In 2011, Guerlain released the Aqua Allegoria Jasminora, a fresh floral fragrance worked around a tender jasmine, with notes of galbanum, cyclamen, freesia, lily of the valley, white musk, and a touch of amber. The scent proved quite popular, but was discontinued just in time to be reissued as Cour des Senteurs Versailles, featured in a Parisienne-size bee bottle to commemorate the opening of Guerlain's new Versailles boutique in 2013.
The choice of using Jasminora for the Versailles edition stemmed from the fact that it was marketed as inspired by Marie Antoinette's favourite flower, the jasmine.
The Versailles boutique closes in March 2016, but the scent continues to live on in a 550 € quadrilobe bottle edition, called Le Bouquet de la Reine, whose sale is going to support the restoration of the Versailles castle.
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