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After 230 years, Dorin returns to Versailles

It is a fact of life that some days are more special than others. And for everyone at the Maison, the date of Thursday 24 January 2019 will linger long in the memory. For it was on that day, after 230 long years, that Dorin finally returned to the Palace of Versailles.
After 230 years, Dorin returns to Versailles

It was our former owner, Madamoiselle Montansier, who first introduced Dorin’s products to the court. The Maison was then named Official Supplier of the Royal Court of Versailles by Queen Marie-Antoinette and King Louis XVI, in recognition of the quality of its lipsticks, its blushers and – in all likelihood – its perfumes.

Nine years later, the French Revolution erupted in Paris, overthrowing the monarchy and ushering in the First Republic. Against this exlosive backdrop, Dorin quietly left Versailles. However, it continued to serve the Parisian bourgeoisie before going on to win the affections of women and men all over the world, as well as performers at all the capital’s main theatres. .

2019 is set to go down in history as the year when Dorin returned to its spiritual home. The Scents of Versailles collection has received the seal of approval of the guardians of the temple, with a selection of its fragrances chosen to be sold at the palace’s boutiques (Versailles 1780, Bureau du Roi and Les Jardins du Château).

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Kiev: the snowball effect

In France, we tend to think that “the grass is always greener on the other side”. But on 22 January 2019, it was the snow that was undeniably whiter in the Ukraine than in France.
Kiev: the snowball effect

Sanahant, the prestigious concept department store, invited the Dorin team to Kiev for a series of memorable events, including an intimate press conference attended by Ukrainian journalists, bloggers and influencers.

Those present were treated to a brief history of the Maison and some choice anecdotes about Dorin’s relationship with the court of Versailles in the 18th century, as well as being introduced to our fragrances and the stories behind them.

The journalists and bloggers were captivated, immediately enthusing about “a journey to Versailles” and “an experience worthy of luxury perfumery”. The buzz created had a snowball effect, with an amazing amount of stories and posts published on Instagram during the press brunch and countless press articles to follow.

The weather may have been cold, but the welcome we received in Kiev could not have been warmer!

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