A wind of change

Here, the art of living is given pride of place. Artists' portraits, contemporary furnishings, decorative items, beauty products and restaurants meet everypossible desire.

Containing an exceptional ingredient, the DNA of sturgeon, the new “Crème Merveilleuse” from Elixir des Glaciers, the ultra-prestigious brand of the Swiss firm Valmont, is a powerful anti-ageing product. It will marketed at 870 € per 50-ml pot from the month of April. A prestige limited edition of 50 pieces will be proposed at 3,915 €. www.lamaisonvalmont.com

A new unisex “eau de parfum” joining the prestigious “Jewel Collection” of Grasse-based M. Micallef, “EdenFalls” is a real love-letter addressed to nat­ure. Fresh and sensual, alternately woody and citrus, its top notes of bergamot and tangerine unfurl around a green and flowery heart on an exquisite base of moss, musk, patchouli and vanilla. Quite simply addictive ! 225 €/ 100 ml. www.parfumsmicallef.com

Armani Casa subscribes to the philosophy of living amidst stylishness and elegance. Offering splendid design, this “Home Office” in a limited and numbered edition is both practical and visually appealing. Pairing exceptional craftsmanship with luxurious materials and close attention to detail, it is accompanied by the “Nema” light fixture made of stone and metal whose geometrical lines are inspired by origami. Limited edition of 20 pieces. www.armani.com

The new perfume extract enriching the “Storie Veneziane” collection of La Maison Valmont is characterized by a fragrance as opulent as its flacon with a handblown glass mask clad in a 24-carat gold leaf. A delectable oriental perfume orchestrating rum, chantilly and vanilla. 490 €/ 100 ml. www.lamaisonvalmont.com

Swing high, swing low Ideal for a cosy, playful ambiance, the hanging “Fable” armchair signed My Face is equally at home indoors or out. Both elegant and comfortable, this seat recalls fond childhood memories of a swing. www.myface.eu

Designer Hanna Darmon has just launched her jewellery label called “Mansano”. Adopting an ethical approach with production by French craftsmen, she proposes timeless models in well-defined proportions whose modernity is expressed through the way they are assembled and worn. mansano.fr

Claris Virot has joined up with street artist Zenoy for a collection of python bags in sizes ideal for computers. In this new collaboration, the artist uses the skin rather like canvas, making each bag a one-off piece and a fully-fledged artwork (from 1,450 €). clarisvirot.com

YSL collector’s piece Yves Saint Laurent has always been fond of feline sensuality. For its “Holiday Beauté Collection” 2020, a limited edition of its “Libre” eau de parfum is treated to an evocative, ultra-chic flacon. 89 €/50 ml. yslbeauty.fr

For this first collaboration with YO2, designer Sacha Walckhoff has come up with dreamlike decors for inspiring home interiors. “Heaven Green” and “Wild Orchage” consist of vast panoramic wall coverings designed to harmonize with equally poetic carpets. yoyo-designs.com

In a fabulous demonstration of its expertise, Piaget has just unveiled this exceptional watch giving a total 87.23 carats of diamonds : 491 diamonds cut in 69 different dimensions. A “secret” watch evoking the wings of a bird, and requiring 800 hours of concentration on the jeweller’s workbench.

For this exceptional edition called “Épines Édition Platine”, Lalique invites us on a fragrant tour of enchanted woodland. A delicate interlacing of brambles and blackberries, the motif is inspired by a collection of bathtime accessories designed in 1920 by René Lalique. High-quality white wax poured into this superb vessel unfurls a woody fragrance signed Jérôme Épinette, perfumer with Robertet in Grasse. 750 g/1.790 €. lalique.com

Giving a second life to discarded materials, the Parisian Maison Popineau presents a magnificent collection of decorative cushions. Unique pieces representing an ultimate achievement in the principle of eco-responsible patchwork, cushions in the “Héritage” collection are made of scraps of precious materials such as silk. From 145 €. maisonpopineau.fr

Recalling Kandinsky, Dali, Cézanne or Matisse, new creations from Les Emaux de Longwy draw inspiration from great exhibitions in France in 2020 and 2021. Fine art adorns these new limited series of bowl vases in enamelled earthenware, together with lamps, pin trays, candles and caskets (Kandinsky vase by Nicolas Blandin, 2,223 €). emauxdelongwy.com

An ode to the bright spirit of Italy’s Puglia region, Dior’s new tableware collection is inspired by Tarot cards. The Sun, Wheel of Fortune, Strength and the Star thus re-invent festive tables with a touch of magic. dior.com

The fifth sign of the Zodiac, the lion watched over the life of Gabrielle Chanel, born on August 19th, 1883. Superstitious and fascinated by the stars, Coco always saw this feline as a lucky charm. Today, the majestic animal makes a flamboyant entrance in the world of Chanel perfumes, in the prestigious collections “Les Exclusifs”. Chanel’s perfumer, Olivier Polge, has created a sophisticated fragrance, an intensely elegant oriental perfume. 320 €/200 ml. chanel.com

A discreet new version of the Coco Mademoiselle fragrance, L’Eau Privée offers a hint of citrus wafting through the sensual vibrations of patchouli. Olivier Polge, perfumer with Maison Chanel, describes this oriental offering as a watercoloured night-time perfume, a hazy veil for the skin and sheets. 113 €/100 ml. www.chanel.com

Designed by Monaco architects Humbert and Poyet, the new "Metamorphosis" collection from the Maison Pouenat has just been presented in Paris in a scenography paying homage to Christo. Comprised of refined pieces giving priority to clean geometry and noble materials, its offers a lifestyle collection both luxurious and esthetically pleasing. www.pouenat.fr

Inventing extraordinary, unique objects, the Italian firm Visionnaire is this year extending its Art Design offerings involving designers of exceptional artistic talent. As witnessed by Marc Ange''s peacock-inspired collection, “Il Pavove”, featuring this “haute couture” throne exhibited at Art Basel in Miami, and now available in the new Garbarino Interior Design showroom in Monaco. www.visionnaire-home.com

Timeless and intensely Milanese, Pomellato''s Iconica collection has just unveiled new models for 2020. Drawing inspiration from goldsmith''s traditions, this iconic collection is enriched with finer versions of rings, bangles and ear-rings. www.pomellato.com

Winner of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2020, the sculptural Pantheone I speaker offers a refined minimalist silhouette in black or white. The first speaker produced by the Australian Pantheone Audio design firm, it guarantees a tasteful esthetic experience as well as powerful acoustics. 2.399 €. pantheoneaudio.com