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Scented matches Généraux d'Empire

Scented matches Généraux d'Empire

Coated with a scented solution with rose and violet accords topped with verbena, vetiver and cedar, the Officine’s matches elegantly perfume the atmosphere in the room with one swift move.

Regular price 16,00 €
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The first spark from the “Généraux d’Empire” match brings back to life the much coveted rose, the rose traditionally gifted to victorious soldiers. The sweet rose, brushed by violet and blackcurrant, nestles in bright green leaves and luminous grass with peppermint, verbena and rosemary.

But above all, this bouquet evokes a folly, and what a folly! Empress Joséphine de Beauharnais’s magnificent rose garden, the most magnificent of its time, created in her Malmaison domain at the beginning of the 19th century.
In “Généraux d’Empire”, the generous roses, the myriad of petals and buds wears a coat of musk and patchouli. They’re lightly surrounded by the spirited, woody scents of vetiver and cedar, just like the Bois-Préau park around the rose garden. Fascinated by botany, Josephine offered sumptuous cedar trees, gifts that would survive centuries: the first to her husband upon his victory in Marengo in 1800, and another one to Belgian artist Pierre-Joseph Redouté, who drew a beautiful inventory of all of her roses. His drawings are now legendary for all flowers lovers.

In her ideal rose garden grew more than 2000 rose trees from 250 species from all around the world, even, despite the trade embargo, from rival England – from its gardens came precious Hume's Blush Tea-Scented China and all the other ones collected by horticulturist André Dupont. A pioneer of hybridization, the specialist created 25 new roses for the Empress.
“Généraux d’Empire” celebrates this extraordinary collection of enchanting roses, a garden where Rosa Gallica, Centifolia, Albas and Damask Roses mingled happily.

“Return, said Ami, toward this Danger; he is not as awful as he seems; persuade him with sweet words, and he shall let you see your dear Rose once more.”
The Romance of the Rose, 13th century

The Officine's prowess

The deodorizing power of matches has been attested for centuries, notably when it comes to sanitizing the restroom’s atmosphere quickly and innocuously. Officine Universelle Buly took inspiration from this knowledge and created the Scented Matches.

The match manufacturer himself, who at first was slightly baffled, was won over by the idea. The process required many trials before finding the right dosage of perfume concentrate to obtain what we had in mind, i.e. an ephemeral, scented smoke with a remarkable odoriferous power.

Cut to a good length in tender wood before being coated in a scented solution, Officine Universelle Buly’s matches fill the room with their fragrance in one fell swoop.

Advice for Use & Care

The trick is to let it burn for as long as possible, holding it with the tip of the fingers or putting it down delicately in a small saucer to enjoy its scented smoke until the very end.

Precautions: Always make sure the match is completely put out before throwing it away. Keep the matches out of the reach of children or pets.


Consigne de tri applicable à la France 


Shipping & Returns

No matter how far your parcel travels, the items it contains are protected with great care. Our shipping officers ensure that flasks, tubes, porcelain and marble arrive in a faultless state, as polished and refined as when placed on the shelves of the Officine.

The Officine Universelle Buly envisages in-store collection and delivery by courier for the city of Paris as well as delivery in France and internationally with the carrier DHL.


Delivery by courier in Paris: 1 working day
Delivery by DHL in France or Europe: 1 to 4 working days
Delivery by DHL Worldwide: 2 to 6 working days

Our team will edeavour to meet and exceed expectations and deadlines. However, Buly can not be held responsible for delays incumbent on: suspension of service of our carriers as well as customs procedures for shipments abroad.

Nota Bene: please note that our shipping costs do not include the customs fees sometimes required by some countries, which unfortunately we have no control over.

For health reasons, Officine Universelle Buly does not accept returns.


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Laughter echoes through the hallways of castles, palaces and inns, through wide-open bedrooms, the atmosphere redolent with victory. On the floor: naked lovers, musical silks, crumpled dresses and uniforms, the velvet of roses and violets, flowers and fruit spilling out of overturned baskets.

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