Post­card From Paris

Me L’eau dis­tils the sig­na­ture style of fash­ion house Lan­vin, by way of the City of Light. By Li Ying Lim.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Contents -

“Iimag­ined a fra­grance that ex­udes joy of life, brings op­ti­mism, and makes you want to smile while con­vey­ing the en­tic­ing power of Lan­vin – del­i­cate, nat­u­ral, po­etic, and Parisian,” says Shyamala Maisondieu, the per­fume de­signer of Lan­vin Me’s next chap­ter – Me L’Eau. Me was all about Lan­vin’s her­itage, but Me L’Eau is a fash­ion state­ment. It is a glimpse of Paris in a woman’s pre­cious mo­ment alone – a walk among thou­sands of bloom­ing flow­ers, lux­u­ri­at­ing in a bed of vel­vety roses. Her eyes closed, she rev­els in the set­ting sun as the wa­ter­colours of the Paris sky­line glow ember and gold.

Rein­vented with a frosted pink fla­con, Me L’Eau is softer and more ro­man­tic, ex­ud­ing a dif­fer­ent kind of sen­su­al­ity. “I wanted from the very start to have the fra­grance catch that glo­ri­ous care­free panache with its bright and sparkling colours,” she shares, de­scrib­ing the scin­til­lat­ing juice as “har­mo­nious raw ma­te­ri­als com­ing to­gether to bring nat­u­ral, ra­di­ant fresh­ness for im­me­di­ate plea­sure.” Maisondieu stud­ied in the UK and worked with Gi­vau­dan in Hong Kong be­fore earn­ing her per­fumer stripes at the Gi­vau­dan Per­fume School in Grasse. She continues to be in­spired by child­hood mem­o­ries from her na­tive home, Malaysia: colourful spices, trop­i­cal fruits, and ex­otic flow­ers such as jas­mine and frangi­pani.

Her lat­est cre­ation for Lan­vin takes a leaf from this nat­u­ral vi­brancy. “I blended Ital­ian man­darin with the crisp­ness of vi­o­let leaves. And for the vivid side, pink pep­per­corns are per­fect for their fresh and spicy note,” ex­alts Maisondieu. “As for the heart, I have cre­ated and de­signed this bou­quet like a Lan­vin dress, in­spired by the sheer vol­ume and trompe l’oeil abun­dance of flower petals. Mag­no­lia, peonies, and Pe­talia (a unique in­gre­di­ent with rosy flo­ral notes) dress the fra­grance with a light and soul­ful airi­ness.”

Riff­ing along its flo­ral reper­toire, a creamy note of vine­yard peach lights up the scent’s silken trail. A dry-down of cedar and re­fined musk cor­us­cates like a jewel on a Lan­vin dress, the per­fect ac­ces­sory. Maisondieu ex­plains: “The Lan­vin woman is also all about sen­su­al­ity and grace­ful­ness, hence this soft and del­i­cate sig­na­ture.”

Lan­vin Me L’Eau EDP, RM245 ( 50ml) & RM319 ( 80ml)

Lan­vin Spring/ Sum­mer ’14

Lan­vin Spring/ Sum­mer ’14

’ 14

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.