New Escentual Post: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Collection Review

Fragrant Ditties: Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria Collection

Fragrant Ditties: Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria Collection

Everyone loves Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria collection, right? I mean, what’s not to adore about easy-breezy fragrances inspired by nature? Nothing – that’s what. This diffusion line presents fragrant ditties that sing with floral and citrus notes very much in line with the ‘Guerlain DNA’. All-in-all, it’s a very good line, and whilst I’m still lamenting the grossly unfair discontinuation of my beloved Lys Soleia (yes I’m giving you the evil eye, Guerlain), it’s hard to deny that the Aqua Allegorias, for the most part, are great perfumes.

Since the line’s launch in 1999, Guerlain have launched a whopping 31 Aqua Allegoria fragrances (according to Basenotes). Of course, many of these editions have not stood the test of time and despite annual launches, the collection currently stands at a neat total of 5 fragrances; Pamplelune (Holy Grapefruit), Herba Fresca (Magic Mint), Mandarine Basilic (Mediterranean Showdown), Nerolia Bianca (Orange is the New Blossom) and Limon Verde (Mojito Madness).

For my Escentual column this week I have sniffed and reviewed the entire Aqua Allegoria collection, including Limon Verde, the latest addition to the collection. So, if you’re in a summer mood and you’re wanting to hear some pretty little tunes played by the world’s greatest perfume house (an undeniable fact, I think you’ll find), simply click here to head on over to Escentual. As always, please feel free to leave a comment (either here or there) to let me know what your favourite Aqua Allegoria is.


Disclaimer
Image via Escentual. I write for Escentual as their Fragrance Expert. I am affiliated with the brand however, my views are my own.

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2 thoughts on “New Escentual Post: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Collection Review

  1. Herba Fresca is the most swoonworthy (a chorus of childhood madeleine scents), but I wear the discontinued Ylang et Vanille most often. It works year-round, it’s subtly delicious sprayed once, and it’s delightfully narcotic when sprayed with abandon. Also layers well with other scents, especially other Guerlains. Applied lightly, Samsara or Nahema become less-heady, pastel-colored, summerweight versions of themselves. At least the bottles are huge, and I have a sealed backup bottle, so it will be a while before I need to find a replacement. I wonder if they will revisit this theme in the future, as they have with neroli, rose, etc.? A magnolia-vanille could be oh-so-nice.

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