L'Or De Louis

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L'Or De Louis by Arquiste- new in!


An opulent, woody orange blossom composition including 24 karat gold ( includes 24 karat gold flakes (cosmetic grade, totally clean and non-toxic!).

April 1687     The Orangery, Versailles

More than a thousand Mediterranean trees are housed in the cathedral-like galleries of the Orangery. Built by the King’s architect to impress courtiers, the tree-lined space became a theatrical setting to entertain the Court. Inside, the gardeners would build bonfires to keep the trees warm so when the Sun King visited, the heady scent of firewood blended with his beloved orange blossoms would emit a generous golden aura.


A decidedly regal and refined scent made with the most noble, high quality naturals.

Top Notes:
Neroli, Galbanum, French Cypress, Bergamot

Heart notes: Orange blossom, Jasmine absolute, Rosewater, Clove buds, Pomegranate, Honey

Base notes: White Cedar wood, Florentine orris, Vetiver, Musk accord, ‘Oiselet de Chypre’ accord ( a 17th century resinous amber accord based on labdanum)

100 ml. EdP spray, 1 ml. spray sample 

Perfumer:  Rodrigo Flores-Roux


On Versailles:

Louis XIV was dubbed the ‘sweetest smelling monarch’. To satisfy his love of orange blossom he imported thousands of orange trees and had his architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart expand the largest ever Orangery in Europe. During his reign, it was fashionable among nobles, to pay their court, to offer their own citrus and fruit trees to complement the King’s collection.

Orange trees from Portugal, Spain or Italy, lemon trees, oleanders, palm trees and even pomegranate trees, have been protected for over 200 years within its monumental galleries. The central gallery is over 150 meters long and its vault culminates at 13 meters high. Two return galleries end under the monumental staircases of the Cent-Marches which play the role of buttresses to the whole. It was built under the ‘Italian model”, that is, in stone, with walls 4 to 5 meters thick, double glazing of the bays and a Southern exposure to maintain warmer temperatures even in winter.

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