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Over three generations, the artists of the Lalique dynasty have drawn from fauna to invent their enchanted bestiary, each in their own style.
Designed in 1989, the Zeila panther is one of Marie-Claude Lalique's most famous pieces. Caught as it is about to pounce, this quintessentially elegant creature is, according the Greek historian Theophrastus, the only animal that naturally gave off a scent so suave it attracted its prey.
In Élégance Animale, this captivating lure is rendered through a potent, sensuous woody oriental fragrance blending leathery, fruity and floral notes in flawless harmony.
In the top notes, saffron introduces the feline theme with a delicate whiff of leather. Peach evokes panther's velvety coat. The bracing freshness of geranium conveys its energy. In the heart notes, the rose's thorns offer a poetic evocation of its claws, while jasmine expresses its troubling sensuality... The warm, subtly smoky scent of gurjum, a rarely-used balsam, adds a hint of savage elegance. As the scent dries down, a delicate leather accord melts on skin, mellowed by creamy sandalwood.
100 mL / 3.4 fl. oz.