The winter 2010 holiday season comes with very tasteful and impossible to resist flavors of ginger and rose. The English designer John Galliano and the legendary French patisserie Ladurée are collaborating in order to release a delicious “couture” treat of the mouthwatering macaroons cookies. The macaroons will be available starting with November 2010, exclusively in Ladurée stores in France, UK, Switzerland, Montecarlo, Ireland, Italy, and Japan.

Inspired by the notes of Galliano’s latest perfume, “Parlez Moi d’Amour, the macaroons limited edition will have delicate rose and spicy ginger flavors in an extremely romantic approach. The small cakes will come in boxes of either 6, 12, or 18. The boxes have a perfect, sweet and bohemian look with a chic stamp, while opening them, you’ll discovers colorful and delicious cookies.

In 2009, Laudurée launched two other special versions of the macaroons, one signed by the shoe designer Christian Louboutin and the other one by the Italian label Marni.

The history of Ladurée dates back in 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée miller from France’s southwest, opened a bakery at 16 rue Royale in Paris. However, the concept of the legendary macaroons belonged to Pierre Desfontaines, who, at the beginning of the 20th century, had the idea to join two meringues into a sandwich cookie filled with ganache (chocolate cream filling). Nowadays, Ladurée stores are open in Paris, Beirut, Milan, Tokyo, Nagoya, Dublin, Monaco, London, Zurich, Lausanne, and Geneva.

The small, round cakes, crisp on the outside and smooth and soft in the middle represent the emblematic product of Ladurée. Every season, new flavors are created, while others, such as chocolate, bitter chocolate, vanilla, coffee, rose, pistachio, raspberry, blackcurrant, violet, caramel with salted butter, red fruits, orange blossom, liquorice, and lemon, are permanently available.

Photos courtesy of Ladurée Paris