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La Maison Guerlain : Dear Eugénie…


Guerlain’s bee bottle seen by 11 women photographers

An exhibition in tribute to the oldest perfume bottle which celebrates its 170th anniversary this year and the 400th anniversary of the Pochet du Courval factory. Eleven contemporary artists send in their own way a very personal message to the Dear Eugenie. Each establishes an intimate dialogue with the Empress through this precious Flacon aux Abeilles by summoning in turn light, transmission, relationship to nature, bees, beauty, love of art and freedom.

On January 30, 1853, Eugénie de Montijo married Napoleon III and became empress.

For the occasion, Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain, the founder of the House, created a bespoke perfume and an exceptional bottle for this bewitchingly beautiful woman, known for her fight for the arts and culture.

By inviting eleven women artists to revisit this iconic object, Maison Guerlain wanted to rediscover the momentum of this initial inspiration. A way of letting creativity take over the codes of this legendary bottle in a spirit of sisterhood that brings a breath of modernity to this exhibition.


With the photographers:
Jane Evelyn Atwood
Valerie Belin
Delfina Carmona
Delphine Diallo
Su Kui
Charlotte Rampling
Myriam Roehri
Almudena Romero
Christine Spengler
Audrey Tautou


Chère Eugénie…
From March 9 to September 4, 2023
La Maison Guerlain
68 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris
Open Monday to Saturday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Free entrance exhibition

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