Guerlain Les Absolus d’Orient Epices Exquises

French Maison Guerlain’s Les Absolus d’Orient Collection is an olfactory homage to the fragrant treasures of the East. Imagined by the Guerlain Perfumers, the collection’s latest creation, Epices Exquises, embodies the irresistible essence of an Oriental fragrance. A warm, full-bodied and sensual base with tinges of black pepper, woody notes of oud, patchouli and sandalwood is juxtaposed with notes of pink pepper and fresh green angelica. A bold, rich sillage that contrasts the spicy warmth of cardamom with the earthy bitterness of coffee.

Guerlain Les Absolus d’Orient Epices Exquises is available at Guerlain boutiques and selected stores worldwide as 125 ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.

When I see red, it better could be Guerlain Habit Rouge L’Instinct

In 1965 Parisian Maison Guerlainpresented Habit Rouge, a tantalizing fragrance that redefined men’s perfumery and the male beauty industry as a whole. Its warm and spicy-ambery fragrance for men, offering a unique masculine olfactory signature at the time. Its name pays homage to the jackets worn by equestrian riders during this period.

Now, the French Maison has unleashed the power of Habit Rouge L’Instinc, a flanker of the original fragrance of 1965, These two worlds collide, separated by generations of fragrance trends and technological advancements. In this contemporary scent, Guerlain aims to reinvent Habit Rouge with the spirit of freedom.

Maison Guerlain has utilized design cues from the original design. The flacon is shaped like a square with the same badge in the center of the glass. A red cap sits atop an atomizer. Protruding through the transparant sides is a light gold juice, maintaning similar colour prompts compared to the original.

Habit Rouge L’Instinct is announced as portraying the passion of an aromatic and woody fragrance, untamed by nature, featuring animalic and vegetable characteristics. 

Top: bergamot, grapefruit, green notes
Heart: rose, hemp, mate
Base: leather, patchouli, vanilla

Created by Delphine Jelk, Habit Rouge L’Instinct features an assumed note breakdown of zesty Bergamot at the top amidst a refreshing grapefruit and an apo calyp tic absintha accord. Down in the heart is rose, which is a delicate new touch to the olfactive concoction and a tribute to how far modern perfumery has come since 1965. The portion of the breakdown concludes with hemp, a note known for its psychoactive marijuana aromas. The base is where this fragrance becomes an ode to the original Habit Rouge. Leather and vanilla were staple accords in the original release, becoming traiblazing notes for their time. Giving a wet earth scent, patchouli is presented in two qualities, heart and essence, and still finds abundant success in today’s modern perfume style.

Guerlain Habit Rouge L’Instinct is available at Guerlain boutiques and selected stores worldwide as a 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Intense. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.

From earth to skin: Guerlain unveils Terracotta Light  

French Maison Guerlain is presenting the newest version of their iconic Terracotta bronzer, now as Terracotta Light, which offers a fresh and luminous, healthy glow in a natural origin formula.

Guerlain is offering a reinvented sun-kissed glow with Terracotta Light, the new natural healthy glow powder. This light powder features a unique blend of sun-kissed tones enhanced with vibrant colors to reveal a radiant, healthy-looking glow for every skin tone.

Terracotta Light is made in Guerlain’s makeup and skincare La Ruche production site Chartres, France. With 96% naturally-derived ingredients, including luminescent shimmer, its texture instantly fuses with the skin to provide a fresh and lively healthy glow finish.

The new bronzer reflects the French beauty house’s commitment to using a minimum of 90% natural-origin ingredients across its makeup portfolio.

It has been infused with hydrating Euphorbia honey, known for its moisturizing properties, its formula maintains skin hydration for long-lasting comfort. It is produced in Southern Morocco by Saharan bees and harvested by a fair-trade women’s cooperative. The same Tanganine cooperative network produces the Argan Oil used in the original Terracotta formula. The scented powder blends ylang-ylang and orange blossom notes with vanilla and tonka bean.

Terracotta Light gives a natural sun-kissed glow with an even, second-skin finish. A radiant, luminous, and translucent complexion that sports a fresh and natural healthy-looking glow all year long. Six harmonies designed to illuminate all skin tones: three intensities – Light, Medium, Deep – each available in two undertones: Cool and Warm.

