Guerlain • Aqua Allegoria Mandarine-Basilic • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I concur with the reviewer who calls it her "happy scent". It is the ultimate fresh, light, citrussy scent. Feminine without being sickly sweet, citrus fresh, invigorating, all round lovely. I deducted one lippy because the staying power is abyssmal, it really needs to be reapplied frequently as it completely evaporates in a short time.If it wasn't so perfect in any other way I'd give it a lower rating still because of the zero staying power but I just cannot bring myself to do that. Wish Guerlain made a body lotion in this scent - it would give this fleeting cologne something to hang onto. But DO try it - I'd highly recommend it!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have searched far and wide for the right orange-based scent that isn't fruity kid stuff full of vanilla sugar or musk. This is cool, light, and just right. I can wear it all day and feel refreshed. I love the packaging on this line--my personal symbol is a bee!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Green
I love this fragrance. Two smells that get my mouth watering - also has that effect on my man! Fantastic all through the year for me. It's not to sweet, not cloying in any way. It layers well with either Grosellina or Herba Fresca - which are food-based as well! These three fragrances are my very favourite!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I am not much for citrus scents, like ever, but this was a gwp and it had a pretty bottle so why not. But I don't really smell straight up orange like some people said. If anything, I can pick out the basil the most but the rest melds into something that both works with and against the basil. The dry down is like honey and basil. This takes getting used to but I am liking it for fall since it is not too crisp nor too warm. It is also not too strong of a scent nor does it fade too fast, on me at least. I can still smell it without trying too hard 8 hrs later.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Grey
I LOVE this!! It's so fruity and and fresh, but unlike so many other fragrances like it, it's NOT cloying. Bought it in Paris, at Printemps, too. I think that made it even more amazing! It was like 69 Euros, which now is about $138. Don't know how much it was when I bought it in May though... This is a great product for when you want to look effortlessly pretty, and when I'm feeling frumpy it totally helps me pull my look together. I hope everyone else enjoys this product as much as I did!! I definitely get a lot of "You smell so good!"s when wearing it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Love it. Citrus and herbs. Almost sparkling. IMHO, not too sweet. Really surprised by how much I liked this. Great everyday scent or when you can't decide what to wear.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is my "happy" scent. We all have one don't we? The one you go to when you want to feel uplifted and exuberant.
I feel totally optimistic and "cocooned" in my own bubble of joy when I wear this lovely citrussy, floral beauty. It doesn't last for the entire day, but respritzing it is fun! The top notes are particularly well done and almost fizz with excitement. Oh, and the bottle looks very cool on my dressing table.
You can tell I love this scent can't you???
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I love this perfume, it is absolutely perfect for an everyday scent. I put it on in the mornings and it wakes me up instantly. It's fresh but not overpowering. The only problem is there was not a lot of staying power and I have to reapply later in the day. The bottle is also adorable as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Not my thing, but a lovely scent nonetheless. (I would categorize myself as a heavy oriental/oriental-floral lover!) It does indeed "sparkle" and I found it to be quite dry compared to many (maybe all) the fruity 'fumes on the market today. My boyfriend also spritzed it on and it smelled wonderful on him- I'm thinking maybe even better than on me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Oh my, this is lovely! Opens with a big, joyful burst of mouthwatering citrus and herbs. Bright and juicy, this scent really sparkles. The basil packs quite a punch to start with and lends some depth while the whizzbang citrus does its thing. Florals waft delicately in and out, faint enough never to become sickly. Then the more woody notes come through and add a beautiful warmth. The citrus never quite leaves though, and apart from very hot days when I guess it's being vaporized much faster it lingers beautifully on my skin. I would agree that this scent probably smells very different from person to person depending on your skin chemistry. It's a very clean, light fragrance, I don't detect many of the subtler notes described by other reviewers on my skin which makes me a little sad but I really can't complain given that as is, it smells absolutely gorgeous on me, the only perfume that ever has. I do wish the basil lasted a little longer as I adore it and find it very unusual, but I can always reapply. The first time I smelt this was Christmas morning at the home of my significant others parents - his mum had bought it for me, as a present. A brave gift, since I am incredibly sensitive to smells and for that very reason have never owned a bottle of perfume in my life.