Hand signed R.Lalique.
Bottle and stopper numbered 46.
H : 2,75 in / Diam : 2 in
7 cm / Diam: 5 cm
Price: 360 €
Rare R. Lalique perfume bottle Credit for the creation of chypre fragrances commonly goes to none other than Francois Coty, a French parfumier of Mediterranean descent. In 1917, Coty released Coty Chypre for women. With this single release, Coty made “heavy” fragrances fashionable, and introduced the world to a new class of perfume.
While Coty certainly deserves credit for chypre’s popularity, he was not the first to use the term. In 1909, eight years before Coty Chypre, Guerlain released Chypre de Paris; and, in 1912, D’Orsay released Chypre d’Orsay. Both of these fragrances were unisex chypres that predated Coty’s.