There are six harmonies of colors offered for Terracotta Light bronzers, while each of them combines four shades. Terracotta Light bronzer arrives in “historic compaction with organic impressions that symbolize this natural revolution and pay homage to the earth itself. This pattern perfectly combines a satin bronzing shade, a tone-on-tone matte shade, a vibrant blush shade, and a universal luminiser that offers all skin types a beautiful translucent finish”.

The bronzer is complemented with a new Kabuki brush made with high-quality synthetic bristles and a responsibly-sourced wooden handle.

Guerlain Terracotta Light is available at Guerlain boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.

Maison Guerlain’s upcoming fragrance honors cherry blossom season

Guerlain‘s new Cherry Blossom Exceptional Piece is a tribute to the fragrance created in 1999 by Jean-Paul Guerlain. Encapsulated in cherry blossom motifs, the iconic Bee flacon has become a symbol of an annual age-old tradition, in which the Japanese gather to admire cherry blossoms every spring.

French Maison Guerlain presents the annual limited edition of their Cherry Blossom perfume that celebrates springtime in Japan. Cherry Blossom 2022 Millésome is available from the start of February 2022 in a special limited edition flacon design, this time decorated with the help of French-based Japanese fine embroidery artist Kyoko Sugiura, who is no stranger to the know-hows of both her country and France.

The artist decorated the iconic ‘Bee’ flacon by hand with silver and black flowers that feature black beads. Leather petals in shades of gold, black and white adorn the flacon. Elsewhere, five-needle sewn petals are found on the flacon, a number that represents the flower.

Black pearls are subsequently embroidered with a needle to create the stamens, which are embellished with golden pearls. A ribbon rounds off the piece, which is sewn on tulle with a crocheted black thread. The black ribbon around the neck and a black label symbolize cherry blossoms that bloom at night.

The original Cherry Blossom perfume was first launched in 1999. Its composition is based on the essence of cherry blossoms with notes of green tea and almonds. It was made by Guerlain’s 4th generation perfumer Jean-Paul Guerlain, inspired by the ‘hanami’ Japanese custom of celebrating spring.

Top notes: bergamot, green tea note
Heart: cherry blossom, jasmine, lilac
Base: white musk

This years edition has remained unchanged: it is still an incredibly delicate soliflore, a child of the ’90s, which combines the sea freshness of calone, and draws the contours of a tart, bitter citrus-tea chord and the tenderness of a floral-fruity chord with sour lychee and a drop of indole. It’s as if in the distance there are mock orange blossoms. In the base, you can feel a slight powderiness of musks and almonds, which does not overshadow the fresh, transparent mood of the fragrance for a second.

Guerlain Cherry Blossom 2022 Millésime is limited to just 2,605 pieces, and it retails for €600. It will be available a 125 ml Eau de Toilette flacon at Guerlain Boutiques and selected stores worldwide, and comes with a funnel and 20ml purse spray in a white leather case. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.

Guerlain commits and act

Guerlain has been inspired by nature since the Maison’s founding in 1828. Almost two centuries later, they celebrate fifteen years of pioneering commitment and actions to preserve the wonders of nature for future generations, spearheading change at the forefront of the beauty industry.

Home to some of the world’s rarest orchids, the Tianzi Exploratory Reserve in China is a haven of orchid biodiversity – the inspiration behind the Orchidée Impériale collection. Working alongside conservationist Minguo Li-Margraf, over the last 10 years the French Maison has replanted close to 10,000 orchids as part of a vast reforestation program, illustrating our commitment to combining luxury with ethical and responsible production.

Nature has long been intertwined with Maison Guerlain’s past, as well as being inextricably linked to its future.

They are proud to begin this New Year with a new chapter in their story, through new bold initiatives and ambitious targets to deliver a sustainably driven tomorrow and beyond. As Guerlain welcomes 2022, they recommit to to the four key pillars of their sustainable development promise: biodiversity, eco-innovation, climate, and social impact.

Guerlain perfumes, skincare, make-up are available at Guerlain boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.

Guerlain celebrates the ritual of fragrance in its fullest sense

Guerlain’s L’Art & La Matière celebrates the ritual of fragrance in its fullest sense. A collection of six scented candles and Eaux de Toilette to imbue one’s living space with Guerlain’s unmistakably Parisian je ne sais quoi. The ultimate in French refinement.

