Guerlain asked Lebanese designer Nadine Kanso to reinterpret its iconic Bee bottle. The collaboration around the theme of love led to a creation that fuses the art of perfumery with contemporary jewelry.
“I chose the word ‘love’ to show the world that with love we can accomplish beautiful things.” — Nadine Kanso
Following partnerships with Maison Matisse and Ateliers Vermont, Guerlain welcomes an artist whose inspirations are steeped in Arab culture. Nadine Kanso is renowned for her signature use of refined calligraphy in her creations, inspiring the lines of her exquisite jewelry in gold and precious gems. A veritable declaration of love, “Rêve d’Amour” celebrates both the Middle East’s passion for fragrances and calligraphy. The word “Love” is written in Arabic in calligraphy nine times, decorated with thousands of precious sparkling Swarovski crystals. The design of the bottle, equal parts jewelry and art piece, was entrusted to a historic atelier of Guerlain, which has been labelled a “Living Heritage Company”, working closely with Swarovski. Each of the nine motifs on the jeweled bottles has been executed individually by hand, calling for more than 12 hours of meticulous craftsmanship to set the 1,710 crystals one by one.
This precious bottle – made in a limited edition of just 30 numbered pieces – is filled with special eau de parfum created by Guerlain perfumers exclusively for this edition.
An exceptional creation straight out of a dreamlike Thousand and One Nights Garden.