The Queen of Cologne

eau de cologne impériale guerlain bee bottle

The Eau de Cologne Impériale from Guerlain turned 160, making it one of the oldest perfume bottles in the world!

Created by perfumer Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain in 1853 for Empress Eugénie to celebrate her wedding to Napoléon III, the bottle features, on the upper part, tiles inspired by the dome of the Vendôme column and, on the lower part, 69 bees, a symbol of Napoleon which has since become the symbol of the house of Guerlain.

Guerlain-Golden-Bee-BottleThanks to this success, Guerlain became the perfumer of many European queens like Queen Victoria or Queen Isabella of Spain.

eau de cologne impériale guerlain bee bottle

Today the famous imperial bottle can hold the fragrance of your choice and can even be customised with your initials.

eau de cologne impériale guerlain bee bottle

Happy anniversary!

eau de cologne impériale guerlain bee bottle

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