Guerlain 190th Anniversary Collection



French Maison Guuerlain is widely regarded as one of the oldest perfume, cosmetics and skincare brands in the world. The House of Guerlain was founded in 1828, when Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain opened his perfume store at 42, rue de Rivoli in Paris. As both the founder and first perfumer of the house, Pierre-François composed and manufactured custom fragrances with the help of his two sons, Aimé and Gabriel. Through continued success and the patronage of members in high society, Guerlain opened its flagship store at 15, rue de la Paix in 1840, and put its mark on the Parisian fashion scene.

Guerlain has been exploring, innovating and enhancing since 1828. In Fragrance, in Skincare and in Make-up. Bold designers, legendary creations, timeless know-how.

The success of the Maison under Pierre-François peaked in 1853 with the creation of Eau de Cologne Impériale for French Emperor Napoleon III and his Spanish-French wife Empress Eugénie, to celebrate her marriage to Emperor Napoleon III. This perfume earned Pierre-François the prestigious title of being His Majesty’s Official Perfumer. As ‘royal suplier’ he decorated the flacon with the bees of the Empire. The ‘Bee’ flacon, which went on to become an icon, was born. Since then, bees have permeated the history of Guerlain. The bee became the symbol of the Maison, inspiring their designs, adorning their most precious flacons, and driving their commitment to sustainable development.


Guerlain went on to create perfumes for Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Queen Isabella II of Spain, among other royalty. Today, you don’t have to be royalty to own a piece of Guerlain. this year the iconic upscale brand celebrates its 190th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, Guerlain has released a beautiful new capsule that not only marks the important milestone, but also arrives just in time for the Holiday season 2018.

Guerlain ‘190th Anniversary’ Les Méteorites



This limited edition offering brings Les Météorites that has been redesigned for Guerlain’s 190th anniversary into a new Limited Edition palette of colours that add radiance and warmth to all the complexions. Météorites Electric Pearl comprises 4 iridescent pearls that harmoniously blend to create a pure, corrective halo of radiance tailored to your complexion.

A subtle harmony of gold and copper pearls counter a dull complexion while champagne and white pearls reflect the light and illuminate the face with a halo of endless radiance. All nestled in a golden anniversary case for the festive season.

Born of expert craftsmanship, the Meteorites hold the secret to Stardust Technology. Diamond powder encapsulated in microspheres that create a brilliant blurring halo. Météorites Electric Pearl comprises 4 iridescent pearls that harmoniously blend to create a pure, corrective halo of radiance tailored to your complexion. A subtle harmony of gold and copper pearls counter a dull complexion while champagne and white pearls reflect the light and illuminate the face with a halo of endless radiance. This extra-soft powder smooths the complexion to create an incomparably soft feeling. Like all Les Météorites: a true Holy Grail.

How to use:

Using the special Météorites brush, designed to capture just the right amount of powder, evenly apply Météorites Electric Pearl to the entire face, to set your make-up and improve its hold.

For boosted radiance, highlight the curved areas of the face: draw a G from the middle of the forehead to the top of the cheekbones and from the bridge of the nose to the tip of the chin.


Guerlain ‘190th Anniversary’ All Eyes On You Palette



This limited edition collection brings a new All Eyes On You Palette. In its elegant sleek black lacquered compact, this palette blows hot and cold: three applicators, two frosted silver and icy gold highlighters with a creamy powder finish, along with eight shadows that can be used wet or dry to adorn lids in matte and metallic colours. These pearly, shimmer-infused shades allowing you to go anywhere from sheer wash of color to party-ready shine.


Guerlain ‘190th Anniversary’ Rouge G ‘Gold Electric’ Lipstick Case



Rouge G’s legendary double-mirror case, designed by the jeweller Lorenz Bäumer, is illuminated in a textured leather with shimmering gold particles. a brand new limited edition design named Gold Electric. The case is compatible with any of the wide range of Rouge G lipstick shades.



For this special occasion, the legendary Rouge G Lipstick is also being offered in three beautiful limited edition shimmer finish shades.

N°91 – Metallic Red
N°92 – Metallic Nude
N°93 – Metallic Pumpkin

Thanks to the double mirror case, apply directly to lips. The bullet’s ergonomic design allows ultra-precise application for a flawless lip-enhancing result.

Guerlain’s 190th Anniversary Collection is now available at Guerlain boutiques, on the official Guerlain website, and selected stores world wide. Come into the beautiful and wonderful world of Maison Guerlain.




Guerlain Flacon Quadrilobé

Guerlain’s Quadrilobe Bottle Colour Collection was inspired by a phenomenon that remains a mystery: synaesthesia. A spontaneous association of the senses experienced by many artists, musicians and authors. Including Vassily Kandinsky and Duke Ellington, who saw music in colour, and Vladimir Nabokov who, as in Rimbaud’s ‘Vowels’ (A black, E white, I red, etc.), perceived the shade and texture of letters…

Guerlain’s Quadrilobe Bottle Colour Collection

One of Guerlain’s most iconic creations has been reinvented for the occasion. Designed by Baccarat in 1908 for Jacques Guerlain’s Rue de la Paix Boutique, the Quadrilobe bottle has accompanied the perfume House’s history for over a century, holding Jicky, Liu, Shalimar, etc. over the years. Now crafted by the famous Verreries Brosse (Brosse Glassworks), it harbours the private collections and tailor-made fragrances, along with spectacular exceptional pieces made of crystal.

With the Colour Collection, this legendary creation is available for the first time in a range of five subtly gradated colours of precious stones. The neck of the bottle is adorned with a matching silk thread, meticulously hand-tied and combed according to the barbichage technique, traditional know‑how kept alive by Guerlain’s incomparable Dames de Table.

