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Old Rose Perfumes - can you still get them?

Bob Atchison - Pallasart - Hagia Sophia
11 months ago
last modified: 11 months ago

Empress Alexandra of Russia loved Atkinson's white rose. I have a vial of red Damask Rose from Bulgaria and another of Heyoka "White Rose" from the same Valley of the Roses.

Alexandra used to carry a traveling silk pillow stuffed with rose petals which she took on the Imperial Train and their yacht, the Standardt. I have seen it, it was covered with silk and gold embroidery including her monogram and an Imperial crown. The pillow went to Siberia with her and was found in the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg after the murder of the family. It was sold for $7,000 ten years ago.

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