Celebrate 190 years of Guerlain craftsmanship
Uncover the bright and effervescent scent of luxury in duty free
There are few fragrance houses with the credentials of Guerlain. If you are boarding a flight to France, you should visit duty free first to discover the limited-edition Mon Guerlain 190th anniversary Christmas gift set, then go and see the home of the brand on the Champs-Élysées when you arrive in the City of Love.
Guerlain has occupied a rarefied and coveted space in the fragrance industry since its inception in 1828 at the hands of small business entrepreneur Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain. Since then, the company has catered for the olfactory needs of nobility and royalty alike – including Napoléon III and Queen Victoria – and is responsible for creating some of the most iconic fragrances in the world, such as Shalimar and Mitsouko.
Now, to mark 190 years of innovation, Guerlain is launching a limited-edition Mon Guerlain Christmas gift set – you can find it in duty free. With the holidays just around the corner, now is the time to treat a loved-one – or yourself! – to a fragrance that is set to become a classic in its own right.
A Bottle Fit for an Empress
Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain created the first Bee Bottle in 1853 for Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoléon III. The bottle, which is decorated with a flurry of bees, has become synonymous with the luxury of Guerlain parfum.
This famous Guerlain bee motif has emerged from the archives for the Mon Guerlain anniversary edition. To bring a modern element to a classic design, Guerlain has worked with Giselle Balosso-Bardin, the French artist renowned for her elegantly cut paper design. You’ll find her expert handiwork emblazoned on the collectible box for Mon Guerlain. But the box doesn’t just house a 100ml bottle of Mon Guerlain eau de toilette, the set also includes a hand-luggage-friendly 5ml version, plus 75ml body lotion and shower gel, both accented with the familiar and instantly recognisable scent of Mon Guerlain.
A Fragrance for the Next 190 Years
While still in its infancy, Mon Guerlain is on a path to become a certifiable classic alongside Guerlain hits Shalimar and Mitsouko. Created by Guerlain’s Master Perfumer Thierry Wasser, Mon Guerlain brings Carla Lavender from Provence together with Sambac Jasmine from India, Album Sandalwood from Australia, and Vanilla Tahitensis from Papua New Guinea. Taking its inspiration from around the world, and sourcing its cherished ingredients from the four corners of the world, wraps Mon Guerlain in a shroud of luxury. To wear it is to feel emboldened and unique.
When you spray it on to your skin, you will first notice bright and punchy notes of bergamot, mandarin and pear. Then, at its heart, you’ll discover neroli, sambac, jasmine and lavender, and once left on the skin for a while, smoky, heady traces of iris, vanilla and sandalwood begin to poke through.
It’s the time of year to treat the loved-ones in your life, but it’s also an excellent time to treat yourself too. Let the indulgence begin in duty free.