Fragrance | Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century: Fragrance
October 13, 2009
"Everything that could be scented, was, and on occasion even the impossibly extravagant fountains of Versailles were perfumed. I imagine the fountain's mist on the breeze must have been a full body experience. (Louis XIV overdid it and ended up unable to have anything perfumed near him at the end of his life. Even the scent of blooming flowers caused him migraines. Let it be a lesson to those who over-apply!)"