Guerlain Collaborates With Tunisia Artist to Reinvent the Iconic Bee Bottle

Lindsay Judge   |   16-08-2022

Guerlain has partnered with Tunisian calligraphy artist Inkman to create a new interpretation of the iconic Bee Bottle. The new design will house an exclusive fragrance Inspired by Le Songe de la Reine.


The one-litre bottle has been reimagined with a design that is poetic and spectacular, bridging the worlds of calligraphy, sculpture and fine fragrance.



Inkman has created a bold artwork that weaves Arabic letters with Guerlain’s “G”. The design has been crafted in a made-to-measure casing for each bottle, brought to life by Parisian jeweller Goossens.


“Calligraphy is the language of the soul. We feel emotions before understanding the letters. It is a portal to a magical world.” Said Inkman. “I looked on the Bee Bottle as the body of a woman that I wanted to dress with a unique piece of art.” He continued.



The perfume was designed by Guerlain Master Perfumer Thierry Wasser. Wasser’s fascination with the Middle East has long been an influence on the Maison’s creations.


“It is a highly contrasted fragrance that confronts the force and sensuality of woods with the vegetal vibration of fig-tree sap.” He said.



He draws inspiration from the Mediterranean world where the cultures of East and West have met for millennia.


This impressive masterpiece is limited to 26 pieces worldwide.