Wednesday, April 22, 2009

lilac frenzy

In the modern world we have Olivia Giacobetti's En Passant of Frederic Malle's Editions de Parfums 2000 describing the scent of a lilac whipped by the wind and carried by the spring air near a garden; an impressionistic fragrance; a play on one note (white lilac); captured at an instant in time; a glorification of the scent of nature coupled with watery notes; radiant and serene. notes include white lilac, orange leaves, cucumber absolute, wheat absolute.

For a Trip in Time Travel Lane

Lucien Lelong's Lilac from the 1930's-40's
in a Renee Lalique bottle
with starfish top.

Lilac Imperial Water from Colgate 1910

Elizabeth Arden had Italian Lilac and Lilac both 1922

Goetting's White Lilac circa 1871-1896

Rigaud's Le Lilas 1933

Le Lilas de Gabilla 1922

photo: Lilac Josee Holland Eclipse
photo: Bottles Perfume Projects click here