One of the biggest festive season of the year is not too far away and Guerlain is in the mood for Christmas. This luxury brand is sharing with us Guerlain 2012 Christmas Collection of fragrances and makeup ideal for filling up the Christmas stocking for your loved ones.
Habit Rouge Travel Edition
Habit Rouge for him has embodied the equestrian world and the spirit of horsemanship since 1965. After setting off at a furious gallop, the citrus top notes give way to a ore languid, warm vanilla-laden heart. A spicy, leathery trail adds to its charisma. For the Travel Edition, the celebrated, clean-lined glass bottle is sheathed in a topstitched travelling coat reminiscent of a saddlecloth, elegantly set off with a leather label. A sophisticated case that Habit Rouge devotees can easily transfer to subsequent bottles before taking to the road. – Guerlain
Shalimar Ode A La Vanille
The lure of travel, a passion for vanilla, daring excess…
In 2012, Guerlain perfumer Thierry Wasser is paying tribute to the iconic fragrance. “There’s no doubt that Venus would be vanilla”, he enthuses. An explorer of scents always in search of exceptional raw materials, he joyfully invites us to discover the most exquisite vanilla pods. In pursuit of the “Great Queen of the Orient”, he brings back the finest pods carefully protected in his luggage. He then majestically weaves their bewitching scent into an enhanced concentration that takes Shalimar to new heights.This first stage of the journey pays homage to Sambava vanilla from Madagascar. It takes up to 18 months’ preparation to bring out the full delicacy of the aromas contained within the fruit of the Sambava vanilla orchid. This “black gold” is born out of the encounter between the sun-drenched land and time-honoured know-how that brings out its sweet, woody scent. The Sambava vanilla is skilfully made into a tincture using an exclusive Guerlain technique – an essential element of the House signature – whereby it is infused for a month until it acquires all its deep, mysterious facets. The new version of Shalimar is like a vanilla overdose while the leather notes are toned down. The exceptionally high concentration of raw materials makes it more ambery, gourmand, intense and sensual than ever.
For the occasion, the legendary bottle with its sapphire stopper and sensual curves is enveloped in a case decorated with mysterious interlacing arabesques. Everything, from the fragrance to the fluted bottle, evokes an oriental theme… – Guerlain
La Petite Robe Noire Extrait
La Petite Robe Noire Extract comes in a bottle made famous by its distinguished older sisters, from L’Heure Bleue to Mitsouko. A silhouette of the little black dress, designed by Serge Mansau, is glimpsed through the crystalline transparency of the bottle with its curved shoulders and inverted heart stopper. Guerlain Extracts are the product of celebrated, time-honoured know-how. The nimblefingered Dames de Table skilfully tie the powder pink silk tassel involving more than 20 different knots before slipping on the silver double G pendant. The folding box is also illustrated with the velvet little black dress, the ultimate exquisite feminine detail. – Guerlain
LIU, Perfume Shimmer Powder Face, Body and Hair
A lingering scent and radiance! The conductor of this collection, the magical light-as-air loose powder swathes the skin and hair in a silky halo with iridescent golden glints. The sensual universal shade softly illuminates the face, hair and exposed parts of the body from the curve of the shoulder to the top of the décolleté. A mere press of the bulb releases the powder, leaving Liu’s fascinating aromas in its wake, at a sensuous, subtle and voluptuous tempo. A scintillating breath exudes luminous aldehydes, a sensual armful of roses and a caressing base of vanilla, iris and woody notes. Fragrance and light pulse in harmony to captivate all of the senses. They glow in unison with a mysterious, festive and refined air. – Guerlain
Eye & Lip Calligraphy Palette
Another icon, the collector’s palette draws its inspiration from the art of calligraphy and Asian beauty rituals. This ingeniously designed palette combines sophisticated make-up essentials to set off the expression of the lips and eyes to perfection. Two fatal shades for the lips, carmine and blue-toned red, and three eyeshadows with an iridescent powder texture that plays on every tone of gold – bronze, copper and white. A matte black powder liner that can be used wet or dry is the ultimate accessory for an unforgettable gaze. – Guerlain
Meteorites Perles Du Dragon, Illuminating Powder – Pure Radiance
…expresses a harmony of six shades of beads in an intense, iridescent monochrome palette that is perfectly tailored to the holiday season. Like nighttime jewels, it cloaks the face in incredible radiance: pale pink and beige to even out the complexion, white and gold to illuminate, plum and rosewood to brighten areas of shadow and erase fatigue as the night goes on. Its famous metal case, also embossed in black, is stamped with a golden rosette on its lid and bears the Guerlain signature. – Guerlain
Guerlain Meteorites Wulong
…travel pressed powder also combines six shades to ensure a pure, flawless and luminous complexion irrespective of skin tone. Matte shades – three light, medium and
golden beiges to even out the complexion, and a pink to refresh and revive – are paired with two white and gold illuminating shades that enter the scene to add subtle radiance.
Like a jewel from the roaring twenties, the delicate black metal powder compact is sculpted with a gold mother-of-pearl rosette. A black suedette pouch bordered with red stitching allows it to be slipped into a pocket or bag. – Guerlain
Ecrin 4 Coulers in Les Ombres Turandot
This precious quartet, 500 Les Ombres Turandot, showcases a subtle monochrome palette for vibrant and refined eye make-up. The interplay of textures and colours allows you to effortlessly adapt the make-up result, from a radiant morning to enigmatic nights. Two matte – Rose Satiné and Prune Aubergine – and two iridescent – Doré Clair and Beige Mordoré – textures are combined to perfection. They swathe the eyes in soft, provocative veils of universally flattering colour. Refined down to the slightest detail, the elegant golden case travels in a black suedette pouch with red topstitching, a homage to Liu’s extreme oriental ambience. – Guerlain
In a dramatic flick of a single hand, the golden case reveals its vibrant and luminous colour. The two exclusive shades sing with brio of a confident and assured femininity. Seduction comes to life in every tone. 700 Altoum, a gold adorned with beautiful tone-on-tone sparkle that is worn on bare lips to illuminate them with a sophisticated nude veil, as a top coat over another shade to add a precious glow, or dabbed on the centre of the mouth for daring plump lips. 760 Lou-Ling, an enchanting plum set off with a golden sparkle for an even more fiery effect. – Guerlain
Vernis á Ongles
Dare to display ultimate sophistication down to your fingertips with limited-edition nail polishes in the same jewel tones 03 Altoum, a gleaming gold for a precious glow, 04 Lou-Ling, a stunning plum for spellbinding nails. – Guerlain
Collection Status: Seasonal
Availability: Guerlain counters over the major departmental stores throughout Malaysia
Which will you be interested to have it as a gift for the people around you?