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Eugenie Soap Box by Rance 1795
Presented in an elegant box ~ 6 x 100 g soaps
Eugénie de Montijo, 5 May 1826 – 11 July 1920, wife of Napoleon III, Emperor of France.
Created by François Alexandre Rancé in 1859, this fragrance pays tribute to the grace and charm of refined women: unostentatious, delicate and penetrating beauty that conquers the senses.
Fragrance: Flowery • Fresh • White Flower • Amber-Scented
Top Notes: Blackcurrant, Lily of the Valley, Mandarin, White Flowers, Ylang-Ylang, Bergamot - Melon, Passion Fruit
Middle Notes:Neroli, Rose Absolute, Peach, Violet Leaves, Grasse Jasmine, Magnolia
Base Notes:Florentine Iris, Sandalwood, Oak Musk, Ambergris, Vanilla, Vetiver
A Description from Rance:
"Exaltation of the grace and charm of refined women: unostentatious, delicate and penetrating beauty... beauty that conquers.
The perfume befitted Empress Eugénie, who won over France and the whole of Europe with her charm, her smile and her elegance.
Only the most refined and delicate essences, for a refined woman with kind soul and gentle ways.
A subtle, but deeply feminine charm, which captures the heart, mind and senses.
Head notes:Blackcurrant, Lily of the Valley, Mandarin,White Flowers:Ylang-ylang, Bergamot, Melon, Passion Fruit
Heart notes:Neroli, Rose Absolute, Peach, Violet Leaves, Grasse Jasmine, Magnolia
Base notes:Florentine Iris, Sandalwood, Oak Musk, Ambergris, Vanilla, Vetiver
Olfactory Description:Flowery, fresh, white flower and amber-scented”
A Note from Rance:
“The Rancé family played a decisive role during the last two centuries in bringing to perfection perfumery soaps.
The raw materials are top quality natural edible oils, chosen for their freshness and purity, at the doses laid down in the ancient Rancé formula. The technical improvements brought about over the years mainly regard the materials of the vessels and machines (now stainless steel and special alloys only) and the control methods used to ensure the highest quality.
The blend of oils is transformed into soap in large boilers. For several days the soap undergoes repeated purification and refining stages, whose progress is continuously checked by chemical tests. The skill of the master soap-maker is essential in order to obtain a high level of perfection.
On the sixth day, when absolute purity and the ideal characteristics have been achieved, the soap is taken from the boiler and dried.
After one week of rest the soap is mixed thoroughly with perfumes and the special ingredients (creams, cosmetic oils and plant extracts) that characterize the Rancé formula. The bars are moulded very precisely and slowly. The specialist staff pick out only the perfect bars: Rancé only is able to produce soap bars with such fine etching.
The bars are left to age for at least one month in a controlled temperature and humidity room. This gives the soap greater stability and uniformity, and helps the perfume develop its strength and harmony; it has also a crucial effect on quantity and quality of its creamy leather.
Rancé is a luxury perfume creator, so they use the very best fragrances in their soaps. Rancé soaps are considered the absolute TOP throughout the world for the exceptional quality and the fine intense perfumes.
Rancé soaps are still craftsman creations.”
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