Produced with Editions Assouline and illustrated with exclusive photos from the Guerlain archive, this art book reveals the excellence, creativity and longevity of the iconic Bee Bottle, celebrating its 170th anniversary in 2023.
"Guerlain: An Imperial Icon"
Released in May 2023 by Assouline.
Texts by Laurence Benaïm.
Available in French and English.
The Bee Bottle was designed to sublimate the Eau de Cologne Impériale, offered to the Empress Eugenie on the occasion of her wedding to Napoleon III.
Adorned with a festoon pattern inspired by the « Place Vendôme » column and with 69 bees, a french imperial symbol, combining luxury beauty and artisanship of the highest caliber, technology with hand finishes.
"With the Bee Bottle by Guerlain, innovation, craftmanship and creation celebrate 170 years of a marriage of light. From the splendors of the Second Empire to the artists of the twenty-first century, Eau de Cologne Imperiale inspires a sparkling parisian saga..."
FRENCH JOURNALIST AND WRITER