Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Lovely Smell: Living Lalique

Living Lalique, review, fragrance
Living Lalique: A fragrance that captures London, Paris and New York in one fragrance.
Living Lalique, review, perfume
It comes in a stunning glass bottle with golden birds on the top.
Living Lalique, review, fragrance
A truly elegant fragrance for the cosmopolitan woman.

I won a bottle of the newly released Living Lalique on the SchuSchu blog. Thanks so much to the lovely couple Anja & Liridon as well as to Lalique. Because I don't keep the best things for myself, I wrote a review for you.

The floral woody fragrance was created by Richard IbaƱez for Lalique. As a modern and multi-faceted fragrance, Living Lalique captures three of the most lively cities – London, Paris and New York –  in its scent. This fragrance was made for an urban woman living a cosmopolitan lifestyle.

The first wow effect is the bottle: The stunning design is clearly reminiscent of the master glass works in Art Nouveau and continues the story of Lalique as the creator of the most amazing flacons. You'd like to have this in your bathroom just because of its design.

Forgive me for indulging in praise of the bottle and let's come to the most important thing,: The smell. The top note of the fragrance is an eclectic mixture of crystalline bergamot, spicy black pepper and aromatic nutmeg. Elegant iris builds the heart of the fragrance, mixed with sweet vanilla and almond-scented tonka bean. Living Lalique finishes with smooth sandalwood, smoky vetiver and voluptuous cashmere wood in the dry-down note.

My first impression was a wave of woody and vanilla notes which comes with a very comforting feeling. Despite the sweetness of vanilla, the scent could almost be a unisex fragrance. It evokes feelings of my teenage days when I was very fond of Emporio Armani's Lei. Both fragrances dance virtuously between feminity and masculinity in my opinion. Living Lalique makes me sniff again and again at my wrist, and I've been wearing it every day for the last week.

Yes, I do love this fragrance. It's not just another one in my collection, but a new favourite. I am living with Living Lalique from now on!

1 comment :

  1. Well, first impression matters. And that bottle is indeed look magnificent <3

    Take care,
    Rizuna from 100% Nerd