Category Archives: Lalique

The daily lemming

A budget lemming for vetiver week: Lalique shower gels in Encre Noire ($10), Encre Noire Sport ($10) and Encre Noire A L’Extreme ($12). 150 ml each at Haute Look, where you can also pick up 100 ml of the Eau de Toilette for $25, or 60 ml in the snazzy crystal edition for $299. (And […] Continue reading

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11 Cheap Perfumes Beauty Outsiders Love

Prada Infusion d'Iris Absolue, Stash SJP and Donna Karan Gold adverts

Earlier this month, Marie Claire did a listicle on 10 Cheap Perfumes Beauty Insiders Love. I have no real objection to their list1 other than the inclusion of a $76 perfume and an $82 body oil — beauty insiders apparently have a different definition of “cheap” than I do, possibly because they don’t have to fork over cash for their beauty products — but I did note on Twitter that I did not love any of their picks. I’ll also add that none of their 10 show up very often in our daily scent of the day polls. So, here is a list of my own. I couldn’t make myself narrow down to fewer than 11, and of course I’ve cheated even more by adding alternatives. As always, do include your own picks in the comments!

Marie Claire included the old standby 4711. I know some of you probably love 4711, and I can’t scoff at it — it’s possibly one of the better fragrances on their list. Still, my old-school drugstore choice would be the venerable spicy carnation, Old Spice

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When our perfume is in a beautiful bottle, it smells better

A bottle porn spot for Lalique Mon Premier Cristal Sensuel, Lumiere and Tendre, then below the jump, a word from the perfumers (Karine Dubreuil-Sereni, Alexandra Monet and Sidonie Lancesseur) and the bottle designer (Marc Larminaux).

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Lalique Mon Premier Cristal ~ new perfumes

Lalique Mon Premier Cristal Sensuel, Lumiere and Tendre

Lalique will launch Mon Premier Cristal, with three fragrances for women — Sensuel, Lumière and Tendre — inspired by the René Lalique hirondelle (swallow) vase…

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2017, part 7

More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US. Today’s post includes special edition bottles from Lalique, Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta, plus an extrait version of Paco Rabanne Olympéa.

Lalique de Lalique 2018 Séduction edition

An advance look at Lalique’s 2018 crystal edition of Lalique de Lalique, Séduction, inspired by the brand’s 1924 Serpent vase. (You can see 2017 here). 1200 were made, $1800, 100 ml Parfum, it goes on sale this month at Neiman Marcus…

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Top 10 Spring Fragrances 2017

Audubon, American Robin

1946: French writer Colette went to Switzerland, where she would undergo treatment for severe and painful arthritis. She was delighted to find that the sparrows around her lodgings in Geneva were tame. They flew into her room from the balcony, slept under her bed, ate from her hands. They would even chirp protests when she would lock them out of the bathroom as she bathed. One day she found a pair of sparrows snuggling in a fold of her bedspread. She startled them and they flew away. Colette wrote:

This gave me fair warning that the time was not far off when I should discover one individual among their small, indefinite band, the particular one, the one who preferred me and was mine by preference. With the animal world, we are subject to the same perils every time. To choose, to be chosen, to love: the very next moment we are beset by anxiety, the danger of loss, and the fear of spreading regret. What an array of big words when the subject is but a sparrow! Yes, a sparrow. In love, there is never a question of smallness. 1

A perfect segue to the love for, and smallness of…perfumes

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The daily lemming

A signed and numbered Lalique Amphitrite perfume bottle. This design was introduced in 1920, and if you look around online, you can find it in other colors as well (green, blue, purple). The one shown above is $3690 (ouch!) at 1stdibs. Continue reading

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Holiday fragrance gifts 2016, part 8

The last post of our eight-part series on fragrance related holiday gifts is the crazy expensive luxury edition. Items are listed in order from holy-cow-you’ve-got-to-be-kidding to maybe-I-could-sell-a-body-part. Do add any of your own recommendations in the comments!

House of Sillage Vêtu De Grandeur Parfum

From House of Sillage, the Vêtu De Grandeur Parfum Limited Edition Snow Globe: “Vêtu De Grandeur by House of Sillage imparts a light but oh-so-memorable moment with notes of addictive Neroli Petals, delectable, rich Orange Blossom and fresh Haitian Vetivert. Be dressed in grandeur for the most magical time of the year.” $895 at Bloomingdales

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A Visit to Musée Lalique

Andrea, a Bois de Jasmin reader, recently visited the Lalique museum in Alsace, France and sent me a few photos from her trip. When François Coty made his famous statement, “Give a woman the best product you can make, present it in a perfect flacon with beautiful simplicity and impeccable taste, ask her to pay […]

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5 perfumes: vetiver fragrances for fall

vetiver wreath

This is the second of my seasonal posts for vetiver (I’ve already done a list for summer), and as always, the line between the seasons is perhaps a bit arbitrary and/or personal: some of these fragrances wear just as well in summer or winter, and some of them work perfectly fine all the year round. But certainly any of the five would work just fine for autumn weather. As always, do add your own picks in the comments…

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