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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Vol de Nuit 80th Anniversary Limited Edition Parfum c2013

2013 marks the 80th anniversary of the creation of the Vol de Nuit perfume. To celebrate these gloriously scented years, Guerlain is offering a limited edition of the perfume.

Guerlain's archives have given up 46 empty, vintage flacons, all of the 56ml capacity, and will be filled with the new formulation of Vol de Nuit's parfum. Each bottle's metal label and stopper cover will be richly gilded with real gold leaf. Each bottle will retail for the princely sum of 6500 euros.

Limited edition of only 46 examples of vintage Rayonnant flacons, metal mountings richly gilded, 56ml, filled with current Vol de Nuit parfum, retailing for 6500 euros each.

  • Top notes: Bergamot, galbanum, and petitgrain.
  • Heart notes: Jasmine, daffodil, and spices.
  • Base notes: Wood, iris, vanilla, amber notes, and an earthy forest note.

Vol de Nuit derives its name from the novel by Antoine de Saint Exupery, which relates the drama and excitement of the early years of aviation. In the novel, a pilot, newly wed, loses control of his aircraft, while his wife in the control tower waits feverishly for a sign of life. Vol de Nuit is a vibrant homage to this moving love story and to women who know how to live with danger.

The design in relief on the smoked glass bottle represents the moving propeller of an aircraft, while the name is cut out of a circle of gold metal suggesting the propeller belt. In the limited edition, this feature is richly gilded with real gold leaf.

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