Lalique - Noir Premier - Plume Blanche - 1901
The peacock, a wondrous bird of sublime elegance, was one of the most popular motifs in Art Nouveau. René Lalique once created precious pieces of jewelry inspired by the proud bird with the magnificent tail feather plumage. In 1901 he illustrated the cover of Robert de Montesquiou's book of poems "Les paons" with a peacock feather. "This book full of jewels," René Lalique stated, "seems to have been written for me. Every page is a piece of jewelery."
Flowery, spicy, oriental: In Plume Blanche, the aromas of green violet leaf and tangerine flow into a heart of pink pepper, almond tree leaf, jasmine and cardamom - on a base with notes of tonka bean, musk, heliotrope, jasmine, cedar, benzoin and patchouli.
Sparkling like a precious gemstone, light as a feather: With Plume Blanche, perfumer Karine Dubeuil-Sereni has poured the silky lightness of a peacock's feather into a white, radiant perfume. "I worked," she says, "with all the nuances of white. The silvery leaves of the almond tree, the lovely aroma of white heliotrope and the silk of jasmine bedded on white musk and white cedar."