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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

L'Abeille de Guerlain c2010

L'Abeille de Guerlain: launched in 2010 as a limited edition fragrance housed in an exceptional limited edition collector's flacon. Fragrance created by Thierry Wasser.

  • 1853 Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain presents his Cologne to the French Empress Eugenie Montijo, the wife of Napoleon III.in a bottle shaped like a beehive and covered with 69 gilded bees - the coat of arms of the Second French Empire was the Napoleonic emblem of efficiency and productivity. The  showed the bees motives.
  • 2010 : The bee is more central than ever in Guerlain's presentation designs, Honoured as the symbol links That new creations to the House's proud history. 

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral fragrance for women. 
  • Top notes: mimosa, grape
  • Middle notes: orange blossom, jasmine, lilac
  • Base notes: orris root, and honey
In order to convey the message of the bee and fragrance, Thierry Wasser conjured up an image of a beautiful garden from the bumblebee's point of view. In this garden, powdery mimosa, lush orange blossom, narcotic jasmine, fresh lilacs gently swayed on their branches high up in the trees, and wafted their heady scent over plump grapes, whose leafy, green vines meandered along a wooden fence, mingling with the dusty iris scent of orris roots that lay inside of a basket, drying in the sun, after being pulled from the ground. The jaunty little bee bounced from one flower to the other, gathering the delicate pollen on his legs. Returning back to the hive, he smells the familiar scent of fresh honey and knows that he is home again.


The beautiful fragrance is housed inside of a monumental clear crystal flacon shaped like a bee, complete with diamond faceted wings. It was painstakingly manufactured by Baccarat. Standing more than 30 cm tall, it is the largest perfume bottle ever created by the famous glass making firm. Only 47 examples were created and it holds 245ml of extrait (parfum). This special limited edition is available at the Guerlain boutiques or online.  It retails for 12, 500 Euros ($19,000 USD)

Other editions-have-been Launched since 2010.

In 2011, customers had the choice of purchasing a special jewelery , the Mystery of Osborne House, a diamond pavé , polished rock crystal and solid platinum set for, Exclusively made to order with your favorite perfume. This project Represents a marriage of three artisans: the jeweler - Lorenz Baumer, the perfumer, and a watchmaker ... the lathing of which has a clever mechanism designed to pop open the wings to reveal ornately-decorated body year. jewelery will release your preferred scent for approximately 6 months whilst you wear it. Apparently, 500 hours of craftsmanship has gone into each piece, making this exclusive Guerlain's most (and undoubtedly expensive) treasure yet.

Closed position ...

Open position Reveals bottle.

Also in 2011, The Secret of the Queen Jewel Perfume, (pictured below-, price on request) year is astounding, art-deco-style platinum brooch-pendant, studded with 14 carats of diamonds and sleek onyx, made by jeweler Lorenz Baumer. The dot-and-dash-designed chain encoded a "love to live, live to love" secret message. Aim the feeling's in the spraying. Press the diamond is the bee's neck and Its wings unfurl to reveal a chamber, filled with the fragrance Guerlain that floats your own, private fantasy.

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