‘Mon Guerlain’, the latest fragrant launch from Guerlain, is one you’re going to want to know about. Not only has it been created by legendary nose Thierry Wasser, but it also simultaneously embodies modern women and manages to keeps things classic – and it’s unlike anything you’ve treated your senses to before. “It was created to represent femininity today, the femininity of the 21st century, right here and now,” explains Wasser. “A perfumer tells a story or paints a portrait and, in this case, it is the portrait of a woman.”
A match made in heaven with Angelina Jolie as its muse, ‘Mon Guerlain’ contains the most precious ingredients inside each beautiful bottle – just one reason why it deserves a place on your perfume wishlist. Read on to discover more.
In the words of Guerlain’s third generation perfumer Jacques Guerlain, “We always create for a woman we admire.” It’s hardly surprising, then, that Angelina Jolie was the muse behind this stunning new scent. A strong and independent woman, she not only epitomizes feminine beauty, but has also maintained a strong relationship with the brand since she was young.
“I was very open to Guerlain because it was a brand that my mother loved and I knew from my childhood,” she explains. “It spoke to her as it does to me – of beauty, history, and quality. It’s also the oldest perfume house in the world and hails from France, a country that I love, feel connected to, and spend time in. As I talked to Guerlain about the artistry that it devotes to the making of perfume and the way it works in communities and sources its ingredients, the pieces came together and I felt we were a match.”
Using only the finest and most exotic ingredients imaginable, this scent oozes sensual sophistication. Each bottle is bursting with Australian sandalwood, Carla lavender grown at 1,300 meters in the Provence Drôme region of France, Sambac jasmine sourced from southern India, and Tahitensis vanilla from Papua New Guinea.
“I love the lavender and jasmine mixed with the sandalwood. I don’t like perfumes that are too strong or sweet. I like a fragrance that is earthy and sensual, and can be worn at any time,” reveals Jolie. “I remember that the day I met Laurent Boillot [CEO of Guerlain] in Cambodia, I don’t think I’d ever been dirtier or smelled more unappealing. We met after a day on set in the field while I was directing First They Killed My Father, and I reeked of dirt and bug spray. We had a really good laugh trying to decipher the scents and subtleties of the different notes within the perfume, all the while competing with my jungle-strength bug spray.”
Gabriel Guerlain dreamt up the “Quadrilobé” design of this beautiful bottle – one that you’ll proudly display on your vanity table – back in 1908, yet it remains one of the brand’s most iconic designs. Understated, simple, and graphic, it recalls an alchemist’s bottle, but brings with it a magical, modern feel to the fragrance.