To celebrate its 190th anniversary, Guerlain has joined forces with Baccarat to create a spectacular exceptional piece
The bee outlined in empty space
The pencil of the Place Vendôme jeweller Lorenz Bäumer has created a masterful design that beautifully enhances the House’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.
Creating the mould
Nathalie Blaise, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, is a modeller: with her expert hands, she creates a plaster model of the bottle – Lorenz Bäumer ’s sketch comes to life in three dimensions. This model makes it possible to produce the mould into which the hot crystal will be poured.
A powerful and timeless perfume
For this exceptional anniversary, Guerlain’s 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.
110 years of collaboration
Guerlain and Baccarat
Since they were founded, the two Houses 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 bottles for Guerlain, some of which are real technological feats. From the voluptuous Quadrilobé bottle dedicated to Jicky to the revolutionary Shalimar, these symbolic bottles have beautifully enhanced Guerlain’s fragrance creations, helping to give these fragrances iconic status.