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Guerlain: An Imperial Icon

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Discover the legendary tale of the iconic "Bee Bottle" by Guerlain in Guerlain: An Imperial Icon. This Assouline Classics Collection volume celebrates the 170th anniversary of the Flacon Abeilles, a...

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Journalist and writer Laurence Benaïm is the author of highly regarded biographies on Yves Saint Laurent, Marie-Laure de Noailles and Jean-Michel Frank (Grasset, 2001, 2017, 2018), in addition to La Sidération (Stock, 2021) and Paris, capitale de Guerlain (Flammarion, 2021). She has written several books on fashion and style history for Assouline, including Yves Saint Laurent: The Impossible Collection (2020), Orientalism Style (2022) and Carita: 11 Fbg Saint Honoré Paris (2022).

The Classics Collection

Guerlain: An Imperial Icon

$105 USD

Glory is ephemeral, only reputation endures.

— Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain

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Page count

292 pages

Number of illustrations




Released on

May 2023


W 9.6 x L 13 x D 1.4 in

Cover materials

Silk Hardcover




6.0 lb

Laurence Benaïm

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Since its beginnings in 1994, Assouline has been dedicated to creating books that are as informational as they are beautiful works of art. The respect for the product and the process of creation is evident in every facet – the traditional technique of hand-binding covers, the imagery that transports the reader to another place and time, the luxurious thickness of each page.

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Coupling an effortless assembly with the ability to showcase every collection from Icons to Ultimates, the Assouline A Bookstand is as elegant as the titles it holds. Designed by Alex Assouline, the luxe stand, with an engraved Assouline A logo centered on both panels, comes in black, red, or clear acrylic.

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