Guerlain’s L’Art & La Matière Collection is available at Guerlain boutiques ans selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.

Guerlain Rouge G Gold Bee Sequins Satin Lipstick Prestige Limited Edition by Maison Baqué Molinié

The newest limited edition Rouge G Gold Bee Sequins offers an exclusive set that includes a jeweled case inspired by the legendary Guerlain bee through the art of embroidery and a lipstick shade in a satin finish.

Discover the new prestige limited edition Rouge G Gold Bee Sequins, an exclusive set that includes a jewelled case inspired by the French Maison’s legendary bee through the art of embroidery, and a lipstick shade in a satin finish.

A wonderful creation that revisits the iconic symbol of Guerlain, designed and hand-embroidered by Maison Baqué Molinié, the French embroidery studio renowned for its know-how and its distinctive sensibility. For this exceptional lipstick, Guerlain offers creamy skincare action and intense colour, sealed in a formula as precious as a jewel for instant comfort and long-lasting wear. Your lips are infused with a luminous, brick-red hue.

The Rouge G Satin has a unique fragrance; the composition is just like Guerlain fragrances have. The sweet, enveloping scent of a vanilla ‘floriental’ leaves its incomparable mark on Rouge G de Guerlain. The opening notes sparkle with lemon, orange, and bergamot scents. The rose and iris heart exudes sweetness, while the warmness of vanilla and tonka bean dry-down gives Rouge G de Guerlain all of its intensity. 

Perfect for holidays and collectors! Guerlain Rouge G Gold Bee Sequins (N°214 Satin) is available at $350 at Guerlain boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.

Guerlain’s Hive of Wonders

This Christmas, French Maison Guerlain reveals the most magical of festive surprises… Discover the secrets of the Hive of Wonders

This Christmas, the Guerlain Bees reveal their most exquisite creation yet: the Hive of Wonders Advent Calendar. Discover the magic of the French Maison’s first-ever advent calendar, featuring some of Guerlain’s most iconic creations alongside an exclusive selection of gifts and candles. Tucked behind each of the hive’s golden doors is a surprise, to count down each of the 25 days until Christmas.

The very best of beauty luxury. Guerlain’s Hive of Wonders is available in a limited edition of 1,500 calendars. Get yours in time for December 1st at Guerlain’s website. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.

Kadine, Guerlain’s heritage in a new version

Each year, Maison Guerlain revisits the treasures of its past, faithfully recreating each fragrance with the techniques of the present day. As part of the Les Pieces d’Exception line, the French Maison presents a re-edition of the 1911 Kadine classic.

Backed by nearly two centuries of service and nearly 1,100 creations, Maison Guerlain has chosen to revive its heritage, rediscovering icons with timeless traces. Every year, the reissue of a creation from the past represents a significant technical challenge for Maison Guerlain.

Guerlain chooses to rediscover its treasures of yesteryear by throwing a new light on them, while remaining absolutely faithful to the original creations, both in the composition and in the design of the flacon. In 2021 Kadine will celebrate her 110th birthday with great pomp and circumstance.

Paris, 1911. The ‘City of Light’ vying for new ideas. The Art Deco movement is emerging with its pioneering forms. Styles from the East fascinate and captivate right up to the theaters of Paris, with their exoticism and shimmering colours; they are an infinite source of inspiration with their wealth of fabulous stories. From this outpouring of influences came Kadine: a composition conceived by Jacques Guerlain, which pays tribute to a modern vision of women – dual and complex.

Choosing the name Kadine – a Turkish word meaning ‘wife of the sultan’ or ‘princess of the palace’ – Maison Guerlain draws perfumery to the shores of exotic fantasy lands where dreams are born. Legend has it that during a trip to the Ottoman lands, Jacques Guerlain saw the portrait of a beautiful Kadine, who possessed impeccable senses of aroma and taste. Kadine takes us to other places, to the gates of the East, where a perfume takes shape for a sophisticated and sophisticated woman with multiple facets.

