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Monday, October 5, 2015

Flacon Tortue Parfum Exceptional Edition c2015

For the 2015 Holiday season, Guerlain issued a new limited edition luxury perfume bottle called the "Flacon Tortue Parfum Exceptional Edition." 

This year we are treated to a reissue of the exclusive Baccarat turtle bottle, first used in 1914 for the perfume Parfum des Champs Elysees. The front of the bottle is emblazoned with a gold foil label featuring the vintage style font for "Guerlain Paris" and familiar sun king image. Black and gold silk baudruchage is wound tightly around the neck and stopper of the bottle terminating in a wide swath of silk tassel held in place by the gold Guerlain G seal.

Housed inside this new edition is a special edition of the Le Parfum du 69 perfume. Only 47 numbered pieces will be available for sale. The exclusive flacon holding 60 ml of Parfum will retail for an astounding price of 9,500 €.

From Guerlain:
"Created in 1913 by Jacques Guerlain to celebrate the opening of its "new Temple of Beauty" at 68, avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the bottle-shaped turtle is a sly nod to the slow work that had delayed the inauguration. Over 100 years later, the Maison Guerlain reissues this iconic Baccarat crystal bottle in its 60 ml version . Made up of more than eighty facets cut into the crystal, the Turtle is an incredible bottle meticulousness treasure entirely handmade with the unique skills of the craftsmen of the factory of Baccarat. Only 47 numbered pieces are available worldwide. 
An exceptional piece which contains a woody floral spicy concentration Extract imagined by Thierry Wasser. In base note, the immortal radiates its warm, spicy notes, while osmanthus brings a fruity heart, awakened top note by citrus freshness of mandarin. The tonka, benzoin and vanilla wrap the fragrance in a soft, sensual trail. 
Founded in 1764, Maison Baccarat, symbol of excellence and the art of French living, has always created exceptional bottles for Guerlain.  
Today, the perfumer and reissued the beautiful crystal Turtle bottle in the 60 ml size . Guerlain's legacy of heritage, its mold is carefully preserved in the workshops of the factory."

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a spicy and woody floral fragrance for women. It is an updated version of Parfum du 68 with emphasis on the fruity and floral notes.

  • Top notes: mandarin, bergamot, pink peppercorn
  • Middle notes: rose, jasmine, immortelle, osmanthus
  • Base notes: tonka bean, vanilla, benzoin and white musk 

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