After Encre Noire (2006), a masculine perfume that managed to attract a special level of "niche" attention, Lalique is releasing a feminine counterpart to the original vetiver scent "for the woman who has been until now borrowing Encre Noire from her man" demonstrating once more the versatility of the vetiver note and its lure to women after Vetiver by Guerlain which was also a hit among them and much later called for a separate feminine version...
The new Encre Noire pour Elle (Black Ink for Her) pays homage to the woodsy notes in the original but by folding them in floral notes. The composition is signed by perfumer Christine Nagel of Fragrance Resources.
The fragrance has top notes of Sicilian bergamot, Indonesian ambrette seed for a musky effect, freesia; heart notes of powdery Turkish rose, osmanthus, kaphalis wood which is also the name of a molecule with warm, ambery, woody and tobacco facets (kephalis or vetamber); base notes are Haitian vetiver, Texan cedar and white musk.
The perfume launches in September 2009.
The original flacon shaped after the Encrier Biche has been preserved albeit with further reference to the materiality of writing by featuring gold calligraphic flourishes on a black lacquered glass background.
A limited-edition of 99 Extrait Cristal Flacon for the pure perfume version will also be available.
Lalique Encre Noire Pour Elle
Eau de Parfum, 50 ml ca. 79,00 Euro*
Eau de Parfum, 100 ml ca. 109,00 Euro*
Extrait Cristal Flacon, 30 ml ca. 849,00 Euro*