Lakmé is an opera in diacter by Léo Delibes to a French libretto in 1881. The opera includes the popular Flower Duet (Sous le dôme épais) for a soprano and mezzo-soprano, performed in Act 1 by Lakmé, the daughter of a Brahmin Priest, and her servant Mallika.

Inspired by the music from the flower duet, the ambience of the Orient seen through western eyes of lakame , the context of opera, each flower box is essentially an opera house and the floral arrangement cuarted is the soprano.

They are all bold, striking, splendid and stunningly beautiful.