The origin

of beauty.

Most of what captures the spirit and flair of Paris nowadays can be traced back to the reign of King Louis XIV. The 'Sun King' was, and still is, a divisive figure. His love of art, and love for himself, was what drove him to become the country's first cultural patron.

The best artists, architects, painters, poets, musicians and writers were invited to his court. Versailles became a stage for the fine arts and France itself became a nation of refined culture. Whatever motives were behind Louis' actions, his work laid the foundations for the altar of beauty at which women from all over the world still worship. Just like 'mourirpourhenry' – anti-ageing at its finest.