Monthly Archives: January 2019

Louis XIV’s Fragrance: Royal Iris

In one of my old posts I have already expressed my opinion that a fragrance is alike the time machine, able to return our emotions, memories, the past life. And, for sure, as a great perfume amateur I could not … Continue reading

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Louis XIV’s Fashion Tips: Lace Ties, Red Stockings & Heels

When we behold the 17th century portraits, we might be surprised to discover how much red was used in costume details. For example, red stockings. They might seem dreadful to us, however they were the fashion peak for many centuries … Continue reading

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Louis XIV as a Trendsetter

His Majesty had a perfect artistic taste not only in building and dancing. Fashion, among other things, was in his power and I’d say that he was the absolute trendsetter in it. Generally speaking, the 17th century, due to plenty … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles I

Esteemed Readers, here is a new pretty riddle for your pleasure & entertainment. I hope you will enjoy it: I’m, as many say, a wonder of the world. You can see thousand beauties & hundreds precious treasures on my vast … Continue reading

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At the Court: Une Journée de Louis XIV

Esteemed Readers, to comprehend better the Court life, I offer you a schedule of Louis XIV’s ordinary day. And here I should notice that His Majesty had an extraordinary patience to follow it during all his 54 years of reigning. … Continue reading

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At the Court

The great king must have the great Court…And Louis had the one. Even more! He has made the one! Unlike other European monarchies, France did not have this institution before Louis XIV. This is a great paradox of the French history. … Continue reading

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