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L'Art & La Matière

Cruel Gardénia – Eau de Parfum

A gardenia with a candid charm

Trail intensity

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A delicate, musky interpretation of gardenia

The fragrance artist’s touch

Gardenia accord

Gardenia is a powerful, sensual white flower with fruity accents. Yet, paradoxically, it stays mute in the world of Perfumery, unable to offer up its fragrance through the traditional techniques of distillation or extraction. It must be written as an accord, as if composing a poem. For Cruel Gardénia, notes of rose, neroli, ylang ylang and peach recreate its trail.

In the Perfumer’s words

“Gardenia does not exist as an extractable essence. The Perfumer must build an illusion of its scent. The musks play their part here in casting the spell.”
Thierry Wasser, Guerlain Master Perfumer

THE ART OF BOTTLING

Taking inspiration from the Guerlain heritage Square Bottle (1870), the L’Art & La Matière bottle is an exceptional object whose design exudes unisex sophistication steeped with modernity. Made by Pochet du Courval—historic glassmakers of the House—it is infinitely refillable* and customisable at all Boutiques and selected Guerlain counters. *This service is offered in regions where in-store refilling is permitted.

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THE ART OF PERSONALISATION

Customise your bottle, choosing from a host of elegant combinations to transform it into your own companion, intimately personal in each and every touch.

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ACTION IN THE NAME OF BEAUTY

L'ART ET LA MATIÈRE COLLECTION

CRAFTING RAW MATERIALS INTO ART

L’Art & La Matière is a collection of olfactory masterpieces for true lovers of all things beautiful, crafted by the hands of the House of Guerlain Perfumers. Every creation in the L’Art & La Matière collection is born of an artistic emotion, an indelible mark left on each Guerlain Perfumer’s memory. As artists guided by their creative genius, they shape the most beautiful materials to create daring works with talent and passion.
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THE ART OF BESPOKE SERVICES

PERSONALISATION

PERSONALISATION

Design your own bottle with a myriad of beautiful materials and colours that are dear to the House of Guerlain.

EXCEPTIONAL PLATES

EXCEPTIONAL PLATES

The luxury of personalisation is made ultimate with the collection of exceptional hand-crafted plates.