As diaphanous as the wings of a dragonfly, as sensual as the curves of a woman's body, ILLUSION CAPTIVE offers a shimmering olfactory translation of the masterpiece that inspired it. Before revolutionizing the art of glass, René Lalique invented modern jewelry with forms inspired by Nature and innovative blends of materials. In 1898, the poet-jeweler was at the peak of his art when he created one of the most iconic creations of the Art Nouveau style: the "Libellule ("Dragonfly") brooch".
The fragrance takes flight in the golden light of Italian Bergamot, filtered through the milky green of Fig Leaves. Quivering under the burning breeze of Cinnamon from Ceylon, it unfurls its translucent wings, iridescent with Rose and Jasmine Sambac… Like translucent enamel showcased by the darker veins of the cloisonné, these luminous fruit and flower accords are set in a Virginian Cedarwood and Indonesian Patchouli base. In the dry-down, Cistus Labdanum, Vanilla, Tonka Bean and Myrrh add their burnished golden glow to this soaring sillage.