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the meeting of the two most beautiful women of their epoch
A cold makes the discovery of "scent new ground" at present impossible and also the head concerns itself rather with the already known one, instead of dealing with the newspaper or current problems.
So today I sort out my records, starting from behind, and notice that here the "beautiful
Eugénie" was totally forgotten by me.
My comment "1904 Madame Butterfly Puccini" reminds here of the brand "Histoires de Parfums" and also corresponding "conversations" lead me to this lady: Eugénie de Montijo!
I will make up for their homage herewith, even if belatedly.
On 5 May 1826, the last French Empress Eugénie was born in Granada as Maria Eugenio Ignacia. Listing your complete name would take too much space; we don't need it here either.
She was regarded as one of the most beautiful women of her epoch, married Napoleon III in 1853, as whose empress she made his star shine very brightly. Actually, he was always "the husband of the beautiful Eugénie"!
But at that time there was another very beautiful woman at the side of a European ruler: Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the legendary "Sisi/Sissi".
Between France and Austria there were wars again and again; so a meeting of the two potentates was agreed upon: among other things one also relied on the "diplomacy of beauty"!
Both imperial couples met in August 1867 at the railway station of Salzburg; they were both passing through the respective summer resort.
Napoléon III, very receptive to feminine beauty, was somewhat out of line with the usual etiquette. Already on the platform he walked around Empress Elisabeth with admiring looks and could say nothing else than: "Oh, what beauty!", "Oh, what beauty!"
Empress Elisabeth, as is well known, did not like to attract the attention of people: she wished for a mouse hole, strongly blushing, in order to escape this enthusiasm!
Surprisingly, both capricious beauties got along very well; much better than their ruling spouses: Eugénie was very impressed by the fragile elegance of the other woman.
The racy and at the same time elegant beauty of this woman corresponds to "1826 Eugénie de Montijo" by "Histoires de Parfums".
This fragrance not only pays tribute to the enchanting ruler; it also corresponds to her well-known preference for the sensuality of the amber scent, floating on a cloud of patchouli and white flowers.
Bergamot and mandarin appear only briefly: they form the trellis for the now following opulent richness of flowers and spices.
The power of the scent of white flowers is certainly also based on jasmine and tuberose; we leave the rest of the secret of this mixture to Monsieur Ghislain and his companions.
The violet in its always somewhat old-fashioned fragrance power is supported by a light ginger sharpness and the softness and warmth of cinnamon.
Ginger and cinnamon as aromatic opposites attract each other harmoniously here.
Thus, this triumvirate forms an antithesis to the enormous white flower foams; it has been integrated here into a magnificent fragrance composition.
The beauty and sensuality of the last French empress is also underlined by exquisite scents.
Light woods, white musk and erotically warming vanilla form the basis for the smoky and yet so flattering spice of Amber incense
No savings were made on both; a very oriental, enticing fragrance unfolds: the fragrance of a seductive woman who is all woman, who is white and also likes to show!
Patchouli floats like golden threads over this fragrance creation: it makes "Her Imperial Highness Eugénie" shine.
In spite of the powerful scents "1826 Eugénie de Montijo" doesn't seem too overwhelming to me.
Even with my gracefulness and blondness I can wear this fragrance without appearing disguised.
He also stays with me for some time, then becomes more transparent and lighter, before he says goodbye elegantly, but still spicy.
At that time I had sent this fragrant empress on; she can now hold court elsewhere.
But I will always remember her as a sensual, beautiful companion.