Dior Garden Clutch Palette 2012
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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