In the turquoise blue… of Venice

In the turquoise blue… of Venice, Johan Creten’s ‘La Laguna’ illustrates the passage of time. Submerged in translucent wax, a bronze Venus reveals herself as the candle burns… as the hours pass. Aesthetes and explorers of all stripes can purchase ‘La Laguna’, a limited-edition work of art created for Diptyque’s Le Grand Tour to mark the Maison’s 60th birthday.

Curious, open, sensitive to the beauty and cultures of the whole world: such were Desmond Knox-Leet, Yves Coueslant and Christiane Montadre, the three amateur aesthetes at the origin of diptych. Perpetuating the philosophy of the founding trio, diptych’s view of the world has continued to be enriched by multiple collaborations. In 2021, for its sixty years, the House demonstrates this by inviting five internationally renowned artists to imagine an original creation as part of the Grand Tour, the penultimate part of this extraordinary year. A journey in 5 stopovers, 5 artists and 5 exclusive editions to discover from September 2021 in an exhibition in Paris and pop-ups around the world. Art and diptych are definitely linked.

From different cultures, disciplines and sensibilities, the artists on the Grand Tour map share a common interest in the other and what surrounds them. Their techniques and practices are plural, just like the destinations they have been invited to sublimate. How do they perceive them? And according to what contours? The answer in five artistic proposals to perfumes from elsewhere.

One of the artist is one of the greatest contemporary sculptors, a pioneer in his innovative use of ceramics and the first artist of Belgian origin to have had the honors of the Louvre Museum, in 2005: Johan Creten. The choice to entrust him with Venice, a city appreciated and often visited by the founders of diptych, was obvious. Also famous for his large allegorical bronzes, the artist based in Paris is a lover of nature, the art of perfume and Venetian bronzes, which he collects with passion. “Venice is the city of all fantasies, a mirage, a ghost, a mermaid, a city of brutal and vivid beauty, decadent and delusional. It is a territory of crossroads, multiple artistic influences but also the reality of a dense and complex economic world, of dynamism and decline”.

For diptych, he imagined a bronze sculpture, La Laguna, immersed in a candle 4 wicks of 1.5 kg in blue tinted glass, whose wax of a translucent green blue, reminiscent of the menacing Venetian waters of the acqua alta recently become clear, reveals the female icon. By burning, the candle with the perfume worked by Cécile Matton evoking the freshness of a vegetable garden with accentuated marine notes, releases the sculpture.

To the initial idea of the Venice vegetable garden, the artist wanted to add “the smell of the sea, the note of iodine, a light, indefinable, fresh smell like the wind that floats above the water when you pass ‘Torcello’ in ‘vaporetto’ and smell the kitchen and gardens. Seeming gradually to emerge from the waters, La Laguna symbolizes for the artist ‘the passage of time, the fragility of this ecosystem, the mystery’. A candle ‘memento mori par excellence’ that leaves, once used, the vivid trace of its passage via a limited edition printed in 24 copies to keep for a long time, a small object with an independent ‘life’, which makes you dream and calls out”.

Diptique’s La Laguna is available in 24 numbered editions at their website. Come into the beautiful world of Diptyque.

Jill Stuart Brilliant Jewel

Several factors come together to bring about the miracle that is the dazzling, delicate brilliance of a gemstone. The most indispensable element:
Light. It is only through exposure to light that the inner brilliance of a gemstone can be fully expressed.

Early December American fashion house Jill Stuart a new fragrance, Brilliant Jewel. Brilliant Jewel Eau de Parfum is a fragrance that is the ‘light’
that will make the jewel that is you shine to its fullest potential. A new fragrance to celebrate 15 years of Jill Stewart Beauty. With this fragrance of ‘light’ that brings about miracles, take one step closer to your ideal self, gentle and dignified.

Created by Cecile Matton, the composition of Brilliant Jewel is based on a flower bouquet of many notes: rose, osmanthus, iris, mimosa, lavender flower, and iris. Floral essences are colored with rosemary, supported by patchouli, amber, moss and heliotrope, which contribute to the warmth, depth and sensuality of the scent.

