It all started with a face powder embossed with a butterfly in the center. Then Chantecaille released three eye shadows, each with a different color butterfly. In the spring of 2006 the Garden in Kyoto palette, featuring 2 butterflies in gorgeous spring shades, was released. Finally, the coup de grace was a beautiful holiday palette with gold and silver butterflies. While the Museum is missing the butterfly face powder, I was able to procure the 3 shadows and the palettes. Aren't butterflies the best symbol for spring?
Papillons Violet, Rose and Bleu:
Garden in Kyoto:
The Muse (a.k.a. Ethereal Eyes) palette:
Chantecaille has since moved on to feature other endangered species in their limited edition items, but the butterflies will always remain very special as they were among the first to use such intricate embossing.