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Guerlain x Begüm Khan: the bee bottle bejeweled

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Guerlain x Begüm Khan: the bee bottle bejeweled

For Le Songe de la Reine, the latest artist collaboration around its iconic bee bottle from glassmaker Pochet du Courval, Guerlain called on Turkish jewelry designer Begüm Khan. House perfumer Thierry Wasser created a new fragrance for the limited-edition.

Launching this month, Guerlain’s Le Songe de la Reine is a woody, green scent with notes of fig, bergamot and sandalwood. It is housed in a limited-edition version of Guerlain’s bee bottle (Pochet du Courval) decorated by Turkish jeweler Begüm Khan.

Crafted by Khan in her Istanbul atelier, the jewel adornment — an imperial bee encircled by four blooming orchids — required around 50 hours to make. The 24-carat gold-plated bronze piece is hand-set with 6,500 colored zirconia stones. As with all of Guerlain’s limited edition bee flacons, the bottle is sealed with a gold thread encircling the neck of the bottle, a technique done by the maison’s Dames de Table.

Le Songe de la Reine launches this May with just 13 one-liter numbered bottles retailing for €10,000.

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BottlePochet du Courval

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AdornmentBegüm Khan

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PerfumerThierry Wasser (Guerlain)

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