Perfumes are greater than only a deal with for the olfactory senses; many research have proven that fragrances take a direct path to the amygdala and hippocampus, that are areas of the mind associated to emotion and reminiscence. Equally, artwork in its varied kinds like portray, music and literature is claimed to be able to eliciting sure feelings in us. To encapsulate the most effective moments of the human situation, Guerlain faucets into the facility of perfumes as a medium for recollection or creating new optimistic feelings. And to successfully do this, it has nurtured a detailed relationship with the artwork world since its founding in 1828.
Generations of perfumers from the luxurious Parisian home have been impressed by avant-garde artists of their time to boost most of the model’s choices. In 2005, Guerlain’s Haute Parfumerie debuted the Distinctive Items and L’Artwork & La Matière collections to cement its connection to the creative world. For the previous, “Guerlain pursues, ever-brilliantly, its mission as a patron of latest artists and artisans”, the place solely a restricted run of its creations are ever-made. The latter “options olfactory masterpieces impressed by the feelings evoked by artistic endeavors”.
It’s this ardour for the artwork that Guerlain has unveiled its partnership with Maison Matisse, a design home based by the great-grandson of Henri Matisse, the famed Twentieth-century artist. For 2023, Guerlain presents the Bee Bottle Maison Matisse Version. As a part of the Distinctive Items, the one-litre bottle is an unique design impressed by considered one of Henri Matisse’s artworks, “La Musique” (1939). Solely 14 distinctive bottles had been painted beneath the deft fingers of artist Astrid de Chaillé.
As Guerlain’s iconic bottle design, the Bee Bottle additionally celebrates its one hundred and seventieth anniversary in 2023, making the Bee Bottle Maison Matisse Version much more significant. Completely hand-painted and takes about 12 hours to finish, the bottle “combines all of the sense of rhythm and color discovered within the authentic portray (La Musique), taking its signature motifs set towards a deep blue background and making use of them utilizing kind and color that replicate the refined aesthetics of Maison Matisse’s creations.”
Shifting on to the scent, if La Musique may have a scent then the Bee Bottle Maison Matisse Version could be its embodiment. Guerlain calls the scent “Couleur Bonheur”, which implies “the color of happiness” in French. The unique portray’s vibrancy is telegraphed by three actions, like a bit of classical music: Allegro vivace, Allegro Espressivo and Allegro andante. Total a fruity chypre, the fragrance opens with bergamot notes that slowly give approach to an apricot accord blended with rose. Lastly, the center word is that of the iris contrasts harmoniously with hints of leather-based. An olfactory melody able to seduce, the Bee Bottle Maison Matisse Version epitomises portray, music and perfumery.
The Bee Bottle Maison Matisse Version are all signed and numbered, and for the Singapore market, the quantity “8” has been chosen as it’s an auspicious digit. Just one unit is out there in Singapore, and you may get it for S$23,600.
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