Today, Lancôme has appointed some of the greatest contemporary perfumers to pay homage to Lancôme's founder, Armand Petitjean. The result is Maison Lancôme, a new collection of fragrances that so exquisitely touch upon and carry on Petitjean's dream, and the essence of the House itself.
This new High Perfumery experience takes a creative stance: the very French art of blending. Each fragrance is crafted in the same manner that one composes a wine of the most superior grade (Grand Cru), with a combination of varieties, origins and extractions that are all specially selected according to precise criteria.
This fragrance is a fresh gourmand. It suggests refreshing sensuality, like skin in the sun. Olivier Gillotin and Shyamala Maisondieu composed this exquisite blend of two Lavender varietals from the Provençal Drôme region in France. Fine Lavender Essence, grown at a high altitude, exalts fresh and explosive notes, while Lavender Absolute from the Provence valleys reveals warmer, smoother and more sugary balsamic facets. The Crystalized Vanilla signature adds femininity to the Lavender blend. Madagascar Vanilla, so sweet and subtly childlike, is mellowed by "hot milk" and "cooked sugar" accords that deliciously recreate the aromas of a crème brûlée.
[Gourmand Aromatic Floral]
With a precious bottle made of glass and gold, the noble materials reveal the story of the Art of Assemblage. Lancôme revisits its tradition of uniting art and craftsmanship by entrusting French artists Alex & Marine to tell the story of the Grand Cru Fragrances with each unique bottle design. Drawing inspiration from the fragrance florals, including the way that they were picked and crafted into an essence, each fragrance blend is interpreted with an illustration that has been reproduced on a golden plate on the back of the bottle, like the fingerprint of each raw material. The plate acts as the transparent window of the glass bottle, emotionally and gracefully expressing the reinvention of the flower.
100 mL / 3.4 fl. oz.