Since both Suzanna and I are big fans of red lipsticks, I keep tabs on what’s new in the red lipstick world. The news that Guerlain’s fall 2012 collection will feature several new red shades made me anticipate its launch even more. The first tube of lipstick from Guerlain came out in 1870, and recently the perfume house has been busy revamping its makeup collection. On the Guerlain perfume front, I’m curious about the new L’Heure Bleue trio, which celebrates the 100th birthday of this great classic.
L’Heure Bleue was created by perfumer Jacques Guerlain in 1912, and this year its 100th birthday is going to be marked by the launch of the beautiful and very limited edition trio. It will contain a bottle of L’Heure Bleue parfum and 30ml bottles of 3 new fragrances interpreted by the current in-house perfumer Thierry Wasser.
L’Aurore Eau de Toilette is the lightest and brightest of the three, with accents on the citrus and orange blossom. Le Zénith Eau de Parfum is powdery and rich. Le Crépuscule Parfum reworks the velvety base notes of the original fragrance. I’m not even going to share how much it will cost. The reason I decided to share this news is because Guerlain’s creative director Sylvaine Delacourt mentioned via her blog that Le Zénith will join the permanent collection next year. So at least we will have a chance to experience a part of this collection.
Rouge G L’Extrait is the newest lipstick formulation from Guerlain, which combines the best of lipstick and gloss. Currently, there are 7 shades named after the seven sins: M06 Avarice- beige for greed, M25 Colère- red for wrath, M27 Luxure- brown for lust, M41 Envie- orange for envy, M65 Paresse- pink for sloth, M69 Orgueil- plum for pride, M71 Gourmandise – raspberry for gluttony. I have M25 Colère, and I love it for its creamy texture that glides on easily. The finish is matte and non-sticky, but the lipstick doesn’t dry out my lips. The fall collection will include 5 new colors: 27 Gilda–poppy red, 28 Genna–deep red, 47 Gisela–intense pink, 76 Gracy–brick orange, B04 Bonnie–shiny beige. For various lipstick reviews (not just Guerlain), I recommend The Non-Blonde.
The new fall shades of Rouge G L’Extrait are available for $48.00 at select locations of Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and at Bergdorf Goodman. The L’Heure Bleue trio is exclusive to the Guerlain boutique. Via press release