I honestly can’t believe that this beautiful, floral creation is only from 8 years ago. I distinctly remember the launch which was itself festooned with flowers in an old church and there was a great deal of excitement around it because it was so detailed and pretty.
As you can see, the clasp is a pair of roses – the label is tied on because there’s nowhere on the palette to stick it without spoiling the effect. If it wasn’t so slim, it could neatly stick on the bottom but there just isn’t room.
There is a trio of flower embossed eye colours in a sort of cafe au lait colour scheme before the other section opens up to reveal two lip shades.
As you can see, the shades are on message in rose-bud type shades. The colour way is Granville Gardens in reference to Christian Dior’s childhood home in Granville, France, which is now the Musee Christian Dior (HERE – definitely worth an on-line browse). Actually, I’m reminded by A Touch of Blusher that the white shade was originally a very light minty green (not so cafe au lait!) but it doesn’t seem to have any of that minty pigment left. I still find this palette as enchanting as the day I first laid eyes on it and would buy in a flash if it was released again. It was $75 at the time (I can’t find the UK price) and I have seen it (used) on resale sites for around about $85.
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So lovely! Dior things are really special x
I’ve loved these beauty archive posts over the past few weeks. I remember coveting this particular palette so much when it was released, it just wasn’t even close to being affordable for me at the time.
I do think the attention to detail with palettes is harder to find these days. There seem to be many more palettes on offer in general nowadays and often there isn’t as much thought out into the quality of the individual shades or detailing. Chantecaille is one brand I can think of who have done some truly stunning palettes but I struggle to think of many others.
Yes, I agree about Chantecaille leading the way in detailed palettes. So glad you’ve enjoyed.. just one or two more now and then I’ll wind the series up and focus on current product. x