To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Lancôme's creation by Armand Petitjean, the brand asked Mellerio to create a jewel, which will adorn the 80 flasks of the limited collection "La Vie est belle l'Extrait de Parfum."
They will be internationally commercialized, and only 6 flasks will be sold in France, exclusively at the Printemps Haussmann.
Mellerio reinterpreted the wings of liberty, the organza bow draped around the neck of the bottle "La Vie est belle," to create a pink gold coated silver piece. Several wings are pierced, others are chiselled inspired from a motif found in Lancôme's archives, and the final ones are polished with the "mirror" technique, one of the three traditional metal treatment processes, used in jewellery. This ornament highlights the sublime glass smile dreamt up by Armand Petitjean and created in 2012 for "La Vie est belle", using the latest glassmaking techniques.
Through this collaboration, Mellerio pays a special tribute to Armand Petitjean who imagined many precious jewelled objects at the beginning of the XXth century, demonstrating his know-how, creativity and visionary mind.