I T ’ S THE T U RN OF Y L ANG-Y L ANG TO JOIN
THE E XCLUS I V E C I RCLE OF THE SCENT
L ABOR ATORY T H AT FOR MS
THE L’A R T E T L A M AT I È R E COL L ECT ION.

A Guerlain Perfumer manifesto, this collection looks to be disruptive,
enhancing iconic raw materials while creating a kind of explosion
that ultimately reveals their true nature. Each opus highlights an
exceptional raw ingredient expressed with the creativity that has driven
our House since the very beginning and forms a suite of fragrances
with rare sillages.
For this new creation, our Master Perfumer Thierry Wasser was searching for an exceptional
ylang essence with a particularly expressive character. He discovered it in situ in the Comoros
archipelago in the Indian Ocean. This olfactory selection reflects our traditional standards
of excellence in terms of preserving natural origin ingredients.
This incredible yellow gold, extracted from the so-called “flower of flowers”, is vertical and
powerful. It contains exotic fruity facets with smooth, honeyed accents.
The fact remains that despite its wealth of tones and its presence in eminent bouquets, ylangylang
had only rarely played the leading role or been given star billing in a fragrance.
With EMBRUNS D’YLANG, a spicy and luminous floral, we discover its bespoke attire,
without losing any of its volcanic temperament. The fragrance evokes the bracing sea spray
carried by a stormy sky onto a flower that is idyllic and enchanting in equal measure.
Among its contrasts, between idealised land and sea, we also note effects subdued by an
interweaving of woody and salty notes, subtly teased by a hint of clove. A dazzling, sensual
perfume with a sillage as captivating as a ray of sunlight filtering through a menacing horizon.
This tenth composition nestles in the collection’s distinctive rectangular bottle, decorated
with a jewellery-style metal plaque embossed with the name of the fragrance. The ultimate
palpable luxury.

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