Guerlain Coque d'Or

Guerlain Coque d’Or

Right, well you know when things just don’t translate from other languages that well? That, with this. But, oh my goodness, the star product from Guerlain for Winter, Coque D’Or, is a reinterpretation of an original fragrance bottle from 1937.

Vintage Book

Vintage Book

Never mind the lipgloss, I got completely side-tracked by this amazing vintage book charting Guerlain – am now conducting a thorough Ebay search.

Vintage Book

Vintage Book

I didn’t have time to really pour through it – and it was being used as a prop for the event so I couldn’t even sneak it off into a corner, but the version for winter contains the famous Guerlain shimmering fragranced powder. Much as I’m not a shimmer fan, nobody does such a refined version of miniscule twinkles as Guerlain. I’ve got memories of being at Guerlain launches where the air was literally filled with twirling winks of glitter – and because Christmas launches always happen in summer, shafts of sunlight illuminating the atmosphere. Really, really a beautiful experience.

Meteorites

Meteorites

So, I won’t bust the whole Christmas look – it’s so rich and exciting that it needs a touch of autumn on it for it to really shine but there are some stunning things ahead… including the Petrouchka Palette (detachable bow) which I know I won’t be able to resist til autumn!

I just wanted to share these because they’re just so pretty. I will of course go into far more detail when I have the products to hand.