Top notes: Twinkle Light Note. With bergamot as a key note, it smells just like a jewel, with pink pepper and cassis combining to create a dazzling glow that twinkles in the moving light. Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Pink pepper, Violet, Pineapple, and Cassis

Heart notes: Prism Light Note. The colors and fragrant aromas of rose, osmanthus and mimosas come together in a sweet and gentle combination, like the delicate colors of the rainbow. Rose, Arabian jasmine, Orange flower, Osmanthus, Mimosa, Rosemary, Lavender, Patchouli, Jasmine, Magnolia, and precious Iris

Base notes: Brilliant White Light Note. The gentle sweetness of heliotrope combined with the warmth of moss and the clean freshness of amber come together in the Brilliance Accord, shining with dignity and bringing the inner radiance forth to its fullest potential. Heliotrope, Amber, Moss, Cedarwood, Vanilla, and Musk

The flacon design features the bold brilliance of a jewel worn like the woman wears the fragrance. The top features a gemstone brimming with sparkle. Light bounces delicately around it to give off a delicate glimmer that enhances its allure to another level. The straight rays of light that radiate outward demonstrate a woman who is soft yet strong-willed and her inner radiance, while creating a dress-like form that has an elegant and graceful appearance.

The design of Jill Stuart’s Brilliant Jewel fragrance flacons are clearly inspired by Baccarat’s iconic Massena glasses. It wouldn’t suprise me that there will come a – handmade – crystal Brilliant Jewel by the French Maison. Is there a better present you can give yourself for your anniversary?

Jill Stuart Brilliant Jewel will be in stores December 4th, 2020 (Start of pre-orders November 20th, 2020). Brilliant Jewel is then available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Jill Stuart.

Middle East Exclusive Emporio Armani Stronger With You Leather

Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani launched a special version of the men’s fragrance from the Emporo Armani line Stronger With You intended for the Middle East market. Emporio Armani Stronger With You Leather is a luxurious masculine scent in a lacquered, subtle gold flacon. Armani presents this as an extremely warm, intense, woody and leathery fragrance.

Top notes: elemi, chestnut, spices
Heart: lavender from Provence, sage
Base: leather, oud, vanilla, guaiac

Created by Cecile Matton, Stronger With You Leather is described as a refined concentrate of addiction and sensuality. Emporio Armani Stronger With You Leather exudes a sumptuous note of leather, one of the more sophisticated accords in perfumery. Elemi gives the composition a warm and exotic touch, with the addition of spices and sweet chestnut, while lavender rounds off its aromatic heart together with sage.

Emporio Armani Stronger With You Leather is available as a 50 and 100 ml Eau De Parfum at selected stores exclusive in the Middle East. Come into the beautiful world of Giorgio Armani.

Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Pastel


Bonbon is a timeless sensation inviting a pure and absolute pursuit of pleasure.
Seduced by an auto-erotic sensory experience, she who wears Bonbon fragrance, dresses herself in perfume whilst creating her own story. This self-indulgent moment belongs exclusively to her. She is empowered, beautiful and complete.

Bonbon, the famous scent of sweets from fashion house of Viktor & Rolf is revealed in a new light with Bonbon Pastel. Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Pastel is announced as a delicate, fresh, and luminous interpretation of the scent of caramel.





Created by perfumers Cécile Matton and Serge Majoullier, the new fragrance presents itself as still deliciously gourmand, but now with a softer caramel accord, the signature of all the fragrances in the Bonbon collection.

Top: Bergamot, Cardamom, Mandarin, Aqual
Heart: Orange blossom, Neroliwood
Base: Caramel, Sandalwood, Amber, Musk.

Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Pastel opens with essential oils of bergamot spiced with  cardamom, essential oils of mandarin, and a sea accord called Aqual, followed by orange blossom and Neroliwood. The base notes bring a sweet, gourmand caramel note enriched with sandalwood, amber, and musk.



