Almost a century ago, back in 1927, André Fraysse was commissioned by Jeanne Lanvin to manufacture a fragrance for the 30th birthday of her daughter, Marguerite. Jeanne Lanvin had reportedly asked for the “best perfume in the world” from André Fraysse, who was just 27 years old at the time.
But he didn’t see his age like a hold back, therefore, assisted by Paul Vacher, he had finally managed to put together the awaited essence. Marguerite, already a famous musician of her time, called the perfume “Arpège”.
Following this short history, we shall also mention that it is in fact one of the three most renowned fragrances ever manufactured, alongside the Patou Joy and the Chanel No. 5. As we’re currently celebrating the 85th anniversary of the perfume, Lanvin launches a stunning, polished, black enamel minaudière holding case garnished with a gold handle that resembles a snakelike figure.
Some of the notes that were included into this staggering scent are Honeysuckle and Rose, Orange Blossom and Bergamot, alongside middle notes of Ylang-Ylang, Iris Blossom and Jasmine, and, finally, base scents of Vetiver, Patchouli, Vanilla and Sandalwood.
The special edition Arpège Perfume encased in Lanvin’s Special Minaudière Holding Case will reportedly be available in Lanvin boutiques and on the brand’s website starting with February 2013 at $3,040 per package.