Lalique have issued their fourth men's fragrance called Encre Noire (Black Ink). It was created by perfumer Nathalie Lorson of Firmenich and comes after three previously launched prestige fragrances: Le Lion (1997), Le Faune (2000), and Equus (2001).
The new perfume is described as having a marked woody character. It makes use of two different types of vetiver: Bourbon vetiver which is warm, rich, and offers leathery accents and Haitian vetiver which is mysterious, smoky, and almost dirt-like. These notes are introduced by a cypress note in the head notes. Base notes are composed of Cashmerean wood and musks...
The design of the eau de parfum bottle was inspired by the Encrier Biche (The Deer Inkwell) created by Lalique in 1913.
The flacon for the prestige edition is made of heavy crystal and wenge wood and retails for 495 Euros for 60 ml. The eau de toilette version is contained in a glass bottle also decorated with precious wood. The latter version retails for 49 Euros and 69 Euros for the 50 ml and 100 ml sizes respectively.
I personally love black perfume bottles. I find them to be both elegant and functional (the perfume is protected from light) with an aura of mystery about them. They make me think of black lacquer too.
How about I do a post on beautiful (inside and out) black perfume bottles in the weeks leading us to Halloween?
Sources: Fashion Mag and Beauté Addict. Top photo is the prestige eau de parfum edition, bottom photo is the eau de toilette version.