The Louis Vuitton Les Extraits collection of extracts are formulated without top, heart, or base notes, and are instead structured like olfactory columns, elongated and rounded by a swell. Line, light and movement melt into pure sensation. Classic and timeless. Here is the spirit of pure movement, undulating through the air like a swimmer slicing through sea foam. Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, Louis Vuitton’s Master Perfumer, exalts that celestial rhythm of the olfactory palette.
For Les Extraits Collection – his first fragrance project – Frank Gehry reimagined the Maison’s iconic fragrance bottle with his own signature design, as well as a custom fragrance trunk. His gesture transformed a straight line into an ellipse and shaped curves until they suggested an arc, a transparent sail skimming through space. Taking a sheet of aluminum and crumpling it like fabric, he topped the flacon with an ethereal, hand-polished cap stamped with the LV seal inside. The genius of Louis Vuitton’s savoir-faire is about all kinds of metamorphosis, for this radiant flower is nothing less than the fruit of a vision.
As such, this collection is more than a collaboration, it is an encounter, a give-and-take, a manifesto. An ode to movement, its transparency, its fluidity. The complex self-evidence of seduction, the momentum of life emerging from Les Fontaines Parfumées in Grasse and the architect’s Los Angeles studio, from an infinite place: the imagination of the senses.
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