Guerlain sure know how to make a pretty bottle don’t they? They are, after all the people who brought us iconic housings for fragrances such as Shalimar, Insolence and La Petite Robe Noire. This one, created to celebrate the grand re-opening of their newly renovated boutique at no. 68 on the Champs-Élysées is most certainly befitting of one of the city’s most famous and wonderfully fragrant addresses.
Housing ‘Le Parfum du 68‘, a tweaked version of the brand’s respectable Cologne du 68 from 2006, the classic Baccarat ‘turtle’ bottle is adorned with a gilded Parisian scene created by Ateliers Gohard. Unfortunately only 30 bottles will be produced and one dreads to even think how much it would cost, still it’s rather lovely to dream, isn’t it?
Fortunately however, when one allows oneself to remember that it is in fact all about the juice, not the bottle, there will be the option of a more affordable EDP exclusively available at Maison Guerlain and housed within a decidedly less fancy bottle. The notes are; spices, everlasting flower, tonka bean, benzoin, incense and leather.
What’s your favourite Guerlain bottle?
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