Guerlain has been exploring, innovating and enhancing for 190 years. To celebrate almost two centuries of creating, Guerlain has chosen to tell its story and highlight its heritage through the iconic Bee Bottle.

The bottle, in clear glass, is trimmed with an impressive tassel made by hand from silk thread, paying homage to the unequalled, time-honoured know-how of the Guerlain Dames de Table - meticulous work for which the House is famous and can be justly proud.

Sitting delicately on an amethyst medallion, the majestic bee, embroidered with beads and Swarovski crystal by the Atelier Bizet, spreads its golden wings as if about to take flight. A strong symbol representing Guerlain, past, present and future, the perfect balance between tradition and modernity.

A limited, numbered edition of 761 pieces worldwide.

Fragrance

Thierry Wasser, the House's Master Perfumer has specially created for this exceptional anniversary a powerful, timeless fragrance combining contemporary top notes of orange, orange blossom and almond with a more traditional Guerlinade featuring tincture of benzoin, sandalwood and ylang ylang in the base notes.

A completely new, uncompromising concentration for a unique scent.

Ingredients

Notes of orange blossom, sandalwood, benzoin tincture

Perfumer secrets

Created in 1853 by Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain for Empress Eugenie, the wife of Napoleon III, the quintessentially Parisian design of the Bee Bottle evokes the lines of the Vendôme Column, particularly the scallop pattern at the top.

It is decorated with myriad little bees like seals imprinted with the imperial emblem This exceptional piece is accompanied by a 20ml purse spray.