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15
Apr
2013

La Cour des Senteurs

A Boutique dedicated to exploring the artistic craftsmanship behind the world of fragrance and beauty

A new Guerlain Boutique in the Cour des Senteurs at Versailles


With the opening of a Boutique in the Cour des Senteurs in Versailles, Guerlain is choosing to unite its destiny with that of the former Royal City. This new Guerlain Boutique looks to pay a contemporary homage to the expertise of French artistic craftsmanship, a real living heritage. The House of Guerlain has called on the talents of craftsmen and artists to create a prestigious decor with a contemporary feel. Inspired by decorative elements from the royal manufactures, it reveals Guerlain's iconic symbols and codes, given a twist with modern materials. Like a bridge between the past and the future, this Boutique aims to offer a place for all perfume lovers to meet and share.

It offers a number of perfume workshops:
- The Breakfast Tour (1-hr workshop, €50): discovery of the Boutique and journey through the know-how and daring of the House of Guerlain with a breakfast by Lenôtre
- Little Guerlain (2.5-hr workshop, €70): discovery of scents, introduction to the magic of raw materials and perfume composition for children aged between 7 and 12 years old;
- Guerlain Perfumer Creator (1.5-hr workshop, €70): behind-the-scenes discovery of 180 years of creation and introduction to the perfumer's favourite raw materials by a Guerlain expert;
- Fragrant Tales (Half-day workshop: €100 / Day workshop, including lunch: €230): introduction to the art of perfuming by a Guerlain expert and fragrance composition.

For all information, please contact the Boutique in the Cour des Senteurs, 8 rue de la Chancellerie – VERSAILLES, 01 30 84 14 60.
To let you be swept away by the majesty of Versailles, Guerlain wanted to celebrate the memory of the royal festivities at the Château of Versailles with a unique perfume, sold exclusively in its Cour des Senteurs Boutique. The splendour, radiance, magic and elegance of these majestic balls are crowned by the intoxicating scent of sunny jasmine.

Inspired by the gardens in the Château of Versailles, Thierry Wasser wanted the finest essences to compose this bouquet with a royal sillage. The fragrance opens with lively green notes of bergamot and galbanum. Beautiful and noble, sensual and voluptuous Grandiflora jasmine, native to Calabria, leads the dance at its heart, adorned in fresh springtime flowers of cyclamen and jasmine.
Base notes of amber and white musk majestically compose a sillage of unforgettable grace.

This royal scent is held in the iconic White Bee bottle. A refined knot, made in a red grosgrain ribbon trimmed in black adorns the neck of the bottle. This scarlet red evokes the radiant court desired by Louis XIV, who alone had the right to wear red heels. The immaculate white label showcases the star, the Sun King's emblem and Guerlain's favoured symbol.
La Cour des Senteurs in Versailles
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