Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde : Perfume Review


You never know what you’ll get with Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria fragrances. Some of them are fascinating and quirky like Pamplelune and Herba Fresca and others are unexpectedly bland like Lemon Fresca and Tutti Kiwi.  Limon Verde, with its promise of the Brazilian drink, caipirinha, blended with creamy fig should have been squarely in the first camp, but in the end, it’s neither surprising nor interesting.

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The first sign of trouble with Limon Verde is its razor sharp green accent. It is there to shore up the lime, but I can’t shake off the paint thinner association that some intense leafy notes have. A delicious lime, zesty and bittersweet, stands no chance and surrenders.

Because I don’t give in readily, I waited and was eventually greeted by milky sweetness. The creamy fig and almond like layers are the best part of Limon Verde, but they have to share space with the aggressive tropical fruit. The contrast between the tart fruit and warm fig seems interesting, but wearing the fragrance  is not. Three hours later the whole thing fades enough for me to forget what Limon Verde is all about.

“Savor a caipirinha under the lemon trees along the Amazon River,” says Guerlain about Limon Verde, but while I’m glad to take up Guerlain on its offer, I’ll pass on Limon Verde. Luckily, there are plenty of other great options at Guerlain so as not to suffer the loss. For an exhilarating citrus and caipirinha I enjoy Guerlain Homme, an elegant take on woods dotted with crisp rhubarb, mint and bittersweet lime.  If you absolutely require lemon trees, then consider Eau de Fleurs de Cédrat, a 1920 classic. Habit Rouge L’Eau won’t transport you to the Amazonian jungle, but it will provide a touch of the exotic with its blend of jasmine and toasted hazelnut folded into a citrus cocktail.  

Finally, outside of Guerlain’s collection you can find plenty of interesting marriages between citrus and fig, starting with the milky Hermès Un Jardin en Méditerranée and continuing with the green Annick Goutal Ninféo Mio. It’s a trendy duo, and we can afford to be picky.

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde includes notes of lime, green notes, fig, sugarcane, tonka beans, tropical fruit. Available at Guerlain boutiques and counters.



  • Lucas: So… it’s not any good afterall? I was excited when I read its announcement but now, after reading your review I’m not that keen on trying it anymore.
    I enjoy Ninfeo Mio, so I’ll stick to that 😉 February 27, 2014 at 7:15am Reply

    • Victoria: Try it for yourself, if you have a chance. That goes without saying. Maybe, it will work better for you.

      I do like Ninfeo Mio for a green fig and citrus combination. If I want lots of lime, I reach for Demeter Gin & Tonic. It’s very simple but it hits the spot. February 27, 2014 at 7:17am Reply

  • Nicola Stephens: Oh what a shame! I’ll try it if I see it but without any expectations. I love Ninfeo Mio though so it’s not as if there’s a hole in my collection begging to be filled 😉 The last AA I liked was Lys Soleia and I’m very fond of Nerolia. I bought Herba Fresca for my Mum one year. February 27, 2014 at 7:32am Reply

    • Victoria: Me too. Lys Soleia has been my anti-blues perfume for a while, but now I realized with dismay that it’s discontinued. February 27, 2014 at 8:05am Reply

  • Patricia: Since my perfume portfolio is already overexposed in the citrus department, I’m glad not to have to try this one.

    Demeter Gin and Tonic sounds good, though! February 27, 2014 at 7:32am Reply

    • Victoria: I remember that you loved the new Atelier Cologne’s Cedrat. Is it very lemony? February 27, 2014 at 8:04am Reply

      • Patricia: I get more lime than lemon at the beginning. It’s intense, but sadly pretty much all over after 15 minutes, so I won’t be adding it to my collection. March 1, 2014 at 8:44pm Reply

        • Victoria: Agreed. The poor lasting power is another minus for me. March 2, 2014 at 12:18pm Reply

  • Anne of Green Gables: I’m not familiar with caipirinha but the original idea seems to be very interesting. Herba Fresca still remains as my favourite Aqua Allegoria, if not one of my favourite perfumes. It was actually the first Guerlain perfume I tried and I fell in love at first sniff. I also love Un Jardin en Méditerranée and Ninféo Mio. Another citrus-fig perfume that comes to my mind is Caligna by l’Artisan Parfumeur. Have you tried it and what did you think of it?

