Finally, I had a chance to see the long awaited limited edition bottles! Serge Lutens is clearly influenced by Kandinsky’s abstract and contrasting paintings in his choice of designs. Fleurs de Citronnier, Douce Amère and Fleur D’Oranger (from left to right in the photo) are available in the bottles embellished with white and black geometric shapes that bring to mind such paintings by Kandinsky as Composition VIII (1923) and Contrasting Sounds (1924).
However, as I learned, in reality the labels have been inspired by another great painter well known for his abstract geometical works, Kazimir Malevitch. As for the artwork on the labels, it is from a series of photos entitled “Les Suprématistes”, which were created for Shiseido make-up line in 1990.