A little aromatic touch of rosemary that makes all the difference

Guerlain house perfumer Thierry Wasser talks about Eau de Cologne Impériale, housed in the bee bottle that celebrated its 160th anniversary last year (see the brand's official video here).

If you're in Paris, Guerlain is currently showing nine works by artists from the Institut National des Métiers d'Art, each inspired by the bee bottle. The exhibit, at Guerlain's recently renovated flagship store at 68 Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, runs through 17 February. Below the jump, see Sylvie Deschamps' gorgeous contribution done in gold thread embroidery.


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  1. Omega says:

    Wow, that embroidery! Impressive. Also, I think I *may* have figured out how to say Guerlain. Gar-lean? Gay-ar-lean?

    Makes me want one of those bee bottles..too bad they are out of my budget though.

  2. nozknoz says:

    I’m always fascinated by Thierry Wasser’s hair – he is such a dandy! I also love his Arsene Lupin (originally AL Dandy, before D’Orsay reminded Guerlain that they owned that name).

    • Robin says:

      I wonder if he wears it like that all the time, or just for the camera? Looks like work :-)

      • nozknoz says:

        This doesn’t look to me like a ‘do that a stylist came up with. I bet he’s a serious perfectionist!

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