    I still want to try Limon Verde out of curiosity but I’m more interested in trying Guerlain Homme. Anything with mint is enough to grab my attention so thank you for mentioning it. Reading this post makes me long for summer! 🙂 February 27, 2014 at 7:37am Reply

    • Victoria: I went through a bottle or two of Herba Fresca in college! I loved how refreshing and yet elegant it felt, while many colognes feel too business casual. In the recent years, though, I thought that it’s gotten too minty, but I was told by a friend that it has been reformulated by Thierry Wasser and is that the new version is much closer to its former self. It’s now on my list to revisit. But if anyone has tried it recently, I would love to hear what they think.

      Not a fan of Caligna, I have to admit. It’s a nice, well-crafted perfume, but for the price, you can find better options in the department store men’s lines. February 27, 2014 at 8:03am Reply

      • Anne of Green Gables: My mint tolerance is unusually high and that’s actually my favourite aspect of Herba Fresca so I didn’t noticed the change so much. Was it reformulated last year? It’s great that Thierry Wasser is doing good reformulations.

        Thanks for your opinion on Caligna. I got a sample from a nice SA last year. I quite like it but I also don’t love it enough to buy it, especially at that price! February 27, 2014 at 3:09pm Reply

        • Victoria: Yes, I think that it was recently, but I don’t really know how it was changed and what was changed. Since I haven’t tried it myself, I’ll just wait till I pass by the Guerlain counter. I miss Herba Fresca, and I have nothing minty in my wardrobe. February 27, 2014 at 3:25pm Reply

    • Julie: I really like Caligna but it doesn’t seem to last long on me, something that’s a non negotiable with fragrance I like to wear and for the price. Too bad because it is lovely and I’ve got no qualms adding to my fig collection.

      Also recently tried Ashoka by Neela Vermeire Creations, another new fig scent, but found it to be downright weird. February 27, 2014 at 9:07pm Reply

      • Anne of Green Gables: Hi Julie, thanks for sharing your thoughts on Caligna. An expensive perfume with short longevity is definitely frustrating. I still haven’t had the chane to try Ashoka but I really love other NVC perfumes, especially Mohur. February 28, 2014 at 7:06am Reply

  • Brainfodder: My friend purchased a selection of Guerlain AAs for me last year, from a duty free counter in Germany. As with Anne of Green Gables, Herba Fresca is my favourite.

    The floral options felt too sweet and thin for me (Nerolia smelt better than Rosa) and disappointingly, the grapefruit veered into unfortunate territory on my skin.

    Herba fresca takes me back to my childhood, to my Dad in the morning. All cool, minty and clean after brushing his teeth and shaving. Cup of tea, the slightest lingering trace of yesterday’s pipe tobacco. Brilliant. February 27, 2014 at 8:14am Reply

    • Victoria: I’m also on the fence about many floral AAs, which promise a lot but don’t deliver. And then some excellent ones were discontinues, like Ylang Vanille. SAs at the Guerlain boutique say that it’s one of their most requested perfumes to bring back (along with Attrape-Coeur).

