Before revolutionizing the art of glass, René Lalique invented modern jewelry with forms inspired by nature and innovative blends of materials. In 1898, the poet-jeweler was at the peak of his art when he created one of the most iconic creations of the Art Nouveau style: the Libellule (Dragonfly) brooch. In this stunning jewel, two major themes of René Lalique's oeuvre, Woman and Fauna, fuse to form a fascinating chimera. Gold and diamond combine with chrysoprase, moonstone and enamel to form virtuosic motifs in the cloisonné technique perfected by the artist. It is from this fabulous piece that the House of Lalique draws the inspiration of its new opus: Illusion Captive. For the occasion, the Noir Premier flacon is adorned with an opulent mosaic motif that evokes both the silhouette of the dragonfly woman and the delicate veins of her wings. Engraved on the back façade of the transparent glass bottle, this refined drawing is reflected by the front façade, and enhanced by the golden hue of the fragrance.
- Top Note: Bergamot, Fig leaves
- Heart Note: Jasmine Sambac, Rose Essence, Cinnamon Ceylan
- Drydown Note: Ciste Labdanum, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Tonka beans, Patchouli, Myrrh
3.4 oz./ 100 mL