Giorgio Armani Prive La Femme Nacre ~ new fragrance

Giorgio Armani Prive La Femme Nacre

Giorgio Armani has launched La Femme Nacre, a new addition to the Armani Privé line:

The fragrance was developed by [perfumer] Marie Salamagne, at Firmenich. It is composed of Iris Absolute and a precisely calibrated accord of different musks. The Firabs iris, chosen for Nacre, is a very rare quality. It combines the rich, creamy facet of iris, with a powdery, almost talc-like note. Mother-of-Pearl is a semi-precious stone produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer. A sign of luxury and elegance, it was used in marquetry in the 19th century to adorn daily objects of the Haute Bourgeoisie.

The Mother-of-Pearl used on the Privé Nacre bottle comes from New Zealand oysters. Very thin films (around 3/10 of a millimeter) are extracted from the shells and glued on a plate that is then lacquered. Each Mother-of-Pearl film is different which makes every plate unique.

Each of the 1,000 pieces of Nacre is then numbered, on the bottle and the box, in order to give a last touch of exclusivity to this already very singular fragrance.

Giorgio Armani Privé La Femme Nacre is £500 for 100 ml, concentration unknown.

(via giorgioarmanibeauty.co.uk, hat tip to David!)

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  1. lucasai says:

    this could make a lovely iris fragrance

    • Robin says:

      At that price I will never know, LOL…but it’s sure a pretty bottle.

      • lucasai says:

        the price is a killer, but we can always dream ;)

  2. Anne from Makeupwoot says:

    Sounds interesting, but at that price range, interest is all I’m ever going to get out of it ;)

  3. Bee says:

    last year’s la femme bleue was also very iris-dominated, is there some type of theme going on? Thank goodness for decants, that’s the nearest I can get (or will try to), la femme bleue was beautiful.

    • Robin says:

      No idea, sorry! I did not get to smell that one either.

  4. ladymurasaki says:

    This sounds interesting. I do love powdery scents and musk and that squid ink bottle is pretty.

  5. LaMaroc says:

    Highly underwhelmed by La Femme Bleue, so not as excited about this one. :-/

  6. eminere says:

    Oh my, that is gorgeous.

  7. Joe says:

    Wow, this sounds like it could be nice, but Armani Privé has gone from semi-affordable to stratospherically ludicrous.

  8. parfumnut says:

    They can keep it at that price…….considering that La Femme Bleue was a flop for me…nothing special or outstanding.

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