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The prized Elixir Ultime Original Oil glass bottle gets even more gorgeous with a limited edition design. Parisian tattoo artist Max LeSquatt creates a delicate new look for the iconic product.

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When it comes to elevated adornment, a tattoo is the ideal modern art form. Luxuriously personal, tattoo artistry is a sought-after skill for its beauty and emotional significance, much like a milestone jewel or an empowering amulet. This is why luxury houses around the world have recently used tattoo art to adorn their goods.

When it comes to elevated adornment, a tattoo is the ideal modern artform.

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When it comes to elevated adornment, a tattoo is the ideal modern art form. Luxuriously personal, tattoo artistry is a sought-after skill for its beauty and emotional significance, much like a milestone jewel or an empowering amulet. This is why luxury houses around the world have recently used tattoo art to adorn their goods.

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What better way, we thought, to celebrate the rebirth of Elixir Ultime Original Oil than with a specially commissioned symbol? Our beloved formula has been updated with an infusion of camellia and marula oils while retaining its signature fragrance.

The ideal style to elevate an icon

We commissioned Parisian artist Max LeSquatt (@maxlesquatt) to create the opulent yet delicate design. Already a sought-after tattooist at age 23, Max frequently collaborates with luxury brands and regularly inks in-the-know celebrities from around the world. His designs bring an air of the unexpected to the artform.

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Working from the exclusive L’Encrerie studio in Saint-Ambroise, his signature fine line stamps belie the traditional idea of tattoo art as a crude, masculine undertaking. Inspired by intimate settings such as hidden parlours and backstage lounges, his approach is incredibly delicate, leading to designs with a feminine feel, at once soft and strong. The ideal style to elevate an icon.

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Max created the black rose de vent design to showcase the precious camellia, which never loses its petals, an eternally fragrant flower. Combined with the sharp-edged compass, the image symbolizes travel, mystery and the constant pursuit of one's own dreams. Set against the gold-toned hair oil and its gleaming glass bottle, it is beautiful both in the hand and as an objet d'art.

Though a tattoo is permanent and an icon is timeless, this bottle is a limited edition, available only for a season.

A vanity art piece

Already a prized vanity piece in bathrooms and boudoirs around the world, the “tattoo” makes the Elixir Ultime Huile Originale bottle even more eye-catching, arriving in a matching box with the same stunning artwork in black and gold.

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A vanity art piece

Already a prized vanity piece in bathrooms and boudoirs around the world, the “tattoo” makes the Elixir Ultime Huile Originale bottle even more eye-catching, arriving in a matching box with the same stunning artwork in black and gold.

DISCOVER ELIXIR ULTIME RANGE

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