French crystal maker Lalique will launch a new feminine fragrance this year called Fleur de Cristal (Crystal Flower) to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its establishment. Described as a solar floral composition centering on the graceful, crystalline and delicate note of muguet or lily of the valley, it is signed by Grasseois perfumer Raphaël Haury who also created Par Amour for Her by Clarins (2004) and Salvador Dali Agua Verde for Men (2005) as well as more niche offerings for brands such as Parfums 06130 and Parfumerie Naturelle...
The idea behind the perfume is to pay homage to the founder of the glassmaking house, René Lalique, who designed stunning works of bottled fragrance art in collaboration with François Coty at the turn of the 20th century yet never participated in the creation of a perfume himself. The floral genre is meant to reflect the authentic taste of Lalique for nature.
Fleur de Cristal which seems to offer the twist of a warmed-up cool muguet note opens on top notes of Calabrian bergamot, pink peppercorn, honey, sambac jasmine followed by heart notes of muguet, stephanotis and jasmine and generally speaking an effect of solar white florals. The base notes include musks, amber, Cashmeran, sandalwood.
As befits the homage, the 12 very, very exclusive flacons of extrait have been made by the artisans at the factory at Wengen-sur-Moder using a technique cherished by the founder, the lost-wax.
For more democratic purses, the eau de parfum will be available in 50 ml and 100 ml bottles.