To celebrate its tenth birthday, Guerlain Orchidée Impériale The Cream is paying tribute to its users by adopting a luxurious limited-edition. birthday design.
True to their aesthetic codes, the box and signature jar have been transformed into an exclusive creation. While a subtly stylised pop-up orchid deploys its blue and gold petals on opening the box, a delicately fashioned flower adorns the gold of the lid.
It all began with a rare flower that eludes time: the orchid. Since they met through an eminent specialist in the Asian ecosystem, Dr Josef Margraf, Guerlain has ceaselessly explored its secrets with a view to defying skin ageing, creating a unique multidisciplinary research platform for it, the Orchidarium, led by Dr Frédéric Bonté, Director of Guerlain Research. As a result, Orchidée Impériale skincare will be continually enriched with its advances to act on all the signs of ageing.
Guerlain created the first generation of exceptional complete care following seven years' research into the most remarkable flower of longevity – the orchid. This incredible flower can live for 100 years; no wonder that it is known as the queen of the plant kingdom. The Orchidée Impériale range would go on to become a legend in the history of luxury cosmetics.
The perfection of this fine ingredient – to the extent of safeguarding the flower and replanting it in China in its natural habitat, along with increasingly promising results and ever more sumptuous textures all combine to win customers' total and lasting commitment to the line. More than unfailing performance and sensory pleasure, Orchidée Impériale provides an unequalled emotional experience and a rare feeling of loyalty.
Guerlain selects three orchids – out of 30,000 species – with a high longevity potential, and concentrates them in an exceptional active core, the Imperial Orchid Molecular Extract (I.O.M.E.).
Dendrobium chrysotoxum 'Gold Orchid": Selected by Guerlain Research for its extraordinary vital force, it stimulates the bioenergetic network.
Vanda teres: Selected by Guerlain Research for its high resistance to water stress and harsh climatic conditions.
Vanda coerulea: Selected by Guerlain Research for its richness in phytoalexins which have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Guerlain Limited Edition 10 year anniversary Orchidée Impériale The Cream 50ml RRP $614
Guerlain Limited Edition 10 year anniversary Orchidée Impériale The Cream 200ml RRP $1996
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