If your lucky numbers come up on the lottery, may we offer ourselves as your personal shopping assistants and (carefully) dangle before you one of the most stunning bottles of perfume we have ever seen…?
L’Amour Lalique extrait de parfum – housed in a stunning crystal flacon that looks as though it could have belonged on the dressing table of royalty, we were fascinated to learn the bottle design was, in fact, inspired by the stained glass windows designed by René Lalique for a Japanese prince’s Tokyo palace in 1932.
The fragrance itself is even more intense and overtly sensual than the original eau de parfum version, with tender rosebud and neroli top notes over a pure white floral bouquet heart draped with warm cedar, sandalwood and a refined musk dry down.
We know it’s not exactly an impulse buy – something to pop out at lunch and treat yourself to, along with coffee and a muffin – at over £1,000… but these are true heirloom pieces to hand down through families, to treasure forever – and it certainly helps when the fragrance is sublime, too.
Lalique obviously excel at creating exquisite bottles, but their perfumes are more than a match for the flacons they’re housed in. The limited editions are always breathtaking – but we really think they’ve outdone themselves this time. And indulge us while we take a moment to dream of the palace we’d like to keep this in…
Written by Suzy Nightingale