Thierry Wasser, Master Perfumer of Guerlain, has reconstituted Kadine, strictly maintaining the original composition of Jacques Guerlain. As the torch is passed from one home perfumer to another, a never-ending story emerges; an eternal beginning in which the scents of yesterday (re)live today. Kadine, as the pinnacle of sophistication, is expressed as an Extrait de Parfum.

Top notes: bergamot, aromatic notes
Heart: rose, jasmine, iris
Base: leather, vanilla

The character of the new Kadine is expressed in the Extrait de Parfum concentration. Its composition is revealed in a contrast between the tenderness of the floral notes and the intensity of the rich and textured base. The powdery floral heart unites the two queens of perfumery, rose and jasmine, with the addition of iris. It is faceted with bergamot, Guerlain perfumer’s signature, and with aromatic notes. The base ends with leather and vanilla aromas.

The flacon is the same as the original: the iconic quadrilobé named after the cap, which is divided into four parts. This flask, designed by Gabriel Guerlain in 1908, has a shape inspired by an alchemist’s flask. The bottle is decorated with the famous laurel label, the rim of which is adorned with graceful decorative foliage in a deep blue shade so dear to Guerlain.

To complete the Kadine flacon, the neck is finished with a beige silk barbichage, made by the Dames de Table of the Guerlain Ateliers, who have been perfectly doing the same handiwork for 110 years. A precise, painstaking gesture that takes at least five minutes, just for the barbichage. A gold seal accentuates the barbiche and provides the finishing touch.

A perfect jewelery box for the perfume, the box pays tribute to the flacon, which is majestically visible through a small carved window revealing the label. The finest techniques of paper processing – embossing, multi-color printing (in shades of blue, black and gray) on silver satin-like paper – are incorporated in this incredibly meticulous work. This reissue of the historic pack features a beautifully enhanced fountain motif, reinterpreting images from the archive in a vintage, iconic Art Deco theme. Strikingly graphic are the swirling, stylized designs that cover the flacon, which once preceded the burgeoning artistic movement of the decorative arts.

Guerlain Kadine is available as a perfume extract in a 30 ml flacon. This limited edition is available in 691 numbered pieces at Guerlain boutiques (€690). Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.

 

Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia

Shalimar was born in the middle of the Roaring Twenties, at a time when Paris was fascinated by the mysteries of the East. Inspired by the legendary love that united the Emperor Shah Jahan and Princess Mumtaz Mahal in 17th-century India, Jacques Guerlain composed a legendary fragrance with typical creative daring, using vanilla as the cornerstone of his creation. More than a perfume, Shalimar’s unprecedented and almost erotic sensuality was a revolution.

The scent of Shalimar is extraordinary. It doesn’t just envelop you, it precedes you and remains after you are gone.

Thierry Wasser, Guerlain Master Perfumer

The latest iteration of the cult-classic Shalimar fragrance, the Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia Eau de Parfum has arrived, a limited edition flanker to 1925’s Shalimar, and follows 2020’s Shalimar Philtre de Parfum.

The new composition, by perfumer duo Thierry Wasser and Delphine Jelk, is dedicated to the beloved perfume ingredient vanilla. The Maison’s loving tribute to one of the most iconic and luxurious essences in its palette. Overdosed in the composition, Guerlain’s signature vanilla tincture reveals all its facets and enhances the sillage of the iconic oriental scent.

Millésime pays homage to the key note in Shalimar’s legendary trail: vanilla.

Part tribute, part innovation, Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia adopts the graphic codes of the bottle on a pedestal created by Raymond Guerlain in 1925. The famous ‘bat’ label is paired with typography in Art Deco-inspired geometric lines. A leather tie encircles the neck: an evocation of the fragrance notes of the Vanilla Planifolia tincture that distinguishes this unique composition.

Guerlain is one of the rare Perfume Houses to manufacture its own tincture of vanilla. This ancestral process is passed on to perfumers from generation to generation. Entirely produced in the factories of the House, the vanilla tincture is made from pods from organic farming of exceptional quality.

Coming from Madagascar, these are received fresh at the Orphin factory and then manually cut using a cutter – a tool that Jacques Guerlain was already using at the time of Shalimar’s creation… Finally, they are macerated in alcohol from organic wheat farming for several months. This process allows them to develop the absolutely unique richness of their aromas.

Guerlain Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum at Guerlain boutiques, selected stores worldwide and online. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.