Masculine heroes of a virile Antiquity, athletes symbolize strength and power. In the country that gave birth to the Olympic Games, where sport exhibits the body’s nobility, athletes are honored. Wrestling was the culminating point of the Games of Olympus, and is still practiced at the Olympic Games. Here it is orthepale (standing grappling): two men with muscular, sculpted bodies test each other in this noble sport. Of both transparent and frosted crystal, this confrontation of two wrestlers, their bodies intertwined, is set on a cylindrical metal stopper. The way the crystal is worked and the precision of the finishes accentuate the play of the tense muscles and magnify the powerful effort of the two struggling heroes. It is an amazing piece of work – one is put in mind of some Cubist construction, angular, almost faceted, to accentuate the masculinity, the might of the heroes who are about to clash.
Eminently virile, the Lalique Pour Homme fragrance gives forth all the puissance of woody notes. The top is a classic harmony of Hesperides notes, with Calabrese bergamot, mandarin from Italy and piquant grapefruit. Then come masculine notes of Alpine lavender and fresh rosemary. Paradoxically, the heart of this masculine scent is not afraid to toy with flowers – jasmine and iris over Virginia cedar. Finally, the dry down dares to sound a note of sensuality, blending precious amber and Indonesian patchouli, Indian sandalwood, oakmoss and suave vanilla.
Top: bergamot, mandarin, grapefruit, lavender, rosemary
Heart: jasmine, orris, cedar
Base: amber, patchouli, sandalwood, oak moss, vanilla
Size: 1.0 oz. / 30 ml