Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

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Four centuries ago, in India, Emperor Shah Jahan fell hopelessly in love with Princess Mumtaz Mahal. He had the enchanting Gardens of Shalimar built for her and dedicated the Taj Mahal to her as well, one of the seven new wonders of the world. This incredible tale sparked the imagination of Jacques Guerlain, who created Shalimar, the first oriental fragrance in history, in 1925.

Now Maison Guerlain is delighting its wearers with one more thrilling and exciting new perfume, Shalimar Souffle de Parfum 2017. This year, Guerlain has impressed me much with amazing, sensual and truly distinctive perfumes. I adore Guerlain perfumes as they are pungent and intense – they leave behind a unique luxurious aroma. Shalimar Souffle de Parfum 2017 by Guerlain is created by famous in-house perfumer Thierry Wasser as a fresh, sweet and powerful perfume inspired by gorgeous Indian peacock.

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Shalimar Souffle de Parfum unveils fresh and light citrus note of bergamot, lemon and mandarin. The luminous heart gives way to an armful of jasmine Sambac from India combined with an unprecedented orange blossom water absolute note.
Deep inside, the vanilla from India and Tahiti exalts a delicate sensuality, whereas the overdose of white musk reveals its addictive and cocooning facet.

Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin
Heart notes: Jasmin, Indian jasmine sambac
Base notes: Vanilla, White musk

To emphasize and give to the orange blossom its honeyed notes, Thierry Wasser used orange blossom water absolute. This absolute is the result of a very specific process. First step, distillation, to obtain the orange blossom water, then, extraction, to collect the precious absolute. This powerful absolute accentuate the floral trail of the fragrance.

Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum 2017

This years Shalimar Souffle de Parfum by Guerlain honours the land of its roots. The time of a limited edition, Shalimar Souffle de Parfum celebrates the peacock, India’s national bird. Revisited in a graphic and artistic way, this bird, symbol of immortality and fertility, adorns the bottle, for a modern and audacious limited edition.

Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum edition is available as 50ml. limited edition.

 

 

 

Guerlain La Cuvée Secrète

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French Maison Guerlain fills up its famous Les Eaux Exclusives Collection with one more thrilling perfume for both men and women, Guerlain La Cuvée Secrète. The new perfume is described to be more fresh and livelier than last year’s edition, yet more concentrated, more sophisticated with an ultimate refinement of brand’s disclosure. This perfume as if reveals the secret style of Guerlain that has been preserved over generations in Guerlain’s workshops.

Famous in-house perfumer Thierry Wasser created Guerlain La Cuvée Secrète as a fresh and revitalizing perfume made of bergamot notes, lavender floral accords and petit-grain notes. All these notes together are perfectly balanced thus making a wearer feel a distinctive impression of freshness and invigorating.

Guerlain La Cuvée Secrète is available as 250ml Eau de Cologne.

 

 

Lui, Guerlain’s new scent feminine and masculine at once

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Guerlain LUI. A famous fragrance in perfume history. Because of the unique scent, and because of the unique bottle.

Now Maison Guerlain is launching a new perfume version of LUI, which will satisfy both men and women. From French language, LUI means she/his.

Feminine. Masculine. Why choose? LUI is a perfume that loves to stir up trouble. Neither totally feminine nor truly masculine, it is both at once. Guerlain is inspired by a generation that is free from the norms of the genre, and has the idea of a decidedly universal perfume.

Guerlain LUI is announced as a floral, woody and spicy scent. The creation is signed by the perfume duo of Thierry Wasser and Delphine Jelk. The two of them wanted to surprise with an unexpected scent that mixes genres and creates a new one; LUI strives to be ambivalent and complex, but unique and singular in its “alchemy” that is revealed on the skin.

Top notes: pear, clove
Heart: benzoin, carnation
Base: leather, vanilla, musk, smoke

The composition focuses on an accord of benzoin, in its complexity and its different facets. It opens with pear, cloves along with benzoin and spicy carnation notes. The base calms on a woody layer made of leather, vanilla, musk and smokey leather.

 

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The beautiful Art Deco bottle is elegant, black and lacquered, reminiscent of a Chinese tea box from the 18th century. It relies on the aesthetics of the Guerlain legacy and lends the style and anagram of the name of the floral-aldehyde fragrance LUI, which was created by Jacques Guerlain in 1929.

Guerlain LUI is available as 50ml Eau de Parfum.

 

 

 

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Black Perfecto Lipstick and Nail Polish

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Maison Guerlain has previously presented a dark burgundy, almost black shade called Black Perfecto in the form of a nail polish and a lipstick within the La Petite Robe Noire makeup collection. Its perfume version,

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A limited edition lipstick inspired by the La Petite Robe Noire fragrance. The lipstick is presented in an elongated black tube with a transparent cover and a heart-shaped handle.

