HERE AT HIS & HERS, WE’RE OFTEN SENT NEWS OF EMERGING NEW ARTISTS OR PHOTOGRAPHERS. OCCASIONALLY WE DREAM ABOUT SNAPPING UP OUR FAVOURITE PRINTS, BUT TODAY WE’RE DAYDREAMING ABOUT A VERY DIFFERENT KIND OF CANVAS.
We were intrigued to hear about Guerlain’s new collaboration with grafitti artist John Andrew Perello (who was dubbed JonOne by his peers). The result is some beautiful one-off bottles (which look like works of art) filled with three timeless fragrances.
John was born in New York and began making graffiti in the effervescent Harlem scene of the eighties. In 1987, he arrived in Paris, which became his favourite playground. The artist would never leave this city, where his art would evolve like a giant puzzle under the open sky.
In 2015, the path of this Parisian by adoption crossed that of the Maison Guerlain. Out of this improbable encounter, an outlandish project has been born.
In this collaboration, the Maison Guerlain has offered JonOne its one-litre Bee Bottle as a canvas for expression. The result: three emblematic fragrances, three worlds of colour that directly evoke the emotion, the raw materials and the personality of each composition.
Created in the artist’s atelier in Paris, each bottle is unique, created individually and signed by JonOne. The bottles, inscribed with the Guerlain name, are still adorned by the “Dames de Table” with a satin ribbon around the neck – in the pure
tradition of the Maison Guerlain – before being slipped into a collector’s case signed by the artist.
They will be available in La Petite Robe Noire, Shalimar and Rose Barbare
Currently exclusive to Harrods, £6,700.
Website: Guerlain at Harrods.
Related feature: Angelina Jolie, the icon of Guerlain.
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