To celebrate its 190th anniversary, Guerlain has joined forces with Baccarat to create a spectacular exceptional piece.

December 4, 2018


Since they were founded, the two French Maison’s have shared a passion for beautiful objects and the desire to keep unique know- how alive. To embody the perfumer’s inspiration, Baccarat has taken an incredibly ingenious approach and created extraordinary flacons for Guerlain, some of which are real technological feats. An artistic and technical feat incorporating fullness and empty space, strength and delicacy, heritage and modernity, “the Eternal Bee” boasts a host of subtle contrasts, drawing on the talent of the artisans from the legendary French crystal works.

The celebration of Maison Guerlain’s 190th Anniversary, the pencil of the Place Vendôme jeweler Lorenz Bäumer has created a masterful design that beautifully enhances the Maison’s icon: faceted like a diamond, a majestic bee levitates in a crystal cell in pure, clear lines whose flanks a ridged with wild grass.

Each Baccarat crystal bottle has been designed, shaped, cut and polished to perfection by expert artisans, using a mixture of traditional and innovative glassmaking techniques. The fragrance itself was blended by Guerlain’s Master Perfumer Thierry Wasser to reflect this balance of the timeless and the contemporary. A traditional Guerlinade base of benzoin tincture, sandalwood and ylang-ylang is infused with lighter notes of orange, orange blossom and almond, creating a fragrance with hidden depths to its score.

For this exceptional anniversary, Guerlain’s in-house Master Perfumer Thierry Wasser has created a fragrance by way of celebration. Like its bottle pairing heritage -based know-how with innovative craftsmanship, it combines – in an unprecedented Double Absolute concentration – contemporary top notes of orange, orange blossom and almond with a more traditional Guerlinade in the base notes, featuring benzoin tincture, sandalwood and ylang-ylang, creating a fragrance with hidden depths to its score.

Watch the making of the 190th Anniversary flacon designed by Baccarat.


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