Guerlain .. L’ART ET L A MATIÈRE September 18, 2019 Beauty 58 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.