Marie-Antoinette was renowned for her beautiful skin, in spite of the fact that she had faint pock marks near her mouth. She had survived a childhood bout with smallpox which had taken the lives of several of her family members. When  Marie-Antoinette was Queen of France it became fashionable to have a healthy and radiant complexion. While many of her beauty treatments, such as the famous pigeon-water, are not those we would care to imitate, many others are. Drinking lots of water, eating fresh fruits and enjoying the outdoors are things we can do. I try to use as many of her favored ingredients as possible in my beauty creams, such as rose, lavender, and orange blossom essential oils, as well as grapeseed oil and sweet almond oil. According to Vogue:

Antoinette's most infamous beauty practice was cleansing with Eau  Cosmetique de Pigeon, which, yes, was crafted using the bird itself.  According to The Toilette of Health, Beauty, and Fashion,  the recipe, popularized by Danish women, included the juice of water  lilies, melons, cucumbers, and lemons, as well as the crumbs of French  rolls, white wine, and stewed pigeons among other curiosities. After  washing up with the concoction, she'd tone her skin with her choice  astringent,  Eau des Charmes, made of  "drops exuded by grapevines in May." Finally, her signature face mask  (which is still popular in France today) for a fresh, glowing complexion  was made from two teaspoons of circulation-stimulating cognac, 1/3 cup  of cell-renewing dry milk powder, brightening lemon juice, and one egg  white....

 During Antoinette's reign, the Palace of Versailles, despite its  arresting beauty, left much to be desired when it came to odor due to  its lack of adequate bathrooms. To ensure a pleasant smelling bedroom,  Antoinette would fill her space with fresh flowers and potpourri, as  well as mist fragrance—she was partial to rose, jasmine, tuberose, and  especially orange blossom—and apply essential oils, such as lavender,  onto her body. Antoinette was also notorious for her obsession with  signature fragrances, looking to French perfumer Jean-Louis Fargeon  to create bespoke scents including the rose, jasmine, and bergamot  blend she kept with her, even during her imprisonment in the Tower of  Paris. (Read more.)