On November 28th, Maison Guerlain (House of Guerlain) and the Galerie D’Este came together to celebrate the art of collecting in an event that showcased Guerlain’s emblematic symbol, the Bee with Golden Wings.
When someone told me the price of the insect was $24 000, I tried to avoid moving my arms the Italian way, as I sometimes do when I speak… I’m not sure my insurance company would back me up if I broke this expensive piece of art. Marie-Line Patry, (Fragrance and Beauty Events Director for the USA) and Robert Poulain (Director of the Peau de l’Ours, a contemporary art buying collective) are the two aficionados that presided over this grand unveiling. I didn’t speak with them but some names in an article make it more serious. At least, I believe it does.
I had a brief meeting with a Guerlain perfume specialist who touched my skin (in a non erotic way of course) and told me that the Guerlain perfume that fits me best would be Tonka Imperiale (you can smell it here). It was a nice smell but I was not entirely convinced. I think it would smell better for someone around. I keep the name of this perfume in my head for 2028. My Ralph Lauren’s Polo will do the job until that.
Throughout the evening, other collection flacons have been showcased. If you’re curious and wanna see the expensive and beautiful Bee (Baccarat crystal sculpture) or just have a look at the paintings and sculpture of Galerie d’Este, they will be on displayuntil December 4th.
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