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GOLDEN CANISTERS REPLACED BY THE BEE ATOMIZER


Last year, Guerlain disclosed that its golden canisters were going to be phased out and replaced by another bottle design in 2016. We now know that the new bottle in question is in fact the standard bee atomizer, bearing a new label design that features the Sun King logo. The bottles will appear little by little as boutiques run out of stock of the canisters.

The refillable golden canister, called Habit de Fête ("holiday dress"), was introduced in 1982 for both EdT, EdP and Parfum, as a replacement for the "Delftware" enamel canisters from 1965. The design of the golden canister had a basket weave pattern, which was modernized with a furrow-and-hole look in 1996.

The bee atomizer first appeared in 1992, initially meant for the Eaux Fraîches. It was subsequently used for Petit Guerlain, Après l'Ondée, Chant d'Arômes, Mouchoir de Monsieur, and Parure as well, and in 2013 for Jardins de Bagatelle. In addition, it was used for the limited editions L'Insolente (formerly Precious Heart) and Place Rouge (formerly Quand Vient la Pluie). Recently, the bee atomizer has also become the bottle for the home fragrances. Read more about Guerlain's bottles


(June 2016)


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