This was released in 2014 as a successor to the original Amethyst from 2007.
The promotional material states:
“A bright, radiant fragrance, enhanced by a sparkling peony, blooming majestically in a luscious berry garden.”
The packaging is exactly as one would expect from Lalique, artistic and beautiful. The bottle has trailing silver roses across the amethyst background, with a large rectangular lid in opaque purple. The box has embossed silver roses upon a pale lilac background.
Opening notes: Pear, raspberry and blackcurrant.
Middle notes: Rose, peony and magnolia.
Base notes: Blackberry and musk.
Crushed fruits make the air tingle as this opens, but within moments the generous beauty of the florals emerge. The peony is so soft it seems to flow smoothly, high above the fruits, and casts a romantic shadow over them. It is engaging and sweet, but nothing else particularly stands out as ‘special’ which is a shame considering the high price.
Suited to: Autumn is ideal for this perfume.
Rating: Bronze medal, try before you buy.
Price: Extremely expensive.