Filipino-American designer Monique Lhuillier is known for her ultra-feminine dresses that are favored by both international and local celebs. (Anne Curtis and Georgina Wilson both wore her creations at their respective weddings.) Now, she's venturing into the beauty business by launching her namesake's brand's first fragrance.
According to Elle.com's report, Monique wanted the namesake fragrance to launch ahead of her label's 25th anniversary in 2021. "It was important for me to have this in the collection already [as] a staple of the brand," she explained.
Monique worked with French perfumer Maurice Roucel of fragrance house Symrise to create the unique notes. It features a floral blend of hyacinth, bergamot, cassis, freesia, lily of the valley, and centifolia rose. The scent also has lacewood, violet musks, and patchouli as a warm base. The bottle has a sculptural flower design that represents her brand's design DNA: feminine, elegant, and timeless.
The designer also divulged that it took almost a year to finally get the right formulation. "There was a learning curve for me through it, When I work with my fashions, I can see it come to life in front of my eyes. [With a fragrance,] I was like, I don't know how it's going to feel in my hands. Then we made mock-ups and it was just a different process, but it was delightful along the way," she detailed.
Monique's just getting started. She plans to eventually expand her beauty line in the future—she aims to launch a lip palette soon!
Those who live in the US can get the Monique Lhuillier Eau de Parfum at her flagship salons, Nordstrom.com, and select locations of Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor and Von Maur. It comes in 100 ml, 30 ml, and a 10ml travel mini. Here in the Philippines, you can order from her website, MoniqueLhuillier.com.
Monique Lhuiller Eau de Parfum 100ml, P9,300, Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuiller Eau de Parfum 30ml, P4,500, Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuiller Eau de Parfum 10ml, P1,600, Monique Lhuillier
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