A painter of happiness by vocation and sublime master of color, Henri Matisse is one of the greatest artistic geniuses of the 20th century. Guerlain collaborates with Maison Matisse-founded by Jean-Matthieu Matisse, one of the painter’s great-grandchildren-to celebrate the art of happiness with an exceptional creation and precious limited editions in Matisse’s colors.
Since its founding in 1828, Guerlain has cultivated an intimate connection with art. From generation to generation, its perfumers have been inspired by the avant-gardes of their time and have involved artists to enhance their creations. Since 2005, this connection has become closer and more evident, especially in the Haute Parfumerie. Guerlain celebrates Artistic Perfumery through two major innovations. First, the splendid numbered-edition exceptional creations, with which the Maison continues its vocation and collaboration with contemporary artists and artisans. Secondly, the L’Art & La Matière collection, a fascinating workshop where Guerlain perfumers are inspired by the emotions felt in front of works of art. These sensations, sublimated by talent and passion, reveal themselves in an entirely unexpected way. Their trace goes beyond the olfactory signature. The perfume becomes a work in itself.
By inviting Maison Matisse for a first collaboration, Guerlain chooses to celebrate the art of happiness by paying tribute to the master of colors with two original creations, authentic works of art inspired by two paintings by the French artist.
“It is very fortunate that Maison Matisse wanted to entrust us with these new creations. Our collaboration is based on common values such as excellence, high standards, elegance and love of beauty, nature and art” said Ann-Caroline Prazan, Guerlain’s Director of Art, Culture and Heritage. Jean-Matthieu Matisse, founder of Maison Matisse, says, “My great-grandfather’s works are multi-sensory; his world was full of plants and flowers, which became recurring motifs in his works. There are many links between his work and the Guerlain perfumery art. So we are very excited to embark on this collaboration, especially because we share the same values: high standards, precision and love of color. That of celebrating happiness is a great initiative, as well as being a first for Maison Matisse.”
The exceptional creation – The Maison Matisse edition Bees Bottle
The Maison Matisse Edition Bees Bottle is entirely decorated with emblematic motifs inspired by the painting “Music”(1939). 14 hand-painted, numbered and signed creations enclose the Couleur Bonheur extract, with sunny notes that recall the artist’s palette. A powdery and fruity fragrance, vibrant with color. Right on the 170th anniversary of the iconic Bees Bottle, this exceptional creation is an ode to painting, music and perfumery.
Jasmin Bonheur – The new fragrance with the colors of Matisse
Jasmin Bonheur reveals a colorful jasmine of joyful hues-the radiant orange of apricot notes, the vibrant purple of powdery iris, and the delicate pink of rose. – in a limited art edition, inspired by Henri Matisse’s sparkling palette. Inspired by Henri Matisse’s “The Thousand and One Nights,” Jasmin Bonheur‘s precious Maison Matisse edition transforms the cap and packaging into veritable jewels. Hearts, flowers and jasmine leaves are interpreted in shades of fucsia, lemon yellow, orange, emerald green, Mediterranean blue and vibrant red. This olfactory framework gives birth to a fragrance that sublimates jasmine. A limited edition of 1,000 worldwide. To complete the collection, the Figue Azur scented candle evokes a walk in a warm Mediterranean atmosphere, in the shade of fig trees. This edition is limited to 500 examples worldwide.