Guerlain's Muguet 2015 available as limited edition of 1,659

by Judith Brockless, 09th April, 2015

Guerlain’s 2015 limited edition May Day celebration Muguet will be launching in the UK exclusively at Harrods on the 27th of April.

Described as ‘the olfactory portrait of a lucky flower’, this year’s floral bottle takes inspiration from the design originally created by  master glassmakers Pochet du Courval in 1908 - this time reinterpreted in white biscuit porcelain, decorated with an image of lily of the valley in relief.   The neck of the bottle is adorned with a green organdie ribbon in a four-looped bow, which also recalls the 1908 design.

 


Muguet 2015

The porcelain flacon has been created by Artoria, renowned specialists in porcelain ware, based in Limoges.  In 2007 the company’s skill in this field was recognised with the prestigious “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” (“Living Heritage Company”) label.

The fragrance is described by Guerlain as having ‘the charm and delicacy of a bouquet sprinkled with wonderful green notes evoking the springtime dew’, with the addition of rose, jasmine and a lilac accord, to lend ‘depth and femininity’.

Guerlain’s Muguet 2015 is available in a limited edition of 1,659 numbered pieces, at £430 for 75ml.

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      • Basenotes Robot | 9th April 2015 15:00

        Guerlain’s 2015 limited edition May Day celebration Muguet will be launching exclusively in Harrods on the 27th of April.

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      • hednic | 9th April 2015 16:18

        That is a bit disheartening.

      • cacio | 9th April 2015 17:27

        The Guerlain muguets have usually been overpriced, presumably bought by collectors for the bottle rather than the content.

        cacio

      • gandhajala | 9th April 2015 17:33

        Also, what's up with the number 1659? I feel like I'm missing something obvious here...

      • saminlondon | 10th April 2015 08:57

        I agree, but this takes it to a whole other level!

      • Diamondflame | 10th April 2015 09:31

        I suppose if you can sell a monogrammed canvas bag for twice that price, you can pretty much sell anything at inflated prices. There are people who make that much money in less than an hour. It is indeed a worrying trend when prices start quadrupling while the quality remains the same.

      • cacio | 29th April 2015 21:02

        I got to smell this in Boston (on paper, not on skin). I have not smelled previous year's muguets, so I cannot compare. Muguets in modern perfumery never seem to escape functional territory. This one doesn't either. It's not as functional as others, truth to be told. And this is probably achieved by moving away from lily of the valley as much as possible. There's some citrus up top, some clean jasmine and similar types of white floral, and a certain smoothness as the perfume goes. But we're miles away from vintage Diorissimo. No reason to fork out the asking price unless, for inexplicable reasons, one wants to have to little porcelain thing.

        cacio