Isabey, a throwback French niche perfume brand Est. 1924 is launching a new fragrance in 2017, which ressuscitates a composition created the year of its foundation, Sir Gallahad, a name revealing the popularity of Arthurian legends at the time, especially as mediated through the romance novels of Sir Walter Scott...
The unisex fragrance is said to be a floral tobacco scent co-signed by perfumers Jean Jacques and Catherine Selig of Takasago.
The eau de parfum opens on top notes of Crocus, Italian mandarin and Gardenia followed by a heart of Gardenia, Sambac jasmine and Frankincense. The base is smoky and warm with Blond tobacco, Vetiver and Amber.
The flacon looks nothing like the original designed by René Lalique (shown above), although the house is usually not averse to reproducing nostalgic bottles for many of its revivalist fragrances celebrating French perfumery heritage - and European culture.