November 19, 2012

Timeless bewitching hour: L’Heure Bleue


This year, Guerlain’s L’Heure Bleue marks its one hundredth anniversary. In celebration, the fragrance is dressed to the nines, donning an exquisite quadrilobe bottle in body tinted midnight blue crystal handcrafted by Baccarat. Gracing its neck is a garland of glass paste flowers crafted a exquisitely refined 24-carat gold setting by Maison Gripoix.

The ultra-luxe limited edition bottle – only 43 were made – is a fitting tribute to the now legendary fragrance. Year after year, its mysterious, elegant trail has won over the world’s most beautiful women. Faithful fans today include Kate Moss and Catherine Deneuve.

Some one hundred years after its creation by Jacques Guerlain, the original formula is unchanged, a blend of powdery iris and gourmand, spell-binding vanilla and Tonka bean. The heart of bergamot and anise seed adds a touch of freshness and daring.

Without disturbing this innate magic, nose Thierry Wasser is offering three centenary reinterpretations of L’Heure Bleue. He adds a hint of musk and of orange blossom to an eau de parfum, an eau de toilette and an extract. The trio is sold in an embroidered blue velvet case custom-designed by Paris couture embroiderer Maison Lesage.

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