As a child, Valentine’s Day meant exchanging cute little cards (counting who got the most), gluing doilies to red construction paper and little candy hearts. As a woman, frankly, it never had a big impact on me. I’m just not that girl. Married close to 40 years now, our tradition rests in half price chocolates the day after the big night. Nonetheless, as a business, it holds considerable meaning. This holiday represents a critical peak in Lingerie sales. Right up there with flowers, sweets and jewelry, this is a go to gift of choice for many men. Hopefully it is meant to be homage to her femininity and appreciation for fine craftsmanship. It should be a gift of love and empowerment; seduction on equal terms. This is what transfers intimates into an exquisite surprise.
There are very few brands that do this with as much finesse as Maison Close. Perhaps that is why this 10 year old luxury brand has catapulted to the top of this critical boudoir category. A combination of subtle defiance, mischievous fantasies and exquisite attention to detail, Maison Close has been recognized by photographers, celebrities and provocative women worldwide as the standard of elegant erotic lingerie. Each collection exposes an alluring story meant to captivate both the player and her audience. Here we witness the Jardin Impérial, a sensual valentine message begging to be revealed.