René Lalique is the most famous name in glass making, originally a jeweller the trained a little way away from Roullier White at the Crystal Palace School of Art. Influenced by the Art Nouveau movement Lalique referenced nature in much of his early work. His work became more stylised and he was a forerunner of Art Deco. Discovered by François Coty in 1905 René Lalique was commissioned to design a perfume bottle for his perfumery, soon he was designing for some of the most prestigious names in perfumery, including; Roger & Gallet, Forvil, Houbigant, Gabilla, Molyneux, D'Orsay, Molinard and Worth.
Lalique’s unique artistic insight allowed his to perfectly translate a scent into a three dimensional design. His work in glass lent itself perfectly to the emerging Art Deco style of which he was a forerunner and which lives on in his work.
It was no surpise in 1920 that the company that has produced some of the most beautiful perfume bottles in the world should seek to fill them, the resulting perfumes resonate with the authenticity, style and flair of their founding master artist.