Parfait d'Amour

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Parfait Amour
Type Liqueur
Manufacturer (various)
Country of origin France
Introduced 19th century
Colour Purple

Parfait d'Amour (pronounced: [paʁfe d‿amuːʁ]) or Parfait Amour is a liqueur. It is often used in cocktails primarily for its purple colour, and is generally created from a Curaçao liqueur base.

Parfait d'Amour appears to have several forms. The House of Lucas Bols in the Netherlands claims to have originated the liqueur. Their version appears to be a curaçao base, flavoured with rose petals, vanilla and almonds. Marie Brizard, a Bordeaux based distiller, has a product with a similar flavor profile. Another form, produced by DeKuyper, uses a spirit as its base, and is flavoured with lemon, coriander and violets.[1]


Parfait d'Amour is primarily produced and sold in France and the Netherlands, although it is known to be available in the Spain, United States, Canada, Australia, Greece, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Norway.

Parfait d'Amour cannot be found in Atlantic Canada, Ontario. Some other Canadian provinces do have it listed in their product line, but it is not easy to locate within Canada. Parfait d'Amour can also be found on the island of St. Martin. It is available in Quebec through private importing with the agency Bella Vita Grand Crus.

Other References[edit]

Parfait d'Amour is not highly praised by the character M.Belle-Rose in Memoirs of Vidocq,written by himself.Rr.[by H.T.Riley]. [with orates,cm.16] by Eugène François Vidocq:

'they poured out some parfait amour;'This is drinkable,' said he, 'but still it is not even small beer in comparison with the liqueurs of the celebrated madame Anfous.'


  1. ^ Bowden, B. N., Violaceae, in Heywood, V. H., Flowering Plants of the World. OUP (1978) ISBN 0-19-217674-9

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