A perfume collection of 6 bottles used by Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna & Nicholas II donated to Tsarskoye Selo Museum.
Zinaida Volodina-Pessoa, head of the Canada-based Slavic Culture Association, has donated a collection of perfumes owned by the family of the last Russian Emperor, Tsar Nicholas II, to the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum outside St. Petersburg.
The collection consists of six bottles containing scents, including those used by Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna and Nicholas II himself.
Though the fragrances have subtly altered over time, the top notes are still discernible.
It is said that the floral scents by the French firm Coty were used by the young grand princesses, with Anastasia favouring ‘La Violette Pourpre’ (‘Purple Violet’) and Olga ‘La Rose Jacqueminot’ (‘Tea Rose’), which is the one in the smallest glass bottle in the picture.
All the scents were made by Coty at the beginning of the 20th century.
Anastasia, Maria, and Tatiana | Spring 1917.
Maria was recovering from severe attack of measles and pneumonia; she was the last to recover and almost died.
Grand Duchesses Maria and Anastasia with Pierre Gilliard on the lake at the Alexander Palace: 1915.
Empress Alexandra and her daughters outside the Catherine Palace at Tsarskoe Selo: 1916.
Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia and Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia
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