A new Guerlain flagship store La Maison Guerlain on 68 avenue des Champs-Elysees will present a relaunch of several classics including the fragrances created by Jacques Guerlain–Kadine (1911), Liu (1929), Sous Le Vent (1934), Cachet Juane (1937), Vega (1936) and Ode (1955). Out of these, Liu and Vega are available at the boutique, while the rest are for in-store sampling only. Sous Le Vent is supposed to be available in 2006 (thanks to Laure for additional information). The following fragrances by Jean-Paul Guerlain will be relaunched as well–Quand Vient l’Eté, Metalys (formerly known as Metallica), Philtre d’Amour, Derby, Guerlinade, Attrape-Coeur (formerly known as Guet Apens), Purple Fantasy and Chant d’Arômes. In addition, limited editions of Le Mouchoir de Monsieur and Violette Madame originally created in 1904 will be available as well for about 800 euros. Moreover, a limited edition of Plus Que Jamais Guerlain extrait de parfum in 500 ml Baccarat bottle will be available for 3000 euros (via parfumessence).
I am particularly thrilled about Liu, which is a fragrance capturing the feel of the 1920s and the trend of the perfumery when aldehydes were still novelty. It is not unlike Chanel #5, however I find it much smoother, stronger on floral notes, with the aldehydic notes providing a great backdrop for the rest of the composition.