Guerlain Mitsouko Absolu 17 is an absolute perfume created by Thierry Wasser, the Master Perfumer for Guerlain and Delphine Jelk, Perfumer and Director of Creation at Guerlain with the participation of Jeanne Briand.
At Guerlain, the love of perfume and art has always been one. Since its founding in 1828, the House has been constantly on the lookout for new talent that gives birth to new creations. In 2021, the famous Maison gave carte blanche to the artist Jeanne Briand, who produced an astonishing bottle, as fluid as the precious perfume that is nestled in it and only 8 pieces.
On the occasion of this collaboration, the young plastic artist chose glass, a link between the creative spirit and the perfume, since it is the glass that carries the essence. She has fashioned a series of eight bottles from it. Pieces are all the more spectacular as their dark matter glows phosphorescent blue at night. And because this exceptional creation needed the strength of a myth, it is to the immense Mitsouko that Mitsouko Absolu 17 pays tribute. An original perfume absolute, exclusively reserved for the work, created by Thierry Wasser, Master Perfumer for Guerlain and Delphine Jelk, Perfumer and Creative Director for Guerlain with the participation of Jeanne Briand.
Echoing the avant-garde bottle created for this edition, Thierry Wasser and Delphine Jelk deliver here a radical, absolutely contemporary vision of the first fruity chypre in history created in 1919.
With Mitsouko Absolu 17, the two perfumers have completely deconstructed Jacques Guerlain’s masterpiece, proceeding through the purity. Emblematic citrus essence of Guerlain, Bergamot invites itself here in overdose, made even more sparkling by the sparkle of pink berries. The Peach note, so characteristic of the original, turns to Apricot. Round, carnal, it is enriched with Rose absolute and an Iris accord.
Accompanied by an art installation that is reminiscent of a Japanese garden, including a Baccarat crystal bottle containing Mitsouko Eau de Parfum. This exceptional edition signed and numbered, is limited to 8 bottles worldwide. Finally, know that the number seventeen owes nothing to chance since Jeanne Briand wears it tattooed on her fingers like a lucky charm. Seventeen, too, because odd numbers, like skewness, play a major role in the aesthetics of Japanese gardens.
Finally, to perfect it, Guerlain’s famous “Dames de Table” affixes a golden seal and a black silk goatee. The case contains a black mirror that serves as a support, allowing the piece to be displayed at home. All the elements of this exceptional work, including the estragon containing Guerlain Mitsouko Absolu 17, are presented in a custom-made jewellery box. Guerlain Mitsouko Absolu 17 available from October 2021 in Guerlain boutiques: 475 ml and 30 ml (€ 12,000) www.guerlain.com