Guerlain 190th Anniversary Collection

 

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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.

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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 unveils Mitsouko flacon in association with Arita Porcelain lab

Recently French Maison Guerlain unveiled a limited edition of the iconic Mitsouko perfume flacon in collaboration with celebrated ceramic crafters- Arita Porcelain lab. Hand crafted to perfection with the use of traditional techniques, the flacon is adorned with age-old symbols of good fortune, tradition and modernity. The exclusive edition also celebrates the porcelain maker’s 400th year of ceramic history.

Guerlain was founded in 1828, when Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain opened his perfume store at 42, rue de Rivoli in Paris. The creation of Eau de Cologne Impériale for French Emperor Napoleon III and his Spanish-French wife Empress Eugénie earned the prestigious title of being His Majesty’s Official Perfumer. 1889’s Jicky, the first fragrance described as a ‘parfum’ to use synthetic ingredients alongside natural extracts. L’Heure Bleue, Mitsouko, Shalimar and Vol de Nuit are known as Guerlain’s most famous classics.

Mitsouko, the mythic Guerlain perfume whose name means ‘mystery’ in Japanese, and whose name was borrowed from the lead female character in Claude Farrère’s novel ‘La Bataille’ that speaks of the love affair between a British naval officer and the wife of a Japanese admiral during the Russo-Japanese War.

Created in 1919 by Jacques Guerlain, Mitsouko is known as ‘a masterpiece of balance’. The fragrance has remained as exceptional as ever over the years, emblematic of the timeless appeal that characterizes the chypre fragrance family.

Mitsouko initiated the use of the peach note in perfumery. Illustrating the innovative side of its creators, Mitsouko is the first fruity chypre fragrance in the perfume world, following other chypre fragrances introduced by Guerlain.

The original Mitsouko perfume flacon was designed by Georges Chevalier. The flacon is underscored with graceful scrolls typical of Art Nouveau. Its avant-garde stopper, in the form of a hollowed heart, represented a real technical feat at the time.

The unique flacon reflects onto the history of Mitsouko, whose name was borrowed from the lead female character in Claude Farrère’s novel ‘La Bataille’ that speaks of the love affair between a British naval officer and the wife of a Japanese admiral during the Russo-Japanese War.

Now the French Maison’s perfume-making savoir-faire meets the artisanal excellence of Arita Porcelain Lab in this stunning interpretation of the iconic Mitsouko perfume flacon. Crafted entirely by hand using traditional techniques, the flacon is decorated with symbols of good fortune, melding tradition and modernity.

A flagship of Japan’s ceramic industry, the Arita workshop has decorated the Mitsouko flacon with auspicious symbols. They include the rising sun – traditionally equated with ‘clear skies’ and good fortune – the paulownia to represent elegance, a plum tree, symbolizing life, the peony to ward off negative energy, and the chrysanthemum that represents longevity.

Arita porcelain is one of Japan’s traditional handicrafts. The traditional techniques used to make Arita porcelain have been improved on with craft and design to meet the needs of modern lifestyles. The result is a simple, contemporary style of vessel, produced with the finest handwork expected from Japan’s artisans.

This collaboration between the perfumer and porcelain artisan is featured in an exhibition at the Guerlain boutique on the Champs Élysées, showcasing both the Mitsouko flacon and emblematic pieces from the Japanese porcelain workshop.

The Guerlain Mitsouko Arita Porcelain lab Limited Edition is available in an empty 75ml flacon that comes with a refil. The set will cost collectors round €380 and is available at Guerlain boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful worlds of Guerlain and Arita Porcelain lab.