BEE BOTTLE

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The Emperor Napoleon loved to have his portrait painted in a luxurious robe covered with bees, a symbol of monarchy in France.  In 1853, Pierre-Francois Pascal Guerlain created the now famous bee botttle for Eau De Cologne Imperiale (composed in 1830) for the Empress Eugenie who wore the perfume to her wedding to Napolean III. Because of the Bee Bottle, M. Guerlain was appointed the official perfumer to her Royal Majesty and the legacy of this design lives on in Guerlain's perfumery -from bee designs to honeycomb topped flacons.