Les Courtisanes

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Courtesans were more often than not well-educated and fiercely independent artistic women who were provided luxuries and status by powerful, wealthy, upper-class society men (and sometimes other women) in exchange for their beauty, artistry, companionship, witty conversational skills, social graces, astute intelligence, common-sense wisdom, political savvy, and of course, fabulous lovemaking skills.

"We danced our youth in a dreamed-of city,
Venice, paradise, proud and pretty.
We lived for love and lust and beauty,
Pleasure then our only duty;
Floating them twixt heaven and Earth
And drank on plenty’s blessed mirth."

Veronica Franco — Courtesan poet (1575)

A sophisticated flirtation of juicy pear, peach blossom, apricot, and lychees dusted with a titillation of nutmeg on a sensual bed of warm amber, slightly narcotic white flowers, and sweet woods.


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