Why Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Black Cream Kintsugi Limited Edition Reigns Supreme
With intentional home curation and aesthetically-pleasing design bleeding into all aspects of modern life—from the kitchen pantry to the entryway gallery wall—a carefully curated and design savvy assortment of skincare products has become the natural next step to a consistently visually pleasing home… and while many skincare products may come to mind when visualising a pretty powder room pantry display, there are certain potions that rise to the top; the ones you actually want to display front and centre not just because they nourish your skin the best but also because they’re the ones your eyes are naturally drawn toward for their thoughtful design aesthetic.
At the intersection of innovation and aesthetics
That’s why Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Black Cream Kintsugi Limited Edition reigns supreme in our books. An exceptional jar inspired by the traditional Japanese art of Kintsugi, combining the genius of modern day science, the healing powers of natural ingredients, and the skill of hand craftsmanship, this limited edition Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Black was made to foster a unwavering sense of sophistication and finesse while working in tandem with the surface of the skin to hydrate and nourish well beyond the top layer.
Superior science that goes beyond skin deep
Formulated by an executive team of scientists in order to harness unmatched anti-ageing power that goes beyond skin deep, Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Black puts into play an extraordinarily unique Peruvian black orchid extract, which flowers for only three weeks each year and is considered to be one of the world’s most precious plants. By adapting its metabolism to its environment, the Peruvian Andes Black Orchid is able to optimise its longevity and conserve energy.
The rare time-defying quality translates seamlessly into Guerlain’s superior formula, which allows the cellular immunity of the skin to replenish itself all while reinforcing its self-defence capacities by regulating TLR proteins and the effects of everyday environmental pollutants—a combination of defences that is only heightened when the trifecta of Orchidée Impériale Black line and the new Orchidée Impériale Black Eye and Lip Contour Cream are put into play to protect the most sensitive areas of the face. The patented BLACKIMMUNE™ TECHNOLOGY is truly unmatched; allowing the skin to shift its resources to regeneration while combating visible signs of ageing.
Unmatched attention to detail
The gold leaf-embellished creation is as striking aesthetically as it is at the formula level—which comes as no coincidence given the attention to detail and craftsmanship that goes into each and every bottle. To properly house its ageless elixir, Gurelain enlisted the savoir-faire of heritage French porcelain maker Maison Bernardaud to create unique, refillable vessels made entirely by hand that are both luxurious and sustainable—all the way down to the philosophy behind the 24 karat gold design.
Maison Bernardaud took inspiration from the Japanese art of Kintsugi—the traditional practice of using fine gold to fill and enhance cracks in porcelain—in order to create a lived in look that suggests an undeniable air of sophistication and experience and a heightened lease on life that only worldly experience and graceful aging can bring about—which mirrors exactly what Orchidée Impériale has come to stand for.
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