      Your description of your father is poignant. I remember something very similar about mine, except that in his case, it was coffee, not tea. February 27, 2014 at 8:48am Reply

      • Sandra: Awww, my Dad smelled the same way. He was a coffee drinker, he use to shave the old fashion way -brushing the shaving soap on his face woth this mans version of a big powder brush. He loved all different types of tobacco and I use to smell all of them. I miss him so much. I just lost him in Jan. thanks for this memory – I am going to spray some herba fresca and cry over my cup of tea this morning February 27, 2014 at 10:03am Reply

        • Victoria: I’m sending you big hugs, Sandra! I lost my father not long ago, so I can so relate to your pain and your loss. Let’s remember our dads for the happy moments we shared together and for the kind of influence they had on us. When my husband met my father for the first time, he said that he finally understood where some traits of my personality come from. February 27, 2014 at 10:10am Reply

          • Sandra: Thanks for your sweet message! After my sweetheart and I got engaged last year my fiancé always commented on how he never got a handshake anymore , it was always a big giant hug. It’s been hard planning a wedding without him.
            I am sorry for you loss as well, father- daughter relationships are so special. <3 February 27, 2014 at 10:21am Reply

            • Victoria: My birthday is same month as my dad’s, and we’ve taken to celebrating by grilling steaks. He loved to cook and especially to grill, so we make steaks according to his recipe. It’s comforting to remember good times spent together. Plus, my dad was quite a character, and he was curious about many different things. One of the last conversations we had was actually about perfume. I was remarking that perfumes are sold in such a boring way at the department stores, and he immediately started exploring how the work of SAs can be made more fun and educational. 🙂 February 27, 2014 at 12:20pm Reply

          • Brainfodder: I’m so sorry for both of you on your loss.

            We’re having a difficult week here – the teenage son of a good friend has suddenly passed away. It’s so good to have reminders of people, something to retreat to and treasure when things seem so irretrievable. My friend is also a lover of perfume, and no doubt there will be a scent association for her and her son, though (I say with a knowing smile) probably something related to food rather than perfume.

            Finding the association with my father in Herba Fresca was a complete surprise and a total joy. He celebrates his 70th this year, and still uses the big shaving brush and drinks lots of tea. February 27, 2014 at 10:45am Reply

            • Sandra: I think scents can bring back sweet memories February 27, 2014 at 11:33am Reply

            • Victoria: My condolences! It’s so painful when the young ones go, and I can’t even begin to imagine your friend’s sorrow.

              When I learned of my father passing away, the one thing that really held me together was cooking his favorite dishes. As I was mentioning to Sandra, he loved cooking and experimenting with new flavors, so as I cooked, I imagined him looking on. It really helped me as I grieved. February 27, 2014 at 12:24pm Reply

              • Sandra: Thanks Victoria, one of the things that has helped me grieve so far has been meditation, embracing my emotions honestly, watching 2 Bollywood films that you recommended ( I may start my 3rd one devdas) and smelling anything with Rose. My dad use to buy me roses, even when I lived in San Francisco for a period of time, he would still send them. Sometimes the roses were so strong smelling it would hit you the moment you open the door. Any perfume with Rose in it makes me feel happy and connected, not sure it makes sense. February 27, 2014 at 4:00pm Reply

                • Victoria: It makes perfect sense, Sandra! It’s a reminder of your father and how much he loved you. February 28, 2014 at 12:31pm Reply

  • Elisa: Two great lime scents: Diptyque Oyedo (neon green lime with a hint of mint) and Smell Bent Little Miss Panda (lime popsicle and pikake) February 27, 2014 at 8:54am Reply

    • Victoria: Andy was just telling me about Smell Bent perfumes, so I’m curious to try them. And Oyedo, yes, one of the best with bittersweet citrus notes. You’ve made me crave intensely, Elisa, especially since it would be perfect for today’s grey, rainy day. February 27, 2014 at 12:06pm Reply

    • Anne of Green Gables: Oyedo is so weird! I kept thinking there’s something in it that smells so familiar but I couldn’t figure it out until I read the Guide. The muscat-flavoured sweets! February 27, 2014 at 3:22pm Reply

    • Andy: As Victoria mentions, I just tried my first Smell Bent perfumes, and I’m impressed. I didn’t get a sample of Little Miss Panda, but it sounds very fun! February 27, 2014 at 8:48pm Reply

