28th December 2010

An Ode to Grace.. Lalique Fleur de Crystal Eau de Parfum

A beautiful ode to Rene Lalique a century and a half after his birth, Fleur de Cristal is a timeless scent created to evoke the creative genius of the founder of the Lalique house.

Rather than create a fragrance for men to honour Rene, the Lalique house wanted to dedicate a scent to women, whose beauty and fluid femininity Rene found so captivating and influential.

The scent is an intricate composition of florals and musks. It opens with a surprising, invigorating blend of Calabrian Bergamot and Pink Peppercorns for a luminous freshness reminiscent of the clarity of crystal. Honeyed Sambac Jasmine lends a smoothness to this opening, sensual and radiant.

A freshly blooming bouquet of Lily and Stephanotis hint at an immaculate whiteness, a pure, velvety softness that unfolds and warms on the skin.

Finally, the base settles in like a seductive whisper, with Musk, Sandalwood, Iris, Vanilla and Amber.

The hallmark of the Lalique fragrance is of course its flacon, and Fleur de Cristal is no exception. The striking glass bottle is clean and fluid, a blend of hard lines and curved femininity. Castings of creamy lily-of-the-valley flowers are embedding into a cuff of shimmering Surlyn resin; original, striking and contemporary.

Available now, Lalique Fleur de Crystal, from £68.00

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  • The bottle itself is probably an antique of the future

    Keith