Monday, February 14, 2011

The Indiana Jones of the perfume world

"Listed among Houbigant’s early clientele were Marie Antoinette, who is said that when she was fleeing to Varennes to escape the French revolutionaries, she made a detour to have all her perfume bottles refilled at Houbigant. ‘Later, legend has it that the deposed queen tucked three phials of Houbigant down her dress to wear it to the guillotine,’ says fragrance guru Roja Dove, the 'Indiana Jones' of the perfume world and a walking encyclopaedia of perfume facts, always on a quest for long lost treasures to showcase in his Harrods fifth floor Haute Parfumerie."
(Nov. 15, 2010, Figaro)

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