Fleur Universelle by Lalique Perfume. The eponymous blossom of this Fleur Universelle perfume is none other than the imortelle flower.
It gives this fragrance not only its name, but also its complex and lasting heart tones. Earthy greens, musk, balm and tropical spice make up the remainder of the profile. Patchouli gives a vegetal and intense herbal base complemented by warm support from tonka bean and the nearly unfathomable depth of the wood, amber and leather that comprises musky lorenox.
Cinnamon and myrrh hold up notes of barrel-aged rum evocative of Caribbean islands and cardamom and pink peppercorns that suggest the finest spices of the Indus River delta. The result is that this blend meets the requirements for the persistently seductive experience that defines the chypre category, and exceeds them.
Lalique is the company of the highly influential glassmaker, a turn-of-the-century designer who revolutionized the way fragrances were sold by introducing packages expressing the character of each scent. As expected from this house, the Fleur Universelle has an elegant bottle that hearkens back to a more refined era.