The XVIIIth Century was the indisputed reign of King Louis XV. France was the flagship of fragrances, with Grasse and Paris as its leading places. Everyday, the king requested a different scent for his apartments and streams of aromatic scents sprang from the royal fountains. Renowned for its scent extravagances, the court was named “la cour parfumée” (the perfumed court). The best fragrances of all time were invented during this era by the king’s dedicated perfumer ‘Jean Fargeon’. The King decided to give to Marly castle, built by Louis XIV, more importance by dedicating it for the well-being of the horses. As a fervent admirer of horses, Louis XV always tried to enhance horse qualities by cross breeding them. He was offered 8 Arabian horses by the King of Tunisia, ‘Bey de Tunis’.
Among them are the Darley Arabian, Godolphin Arabian and the Byerley Turk. Those horses were the base of thoroughbred Arabian breed mixed with the strong and tall European breed. In 1743, in memory of his great-grandfather Louis XIV, Louis XV commissioned Guillaume Coustou to sculpt his famous masterpiece for the grounds of the Château de Marly (Marly Castle). This magnificent work of art, known as “The Marly Horses”, earned a place on the Champs Elysees Avenue in the heart of Paris in 1974, where it can still be admired today.
The originals are conserved in Louvre Museum in an old court, named la Cour Marly (Marly court). Parfums de Marly revives the spirit of lavish receptions and festivities held in the Château de Marly, for the delight of members of the Royal Court and foreign dignitaries. Through its original concept, Parfums de Marly rekindles the spirit of fragrances from the splendour of the XVIIIth Century, when the finest perfumes were created for King Louis XV as a tribute of the prestigious horse races he so fervently admired.
A fresh, sensual and refined scent that will be remembered.Amongst the top notes, scents of bergamot and mandarin sublimated by a touch of aromatic water offer a unique combination. The heart notes that give Percival its character and depth offer a blend of natural jasmine, violet and geranium overlapping with lavender, coriander and cinnamon.Parfums de Marly
Pegasus is one of the best known mythological creatures known as the God of all horses. He is also a winning stallion of the 18th century. Pegasus is a heady fougere scent that adds a touch of Equestrian royalty to the distinct masculine flavor that is exclusive to Parfums De Marly fragrances.Parfums de Marly
A fragrance sculpted around a floral accord, dominated by Turkish rose, but also facets of lily of the valley and peony. A sensual bouquet revolving around these flowers, but also the fullest, most generous and tangiest fruits. Finally, woods and frankincense envelop the creation in depth and mystery. A striking and entrancing trail. A note full of...Parfums de Marly
The Godolphin Arabian, also known as the Godolphin Barb, was an Arabian horse who was one of three stallions that were the founders of the modern Thoroughbred horse racing. The fragrance is inspired by this iconic Arabic stallion Godolphin, the royal ancestor of today’s pedigree horse racing champions.Parfums de Marly
A new version of Layton, more mysterious, more intense, more manly yet more sensual, with passion as its unapologetic keynote. Layton Exclusif is a superb outburst of emotion. The head notes offer generous, spirited, explosive bergamot, with rose and geranium vying to add elegance.Parfums de Marly
Safanad, is from the ancestor of an Arabian horse breed that exists for several thousand years. The queen of Sheba presented to the wise king Solomon this thoroughbred horse named Safanad, meaning “The pure”. This fragrance reflects the grace of a thoroughbred.Parfums de Marly