When the famous Paris glove-maker Maison Fabre draws inspiration from Marie-Antoinette, it brings the perfumed gloves worn by the queen of France back to life. These exceptional pieces are fine examples of French art de vivre.
Created in partnership with the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais, the perfumed Marie-Antoinette gloves are inspired by the pairs of gloves worn by the queen. Maison Fabre has dreamt up the Trianon model: two pairs that are made in lambskin and hand embroidered with a pattern inspired by one of the sovereign’s dresses. The queen liked delicate floral fragrances that offer a light and feminine scent to these exceptional pairs of gloves. With the Marie-Antoinette model, Maison Fabre has created a limited edition of 36 pairs of gloves inspired by a model worn by the queen. In dipped lambskin perfumed using talc that is encapsulated and lined with silk, they are also hand embroidered (190 euros). Short or long, they come in six shades of colour that distill the perfume Eau d’Ange, an ancient recipe for the eau de Cologne used by the royal couple. Discover it at Versailles at the Cour des Senteurs 8 rue de la Chancellerie (Tue-Sat: 10am-7pm and Sun noon-7pm) or in the shop in Paris at the Jardin du Palais Royal 128-129 Galerie de Valois in the 1st arrondissement (Mon-Sat: 11am-7pm). www.maisonfabre.com
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