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François Charlesby Rance Fragrance for Men
Napoléon François Joseph Charles Bonaparte, Duke of Reichstadt (20 March 1811 – 22 July 1832) was the only son of Napoleon Bonaparte and his second wife, Marie Louise of Austria. He was known from birth as the "His Majesty the King of Rome".
Jean Rancé, son of François Rancé created and dedicated this perfume to the son of Napoleon in 1811. It was hoped that the young Prince could repeat the feats of his illustrious father. This spirit is reflected in the bold intensity of this fragrance while still embracing the favored Mediterranean tones. It is like walking in a forest through a gradually changing sequence of plants, flowers and wild herbs indigenous of the region.
Base Notes:Virginia Cedar, Florentine Iris, Ambergris, Leather, Musk
A Description from Rance:
"François son Jean Rancé devoted this perfume to François Charles, Napoleon's only son.
It was hoped that the young prince could repeat his majestic father's feats and - like him - bring the great ideals France's victories had introduced throughout Europe to triumph.
Today we can admire the sobriety and immediacy of this perfume, the intensity of its fragrance, and its continuous variation in notes. It is like walking in a forest through a gradually changing sequence of plants, flowers and wild herbs, and smelling their different successive scents.
It is a very manly perfume which goes straight to the hearts of nature lovers.
Head notes: Basil, Cardamom, Lavender, Bergamot and Calabrian Lemon
Heart notes: Thyme Absolute, Ginger, Geranium, Carnation and Jasmine