Master craftsmen from renowned Pochet du Courval realized the exceptional one-of-a-kind Bonbon flacon. In the face of extreme technical difficulty, the glass bow was successfully rendered through an uncompromising and groundbreaking patent process. Staying true to silhouette, the contours of the bow’s design were shaded in pink tones with a precise degradé technique. This time; starting dark in the center and becoming clearer towards the edges.

Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Pastel will be presented this summer, and would be available as 50 ml Eau de Toilette. Come into the beautiful world of Viktor & Rolf.





Jill Stuart Crystal Bloom Moonlight Magic



This Christmas the fashion house of Jill Stuart is simply mesmerizing its wearers with a gorgeous and tempting new perfume for women Crystal Bloom Moonlight Magic sealed in an eye-catching bottle with an exclusive cap. The bottle is designed like a light snow sparkling and blinking during the night. What can be more thrilling and beautiful than to have such a unique and luxurious perfume?

Created by Cecile Matton, Jill Stuart Crystal Bloom Moonlight Magic is described as ‘a fantastic fragrance with the both the clarity of a winter night and the gentle warmth of the moon’.

The top notes give an impression of moonlight and fruit, where soft moonlight gently shines in a calm, quiet night. Bergamot, sweet pea and edelweiss express the pureness of a winter night with a sense of clarity.

The floral middle notes evoke crystalline snow reflecting the light of the moon as it falls like petals. The sweetness of rose and heliotrope complement the pretty floral flowers to transport you to a world of fantasy.

The end notes are the musk of the holy night where the world is gently embraced in blankets of snow. Tulle Accord is layered with light-as-snow, high quality fragrances, such as musk and sandalwood, which wrap you in gentle happiness that feels like the company of the one you love.


The cap was created in the image of a gentle, sparkling moon, a bouquet of three clear flowers with five petals engraved with gold pearls. The bottle is crafted to evoke the stamen and pistil and decorated with a flower motif in relief. The blue gradation of the glass bottle expresses a night of fantasy illuminated by moonlight.
The single box is a special design depicting snow scattering within a blue gradation and floral pattern.


Jill Stuart Crystal Bloom Moonlight Magic is available as 30 and 50ml Eau de Parfum with matching body products, like a Crystal Bloom Moonlight Magic Perfumed Body Lotion, a Crystal Bloom Moonlight Magic Perfumed Hand Cream and the Crystal Bloom Gel Perfume Selection.





Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Limited Edition


Indulge in the sweet seduction of the Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Eau de Parfum Spray, a timeless gourmand scent for women with caramel facets. Created by Cecile Matton and Serge Majoullier, this decadent Eau de Parfum is for empowered women. Captivating in her presence, her beauty knows no bounds.

Sugar spun threads of caramel stick to each layer of the composition, enveloping the sparks of mandarin and peach in the introduction. Deep in the candy core, elegant petals of orange blossom intertwine with feminine notes of jasmine, revealing a decadent yet sophisticated twist to this gourmand Eau de Parfum. To form the evocative dry down, glowing amber sweetens the smokey nuances of guaiac wood and cedar. Viktor & Rolf Bonbon is a truly irresistible scent.

Adorning the Limited Edition sculpted bottle and sparkling-gem embellished bows, Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Eau de Parfum by Viktor & Rolf reflects an ageless sensation enticing a real and full love of enjoyment.

Come into the beautiful world of Viktor & Rolf.





Beautiful Lalique Noir Premier Collection


French Maison Lalique is proud to present you with its ‘Lalique Noir Premier Collection’. A beautiful collection of five luxurious fragrances plus one created especially for Harrods that connect the past and the present of the Maison.

For Lalique, history and tradition are very important and with each new perfume edition; the heads and perfumers of the house are trying to cherish the art and beauty that René Lalique represented for generations. Each fragrance of the Lalique collection, besides the standard packaging, offers wonderfully designed luxurious flacons which convey the spirit of the fragrance by emphasizing the style and timeless elegance of the house.

