Three heritage brands from France, synonymous to luxury, have come together to unveil malle de beauté. Moynat, one of the oldest French trunk-makers is celebrating the re-launch of the Orient Express that symbolizes the golden age of travel with an outstanding beauty case. And Moynat artistic director, Ramesh Nair has summed it up well, “This is also a joyous opportunity to renew old ties and forge new ones.”
Founded at the time of the establishment of the French railway system, Moynat has always been at the forefront of innovation to enable travelers to journey in style. This original creation is clad in vegetal-tanned calfskin in the signature Orient-Express blue and the interior is lined in beige fabric. Shaped out of sturdy and lightweight poplar, the drawer hinges are made of apple wood. The hinges have been purposely exposed to draw attention to the wonder of woodcraft.
The elegantly designed trunk opens up to reveal a wide range of luxurious products from Guerlain, one of the oldest French perfume house. As soon as the lid of the trunk is lifted, the backlit mirror illuminates magically. Along with holding all the essential travel companions for an elegant and glamorous voyage, the drawers has been specially designed to gently clasp a perfume bottle in place when closed. When open, the drawers fan out to bring in to view a vintage Baccarat bottle of Shalimar perfume.
Though it takes 250 hours to give shape to exclusive beauty-full trunk, it takes $5,500 to $55,500 to journey with it in style.
The renowned trunk maker mentions that in the Moyant spirit of travel that is both stylish and practical, this beauty case is full of innovations that enhance the pleasure of using it even as one discovers its many playful secrets. A true boîte à surprise.