A lavish, breathtaking, no-holds-barred big white floral that is drop-dead gorgeous. While the lily gets top billing, two other divas also share the center stage – jasmine and tuberose absolute. They make a grand entrance together, turning all the heads in the room – creamy tuberose, flirty jasmine and ravishing lily. We get the elegant and slightly spicy lily in the forefront, with her dazzling sisters close behind. But we should also note that on a blotter, it appears that the high pitched jasmine takes the lead and we have a friend who swears that, on her, the sweetness of the tuberose is more dominant; so the way this chord plays on your skin may vary somewhat. In any configuration, you get a profusion of glowing white petals — a soaring mix of the heady qualities of all three blooms — warmed with gentle woods and a dreamy, cozy vanilla.
While this is definitely not light in the sense of being understated, it is light in the sense of being airy and buoyant. It is an expansive airiness – a large billowy cloud of something weightless: rows and rows of ballerinas spinning in tutus, hundreds of white butterflies being released into the air, an impossibly long chiffon veil floating in the wind.
Lys 41 is also filled with light – the bright white flowers have a brilliant luminosity which is burnished to a soft pearlescent sheen by the musk and vanilla. The expectations are always high with Le Labo, and Lys 41, created in collaboration with one of Le Labo’s iconic noses, Daphné Bugey, does not disappoint. They have created the white floral that we wear in our dreams.