  • Diane: I’ve always viewed the Aqua Allegoria line as being “starter Guerlain” scents (although these days, that would apply to most of their output….). Like you, though, I’ve always loved Ylang & Vanille and have a nice supply. Living in temperate climes, I have no need of, or indeed affection for, citrusy scents and this one will clearly not change my mind! February 27, 2014 at 9:10am Reply

    • Victoria: There are so many great citrus perfumes that one can pick and choose easily. I myself don’t find that I need a huge cologne wardrobe, but there are a few that are perfect all year round, like Dior Eau Sauvage, Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine or O de Lancome. February 27, 2014 at 12:10pm Reply

  • Marc: Not too complicated, but I like Le Labo Limette 37. February 27, 2014 at 9:43am Reply

    • Victoria: I didn’t think of Limette, but it’s a good lime cologne. February 27, 2014 at 12:11pm Reply

  • Judy Ware: I keep looking for the perfect Summer scent, but I think Limon Verde is out of the running. I still like Estee Lauder’s Azuree for Summer. February 27, 2014 at 10:18am Reply

    • Victoria: Azuree is excellent! A fresh citrus perfume that doesn’t smell boring or vanish with seconds. Have you tried O de Lancome? Or Hermes Eau d’Orange Verte? February 27, 2014 at 12:13pm Reply

  • rainboweyes: Oh well, this doesn’t sound very enticing, to be honest… I’m not a fan of citrus scents anyway (the only two I have in my summer rotation are AP Ananas Fizz and Carthusia Mediterraneo) but this one seems particularly bland… I’ve been told that Arquiste L’Etrog is nicely crafted and a bit more unusual but I haven’t got a chance to try it yet. February 27, 2014 at 12:14pm Reply

    • Victoria: I’m not that excited about L’Etrog, but mostly, it’s because at its price, it should be even more distinctive and usual. Great citruses are not hard to find, and the budget category includes plenty of options, starting with the trusty 4711 and Roger & Gallet Jean-Marie Farina. February 27, 2014 at 12:31pm Reply

  • Gloria Scentsation: For me the new Guerlain AA heralds the arrival of Spring! So I always look forward to sampling the new offering and Limon Verde sound like it will be lovely to spritz whilst sunbathing – that’s assuming we get a decent summer. Last year I bought the AA Neroli Bianca ( I actually preferred it to Seville A L’Aube !), did not like Lys Soleia that much. My favourite AA is Pampelune – I just adore it. Another dearly loved citrus frag is Hermes Elixir de Merveilles – a mouth watering salty tangy orange. February 27, 2014 at 1:35pm Reply

    • Victoria: I would love to hear what you think when you try. Hope that it works for you. While I never sunbath, I love the kind of fantasy you’re describing, and yes, that calls for something bright and uplifting. 🙂 February 27, 2014 at 1:49pm Reply

  • Nancy A.: How right you are, Victoria. I’ll take a well-mixed capirinha anytime however it sounds like someone is asleep at the scent wheel when it comes to some of what I consider Guerlain’s spinoffs. February 27, 2014 at 1:51pm Reply

    • Victoria: Mmmm, a nice caipirinha sounds so good, now that you mention it! 🙂 February 27, 2014 at 2:59pm Reply

  • Merlin: Herba Fresca is my only AA, but I have been thinking about adding Pampelune. I totally agree – that HF is unusually elegant for its type – though to me the elegance is more in the dry down when the mint fades a little. I got my bottle about three years ago and so I wonder if the current formulation is different?

    Personally I find Ninfeo Mio too sharp (at least on me) and Mediterenee too sour. Philosykos EDT, with its luscious sweet milkiness is so far the only fig to have won me over.

