Lalique marks 130th anniversary with limited-edition fragrance collection

French crystal and jewellery maker-turned-perfumer Lalique has unveiled a limited-edition Mon Premier Cristal Blooming collection to mark its 130th anniversary.

The range offers three 80 ml fragrances – Sensuel, Tendre and Lumière – which are presented in signed and numbered crystal flacons, priced at €980 (US$1,200) each. Refills are available at €150 (US$170).

Lalique marks its 130th anniversary with an exceptional Mon Premier Cristal Blooming collection.

The collection celebrates the House of Lalique’s 1 August 1888 ‘birthdate’, when René Lalique registered his hallmark to be stamped on the gold jewellery he designed.

Each of the Mon Premier Cristal Blooming bottles is decorated with flowers. Sensuel, by perfumer Karine Dubreful-Sereni, was inspired by molten crystal. It features fuchsia and golden blooms to highlight its blend of ‘woody orientals’ with citrus, vanilla and tonka bean.

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Lumière is decorated with beige and golden flowers. Lalique said the fragrance, created by Alexandra Monet, offers a floral chypre. Tuberose is enhanced by bitter almond and liquorice.

Tender, by Sidonie Lancesseur, is themed on satin crystal. It has a pink and golden flower design and is described as a floral oriental with pear-scented rose wrapped in vanilla and white musk.

The collection was highlighted by Lalique at this month’s TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes, where the brand also presented an extension to its Les Compositions Parfumées collection.

The range includes six fragrances – Woody Gold, Chypre Silver, Oriental Zinc, Leather Copper, Floral Bronze and Spicy Electrum – inspired by the alchemy of perfumery, jewellery and crystal-making.

Three colours, three emotions, three stories: Lalique extends its Les Compositions Parfumées collection.

Lalique said the three new 100ml eau de parfums offer three colours, three emotions and three “modern olfactory stories”. The RRP is €200 (US$250).

Pink Paradise, by Ane Ayo, offers mineral and woody notes through a combination of citrus, musk, heliotrope and jasmine with pepper.

Electric Purple, by Nathalie Lorson, pays homage to René Lalique’s modernity and is described as “a scent for a woman who wants a strong signature”. It has notes of grapefruit, mint and violet, with berries, green leaves and musk.

Philippe Romano’s Sweet Amber offers a bouquet of white flowers, including jasmine, sambac, tuberose and orange blossom, sweetened by vanilla and anise.

The three scents are presented in a streamlined version of the Les Compositions Parfumées’ bottle. Inspired by René Lalique’s Duncan collection of 1931, the satin-finished Art Deco flacon is topped with a white wooden cap featuring Lalique’s swallow logo in gold.

A golden metal pendant is tied around the neck of the bottle to highlight the collection’s exclusivity. The flacon is presented in a lined white box with a magnetic clasp and coloured sleeve.

A world of fragrances in a scented candle: The Voyage de Parfumeur collection lights up at Cannes.

Lalique also highlighted its extensive home fragrance and Voyage de Parfumeur Scented Candle collection. The candles are made in collaboration with Cire Trudon, the official wax provider of French kings and, more recently, itself a renowned home fragrance brand.

The 190g candles, contained in black lacquered glass and presented in black and white boxes, offer fragrances from all over the world and include Le Volcan from Hawaii, Chili Chili from Bolivia and Osmanthus from Nepal. Prices start at €65 (US$82). Mini candle sets and special editions are also available.

The Mini Sets include Colours of the Mediterranean, Treasures of the Orient and Secrets of Asia. The average burning time is 15 to 20 hours; RRP €99 (US$140).

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