- In the early 20th century, dandies launched the fashion for fine batiste handkerchiefs. Delicately scented, they became their must-have accessory, while elegant ladies hid their gaze behind a black veil. Jacques Guerlain mischievously took his inspiration from this seductive attire to create "Mouchoir de Monsieur" in 1904 for the wedding of one of his friends.
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