Inspired by Oriental lands, this creation by Guerlain’s perfumer, Thierry Wasser, shines a light on one of the most mysterious ingredients in Perfumery: musk. The depth of musk blends with a magnificent rose and a vibrant cedar note. Powerful, warm and powdery in turn, musk beautifully enhances the fragrance in an intense accord full of character.

Your Absolus d'Orient Musc Noble fragrance in the iconic Golden Bee bottle.

The so-called "bee" bottle was crafted in 1853 by the glassmaker Pochet & du Courval to hold the Eau de Cologne Impériale for the Empress Eugenie. Its "tiles", inspired by the dome of the Vendôme column, are adorned with 69 golden bees, symbols of the empire. Each "tile" and each bee are finely gilded by skilful hands that apply the same technique used a century beforehand.

Today the bottle is celebrating its 160th birthday and continuing to cultivate its uniqueness; it can hold the fragrance of your choice and be customised with initials on request.

The colour of the perfume and the signature on the label vary according to the fragrance chosen.

Fragrance

Musky woody floral.

Bold, sensual, majestic.

Top Notes: Pink Peppercorn, Saffron, Geranium.
Heart Notes: Rose, Musk.
Base Notes: Cistus, Cedarwood, White Amber.

Ingredients

Musk, Rose, Cedarwood

Perfumer secrets

The musk at the heart of this fragrance is a subtle balance that fuses incredibly cocooning, soft and powdery white musks with a replication imitating the very powerful, warm and sensual animal musk used long ago.