Limited Palace of Versailles perfume goes on sale for €550

Limited Palace of Versailles perfume goes on sale for €550
The perfume is inspired by the palace's gardens. Photo: Jason/Flickr
The palace of Versailles is launching a limited edition perfume, with the profits going towards the renovation of the luxurious palace. It goes on sale on Wednesday.

Named Le Bouquet de la Reine (The bouquet of the Queen), the perfume contains notes of jasmine – one of Marie Antoinette’s favourite flowers – as well as bergamot and lily of the valley.

The perfume has been created by Thierry Wasser from fashion house Guerlain and is “inspired by the palace's gardens”.

But if you want to snag a bottle, you’ll have to be quick. It went on sale on Wednesday and will be available for one month only. It can only be bought online, at Versailles Castle itself or at Guerlain’s store on the Champs-Élysées, and comes with a hefty pricetag – €550 for a 125ml bottle.

Over seven million people visit the Palace of Versailles – which was the principal residence of French kings from the time of Louis XIV to the French revolution – each year, making it France’s third most popular tourist site. In 2003, a huge restoration project was launched, which is scheduled to continue until 2020.


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