More than a century after this olfactory birth, the house of Guerlain deconstructed the olfactory pyramid to create Mitsuko Absolu 17: an intense note of bergamot and the peach in the heart note becomes apricot, enriched with absolute rose and iris notes.
Guerlain gives carte blanche to the French artist Jeanne Briand to breathe new life into this absolute. A graduate from the Fine Arts School of Paris, her works question gender identity and the conception of life: the artist herself and her twin brother are from the first generation of test-tube children. Notable works in glass include his series of wombs, gametes, and cyborgs that interact with sound.
It is no surprise that the talented artist brings her creativity for Guerlain, with exceptional glasswork used for the creation of a bottle unlike any other. Five days are necessary to give birth to the Mitsuko Absolute 17 bottle. The sensual and organic shapes evoke a drop of water hugging the hollow of the neck. Inspired by the bioluminescence of marine organisms, Jeanne Briand made the bottle phosphorescent. A unique and mysterious design, just like the essence of the fragrance it harbours.
Like her artworks presented in galleries, Jeanne Briand maintains the spirit of staging, creating a composition inspired by Japanese gardens, with only eight models available worldwide. The artwork gathers Mitsuko Absolute 17 and the original Mitsuko, made in Baccarat crystal, which are displayed on a plate black mirror, with a branch adorned with gold and silver-tone leaves. To know more about the artwork purchase, you can make an appointment at Guerlain Middle East stores.