I've always admired Estee Lauder's fancy jeweled compacts, but this season they seem to be focusing on the makeup itself rather than its outer packaging. Their Fleur de Lys and Vivid Garden powders feature intricate floral patterns in gorgeous spring colors.
While I love the colors and the dragonfly on the Vivid Garden palette, I find the fleur-de-lis palette particularly interesting since the emblem has such a rich history. It's a bit too long to go into here, but it was traditionally a symbol of the French monarchy and appears in much French architecture and art. Here are a couple examples.
The ceiling of Sainte Chapelle:
A stained-glass window at Bourges cathedral:
The Arts Council of New Orleans even commissioned artists to produce fleur-de-lis structures around the city to represent its French heritage: