Report Review

    Although Basenotes strives to ensure that all of the reviews that appear on the site follow the review guidelines, occasionally one or two reviews may slip through the net.

    Thank you for your help in making the site a more enjoyable experience

    Your details:

    Your Name

    Your Email

    Reason for reporting

    Add more information in the box below if required.
    We will review your report as soon as possible. Thank you for getting in touch.

    The review you are reporting:

    goneaway's avatar

    Show all reviews


    Liù by Guerlain

    Like so many of the early abstract Guerlain perfumes, this is interesting but not appealing. Aldehydic and somewhat powdery, I enjoy this most as an ambient scent. Added to sweet almond oil and allowed to simmer in an oil burner, it creates a great atmosphere for watching Fritz Lang movies and drinking absinthe martinis. But on the skin (my skin, anyway), even the lightest application is both chest-crushingly heavy and unpleasantly artificial. In addition, while it starts off as a fairly complex fragrance for the time, it doesn't seem to develop much on drydown. I'm glad I tried it for the history, but it's not something I'd wear out - too unapproachable and self-insistent.

    13th December, 2008

Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000