The turtle-shaped bottle – created by Jacques Guerlain in 1913 in honour of the opening of his “new temple of Beauty” at 68, avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris – is a playful nod to the unhurried pace of the construction work that delayed its inauguration.
Now, more than a century later, Guerlain is partnering with Baccarat to produce a new limited crystal edition of this iconic bottle in a 60 ml format.
With more than 80 facets carved into the crystal, the turtle-shaped bottle is entirely handmade with painstaking attention to detail. This unparalleled treasure of craftsmanship is a testament to the unique ancestral expertise of Baccarat. Only 47 numbered pieces are available worldwide.
This Exceptional Creation contains a woody spicy floral Extrait created by Thierry Wasser.
Everlasting flower is at the centre of the warm, spicy base note, while osmanthus lends the fragrance a fruity heart note that is energized by a refreshing mandarin top note.
Tonka bean, benzoin and vanilla give the scent a sweet and sensuous fragrant trail.
Founded in 1764, Baccarat, symbolising the excellence of French art de vivre, has always created exceptional bottles for Guerlain.
Today, the perfumer and the glassworks reedit the famed Turtle-shaped bottle in a 60 ml format. As an incredible heritage of Guerlain, its mold is kept carefully in the workshop's factory.