Guerlain creates an absolutely essential and utterly irresistible La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick in deliciously shiny texture to dress up your style with colour! A vibrant shade with an innovative texture. The light-weight texture reveals the lips’ natural radiance, leaving them supple and comfortable. Buildable coverage thanks to its thin film: one layer to offer a glimpse of the sensual texture of the lips, several for a more dense and sophisticated finish. Inspired by La Petite Robe Noire, the formula is deliciously perfumed and delicately flavoured for an unforgettable taste on your lips. And it has an ultra-shiny finish and pure & luminous colours thanks to a cocktail of fine oils and a selection of ‘POP’ pigments coated in a specific shine-boosting resin.

 

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Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Nail Color is a long-lasting polish formulated with a careful blend of adhesive copolymers and a specific polyester resin that increases its adherence to the nail, which reduces chipping. It’s vibrant, revived shade give you an instant, extreme-gloss finish. Not only are you left with a glossy manicure, but the nail color is lightly fragranced with the brand’s floral and fruity La Petite Robe Noire Black Perfecto perfume. The scented nail polish  is corresponding to the fragrance edition. Make the fragrance last by layering with other La Petite Robe Noire fragranced nail products.

The nail polish bottle look just like the miniature versions of the fragrance bottle. Its rectangular body is crowned with a silver-colored stopper with rounded shoulders and heart-shaped top.

Guerlain Black Perfecto by La Petite Robe Noire is coming out in the spring of 2017.

 

 

 

Guerlain Black Perfecto by La Petite Robe Noire

 

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Maison Guerlain is delighting its wearers with a wonderful new perfume for women part of the famous Guerlain Black Perfecto Collection that possesses black nail polish and lipstick. Guerlain Black Perfecto by La Petite Robe Noire will show up later May 2017 as an intense, elegant and powerful perfume for occasional wear.

Black Perfecto by La Petite Robe Noire is composed of rose flowery notes, aromatic leather, licorice and sweet almond notes. The new version is more darker, intenser and overwhelming than the original version, being a must-have accessory when wearing an elegant black evening dresses.

 

 

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Guerlain Black Perfecto by La Petite Robe Noire is available in 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum Legere.

 

 

Guerlain Muguet, limited edition 2017

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It is already a pleasant tradition that every year, on May 1st (traditionally the day when muguet – Lily of the Valley in French – is offered as a porte-bonheur, a good luck charm in France) the eponymous brand Guerlain, introduces a new version of Muguet Perfume on the market, starting with 2011. This priceless, elegant limited edition perfume offers a pleasant and delightful smell of gorgeous Lily of the Valley (muguet) flower aroma.

 

 

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Guerlain Muguet, edition 2017 comes in a pale green color bottle adorned with beautiful muguet flowers around the neck. Lily of the Valley evokes those joyful spring feelings when everything around blossomed and got fresh color. Created by Thierry Wasser, the composition remains almost untouched made of precious notes like green notes, muguet, rose and jasmine. Muguet by Guerlain will definitely get a place among other spring perfumes that constantly provoke and awaken senses.

Guerlain Muguet, edition 2017 is available in 125ml Eau de Toilette, for €430.

 

 

New Orchidée Impériale Exceptional Complete Care, Guerlain The Cream 4th Generation

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Eleven years after its launch, Orchidée Impériale has been reinvented for the fourth time, offering the best of research in the field of cell longevity. Capitalising on its previous innovations, Orchidée Impériale The Cream is not only exceptional complete care, but it has also been designed to limit its environmental impact. Orchidée Impériale offers women a new way of perceiving time.

A time of innovation

Because Guerlain, the world expert on research into orchids and their secrets of longevity, has been constantly innovating for over 15 years. A new technology based on the Orchid Gastrodia elata, whose properties were discovered thanks to a one-of-a-kind platform – the Orchidarium* – delivers an age-defying complex that acts on cell respiration.

* The platform consists of three centres, the Tianzi nature reserve (China), the experimental garden in Geneva (Switzerland) and the research laboratory in Strasbourg (France).

A time for yourself

Because women require much more from a skincare product than fighting the visible signs of ageing, Guerlain offers them a real moment to breathe. A special time to reconnect with yourself and restore inner harmony. Orchidée Impériale The Cream offers the same sensory experience as previous generations but with a new application technique.

A time of luxury

Because protecting the environment is an absolute necessity, Guerlain has embraced a sustainable luxury approach, in particular by reducing Orchidée Impériale The Cream’s carbon footprint by 58%. As sumptuous as ever, the jar has been reworked, its glass lightened and its packaging eco-designed.

A time for the earth

Because, more than ever, Guerlain is affirming its commitment to protecting orchids with the Tianzi nature reserve, where ‘rainforestation’ takes place, in other words the reconstruction of an entire ecosystem prioritising biodiversity, to the orchids’ benefit.

