boutique there: Guerlain Cour des Senteurs Versailles.

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  1. kindcrow says:

    Robin, I’ll bet that you were eyeing that picture of the jasmine cream macarons :-)

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