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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Flacon Abeilles (Bees) - c1828 - Present

Flacon Abeilles (Bees) - c1828 - Present

Used for eaux de cologne and eaux de toilette. Made by Pochet et du Courval. Originally created to house 'Eau de Cologne ImpĂ©riale' for the Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III; its decorative bees were a symbol of Napoleon and have since then, have become Guerlain’s house symbol. You could get your bee bottle personalized with your monogram or the bees painted with gilded enamel.
  • 125cc/125ml/4.23 oz - 14cm/5.15" (1947), ground ball stopper, then changed to plastic in 1982 
  • 250cc/250ml/8.4 oz - 16cm/6.3" (1947), ground ball stopper, then changed to plastic in 1982
  • 500cc/500ml/16.9 oz - 20cm/7.87" (1947), ground ball stopper, then changed to plastic in 1982
  • 1 liter/1000ml - 23,5cm/4.3"-9.25" (1853), truncated ground stopper, then changed to ball shape in 1947
  • 2 liter/2000ml - 31cm/8.27"-12.2" (1920), truncated ground stopper, then changed to ball shape in 1947
  • In 1962, a cobalt prototype or limited edition was released, only for that year.

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