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To introduce its latest oriental fragrance collection, Guerlain hosted an exclusive selection of guests at the Red Restaurant, Victoria Island – not only to bask in the deliciousness of the new range of scents, while enjoying a night of sheer elegance, but also to learn more about the background of the new collection; to appreciate where it’s really coming from.

The ambience of the atmosphere was perfect. As guests made their way in, they were welcomed with an exquisite array of delicious canapés and bottomless glasses of champagne, all the while being serenaded with soft, soulful music in the background. 

It was impossible not to know you were surrounded by Guerlain fragrances. From the comforting presence of scented candles to the heavenly, woodsy scent of Absolus d’Orient, each guest was truly, individually, taken on a journey of the senses.

Absolus d’Orient is a six-bottle unisex collection created from the finest raw materials such as amber, wood and a list of spices. With its warm and enchanting nature, the fragrances collect and capture its strength from the East.

While guests, including Eku Edewor, Orange Culture’s Adebayo Oke-Lawal and more, were taken on a tour of the new fragrance collection, by the Guerlain Paris team, the dinner table was set. One by one, invitees settled down to a meal of spicy, succulent meats, fragrant Chinese rice and flavourful vegetables, cooked to perfection.

As though that was not enough of a treat, only moments later, the Guerlain team caught hold of the microphone and made short, passion-filled speeches. You could truly feel the love, passion and drive behind the product in the room – the determination to give every wearer of Absolus d’Orient a reason to beam every single time a whiff of the fragrance was caught.

To crown off this flawless evening, as the hosts topped up champagne glasses and guests twirled to the sounds of Davido and Teni, the team gifted each attendee with a favour bag, containing two irresistable-scenting bottles of signature Guerlain perfumes. Oh, what a night!

The Absolus d’Orient is currently available for purchase at Essenza.

See photos from the exclusive launch below: