La Maison Guerlain was founded in 1828 and achieved iconic status as a French beauty company, so much so that the country’s Ministry of the Economy bestowed the brand with a “Living Heritage Company” label in 2005. Guerlain doesn’t take its heritage for granted and instead looks to it for inspiration, as seen in the new additions to its L’Art & La Matière fragrance collections.
The L’Art & La Matière collection was first launched in 2005, showcasing the passion and expertise of Guerlain’s perfumers to take raw materials and turn them into liquid art in the form of eau de parfum. The house recently relaunched the collection in a new bottle design that can be customised, refilled and reused.
Featuring 17 eau de parfums in total, the enhanced collection now includes four iconic fragrances by Guerlain that have been renamed for the occasion—Frenchy Lavande, known before as Le Frenchy, Herbes Troublantes (Un Dimanche à la Campagne), OEillet Pourpre (Lui) and Épices Volées (Arsène Lupin Voyou).
Guerlain has also introduced two new fragrances, both of which pay tribute to their perfumers’ favourite flower, the rose. Rose Chérie showcases the intriguing scent profiles of the rose, complemented by notes of powdery sweet almond, while Santal Pao Rosa combines rose with sandalwood for a woody, heady fragrance.
Testament to the personal nature of a fragrance and how each woman wears it her own way, every fragrance in the L’Art & La Matière collection is housed in a bottle that can be customised, with a choice of decorative plates to top the bottle, or a selection of hand-crafted plates (available at an additional cost) if you are looking for something more special. In addition, you can choose from a variety of cords and seals to add a touch of colour to the bottle and have the bottle engraved with your name or even a personalised message.