    I’v only recently realized how drawn I am to the citrus category. My favorite lime is the woody Eau Rochas, but I also love how tangy O de Lancolm. Christalle Eau Verte is a lovely lemon tea with amazing longevity. And, it sounds like Shay & Blue’s Blood Oranges is fantastic – but it seems it is only stocked in London:( Anyone smelled this? February 27, 2014 at 2:27pm Reply

    • Victoria: I’m envious of all of you who can wear Pamplelune. This perfume is something I can admire from afar and appreciate its genius, but on my skin, it’s just wrong. But I might have to revisit Herba Fresca in its new guise. February 27, 2014 at 3:08pm Reply

      • rainboweyes: I think that’s my problem with citrus scents too. On my skin they either smell of sweat (Pamplelune), bathromm cleaner (Orange Sanguine and many others) or – even worse – cat pee (Profumi di Pantelleria Dammuso). February 27, 2014 at 3:44pm Reply

        • Merlin: Might it be that your nose ‘registers’ such perfumes in this way and have nothing to do with your skin chemistry? February 27, 2014 at 3:47pm Reply

          • rainboweyes: Maybe you’re right. I have to try them on a blotter to see how they develop… February 27, 2014 at 4:01pm Reply

            • Merlin: I’m always worried that though I might like how it smells on me – others might think I don’t shower. Probably why I don’t own it:) February 27, 2014 at 4:17pm Reply

        • Victoria: Not the best of scent associations! My other one is furniture polish, and I even get hints of it in Annick Goutal’s Eau d’Hadrien. February 28, 2014 at 8:06am Reply

          • Merlin: So if I wore pampelune there is a good chance some people would think I smelled of cat-pee or sweat? February 28, 2014 at 8:28am Reply

            • Hannah: Well, I got a bit of Pampelune, and when I put it on my first thought was that my cat peed in my room because it didn’t even register with me that that smell would be the perfume. February 28, 2014 at 10:11am Reply

            • Victoria: If you smell it on your skin, then chances are others will do too. But I’ve smelled Pamplelune on others and didn’t notice anything untoward. Skin chemistry is not a very scientific term, but when testing fragrance on different people, I’ve noticed dramatic differences. Some perfumes are more prone to change than others, especially anything with strong green notes or with grapefruit. February 28, 2014 at 12:52pm Reply

      • Merlin: So you like the way it smells on others, but not on your own skin? February 27, 2014 at 3:45pm Reply

        • Victoria: I have a friend who wears it, and from afar it smells nice on her. Some of it is our perception of the notes, but it’s also a lot to do with individual skin. February 28, 2014 at 11:31am Reply

      • Solanace: I tried so hard to enjoy Pamplelune, but on me it smells like I have not showered in three days. February 27, 2014 at 6:09pm Reply

        • Victoria: Same here. But there are many lucky people on whom it smells great! February 28, 2014 at 12:36pm Reply

  • Austenfan: I have so many scents in this category that I don’t feel the need to try this one. My favourite of the Allegorias is still Pamplelune, which ironically I don’t own a bottle of. I also really like Herba Fresca and Anisia Bella and rather enjoyed Lys Soleia when I tried it.
    My favourite fig is probably Ninfeo Mio which is not just a brilliant scent but also lovely to wear. Citrus, I don’t know where to start, I love so many. February 27, 2014 at 3:51pm Reply

    • Victoria: Anisia Bella was also interesting, especially since it’s hard to make green anise based perfumes without getting either an old-fashioned or a medicinal vibe. I liked it too. February 28, 2014 at 11:50am Reply

  • Cornelia Blimber: I wonder why Thierry Wasser created this AA after Guerlain Homme (I have a tester and like it).

    My AA’s are Ylang Ylang&Vanille, Lys Soleia and Flora Nymphéa (lovely in the morning, later Idylle Eau Sublime).I like all of them, but they are not my true loves. February 27, 2014 at 4:19pm Reply

    • Victoria: I’m sure there will be people who’ll like something sharp and bright like this. But I very much enjoy Guerlain Homme and it satisfies my current cravings. February 28, 2014 at 12:33pm Reply

      • Cornelia Blimber: ”not interesting…paint thinner association”..who could crave for this? March 1, 2014 at 4:56am Reply

        • Victoria: But it’s possible that it smells different on/to others. Often, one’s person’s poison is another’s treasure. March 2, 2014 at 11:48am Reply

