In 1929, Jacques Guerlain composed a fragrance named after a character in Puccini's operatic masterpiece Turandot: Liu _ the loyal Chinese slave girl who chose suicide over revealing the name of her master with whom she's in love.
Paying tribute to femininity and true love while symbolising the power of secrets, the French master perfumer evoked Liu through an extraordinary combination of floral and aldehyde notes, and this scent has been translated into make-up for Guerlain's Christmas 2012 collection, which comes under the concept "If I were Liu".
Liu's aldehydes, roses, vanilla, iris and woody notes can now be released from a perfumed shimmer powder for face, body and hair. The scented make-up comes in a bottle with the same design as the original fragrance which resembles a Chinese tea caddy.
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