Absolute of Cocoa, Vanilla Bourbon, Amber gris
"Délice des Libertins (Libertines' Delight) evokes the Libertines’ favorite drink, a very rich triple-vanilla chocolate with musk and ambergris. I wanted to bring out all the sensuality and sweetness of this elixir that was drunk at the Court of Versailles as well as the harmony created by the accord of these aphrodisiac scents. "
Elisabeth de Feydeau
The Libertines were followers of a philosophical movement that began in Italy in the 16th century through the writings of authors such as Machiavelli and Cardano. This ideology came to France in the 17th century.
They sought in life plenitude, idleness, harmony and sensuality. Libertines were naturally drawn to chocolate, the “ black powder ”, which was prepared with “ barrels of musk seeds and tons of ambergris ”. It was common to subtly flavor the chocolate before intimacy, thus boosting the sensual delights.
This candle features all the sensuality and sweetness of this elixir that was drunk at the Court of Versailles as well as the harmony created by the accord of the aphrodisiac scents of cacao, vanilla, musk and precious ambergris. Finesse and balance of all of these ingredients is needed for the harmony of the composition. Once again, this philosophy reflects a period of history when heavy perfumes fell into disfavor. In the 18th century, fragrances were softer and more intimate. Palaces were witness to a newfound subtlety. In the same spirit, what was lost in abundance is gained in refinement.