  • solanace: I know I’m a broken record about this, but mixing Portuguese with Spanish like that is extremely lame, it sounds like something from those movies where Salsa is playing in Rio instead of samba. February 27, 2014 at 4:45pm Reply

    • Austenfan: I sympathise. I don’t like these language mix-ups either. February 27, 2014 at 5:18pm Reply

      • Solanace: Thank’s, Austenfan! February 27, 2014 at 6:06pm Reply

        • maja: Or the Gypsy music in every film about the Eastern Europe. February 28, 2014 at 2:32am Reply

          • Solanace: Yes, Maya, exactly! February 28, 2014 at 4:14am Reply

          • Solanace: if it were Citron Verde, because Limão would be too odd and unpronounceable, I’d be perfectly fine with it. But Limon Verde reveals a certain sloppiness that bothers me – to say the least. L’Artisain, for instance, did a great job with the name Batucada, which is not only actually Brazilian but also super cool and retro-chic, and still has an international quality to it, since it is free of unusual phonems and sounds cute with a French accent. February 28, 2014 at 6:47am Reply

    • Victoria: I say, Guerlain, just go for Limão! I had to look up how to pronounce it, but the word looks really cool. 🙂 February 28, 2014 at 12:35pm Reply

      • Solanace: 🙂 February 28, 2014 at 12:44pm Reply

  • Ingeborg: I am among those who wear Pamplelune frequently and I have even been complimented on it, so no smell of cat pee. I must have gone through at least 4 or 5 bottles over the years. Would have loved a gift pack with a scented candle, but that is someting of the past. I have also had a bottle of something more like lime (with green peel on the AA box), a more boring straight orange (also in the AA range) and now own both Pamplelune and Mandarin Basilic. I was waiting for news on this Limon Verde, but guess it will not be something I need. I would rather stock up on the slightly warmer and juicy Orange Sanguine. I love citrus at any time of the year and it is perfect in a slightly perfume adverse job setting. February 27, 2014 at 7:05pm Reply

    • Victoria: I can imagine it! When Suzanna reviewed it–she loved it, there were many comments of how this perfume smells great and not at all raunchy. It’s down to one’s skin chemistry, I think. I can’t wear it, but I can still admire the perfume for its bold and interesting composition. February 28, 2014 at 12:37pm Reply

  • Elena: Too bad! I love lighter scents since I like to wear something perfumed always, and the Guerlain AAs are perfect for the gym or tennis. Mandarin Basilic is a favorite, it is so refreshing and uplifting in the morning. February 27, 2014 at 7:50pm Reply

    • Victoria: I have only a couple of samples of Mandarin Basilic, but I know what you mean, it’s just so much fun and provides an instant boost. February 28, 2014 at 12:38pm Reply

  • Fernando: Lemon trees in the Amazon? Good golly! February 27, 2014 at 8:21pm Reply

    • Solanace: I was thinking that, too. And caipirinhas? People drink beer with fried prawns in the Amazon, good luck making a perfume out of that! February 28, 2014 at 4:17am Reply

      • Cornelia Blimber: Be careful! You never know which perfumer could read this.. February 28, 2014 at 5:56am Reply

        • Solanace: Acqua Allegoria Tucunaré Tucupi. That would be truly Amazonian, Cornelia. And ouch, I hope no one attempts to do this. February 28, 2014 at 6:50am Reply

          • Victoria: But how much do I want some fried prawns and beer right now! 🙂 February 28, 2014 at 6:52am Reply

            • Solanace: Belém do Pará-Macapá-the French Guiana would make a great break from the harsh winter you are enduring! In the East the Amazon river meets the Ocean, and the prawns are huge. 🙂 February 28, 2014 at 7:01am Reply

              • Victoria: I can’t complain about our winter, which has been almost too warm (I missed having a white Christmas), but a visit to Belém sounds great anyway. 🙂 February 28, 2014 at 7:16am Reply

