Guerlain Grosellina, Tutti Kiwi and Liu at Bergdorf

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Bergdorf Goodman now has the following new Guerlain fragrances in stock: Aqua Allegoria Grosellina (a red currant inspired composition with notes of white tea, raspberry and sweet acacia flower and Tutti Kiwi (contains notes of lemon, mandarin, vanilla and wood notes).

Moreover, the store has also obtained LIU edp, a reissue of 1929 Jacques Guerlain’s creation, an aldehydic floral in the style of Chanel No. 5. Notes of LIU include bergamot, neroli, jasmine, rose de mai, iris, amber, vanilla, woods. Call (212) 872-2734 to place an order.

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14 Comments

  • Laura: Yippee! A couple of years ago, I traded two bottles of Liu for some Carthusia stuff I ended up giving away. Now I can have Liu again. Liu is a very funny word, when you think about it. The Grosselina sounds as though it could be fun. Not so the Tutti Fruiti. March 16, 2006 at 8:27pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: L, I gave away my bottle of Liu for some reason I cannot understand right now. I should get it again. I must say that I cannot work up any excitement over Grosellina and Tutti Kiwi. March 16, 2006 at 9:05pm Reply

  • N: Dear V – I tried both the fruity spring AAs – the Grosellina which was totally not my style – sharp as ever.
    I am laughing out loud at L’s apt and funny term for the Kiwi one as Tutti Fruiti – it is another highly passable one unless you love smelling of fruits especially Kiwi.
    Sadly I remain totally unimpressed by all the AAs.
    Now Liu is another matter. A classic beauty. Glad you both plan to get it again.

    BTW the Bois d’Armenie is supposed to small like Papier d’Armenie (very common here in France) and SMN also have their version in Italy. You get the picture now. I cannot wait for Sous le Vent to be launched. BTW – apparently some of the ones ready for relaunches by Guerlain may be out only over summer and autumn. The first ones in April/May will be Sous le Vent and Mayotte (reincarnation of Mahora)….

    Mwah and have a wonderful weekend!! March 17, 2006 at 3:27am Reply

  • helg: Hi V! Those AAs seem not my thing , although I like some in the line. As to Liu , a good thing they re-issued it I guess. Thanks for the heads up! March 17, 2006 at 6:48am Reply

  • Christina H.: Looking forward to the Liu and I suspect I’ll like it alot!Oh,why is everything Guerlain my passion lately?Thanks for the info! March 17, 2006 at 7:38am Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Dear N, as an example of Freudian slip, I by accident typed “Tutti Frutti” in the title of this post. I agree that Grosellina was very sharp. I do not like dominant fruity notes, I think that I should just accept this fact.

    Oh, Bois d’Armenie sounds interesting! I love the smell of Papier d’Armenie. Thank you for the extra information. I would love for the other fragrances to be relaunched soon! March 17, 2006 at 12:17pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: E, I am glad to see the reissue of Liu. For someone who loves Chanel No.5, it is really a treat. It is different enough and it is Guerlain. I adore it. March 17, 2006 at 12:18pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Christina, do you like aldehydic florals? If so, Liu will definitely be a great discovery for you. Like you, I love almost everything by this house. March 17, 2006 at 12:19pm Reply

  • Karin: I’m not crazy about Liu. I had it a few years ago and gave it away. It was too low key or something.

    Yes, very similar to #5. March 17, 2006 at 11:35pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Karin, I do not remember why I gave it away but kept No.5 and other aldehydic florals. However, I recently received a decant from a friend, and I loved it. I recall that the reissued version was not quite the same (less velvety, a bit sharp), but I should compare them side by side. March 17, 2006 at 11:38pm Reply

  • risa: please do let us know how the 2 Liu memories compare! i hate to think of Liu reformulated :/ March 18, 2006 at 8:46pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Risa, I think that they started reformulating most of these fragrances in the 80s-90s. Liu was definitely reformulated, because like Chanel and other classics it used nitromusks, which have been found toxic. Unfortunately, no moder musk approximates them, because that style of base–soapy, warm, possessing a tactile sensation–is not fashionable. The modern musks tend to be lighter and more transparent. Still, it would be interesting to compare and see what the recent reissue of Liu is like. March 18, 2006 at 9:49pm Reply

  • risa: quite true, V, though i’ve been trying to remain in happy denial about it for a while. the differentiations of musk over the centuries is something that intrigues me and yet also makes me mourn for notes i’ll never smell 😉 March 19, 2006 at 12:29pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Risa, me too. The rudest awakening was the new Chanel 19. It is just not the same anymore. The desire to smell fragrances exactly (or close enough) to what they smelled like in their hayday is the reason for my vintage hunt. That is really quite an addiction for me. March 19, 2006 at 6:51pm Reply

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