Native of Asia, the orange tree was slowly introduced into the Mediterranean Basin.
The orange tree flower was the favorite fragrance of King Louis XIV, known as the « Sun King » (1638 – 1715). Louis XIV had a great sensitivity for smells. His personal perfumer, Martial, created a perfume for him for each day of the week. According to the French writer Saint-Simon, the King overused musky perfumes so much so that by the end of his reign « he could not bear any, except for the odor of the orange flower ». The monarch’s original taste foretold the trend of natural fresh scents which was to be very much « en vogue » in the XVIIIth century.
With its fresh arrangement punctuated by aromatic notes backed by noble woods, Orangerie du Roy makes you rediscover the orange blossom.
Creation of the Perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour.
Perfume family: citrus, floral
Top notes: lemon, sweet orange, petit grain, basil, spearmint, bergamot
Heart notes: orange blossom, ylang ylang, honeysuckle, lavender, thyme, mock orange
Base notes: patchouli, vetiver, oak moss, musk