The new collection, which is just available at Harrods, was named Noir Premier. It encompasses six fragrances with timeless character, creating the bridge between past and presence. Their names are: Elegance Animale, Fleur Universelle, Fruits du Mouvement, Rose Royale, Sculpteur d’Epices and Terres Aromatiques. Next to the name on the luxurious flacon features a year crucial for the Maison’s heritage is visible. The six fragrances are timeless and truly outstanding.

Lalique Noir Premier Fleur Universelle 1900 


Created by Julie Masse, Fleur Universelle 1900 is a fragrance based on immortelle flower, which is said to have a unique power of renewal and the capability of resistance to time. Its composition is characterized as chypre, composed of pink pepper, rum and cardamom in top notes; immortelle, myrrh and cinnamon at the heart and molecule lorexon in the base.

Lalique Noir Premier Terres Aromatiques 1905


Created by Julie Masse, Terres Aromatiques 1905 is the fragrance which marks the year when François Coty and René Lalique met. This acquaintance resulted in endlessly amazing creations of perfume flacons and the beginning of the modern perfume industry. The composition of this perfume respects the influences of Coty creations from Corsica and Provence, and provides a woody-aromatic fragrance with expressive flavors of thyme. The composition opens with cardamom, lemon and pineapple, the heart hides thyme, lavender and freesia, closing with a warm and elegant trail of tonka, vetiver and molecule orcanox.

Lalique Noir Premier Rose Royale 1935


Rose Royale 1935 celebrates the opening of the first independent Lalique store in one of the most exclusive rayons at Rue Royale in Paris. The perfume emphasizes flowers (osmanthus and star rose), along with shades of woody and leather. Top notes incorporate sweet apricot and peach, whose zests sweeten honey osmanthus and rose absolute in the heart. The abuse is characteristic for osmanthus absolute, cashmere wood and musk.

Lalique Noir Premier Sculpteur d’Epices 1945


Sculpteur d’Epices 1945 was created especially for Harrods. Marc Lalique succeeded his father and turned to the art of designing crystal in 1945. Along with knowledge and will, Marc led with innovations which would become the symbol of the house of Lalique: the contrast between transparency and satin finish known as Sculpteur d’Epices. Its composition opens with sparkling bergamot, black pepper and orange, leading to a heart of rose absolute, cinnamon and Egyptian jasmine absolute. The base adds warmer and more comfortable shades of tonka absolute, patchouli and labdanum.

Lalique Noir Premier Fruits du Mouvement 1977


Created by Violaine Collas, Fruits du Mouvement 1977 is the fragrance marking the year when Marie-Claude Lalique took over the control of the company and refreshed it with femininity and modernism. She was in charge of design renewal and introduction of lighter and softer colors into the collections. As an artist and sculptor, she bought a live bird and studied its movements to create her first crystal creation – the dove. The fragrance dedicated to her is envisaged as floral-fruity with a woody drydown. The composition starts with black pepper, mandarin and ginger. The heart includes fruity scents, jasmine absolute and plums, while the base closes with cashmeran, amber and sandalwood.

Lalique Noir Premier Élégance Animale 1989


Created by Cecile Matton, Élégance Animale 1989 depicts the passion of René Lalique towards nature and animals. His passionate displays of nature inspired his son, Marc Lalique and granddaughter Marie-Claude Lalique to design the famous crystal Zeila Panther in 1989. This fragrance is powerful and full of character, and blends harmoniously flowers and fruit with leather undertones. The composition opens with saffron, geranium and peach, the heart continues with rose, jasmine and gurjum balsam on a base of leather and sandalwood.

The beautifully designed flacons in luxurios gold and black tones, emphasizes the style and timeless elegance of Lalique. They are presented ia a precious black lacquer coffret, lined with sensuous suede style fabric, that is protected by a black cardboard overbox, sheathed in a black and gold sleeve circled with a band presenting the name of the fragrance in the collection’s signature gold.

Lalique Noir Premier Collection comes in flacons of 100ml Eau de Parfum. Noir Premier Sculpteur d’Epices 1945 is exclusively available at Harrods Salon de Parfum. The other fragrances are available at Lalique boutiques and at Harrods Salon de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Lalique.