Guerlain unveils an artistic collaboration of the highest quality.
Guerlain x Maison Matisse
Long-time fans of luxury beauty brand Guerlain will know that the beloved French company has hosted some remarkable artistic collaborations over the years. The multi-year Terracotta limited edition collections with Pucci remain some of the best packaging to date. What makes them special is that the Guerlain team works tirelessly to translate the character and vision of both brands into fragrance and beauty products. Throughout the years, generations of Guerlain perfumers have been inspired by avant-garde artists of their time, and have looked to them to help inspire and enhance their creations.
This spring sees another remarkable collaboration, this time with the estate of painter Henri Matisse. Maison Matisse, a design house founded by family members of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century and the sublime master of colour dubbed the “Painter of Happiness” has worked with Guerlain for a limited edition that expresses the joy and colour of Matisse. Founded in 2019 by Jean-Matthieu Matisse, the painter’s great-grandson, as a way to celebrate and share the daring values of this versatile artist, Maison Matisse offers decorative objects and furniture designed by emerging and renowned contemporary designers.
To start, Guerlain perfumers have composed Couleur Bonheur, a modern fruity chypre fragrance filled with olfactory colours as sunny and bright as the artist’s palette. This precious perfume extract will be exclusive to the Maison Matisse Bee Bottle.
Meanwhile, for the L’Art & La Matière collection, the partnership has led to a further three special editions. Hearts, jasmine blossoms and leaves come together alongside an exclusive olfactory masterpiece inspired by the 1950 artwork, “The Thousand and One Nights”, to create Guerlain’s new Jasmin Bonheur fragrance complete with stunning decorative plate.
The NEW Jasmin Bonheur expresses a colourful jasmine tinted with joyous nuances – radiant orange with an apricot note, vibrant violet with powdery iris and tender pink with rose – for which the Guerlain perfumer Daphne Jelk drew inspiration from the dazzling palette of Henri Matisse. It’s a perfect picture of happiness expressed in scent. She takes jasmine and floods it with sunshine.
“I created a wonderfully elegant jasmine by tinting this white flower with joyful tones, just like Matisse, a painter who expressed the art of happiness so masterfully.” – Guerlain perfumer Daphne Jelk
Artistic Editions in Collaboration with Maison Matisse
Faithfully inspired by Henri Matisse’s painting, the artwork developed by Maison Matisse exclusively for Guerlain is designed as an olfactory portrait that turns Jasmin Bonheur and Figue Azur into editions of true artistry.
Its vibrant design is also echoed on an edition of the Figue Azur candle.
The Guerlain x Maison Matisse Collection is available at Guerlain.com
Melissa CurrieMarch 14, 2023 at 8:40 am
This takes me back to when I was a kid and I was looking at my mom‘s perfume bottles on her dresser. I have such good memories of giving my mom a hug and loving her scent. Your collection is very pretty.
Wendy Lam-VechiMarch 11, 2023 at 11:33 am
Brings me back to my childhood where everything I wore was bright and cheerful and we were fascinated by the colours of the rainbow. What a lovely way to merge happiness into a product
Paula S.March 6, 2023 at 11:55 pm
This sounds amazing!
Dawn C Purcell-MusgraveMarch 6, 2023 at 4:58 pm
Love the packaging so vibrant. Can not wait to smell this fragrance it sounds lovely
Laura StablerMarch 5, 2023 at 10:45 am
I love the design of the bottle and the fragrance sounds lovely.
Jamie JohnsonMarch 4, 2023 at 8:12 pm
This is just brilliant!! Happiness in a bottle!! This is the most beautiful collection I’ve ever seen!! Cheers!!
Paula S.March 3, 2023 at 11:04 pm
Roberta MacQuarrieMarch 3, 2023 at 9:23 pm
The fragrance sounds so lovely! Everything about this line sounds amazing! 🌸💗
Sheerie FranksMarch 3, 2023 at 4:53 am
Oh what a read, from the start to the finish of this fragrance. Not only do I look for the fragrance notes I like but the bottle design is very important to me. However I have stopped displaying them (however expensive) I keep them close away in their boxes, this on the advice from you!
Razaan KhanMarch 2, 2023 at 11:44 pm
Very interesting collab
Coline T.March 2, 2023 at 12:12 pm
Omg! This is stunning! I love guerlain fragrances and their packaging are to die for 💋
Seyma BennettMarch 1, 2023 at 7:09 pm
Jamie JohnsonMarch 1, 2023 at 5:38 pm
Wow!! I’d buy that just for the packaging!! Happiness in a bottle…What more could anyone ask for? Incredible piece and amazing article as always!! Thanks Dave and happy March to you!! xoxoJJ
Janet MMarch 1, 2023 at 9:24 am
The bottles are so beautiful and I love jasmin.
Susie WilkinsonFebruary 28, 2023 at 8:59 pm
I love the packaging and candle, it’s fun and colourful
JENNFebruary 28, 2023 at 5:18 pm
This sounds like a lovely collab – I need to check it out. I love the special details to the bottle.
bn100February 28, 2023 at 4:42 pm
Kristen VisserFebruary 28, 2023 at 1:14 pm
wow loving everything about this set from design to name
Wendy Lam-VechiFebruary 28, 2023 at 2:14 am
I love it when the hard work doesn’t just stop at the product itself but so much time and thought is given to the design as well.
Paula S.February 27, 2023 at 11:19 pm
Oh my gosh, I would love to try this! It sounds amazing and the bottle is so pretty!
BexFebruary 27, 2023 at 5:31 pm
I bet this smells amazing
NadyaFebruary 27, 2023 at 12:09 pm
Paula S.February 26, 2023 at 11:48 pm
sarah robinsonFebruary 26, 2023 at 3:43 pm
Manon SavardFebruary 26, 2023 at 2:53 pm
I love the name ”Jasmin bonheur” and the design of the bottle!