The Guerlain x Chaumet Bouquet de la Cour is the high point of this spectacular celebration, dressed in gold and diamonds. The two Houses have naturally combined their visions to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the Bee Bottle and bring an exceptional piece to life.
Based at 12 Place Vendôme, the House shares common historical roots with Guerlain. Like the perfumer, the jeweller’s story is closely tied to the splendour of the Empire. Guerlain and Chaumet are bound by a shared set of standards and even the same emblem: the bee – a symbol of immortality and resurrection chosen by Napoléon Ist as the imperial symbol.
Crafted by the Pochet du Courval glassmaker since its noble birth, the famous glass container is, to this day, adorned with 69 bees and a delicate festoon pattern inspired by the majestic column at Place Vendôme. An immutable icon for nearly 170 years, the Bee Bottle is much more than a container: it embodies the Guerlain signature and symbolises craftsmanship, faithfully bridging past and present.
By interweaving their roots, Guerlain and Chaumet have imagined a sophisticated and skilfully crafted masterpiece in the Bouquet de la Cour, elevating the most delicate of symbols: the bee. The bottle’s exquisitely elegant neck and generous shoulders are cloaked in chiselled gold honeycomb like a plastron telling the secrets of the hive. This unusually supple, strikingly contemporary chainmail gracefully combines with the 69 original bees in a moving encounter between past and present. Once placed on the Bouquet de la Cour, this flamboyant cloak sparkles with 658 grams of gold and 336 round diamonds, weighing in at 55 carats.