So, he does not say anything, instead leaves lots of shiny, wrapped packages in the console room, with the hope that she might forgive him.
There is a note:
I've never been quite on time, but I never forget.
A silkscreen framed print of Henri Matisse's "Madame De Pompadour", along with a note attached:
See, you make it into 'modern' art. If we were a few hundred years in the future, you even have a style of plane named after you.
One of the few surviving books from Madame De Pompadour's library collection. Shakespearean sonnets. There is no note attached.
A silver evening gown and two tickets to an Italian Operahouse. There is a note attached:
Fancy a holiday?