For the first time ever, Guerlain’s Le Flacon Tortue Limited Edition by Baccarat is presented in striking red. This anniversary edition commemorates the 110th anniversary of Guerlain’s historic boutique on Paris’ Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

Via Twitter / @Guerlain

An anniversary edition, a symbol of French luxury, and a vision in red – for the first time, Guerlain’s Flacon Tortue can be described with these words. Never before has the gorgeous Guerlain bottle looked so resplendent in Baccarat’s signature red shade, making this flamboyant Métier d’Art edition truly special. The House of Baccarat has created a bottle that celebrates the 110th anniversary of Guerlain’s historic boutique, which opened in 1914 on Paris’ Avenue des Champs-Élysées. It doesn’t take an expert to notice that the bottle is designed to resemble a turtle. This design stems from the fact that the boutique finally opened in 1914 after numerous delays, and the turtle is an irreverent nod to Aesop’s fable, ‘The Tortoise and the Hare.’

In addition to its historical significance, Guerlain’s legendary bottle dons an enticing, incandescent red, making it all the more special. The Le Flacon Tortue Red Edition by Baccarat for Guerlain boasts top notes of Black Currant, Violet, Almond, Peach, Melon, and Anise; Lily-of-the-Valley, Almond Blossom, Hibiscus, Mimosa, Peony, Lilac, and Rose as middle notes; and Almond Tree, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Benzoin, and Cedar as base notes. The bottle housing this incredible perfume flaunts 88 stylized facets, each polished rigorously to reveal the intense red crystal. The Dames de Table at Guerlain then comb the silk threads one by one with art and precision, following the ancient technique of ‘barbichage,’ and seal the neck of the bottle with a delicate wax seal. The Le Flacon Tortue Red Edition by Baccarat for Guerlain is available in 32 numbered flacons as a limited edition.

Written By
With over 15 years of experience in luxury journalism, Neha Tandon Sharma is a notable senior writer at Luxurylaunches. Her expertise spans luxury yachts, high-end fashion, and celebrity culture. Beyond writing, her passion for fantasy series is evident. Beginning with articles on women-centric gadgets, she's now a leading voice in luxury, with a fondness for opulent superyachts. To date, her portfolio boasts more than 2 million words, often penned alongside a cappuccino.