Hello lovelies, today I will be discussing 15 ways to live like Marie Antoinette in 2020.
1.Surround yourself in flowers
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Marie Antoinette had a fondness for flowers. She decorated her walls with floral wallpaper, had her furniture upholstered and painted with floral motifs, and had a flower garden of her own on her estate in Versailles.
2.Wear Black Jade Perfume
She even had a unique perfume made, with a mixture of orange blossom, jasmine, iris, and rose. After doing a little research, I discovered a perfume created after an old recipe of Marie Antoinette’s original perfume called Black Jade. This perfume was established in 2011 by the house of Lubin. This original formula was discovered by an apprentice back in the 1950s and has been kept a secret until 2011. It consists of all the secret scents of the garden of Versailles. The top notes are galbanum, bergamot, cardamom. The middle notes are jasmine, rose from Damas, incense, cinnamon, and the base notes are Indian sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, tonka bean.
3.Drink hot chocolate
Marie Antoinette also loved Chocolate and had her own chocolatier at Versailles. Her poison? Liquid Chocolate, which she drank every morning with whipped cream, sometimes flavored with orange blossom. Chocolate was still a luxury for most people at the time, and her affinity for it gave revolutionaries one more reason to resent her.
Marie Antoinette was a huge fan of Chocolate, and according to reports, she had her own chocolatier at Versailles to supply her with exactly what she wanted. She particularly loved liquid Chocolate, which she drank with whipped cream and sometimes orange blossom.
I was so excited when I discovered Marie Antoinette’s original chocolate coins from the French chocolate factory Debauve & Gallais. Marie Antoinette’s former pharmacist Sulpice DEbauve created the first crunchy Chocolate in history by separating the butter from the cocoa mass, and the chocolate coins were produced. They have been around for over 200 years and remain a great classic today.
5.Drink Marie Antoinettes favorite tea
Since 1672, a tea blender named Nina’s has been the official supplier to Versailles. The Sun King called them “magicians of scent.” Their unique fruit and rose teas use ingredients sourced directly from the King’s Kitchen Garden. They were also the first perfumer to distill lavender and rose essences. The Marie Antoinette tea that Nina’s now sells is one that the Queen herself was fond of. Its blend of rose petals, rose essence, and apples are harvested by hand from the Versailles royal garden. You can stop by their new shop just off Place Vendôme to purchase the Marie Antoinette tea and see original historical items belonging to the Queen, including a letter written by her Royal Self.
Marie Antoinette’s favorite pastry is everybody’s favorite pastry, le croissant. Although we think of croissants as an essential French pastry, they were invented in Vienna. Their original name, Kipfel, means crescent in German. (Would they have become so popular with that name?) When young Marie Antoinette traveled to Versailles to marry France’s future king, she introduced the croissant to France. Homesick in Versailles, she requested Louis XVI’s royal bakers to make her favorite pastry. The Kipfel became the croissant, and they became extremely popular in France, thanks to Marie Antoinette. At least that’s how to story is told!
7. Try her signature face mask
Her beauty routine’s final step was her signature face mask, which is still prevalent in France today. This iconic face mas would give your skin a fresh and glowing complexion. It consists of two teaspoons of Cognac, 1/3 cup of dry milk powder, brightening lemon juice, and one egg white.
8.Take a Decedent Bath
Marie Antoinette loved to indulge in decadent baths in her Versailles washroom. The Queen frequently bathed, even though it was uncommon at the time. Marie would spike her bath with pine nuts, linseed, and sweet almonds. She would exfoliate her skin with rice bran-filled muslin pads. Antoinette created all-natural DIY elixirs for her hair and had a beautiful strawberry blonde hair color under her large grey wig. To make her hair color pop, she would add turmeric, sandalwood, and rhubarb to her hair in a paste.
9.Wear White Makeup and Rosy Blush
During the 18th century, smallpox was a primary endemic disease that left many dark marks and deep scars on their face. Marie would wear a veil of Creamy white face powder and a heavy rosy rouge on her cheeks.
10.Wear Sleeping Gloves
At night, gloves coated in wax, almond oil, and rosewater were worn to soften hands.
11.Wear a Faux Beauty Mark
Many women would conceal their pockmarks with faux beauty marks made of velvet or satin, in cheeky shapes such as hearts, moons, and stars. And they could convey different things based on placement. The heart shape on the right cheek indicated that you were married, for instance, while shapes near the corner of the eye denoted passion. Antoinette was said to have applied hers near the corners of her mouth to indicate she’d like a kiss.
12.Fill your space with a floral scent
“Marie Antoinette’s rooms were scented with a profusion of fresh flowers, melted pastilles, potpourri, oils, and perfumed sachets.”
13.Eat broth for dinner
Dinner The Queen would have a light dinner of broth to keep her slim figure despite her affinity for sweets. She would often eat just a broth made of leftover bones in the kitchen with vegetables and chicken or guinea fowl for dinner.
14, Drink Orange Blossom water
She supposedly loved oranges, and luckily, there was an Orangerie in Versailles, which you can still visit today. When Marie Antoinette lived there, the oranges were used to make orange blossom water. Supposedly, the Queen liked to drink it for nerves — and used it as a beauty product. When Marie Antoinette lived there, the oranges were used to make orange blossom water. Supposedly, the Queen liked to drink it for nerves — and used it as a beauty product.
15.Listen to Mozart
Marie Antoinette was Austrian and very passionate about music. She could sing, play instruments and even compose. Music played a central part in her life as a queen. She had met Mozart at the Schönbrunn palace when she was 7. He was six at the time and had naively asked her to marry him. Years later, when she became the Queen of France, she introduced the court at Versaille with her favorite composers, Austrians, like herself.Her favorite work by Mozart was:
“Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra in C major, K 299”.