This jewel bottle nestles in an amethyst case decorated with a sun, Guerlain’s historic emblem. In the Colour Collection, sumptuous gem tones express the quintessence of five fragrances, chosen from Guerlain’s Les Exclusifs collection:  amber is the color of Spiritueuse Double Vanille (2007), the ruby bottle features Oriental Brûlant (2008), the sapphire bottle contains L’Heure de Nuit (2012), amethyst is the color for L’Eau de Parfum du 68 (2013). And Santal Royal (2014) comes in a green bottle that represents emerald. All created by Thierry Wasser, they are all for women and men.


Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille, 2007

Spiritueuse Double Vanille comes in a bottle of amber color, which refers to the shimmering sensuality. The fragrance is a sparkling elixir of rum, cedar, vanilla and herbs.


Guerlain Oriental Brûlant

Guerlain Oriental Brûlant, 2008

Oriental Brûlant represents the color of passion, fiery temperament and sensuality. The composition is a cocktail of herbs, almond, tonka bean and carnal balms.


Guerlain L'Heure de Nuit

Guerlain L’Heure de Nuit, 2012

L’Heure de Nuit represents a modern homage to the legendary L’Heure Bleue fragrance, inspired by the magical atmosphere of Parisian nights. The scent combines delicate and light notes of orange blossom, vanilla, heliotrope, iris, sandalwood and musk.


Guerlain L’Eau de Parfum du 68.jpg

Guerlain L’Eau de Parfum du 68, 2013

L’Eau de Parfum du 68 by Guerlain, is a blend of red and blue, reflects the contrast between the warm and cool facets of this distinct fragrance, in which everlasting flower pairs with rose, over an enveloping heliotrope, cedar and benzoin base.


Guerlain Santal Royal

Guerlain Santal Royal, 2014

Santal Royal. The emerald green of Santal Royal leads us into a woody universe, at the heart of the mysteries of the Orient. A play of contrasts between the allure of sandalwood, the radiance of jasmine and rose, and the obscure charm of leather and oud accords.

Guerlain Colour Collection Flacon Quadrilobé perfumes are available in bottles of 125 ml at the price of 650 Euros. They will be sold starting in June 2016 in the Guerlain boutique at Place Vendome.

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Guerlain by Elisabeth Barillé

Novelist, Anais Nin biographer and two-time winner of France’s prestigious prix Jasmin, Elisabeth Barillé has published several books dedicated to fashion and perfume. Also by Elisabeth Barillé: a story of Guerlain and his beautiful and sometimes amazing perfume creations is captured in a wonderful book. A real must have for every Guerlain or perfume addict.

Guerlain Book

Elisabeth Barillé ‘Guerlain’ (Click photo to enlarge)

Eau de Cologne Impériale, Jicky, l’Heure Bleue, Mitsouko, Shalimar: these immortal classics of the fifth sense are landmarks in the remarkable history of the House of Guerlain.

Since its founding in 1828, Guerlain has created subtle compositions light years away from simple floral imitations. These fragrances invoke a mood in which romanticism and mystery are combinated, and have attracted a prestigious clientele that includes royalty and connoisseurs.

Guerlain Shalimar Parfum

Guerlain Shalimar Perfum (Click photo to enlarge)


Guerlain L’heure Bleue Parfum (Click photo to enlarge)

At the turn of the century, Aimé Guerlain, the creator of Jicky, composed the famous magic formula Guerlinade, a velvety, intoxicating alliance of rose, jasmine, vanilla and tonka bean, which has become the sensual hallmark of every creation, including the most recent ones. It is a note that stirs the emotions and embodies the spirit of a great perfumer and his legend.

The two-time winner of France’s prestigious prix Jasmin, Elisabeth Barillé knows everything when it comes to fashion and perfume. She tells the wonderful story of Guerlain and his beautiful and sometimes amazing perfume creations and captured them in this wonderful book. Not new, but like I said: A real must have for every Guerlain or perfume addict.
Assouline Publishing (November 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1614282242
ISBN-13: 978-1614282242
Discover the world of Guerlain
by Jean Amr

The Noses

We all have a nose.  But some ‘noses’ are very special indeed: that’s industry-speak for perfumer. In reality, being a ‘nose’ is a challenging job that takes up to seven years of study – and (mostly) qualifications in Chemistry…

Francis Kurkdjian Noses GIF

Francis Kurkdijan (Click photo to enlarge).

I’m always fascinated by noses.  And by the ‘Creative Directors’ and ‘evaluators’ who work in this field, too: almost ‘go-betweens’ between brands and fashion designers, and those noses, a little-known, but most important role.

Aime Guerlain Noses

Aimé Guerlain (Click photo to enlarge)

Olivier Polge Nose

Oliver Polge (Click photo to enlarge).

These men and (increasingly) women, have the talent and skills to whisk us through time and space – bringing back memories of people and places we’ve known and loved.  Through their artistry, we can feel more romantic, more powerful, more beautiful, more creative…

Jean Claude Ellena

Jean-Claude Ellena (Click photo to enlarge).

François Demachy Dior Noses

François Demachy

Noses Christine Nagel

Christine Nagel (Click photo to enlarge).

Thierry Wasser

Thierry Wasser

Jean-Francois Latty Noses Teo Cabanel

Jean-François Latty (Click photo to enlarge)

I believe their talents should be recognised and celebrated – just as composers, artists and (more recently) chefs are acknowledged for their gifts, and the enormous pleasure they bring us.  Until lately, almost all perfumers worked behind the scenes, anonymously.  Now, noses are emerging from their laboratories, starting to talk about their creations, and what goes into them….


Starting soon……. here on Yakymour: The Noses!

by Jean Amr