Boxtre, Violet leaf, Jasmine, White carnation
“Boxtree and jasmine star in this candle, bringing to mind these enchanted niches of royal power. The quintessential flower from Grasse in the 18th century, jasmine has an intense and captivating trail that has made it the legendary essence of perfumery. It is teamed here with the scent of boxtree with dew drops.”
Elisabeth de Feydeau
The king's garden is a place of power. André Le Nôtre began to design the classic example of the "French garden" at Versailles in 1662. It features a number of fragrant species and is beautifully adorned with statues and basins inspired by Greek and Roman mythology. The water jets are in harmony with the decor inspired by the legends of Greek and Roman mythology as well as ancient history. They perfume the air while offering refreshment. Under Louis XIV, the woodlands were called "green rooms" and enclosed ballrooms and theaters made of greenery. They were designed as open-air salons for all types of entertainment and countless other pleasures. A symbol of the French garden, box hedging is clipped into pyramids, balls, cones and countless other shapes, forming borders and “embroidered” parterres. At Versailles, the parterres created by Le Nôtre in the 17th century already comprised a number of plant species, including jasmine. The courtesans were fascinated by their highly fragrant blossoms, which inspired great authors from Jean de La Fontaine to Victor Hugo. In 1755, Louis XV had plants added to the Trianon grounds, including jasmine. Six hundred white jasmines were sent on 15 April 1784 by M. Moreau de la Rochette. In 1786, Queen Marie-Antoinette requested the purchase of jasmine from Spain and Arabia for a new greenhouse at the Trianon.