Incredibly delicate oriental swirls
A HAUTE PARFUMERIE INTERPRETATION OF ARMENIAN PAPER
Inspired by the Armenian tradition of burning benzoin to form swirls of incense smoke, the Guerlain Perfumer has reinterpreted the scent of Armenian paper, bestowing it with warmly addictive vanilla accents.
Bois d’Arménie blends piquant sensuality and woody warmth, as incense and spices are underscored by a benzoin absolute and set against a backdrop of white musks and balms.
THE FRAGRANCE ARTIST'S TOUCH
The intoxicating fragrance of Armenian paper is reinterpreted with refinement and sensuality.
"If it were a painting, an Oreintalist work."
Bois d'Arménie might call to mind the captivating atmosphere of an Oreintalist canvas. Particularly moved by the subdued, hypnotising ambiance of these paintings, Jean-Paul Guerlain became their avid collector.
Sourced in Thailand and Indonesia, benzoin is one of the essential ingredients used in making Armenian paper. It occurs naturally in the form of gum or resin and is harvested from the benzoin tree through making small incisions in its trunk.
Characterised by its unique balmy, vanilla and woody notes, this warming ingredient gives Bois d’Arménie its rather indulgent oriental accents.
In the Perfumer's Words: "Using the art of perfumery to evoke the smell of burning incense was a conceptually complex idea. At the heart of the creation, there is a strong presence of benzoin, an extremely balmy note."
THE ART OF BOTTLING
Taking inspiration from the Guerlain heritage Square Bottle (1870), the L’Art & La Matière bottle is an exceptional object whose design exudes unisex sophistication steeped with modernity.
THE ART OF PERSONALIZATION*
Customize your bottle, choosing from a host of elegant combinations to transform it into your own companion, intimately personal in each and every touch.
*Please note, only the 200mL is available for unique personalization.
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