Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century is giving away sampler jars scented dusting powder! We all know how important it was to wear powder, and these powders are perfect for after a bath or just to freshen up between dates!
Up for grabs are sampler jars of 8 delicious scents that represent 8 of our favorite ladies! Mini powder puffs are included! Click on the image to see the scent more clearly.
This classy tart had royal blood in her veins. She kept herself together and followed court etiquette. She was sweet and caring, devoted to her friends. Her husband died months after they were married and she was deeply affected. She spent the rest of her life a devoted friend, her friends were most important to her. This scent reflects her regal qualities and, dare I say, innocence.
Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire
The Duchess of Devonshire was a beauty who loved fashion, and if she wasn't swapping styles with the Queen of France, she was setting trends of her own in England. She was a smart girl and the first to take on a political campaign in England. Rumors spread quickly that she traded kisses for votes! This scent reflects the Georgiana at home; a loving mother and smart lady, neck and fingers dripping with opulence, surrounded by luxury of the warm scents of passing seasons.
Madame Grand married well, and was a total beauty. Marriage #1 crumbled when she had an affair with another man! She moved to Paris, where some say she sold her body to make ends meet. Enter Husband #2. He supported her financially so she could move back to London. Turns out Paris was her favorite place and she lived the rest of her days there in splendid luxury thanks to her giving husband. No stranger to profligacy, this scent reflects Madame Grand's taste for the finer things in life, a medley of exotic and fun fancies. This powder dazzles with fine pink sparkles!
Duchesse de Polignac
Gabrielle, Duchesse de Polignac became best friends with the Queen of France. She came from a more modest background. She was always more likely to be seen in pearls over diamonds, and her income was never terribly impressive. These tastes are reflected in this scent of natural fruits, pears and raspberries, with notes of freesia and sweet pea flowers.
Madame Du Barry
Madame Du Barry was the exclusive mistress to Louis XV, King of France. She had influence over the king and was in competition with the future Queen of France. She wanted the most of everything. If the young dauphine got a fancy carriage, Du Barry would want one dripping with gold. Her favorite theme? Love. She was once said to arrive at a ball wearing shoes that had precious diamonds embedded in the soles. This scent reflects her exotic and romantic nature. It also revels her passion for glam, as it comes with a fine white diamond sparkle.
Emma Hamilton began life as a poor girl with no prospects. Through a series of events she managed to climb her way to the top and become British aristocracy. After all, a life of poverty was never for Emma. She loved the finer things in life and indulged in clothes, music, the arts, and food. The Caramel scent of her powder reflects her girlhood naivety and her love of that which is sweet. It has a slight gold glitz to it!
Bess came from the notorious Hervey family, known for their dirty deeds. After her husband kicked her out of the house Bess was left without family, money or protection. She managed to be adopted by one of the most powerful families, The Devonshires. Bess was able to manipulate with her sweet act of being the damsel in distress. Like her powder, she appeared sweet to some, and tart to others.
From today until December 24th comment on this post telling me the name of the Lady whose scent you so desire!
Winners will be posted December 26th! 8 winners will be chosen, each winner will receive 1 sampler jar of dusting powder (3.5 grams) of the lady they mention.