Already twenty years that Lalique is perfume. Twenty years that ‘Lalique de Lalique’ embodies absolute femininity with its fragrance that is both opulent yet delicate. Twenty years that the Maison pays homage every year to this perfume by offering it a Crystal Collection Flacon in a Limited Edition.
To celebrate this anniversary, the crystal glass makers have honoured the perfume structure in an exceptional piece of work. For the 2012 Edition, Sillage, the spirit of the tiara has been revisited with the help of the know-how of the craftsmen who have produced a spectacular flacon. The Lalique signature par excellence, the tiara stoppers appeared in 1913, a bold and daring move at a time when the ornamentation was essentially reserved for the flacons. The stopper later acquired importance. The motives of bouquets are made to flower in curves around the stopper. This rich decoration rapidly became known as a tiara given the way they gave the flacons an air of majesty. For this new version, the spirit of the tiara has been revisited in a technical feat that creates not just two but three garlands. In homage to the perfume created by Marie Claude Lalique in 1992, the flowers that make up the very heart of the fragrance have been sculpted in minute detail on the stopper.
The three garlands of the stopper represent the perfume structure and three of its principal components. Majestic, the rose vividly goes through Lalique de Lalique, accompanied by a majesty of the Orient, the jasmine, and interlaced by leaves of honeysuckle. The polished and frosted effects multiply the play of light which animates the crystal. To achieve this flacon, four craftsmen must work on blowing the crystal. The stopper, particularly complex, is achieved using the traditional technique of pressing. After taking up some crystal using iron rods, five glass masters place some crystal in a mould, then press it. Removing it from the mould is a delicate operation. Finally, after the difficult work with the hot crystal, follow the cold finishing operations of cutting, polishing and creating a satin-like finish. Sober with clean lines, the flacon soars vertically. Majestic, it is brought to life by sensually vivacious curves, highlighting the sumptuous tiara, which crowns it. For the final touch, the stopping is finished using emery. Stopper and flacon are thus carefully fitted together, dressed by a ribbon, and sealed using a precious golden thread. In ivory, the luxury casket is stamped with the three motives: rose, jasmine and leaves of honeysuckle. www.lalique-parfums.com