        • Solanace: Now, seriously, No 5’s rosewood originally was from the Amazon (and harvested with about the same sensibility as Mysore sandalwood, at that), but the lemon trees from the ad copy make me silly. They’d become very moldy, if the forest didn’t swallow them first. 🙂 February 28, 2014 at 7:05am Reply

    • Victoria: Pure fantasy! 🙂 February 28, 2014 at 12:39pm Reply

  • Lynley: Not many AA’s do much for me. I got a decant of Pamplune- thankfully- as I’m in the cat pee category 🙁 I do have and love Lys Soleia but the weather has to be right. I’ve a mini of Herba Fresca, but there’s something a bit odd about that too on me. I also got a blind buy of Lavande Velours as it was really cheap- and I really like the lavender/violet combination. It’s the big bottle so I spray it on my sheets when I make the bed 🙂
    I’m quite happy to hear of another below par release- my bank balance sighs a big sigh of relief 😀 February 27, 2014 at 9:40pm Reply

    • Victoria: You mentioned another AA I really liked, Lavande Velours, and yes, it’s rare to find that kind of combination. I also wish I stocked up before it got discontinued, because at one point it was very cheap. And falling asleep in lavender scented sheets is one of the best luxuries. 🙂 February 28, 2014 at 12:40pm Reply

  • maja: This is bad news as I really like summer citrus scents and colognes. I had high hopes about Limon Verde. For the citrus-salty I already have Eau de Rochas. 🙂

    ps. I think I’ll invest in a small bottle of Jean-Marie Farina very soon. Those little Roger-Gallet’s bottles are adorable. 🙂 February 28, 2014 at 2:38am Reply

    • Victoria: But do try it, Maja! Maybe, it will work better on you and the green notes won’t turn aggressive and raspy.

      I can’t agree more on those R&G 1oz bottles. They’re just so irresistible, and the perfumes are very well-made, esp for the price. February 28, 2014 at 12:43pm Reply

  • Janed: Hm, interesting. I find it an unusual oddball, up there with Gentiana and Winter Delices. It’s the greenest thing I’ve sniffed in a long time, and to my nose it’s more of a masculine. I didn’t like it at first, but it grew on me. I can see this being amazing in hot weather. February 28, 2014 at 8:18am Reply

    • Victoria: It’s true, with perfume one can never guess how something will work for another person. Enjoy it, Jane! I bet that it smells wonderful on you. And of course, it’s always good to hear a different opinion.

      Winter Delices was one of the first Aqua Allegorias I’ve tried, and it took me by surprise with its piney, spicy fragrance. It smells so festive to me. February 28, 2014 at 12:49pm Reply

  • Aisha: Hmm … I think I’ll stick with Mandarine Basilic. 😉 March 1, 2014 at 9:10pm Reply

    • Victoria: In the word of citruses, there are certainly better ones. Oh, if you can try Guerlain’s other colognes (Imperiale, Cedrat, etc.), I highly recommend it. They’re terrific. March 2, 2014 at 12:18pm Reply

  • sara: my favorite AA is the sadly discontinued Exaltant. what a spicy beauty!! so glad I was able to buy a FB on ebay… March 3, 2014 at 7:59am Reply

    • Victoria: Oh, I’m pleased someone else remembers that one. It was definitely great and unusual. March 3, 2014 at 8:13am Reply

  • Michaela: Oh, well, the lime thing should be interesting, at least theoretically, but if this is a green like in green perfumes, I’ll pas, I find them boring and I’ve never owned one. Green perfumes seem to be revived these days, Florabotanica, this one, the new Dolce from D&G, along with the aquatic trend… everything new at least pretends to be a green or a green floral perfume! I say boooooring! March 4, 2014 at 11:17am Reply

    • Victoria: I like green, citrusy perfumes, but this one doesn’t work out at all. Anyway, lots more perfumes to choose from on the market, so it’s not a huge loss. March 4, 2014 at 11:45am Reply

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