American street artist JonOne has reimagined Parisian perfumer Guerlain's classic bee bottle to create an extremely collectable work of art
BY AMY BRADFORD
Guerlain’s bee-embossed perfume bottle, created in 1853 to celebrate the marriage of Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie, is an icon in the fragrance world. Now, it has been reinvented by American street artist JonOne in vibrant, opaque spray-painted colours for a covetable limited-edition collection.
Choose from three classic Guerlain scents: Shalimar (edition of 34, blue tones), Rose Barbare (edition of 32, orange tones) and La Petite Robe Noire (edition of 32, pink tones); each bottle is hand-signed, graffiti-style, by the artist. See them at Guerlain’s flagship store on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, where JonOne will also be transforming the interior with an explosion of colour (exhibition until 28 February 2016). It may well be a case of look but don't touch though as each bottle is priced at an eye-watering €9000. One for the bank vault we think...
ABOVE FROM LEFT: 'La Petite Robe Noire', 'Shalimar', 'Rose Barbare', €9,000 each for 1000ml
La Maison Guerlain, 68 avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France