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Cell respiration: A new longevity mechanism

Within the framework of its research into cells’ functional longevity, which it has been carrying out for 15 years, Guerlain Research discovered a crucial new mechanism: a cell with good control over the natural use of its oxygen will have better longevity. We know that an excess of free radicals (an unstable, highly reactive form of oxygen) promotes skin ageing.

To combat these free radicals, cosmetic science uses antioxidants. However, it has recently been discovered that, on the contrary, oxygen levels that are too low compared to the skin’s needs – known as the phenomenon of hypoxia – will have consequences on ageing. And all the more so because hypoxia increases with age.

The effects on the skin take several forms:

  • Hypoxia leads to a slowdown in epidermal regeneration.
  • Hypoxia impairs the energy production mechanisms, which causes a loss of vital cell energy.
  • Hypoxia generates a surplus of toxic free radicals, which promotes the appearance of oxidation phenomena.
  • Hypoxia stimulates proteases (enzymes that damage the proteins forming the extracellular matrix) and diminishes the fibroblasts’ contractile capacities, which leads to a loss of firmness.
  • Hypoxia contributes to a proinflammatory environment favourable to ageing, known as the inflamm-ageing process.

A major innovation: An exclusieve new technology to cobat hypoxia

Skin that stays youthful for longer is skin that has good cell energy, in other words a good communication network between the mitochondria. Summarised in this way, the results of these scientific discoveries are behind three generations of Orchidée Impériale The Cream. Guerlain Research has now made a major advance in preserving the cell bioenergetic network. To increase vital energy and improve cell longevity, it is essential to regulate cell respiration: not too much, not too little.

To combat chronic hypoxia, the skin naturally possesses a system to control its oxygen levels. This system, known as HIF-1 alpha, is based on a protein produced during hypoxia. It is a smart sensor in the sense that it does not merely measure the level of oxygen but regulates the control of its use, which is essential for energy production and good cell function.

Dr Frédéric Bonté, Director of Guerlain Research

An exclusive technology based on a star orchid to combat hypoxia

As part of the Orchidarium, the Strasbourg laboratory headed by Professor Annelise Lobstein lists and studies the phytochemical properties of orchids to isolate their most active molecules that are of greatest interest for Orchidée Impériale skincare. Within the scope of the Orchidarium’s work, Guerlain Research has developed an exclusive new technology based on a star orchid – Gastrodia elata (a key orchid in traditional Chinese medicine), which acts on factor HIF-1 alpha, a natural ‘cell respiration’ regulator, in addition to its protective action on the cell bioenergetic mitochondrial network.

By combining it with a glucan-rich natural nasturtium extract, which encourages the supply of oxygen to the cells, this new age-defying technology offers the skin exceptional complete care that acts on all of the visible signs of ageing: firmness, density, radiance, wrinkles and fine lines, evenness and elasticity. As well as fighting against hypoxia, this new technology will boost the cells’ vital energy.

Diamond powder for an instant sophisticated glow

A specific new ingredient is making an appearance in this fourth generation: diamond powder, a rare raw ingredient chosen for its photoluminescent properties capable of capturing the invisible luminous energy received and then visibly diffusing it in all directions thanks to the diamond’s ‘facetted’ appearance. The result: an instant effect on the skin’s radiance.

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A time for yourself

In a stressful world dominated by hyperconnection, women need to take a break and make time for themselves in order to restore a kind of inner harmony.

Orchidée Impériale The Cream offers a unique sensory experience. With its subtle scent and silky feel, all of the senses are awakened thanks to the new application technique developed by Sophia Kremser, Design and Training Manager at the Institut Guerlain, 68 Champs-Élysées, which for the first time combines massages and breathing exercises to take best advantage of the benefits of the New Orchidée Impériale The Cream.

A time of luxury new eco-designed pack: A model of environmental excellence

It took Research & Development’s engineers over a year to design and manufacture the new packaging for Orchidée Impériale The Cream. From the shape of the jar to the sleeve, everything has been redesigned, except the capacity, which remains the same (50 ml).
As a result, 4th-generation Orchidée Impériale The Cream has the first eco-designed Guerlain packaging for a premium skincare product.

  • It has a new colour code: navy black and satin-finish champagne gold.
  • A new ‘pebble’ design for the jar in streamlined lines. More organic, it hugs the palm of the hand.
  • Fewer raw materials, prioritising recyclable materials: more lightweight glass, uncoated paper, a white pine cellulose inner pack. • A QR code with a direct link to the Guerlain.com website to discover the instructions and the application method.

 

A time for the earth

Implemented by Guerlain in 2007, the reforestation programme has restored the orchids’ endemic habitat in the Tianzi region in the Yunnan province of China. Minguo Li-Margraf, who now heads the Tianzi nature reserve, grows the orchids over more than 400 hectares, and protects and reintroduces endangered plants by reconstructing their ecosystem.

As orchids require numerous microorganisms to live and reproduce, protecting biodiversity is fundamental. Over 12,000 wild orchids in total and over 25 different species have been reintroduced.