1720- Pommade Divine at Versailles
The great-grandmother to Marie-Antoinette, the Bavarian Princess Elisabeth Charlotte, sister-in-law to King Louis XIV of France was a truly formidable woman who documented much of life in the French Court through thousands of letters to her family in Germany. Many of these letters include glowing praise of Pommade Divine, which she carried with her at all times, and insisted was “the best thing if you have burned yourself with sealing wax”. In one of her letters, she describes how she accidentally sat on her own watch and, in breaking the glass, suffered a nasty cut on her right buttock. She cheerfully reported that with a couple of applications of Pommade Divine everything healed perfectly.