New fragrances: Perles de Lalique, il Profumo Chocolat Frais & Tous Eau de Toilette Limited Edition

Lalique Cactus perfume bottleLalique will launch Perles de Lalique in June:

Perles de Lalique is a chypre scent with pungent notes of oak moss, patchouli, vetivert, orris and Bourbon black pepper enriched with the heady note of Bulgarian rose. It was created by Nathalie Lorson of Firmenich.

Roja Dove, professeur de parfums and spokesperson for Lalique Parfums in the UK, described the fragrance as ‘an homage to the rose’....He believes the scent may herald the start of a new trend towards chypres in modern fragrances.

Lalique Perles de Lalique fragranceA new trend towards chypres is just fine by me. The bottle will be an homage to a René Lalique 'Cactus' powder bowl of 1928; the bottle shown is a modern version of that same pattern, but the Perles de Lalique bottle will be rectangular. Clarification: in other words, that is not the actual Perles de Lalique bottle! Update: the actual Perles de Lalique bottle is now shown at right, and as you can see, it is only very loosely based on the original Cactus bowl.

Italian perfume line il Profumo has launched Chocolat Frais, with notes of cocoa, absinthe, almond tree flowers, green apple, pomegranate, carambola, white peach, woods and heliotrope. (both above via cosmeticsintl)

Tous has released Tous Eau de Toilette Limited Edition 2006:

The brilliant top notes are dominated by bergamot, blackcurrant and mandarin oranges, leading to its sweet heart of jasmine, gardenia, peony, ylang-ylang, lily of the valley and pepper, ending with Tonka beans, amber, cedar and white musk. (via moodiereport)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I am not a chypre lover at all, but that bottle is a work of art. As for modern chypres, I am open to a sniff, but I can't see myself ever wearing one. The Il Profumo scent is more my speed! :-)

  2. Anonymous says:

    A chypre! If they won't make a violet chypre, I'll go with a rose chypre that has orris in it.

    But I fear the bottle. 1.) It gives me the skeevies, all that bumpy stuff. 2.) It looks expensive.

    Can I get mine in a plain one???

  3. Anonymous says:

    Actually, now that I'm looking at the bottle, I'm totally skeeved out.

    Anybody want to do a split??

  4. Anonymous says:

    I hope you noticed that it is not the actual bottle — I wanted to post it so people could see what the “cactus” pattern looks like, but I haven't yet seen a picture of Perles de Lalique. Just added a clarification to avoid confusion…

  5. Anonymous says:

    See the comment above — that isn't the actual bottle!

    Very curious to try this one, the notes sound perfect.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Skeevies must be like heebie-jeevies. But you can't use heebie-jeevie (sp?) as a verb. Well, maybe you can. Whatever…I concur on the bottle, be round or square even though it is reminiScent of a cactus. ;-)

  7. Anonymous says:

    Also think the Chocolat Frais sounds interesting, although might be too fruity for me. Does anyone know what Carambola smells like? That's a new one to me.

    Saw a link on the left here, for a FREE perfume! from…. anyone tried that?

  8. Anonymous says:

    LOL — yes, about the same thing. You can also use “skeeve” as a noun:

    Very versatile word :-)

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  10. Anonymous says:

    I saw an advert for the new Lalique. They used the same bottle as for Eau de Lalique and Flora Bella. Though the cactus bottle and cactus accessories are also featured in the ad.

  11. Anonymous says:

    LOL — then that takes care of that! Perhaps the cactus pattern is just for the extrait?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Thanks. I didn't realize. Still love the bottle, though.

  13. Anonymous says:

    And if you see the later comment below from Cedric, looks like perhaps that is the parfum bottle only, & the EdP is in something rather plain.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Now you've given me a new lemming. I'm very interested in trying this new Lalique chypre when it launches. The bottle is beautiful and a little freaky at the same time, like it could be an plant from outer space or cherubim with a hundred eyes or something.

    I read in Michael Edwards' book, Perfume Legends, that chypre traditionally becomes popular post-war. I wonder if we're being hopeful in coming back to chypre at this time in history.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Oh how interesting, I will have to see if I can find that in Perfume Legends. Which perfume chapter is it, do you remember?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Page 219, Ysatis.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Thanks S!

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