A Gothic composition, as opulent and dark as the shadow of the Papal Palace looming over nations and centuries… The carmine red of the papal stole is conjured with a fleshy, spicy rose facetted by ylang-ylang and raspberry. In the heart notes, waxed woods, cocoa bean, black truffle and earthy smoky vetiver lure us into the private apartments of the Supreme Pontiff. Gilt moldings and religious ornaments glint in the firelight while gray tendrils of smoke rise from a censer burning sandalwood chips mixed with musk and amber.
Note de voyage : Palace of the Popes
1316 John XXII begins the construction of a new Pontifical palace to match his ambitions. Located in Avignon, it will become, over the decades, the largest palace of Gothic style in Europe. It is in 1352 that Clement VI will add the last extensions to this extraordinary building.