Meet Bouquet Skunk Family!
There have been several releases of the Bouquets over the years in Japan and the UK. There have not been any skunks added to the Calico Critters line. The first version of the Bouquets was a Japanese release, and rather different from the Bouquets that followed. These early skunks are easy to recognize because of their thinner tails, which also have a white stripe. They are extremely difficult to find. Another release was obtainable only by collecting tokens. Other versions of the Bouquets look almost exactly the skunks you will see in the photos below. SO far, I’ve only collected the most recent Bouquet family. They are my favorite version, because their markings are a bit more distinctive than they had been in the past and they have cute white spotted noses. I hope to find the other versions at some point.
The family consists of four members, each with a wonderfully aromatic name: Stilton (father), Rosemary (mother), Sage (brother), Jasmine (sister), Lavender (baby sister), and Parsley (baby brother). The parents and the two older children come together in one set.
The pose-able standing babies are each sold separately. They each come with a bottle and rocking cradle.
Here is the official biography information from the 2010 UK version of the Bouquets :
Father Stilton Bouquet and his wife Rosemary run a pampering business. It does very well because all the Sylvanian ladies adore Stilton, he’s so charming, so debonair. What’s more, he has a wonderful, soft French accent that the ladies think is ‘ever so romantic’.
Mother Rosemary Bouquet is the business brains behind the pampering service, making sure all the clientele are being looked after.
Brother Sage Bouquet also works in the family business cleaning and tidying, but only on weekends and after he has finished all his homework.
Sister Jasmin Bouquet loves perfume and is always trying out all the different brands at the shops. Her dream is to create one of her own perfumes.
Baby twins Parsley and Lavender Bouquet are twins, but you would never know it. Parsley is the most well-behaved baby boy in all Sylvania and never gives his mum Rosemary a moment’s worry. Lavender, on the other hand, is simply too mischievous for her own good. One memorable day at the beauty spa Rosemary had turned her back for a second only to find Lavender giving her brother a mud pack facial!
The Bouquet family members have beautifully big, bushy tails, much like the Walnut or Furbanks Squirrels. They have brightly colored outfits, with both of the parents in yellow.
The babies look cute in the standard Sylvanian romper.
Like most Sylvanian babies, Parsley and Lavender don’t have tails. Sylvanian children must develop them later in life.
Here are a few extra photos, because, while I love all the families, the sweet faces of the skunks are particularly photogenic.
Sylvanians love waving for the camera!
The babies look a little shy, but still wanted to wave to everyone.
Finally, everyone gathered for a family portrait.
If your village is in need of some skunks, all of the Bouquets, including the babies, can be put on order from the Sylvanian Shop:
The Bouquets are listed on the Greenbearshire wiki.
Thanks very much for reading!