If you wanted to feel like you were going to meet other partisans of Napoleon Bonaparte and his family, or Bonapartistes, and rendez-vous at a nostalgic political club, there is a perfume for that occasion.
Les Etains du Prince (The Pewter Pieces of the Prince) is a French specialist of military tin figures and copies of historical objects of the Napoleonic era. They also imagined a fragrance, soap and candle created in Grasse which are inspired by the personality of the ex-Emperor of the French. The line is called Collection Parfumée Napoléon...
"This fragrance aims to be the reflection of the bold and contrasted personality of the Emperor: Russian leather and musk symbolize his burning desire for conquest. Violet of Parma stands for romanticism. White lily illustrates the career of this personality who came into his own thanks to the French Revolution yet granted himself numerous royal privileges."
"Cette fragrance se veut le reflet de la personnalité fougueuse et contrastée de l'Empereur: Cuir de Russie et Musc symbolisent son ardente soif de conquêtes. Violette de Parme pour le romantisme. Lys blanc pour illustrer le parcours du personnage, qui, issu de la Révolution s'est attribué nombre de privilèges royaux. "
The shape of the flacon was inspired by a bottle from the military campaign grooming case of Napoléon. The imperial bee symbol is made of pewter covered with gold leaf.
A bottle of eau de toilette is priced at 24€. A box of 6 soaps is priced at 24€ too. They are available at etains-du-prince.com
Other Napoleon fragrances exists. There is one which is actually based on an eau de cologne recipe which was adapted by Bonaparte himself - he was an eau-de-cologne addict - while he was in exile in Sainte-Hélène: Napoléon Ier à Sainte-Hélène.
Rancé is another perfume brand which is very much dedicated to resurrecting the Napoleonic mystique through diverse perfume compositions based on the house's archives.