Holiday 2011 / Launches / The Look Book

Introducing Guerlain Belle de Nuit Holiday Collection 2011

In 1933, Jacques Guerlain composed the legendary perfume Vol de Nuit, meaning “Night Flight”, as a tribute to the most famous women aviators of his time. Named for the second book written by his close friend Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Guerlain’s creation was a bold oriental fragrance that served as an ode to all fearless women.

For Guerlain’s Holiday 2011 makeup collection Belle de Nuit, Creative Director Oliver Échaudemaison takes his inspiration from this legendary fragrance. Evoking the changing shades of the night sky, he created daring tones that are both dark and dramatic with mesmerizing iridescent accents. With lacquered and blue-green details, the products are incased within boxes that reveal the blue and black zebra motif found in the original Vol de Nuit box design.

Belle de Nuit is a sophisticated and enchanting limited edition collection that is fleeting as nightfall.

Makeup and fragrance merge in this ultimate holiday accessory. The light and luminous powder wraps the skin with a veil of iridescent shimmer while being deliciously fragranced by the notes that comprise Vol de Nuit: a green and woody composition, softened by vanilla and iris. The universal pale pink shade is accentuated with blue-green and silvery hues to leave the face, body and hair sparkling. The bottle reinterprets that of the original Vol de Nuit, which was revolutionary at the time of being the first to combine glass and metal. The green-blue lacquered glass is adorned with graphics reminiscent of a propeller, conjuring up the image of a plane travelling across the starry depths.

More than a mere powder compact, Parure de Nuit is a lightly violet scented skin-enhancer that is a perfect partner for night birds. As light as a feather on the skin, the pale pink, white, deep pink and blue-green colours are topped with an iridescent and translucent sheen forming a universal harmony which gives the face an instant glow. Its black lacquer case conceals an extremely soft goat-hair brush.

Reviewed here on Temptalia.

The cult favorite is back and reinvented this holiday season. Although the formula remains untouched, Météorites Perles de Nuit leaves the face glowing and radiant with a new tailor-made harmony. Five perfectly smooth pearls correct, illuminate and even out the skin. It is composed of pink pearls to capture light, white to illuminate the complexion, gold to reflect light, orange to boost radiance and silver to add shimmer without whitening the skin.

Reviewed here on Temptalia.

Guerlain has developed a new color harmony made especially for night owls. The two textures create smoky, seductive and spellbinding eyes that will last from twilight to the deepest night hours. An iridescent texture of green, blue and grey pearlescent particles release luminous color with an extremely metallic finish and combine with an extra-matte black shadow that offers an incredibly comfortable finish for a precise, intense liner effect.

Reviewed here on Temptalia.

The thirties icon Rouge Automatique is back and is more modern and attractive than ever. An homage to Art Deco, it has become this year’s indispensable accessory for women. The case opens and closes at the flick of a hand revealing two new and limited edition shades for holiday.

  • 169 Flirt d’un Jour
  • 170 Nuit d’Amour

170 Nuit d’Amour reviewed here on Temptalia.


Guerlain Belle de Nuit Holiday Collection 2011 is said to debut early November 2011.

I think I might pick up Parure de Nuit Pressed Powder & Blush, Météorites Perles de Nuit and one of the Rouge Automatiques, most likely 169 Flirt d’un Jour. What about you?

2 thoughts on “Introducing Guerlain Belle de Nuit Holiday Collection 2011

  1. I had already called my Guerlain counter to reserve meteorites perles de nuit for me; now that you mentioned flirt d’un jour……

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