Lalique is a French glasswear design house founded by artist, master ceramist and jeweler René Lalique. Born in the small village of Ay in 1860, and raised in both Paris and Ay, young René developed a fascination with the natural world which would fully express itself in later artworks. He formally studied art at College Turgot, but was forced to leave when his father passed away. At age 12, he began an apprenticeship with a Parisian goldsmith, catching classes in the evening when he could. He was able to further his education at Sydenham Art College in London.
Lalique partnered with Francois Coty to develop beautiful vessels for perfume; a revolutionary concept at the time. This new concept of marketing perfume in beautiful vessels caught on, and Lalique would go on to design bottles for Roger & Gallet, Guerlain, Molinard, d'Orsay and Worth, among others. One of his most memorable creations is the beautiful dove flacon for Nina Ricci's L'Air du Temps.
Lalique passed away in 1945, but his artistic talent was passed down through generations. Lalique's granddaughter Marie-Claude, who was also a glass-maker, decided to create her own line of perfume in 1992, reviving her grandfather's tradition of offering perfume in beautiful vessels. The fragrances are produced in conjunction with Art & Fragrance, and since 1994, luxurious limited editions of the company's scents have been offered in sculptural bottles each year.
Lalique fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Michel Almairac, Mylene Alran, Beatrice Piquet, Max Gavarry, Emilie (Bevierre) Coppermann, Jean-Claude Ellena, Raphael Haury, Bertrand Duchaufour, Christine Nagel, Mathilde Bijaoui, Mylène Alran, Nathalie Lorson, Maurice Roucel, Dominique Ropion, Philippe Romano, Karine Dubreuil-Sereni, Laurent Bruyere, Richard Ibanez, Anne Flipo, Fabrice Pellegrin, Sophia Grojsman, Vincent Ricord, Clément Marx, Julien Plos, Corrine Cachen, Julie Masse, Ane Ayo, Valerie Garnuch Mentzel, Alexandra Monet, Sidonie Lancesseur, Gerard Anthony, Christiane Plos, Cecile Matton, Violaine Collas, Dorothee Piot, Benoist Lapouza and Barbara Zoebelein.