We’re In Love with Lalique Fragrance and Collectibles!
Lalique has been the coveted choice of brides ,collectors, fragrance lovers and for fine crystal collectors, for so many years. After attending a recent Lalique Crystal preview, I’m excited to share some beautiful Lalique fragrances and a peek at some of the most recent Lalique collectibles. It’s easy to fall in love, with Lalique,.
Are you a June Bride looking for “the one” romantic, special fragrance for your wedding day? L’Amour Lalique or Reve d’Infini by Lalique, might be your “one and only.”
L’Amour Lalique by Lalique is a Floral Woody Musk fragrance for women . It was launched in 2013, created by nose Nathalie Lorson. Top notes are neroli, bergamot and rose; middle notes are jasmine, tuberose and gardenia; base notes are cedar, sandalwood and musk. The well-blended scent could be heavy in the heart with the romantic white florals, but it’s actually light enough to deal with elevated body temperatures. It feels feminine and flowery, but the woody base notes and fruits on the top are artfully blended so that you don’t get overwhelmed with a bridal bouquet. The scent is more than a whisper, though..it has “staying power” and will stay on your skin, drying down to a pleasant mix.
L’AMOUR EAU DE PARFUM 1.7 Fl. oz Natural Spray (50 ml) $ 125.00; L’AMOUR EAU DE PARFUM 3.3 Fl. Oz. Natural Spray (100 ml) $ 175.00
A note about the nose, Nathalie Lorson. These days, the perfumers are the stars of the fragrances. Nathalie Lorson was born in Grasse, where her father was a chemist at Roure (now Givaudan). She attended the Roure school and went to work for IFF in 1987. She has been with Firmenich since 2000 and her list of fragrances is so long and formidable, I can’t include them all here. Her credits for Lalique include: Lalique Amethyst (2007); Lalique Encre Noire (2006); Lalique Encre Noire À L’Extrême (2015); Lalique Encre Noire Sport (2013); Lalique L’Amour (2013); Lalique Perles de Lalique (2006); Lalique Satine (2013)
The newest fragrance from Lalique is Reve d’Infini. First off, you probably can’t find many flacons that are more romantic than this one. The bottle just screams romance! The frosted blush pink Lalique bottle is delicate and feminine and looks like a precious blossom. It’s a collectible with touches of rose gold. Romantic flourishes (drawn from the infinity symbol in the shape of an “eight”) even appear on the blush pink outer carton. Created by perfumer Richard Ibanez, it’s a feminine and soft floral that starts out fruity, but surprises upon drydown with a warm bouquet of florals and sensual bottom notes. The top is bergamot, lychee, and freesia. The heart is rose absolute, fresh peach, and a touch of cedar wood. But the bottom artfully mixes sensual notes of vanilla, musk and sandalwood. The scent has “legs” but it’s not overpowering. It is sophisticated but will cross over into a range of age groups and personalities. For a younger woman it’s a date night or special occasion fragrance. For a more mature woman, it’s an anytime, anywhere way to feel special. It also will work well with overheated body temperatures (we tested it).
For the romantic who dreams of forever love, it’s nice to know that “Rêve d’infini“ means literally “dream of infinity” or perhaps translated, a forever dream. Isn’t that what every romantic wishes for? Available in 50ml $125 and 100ml $175. at Neiman Marcus
A note about the nose Richard Ibanez: Richard Ibanez is a perfumer for Robertet. He has worked on several dozen fragrances for brands ranging from Jaguar, to Escada and Azzaro, to Andrea Maack and Divine, for whom he created L’homme Sage among others.
And for the Ultimate, and true collector: Lalique Limited Edition Lalique de Lalique 2016 Collectible Crystal Flacon, 5 oz. $1,800.00
Each year Lalique creates a special, collectible flacon. This year it’s the signature and beautiful Lalique Anemone design.
“According to an ancient legend, the nymph Anemone was turned into a flower by a jealous goddess, who deprived her of her exquisite fragrance. The 2016 Crystal Edition of Lalique de Lalique pays homage to her in a silken swirl of fruity rose, heady jasmine and spicy night-scented stock. Lifted by this floral breeze, a cloud of delicately powdered iris suffuses the composition. In the heart notes, the fluttering, feminine bouquet is brightened with playful notes, vibrant green blackcurrant leaf lacing suave pear and sweetly musky blackberry. The fruity floral sillage then subsides into a blend of vanilla, sandalwood and musk, in a drydown as velvety as a petal … or as a woman’s skin.”
For those who want to purchase this precious collectible, learn more on the Lalique web site
A renowned name during the Art Deco movement, Lalique has continued to create exquisite crystal pieces for modern times. In 1926, Rene Lalique began manufacturing satin-finished vases, bowls, and statuettes. Today, his fine tradition endures with themes ranging from classical forms to ultramodern designs.