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La Cour des Senteurs

A Thousand Scents

If you’re lucky enough to be travelling to France this summer and are scheduling your obligatory trip to Versailles, then you shouldn’t miss La Cour des Senteurs, a new sensory experience dedicated to the art of perfume which just opened near the palais.

Les Jardins des Senteurs

Home to the renowned International Perfumer School which trains some of the greatest nez (noses) in France, Versailles now provides visitors with a chance to play perfumier for a day, wander the Jardins des Senteurs, a garden filled with a thousand scents, and buy limited edition candles, soaps and perfumes especially designed for the opening at the Maison des Parfums.

Diptyque’s Boutique

Guerlain’s Boutique

Diptyque’s three mini candles in Rose, Green Mint and Jasmine celebrate Versailles’ gardens while Guerlain’s exclusive scent pays homage to Marie-Antoinette (her favorite flower was jasmine.)  Even Lenôtre created a floral-inspired macaroon…  What a way to awaken all your senses and enjoy what Versailles has to offer!

Diptyque’s Mini Candles

Guerlain’s La Cour des Senteurs

Photos via Vogue France 

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10 Comments

  • Reply The Enchanted Home May 29, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Wow I bet this is amazing…great excuse to plan a trip:)

  • Reply Karena May 29, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Ladies this would be such a wonderful day trip to visit these perfumiers!
    That Guerlain Bottle is magnificent!

    Please do come and enter my giveaway from Segreto Finishes!
    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

  • Reply Barbara@HausDesign May 29, 2013 at 10:27 am

    What a treat that would be! I wish I were heading that way this Summer, but we’re heading south instead…wayyy south! 🙂 Hope you are both doing well!

  • Reply Leslie May 29, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Fun! I would like the Diptyque’s three mini candles.. I’m sure they are fabulous!

  • Reply Jeanne McKay Hartmann May 29, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Sounds fantastic! Like Barbara, we are heading in that general direction this summer, but will be far south of Versailles, unfortunately. (Although i am always on the look out for an excuse to travel to Paris!) Hope you ladies are well. I’m back at home – not quite back into blog groove yet. Hopefully soon. XOXO

  • Reply KATHYSUE May 29, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Omgosh, I would have so enjoyed seeing this while in Paris this last fall! I love fragrance and was a lucky girl to go into Guerlain and find a lovely fragrance to bring home. Be sure and read my post tomorrow. It has a connection to French Perfume!! I think you will enjoy seeing it.
    Kathysue

  • Reply pretty pink tulips May 29, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Definitely tucking this little nugget away for my next trip!!! In the midst of planning for London…if only I had time to hope the chunnel!!!

    xoxo Elizabeth

  • Reply Meghan @ Wishful Thinking May 30, 2013 at 6:11 am

    Ah man! I’ve just come back from France! Oh well, I guess another trip might be on the cards! 🙂

  • Reply quintessence May 30, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    What perfect timing!! My sister and I are taking my 2 girls to Paris in a few weeks and we already have a day planned at Versailles. I’ll have to check this out – thank you for the tip!!

  • Reply Donna with A Designer's Perspective May 31, 2013 at 10:48 am

    What a wonderful experience that would be apart of! I wish I were going to Paris this year.

    Donna

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