Dior: “A magical name that blends the words God (Dieu) and gold (or)”, said Jean Cocteau to qualify Christian Dior’s last name.
Christian Dior loved gold, festive and luxurious, and incorporated it in his creations. Today, gold still has a privileged place in the Maison and Parfums Christian Dior pays tribute to this iconic color.
A special hand made edition of Christian Dior’s J’adore L’absolu will be launched. With a flacon to fit the exceptional contents, the new look of the fragrance has been made public by Delphine Arnault, member of the board of directors of LVMH, and world-renowned French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel.
Inspired by the Kayan Lahwi tribes, the flacon flaunts thin gold lines in the shape of a necklace. The look comes from the tribe’s women’s tradition of individualizing themselves by elongating their necks by the use of neck coils stacked upon each other.
Jean-Michel Othoniel came up with a fascinating way of expressing a woman’s freedom to wear whatever she pleases. The loosened constraints of the necklace, featured on the flacon in the shape of an unraveling glass thread, symbolize lack of limits, love of life and infinity.
Othoniel’s Artist Edition is limited to only 300 pieces and is available at the price of $3,500.
Each flacon that will be made is going to be truly unique, as it will be hand-made by the famous glassmakers of Murano. Gold leaf flecks will be melted into the molten glass of the bead and the wire that adorn the flacon. The symbolism and beauty of the flacon makes it a veritable jewel, precious and able to make a statement, as the designer himself said.
With Indian tuberose, Damask rose and Arabian Jasmine, the scent of the fragrance is floral, sensual and intense. The three hundred of the Othoniel’s Artist Edition handblown Murano glass flacons are available world-wide can be acquired for $3,500 (which also includes three 15-milliliter refills).