Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic 2007

Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic by Guerlain
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Ranked 36 in Women's Perfume
7.9 / 10 852 Ratings
Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic is a popular perfume by Guerlain for women and was released in 2007. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is still in production.
Goes well with Soleil Blanc (Eau de Parfum)
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Main accords

Fresh
Citrus
Fruity
Green
Spicy

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
ClementineClementine Bitter orangeBitter orange Green teaGreen tea IvyIvy NeroliNeroli
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Mandarin orangeMandarin orange BasilBasil ChamomileChamomile PeonyPeony
Base Notes Base Notes
AmberAmber SandalwoodSandalwood

Perfumer

Ratings
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7.9852 Ratings
Longevity
5.9715 Ratings
Sillage
5.7694 Ratings
Bottle
8.4678 Ratings
Value for money
6.8330 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 22.02.2024.

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FlirtyFlower

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FlirtyFlower
FlirtyFlower
Top Review 46  
Cinderella's legacy
Prologue
"And as the angels of darkness watch over us, a storm is coming. A storm whose consequences we never expected."
Quote from the series "The Child"

Thursday, 23 January 2020
Today is the day. The day the barrel overflowed. I'm used to my boss not liking me. But for the colleague who always has the "favorite of the boss" bonus to be rude, I implode. But of course I remain calm and answer friendly, calm and with inner vomit
You know, I'm a loser. I'm a black sheep. A result of the unbearable lightness of being. I'm almost used to getting screwed at work
Whew! To reassure you, I will put on the sample of Mandarin Basilic. A nice start. Let's call it flowery. I had expected a citric opening. I spray it on a cosmetic tissue as a precaution. I smell something creamy, but there's something about the whole... ...unexpected
Since I am still annoyed, I put the cosmetic tissue in my bag. A fatal mistake. Because I usually forget a lot of things. Well, let's just say it has its good sides to be able to forget a lot of things
In the evening I have to get my monthly ticket from the public transport company. However, I never expected that this too would be a fatal mistake. Because when I draw my number, there are actually some people waiting in front of me
A little old lady "type mom" asks, "Where are the bus schedules?" I'll tell her and check on her. Let's say she's in her early 60s, unremarkable, wearing an old black coat. I found her red woolly cap and her face, which indicates that she has seen a lot in her life. Her face is pale, just like her pale blue eyes. Her grey hair goes up to her shoulders and is wavy
However, that this meeting, for me in the true sense of the word "making waves" would not have been expected. And what can I tell you: I should still experience my blue wonder!
The lady will come back and face me. "May I ask what number you have," she says. I say, I have A380 and you?" „A385.“ But wait! The display board says A102. There can't be 170 people ahead of us. And what can I tell you, it can't be
When she stands up to me, she takes off her cap and explains to me that it is too warm and the bandage hurts otherwise. She says, "cancer, white skin cancer. I had surgery last week and it's just too warm."

Whew! I swallow. Pretty hard. I look her straight in the eye. I resist her gaze without interrupting it. But, being entrusted with many hardships in life, I just keep on talking to her. I'm in no hurry today and I need the card, too. And she is really nice. Like so many people that we don't see at first sight and yet are far more interesting than all these "wannabees", these dazzlers, these empty shells that only live on the surface.

She tells me about the death of her parents and the worries of her everyday life. Although we only know each other for a few minutes, it's almost as if God had sent her to me
Her words still pierce me. Over and over again. She says, "Don't deal with the problems until it's too late. Not when you don't have the strength. Face the facts and do what's necessary."
When we say goodbye, I leave her with goose bumps
And there it is. The cloth I sprayed Tangerine Basilic on
When I smell the cloth with tangerine basilic, I wonder if you can smell beauty. A beauty that you didn't notice at the first spray, at the first look, at the first meeting.

I see white flowers, an infinitely beautiful mandarin blossom dress that nestles cleanly around me with a golden terracotta aura. Nothing disturbs, nothing corners, nothing can spoil this infinitely perfect moment
It's as if I can smell through this fragrance a moment that is infinite. Like the moment that's real. A moment that shows you the way
It's like a moment of truth. A moment that makes you understand. What's real, what matters and what will last forever. The moment when you realize that something is not only beautiful, but why. And that this is the reason it is infinite. And the moment of understanding that shows you the way
And all of a sudden I know what to do. And I make the appointment I had been bothering with. And I hope everything works out
And please always remember: Cinderella never asked for a prince. But for a beautiful dress and a free evening she could just have fun in
And even if someone looks inconspicuous or a fragrance only captivates you at second glance, remember that only the lasting impression counts. That which takes away your powerlessness, that which makes you understand the inner beauty, that which gives you strength
And whatever you're going through: I wish you much strength
Epilogue
"You know, the storm could have destroyed everything. That's why we had to leave. But what you don't know is that the snake waited outside our nest If we hadn't escaped, it would have destroyed our nest and eaten our egg. That's why the angels of darkness actually saved us. Even though everything looked like it was over, they gave us a fresh start."
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pudelbonzo

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pudelbonzo
pudelbonzo
Very helpful Review 19  
Nights in white satin
I had bought, to create coolness in the beds, bedding made of mako satin.

On the Ansichtsbildchen she looked appealing, but when I unpacked the sheets - oops, a pretty lush pattern with - uh , yet quite a lot of red.
A cool impression conveyed the design for me not.

The girlfriend took a look at the sheets, found them pretty - and me as " fimmelig ".

Well, everything folded and pressed into her hand.
She was touched, and offered to accompany me in the search for White Satin.

Of course, we ended up strolling first in the perfumery.

Synchronously we reached for Mandarin Basilic , and enjoyed the refreshing fruitiness , rounded off with a light iced tea note and clear Neroli.
The tangerine is tangy , but becomes calmer by the chamomile , and experiences depth with the distinctive basil .
A fine, transparent companion for hot days and ebensolche nights.
In addition, the matching bedding - perfect !

Without further ado, the girlfriend carries the bottle to the cashier and throws it into my bag.

We have then still " White Satin " lingerie for me found, and at home Moody Blues heard.
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Leimbacher

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Leimbacher
Leimbacher
Top Review 18  
Mild tangerine manners
"Mandarin Basilic" is a minimal green, somewhat masculine, but still distinguished skin delicate tangerine pearl of rank.

That Guerlain can call fruity and especially citrus components noble and almost reference-like, especially in its Aqua Allegoria series, is known. But still "Mandarine Basilic" somehow enchants me from behind through the chest into the eye and heart back. It's like chewing fully ripe tangerines while getting the hint of basil. This creates a tea-like balance that refreshes, soothes and invigorates at the same time. Simply fine and simply good. Modern, sophisticated, meowy. Easy to wear, easy to love, easy. Tangerine Royalty.

Flacon: beautiful as a bee
Sillage: summery, tangy, shallow
Durability: a little longer than expected - 6 hours

Conclusion: another Aqua Allegoria which can be recommended without reservation - no "Pamplelune", but still ultra beautiful tangerine skin!
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Duftsucht

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Duftsucht
Duftsucht
Very helpful Review 13  
In my hell of a scent
Is that how you're doing? Looking for a new fragrance is heaven: so many wonderful treasures to discover! To find a great scent is sometimes like Easter and Christmas in one! But: to have to make a final decision between fragrances is for me now and then my very personal hell of fragrances. Today it is about the final sprint between Mandarin Basilic, Blue Mediterraneo - Chinotto the Liguria of Acqua di Parma and Chanel's Chance Eau fraiche. And - as if that weren't enough - the advising fragrance fairy quickly threw Sisley 1 into the ring. First and relatively unspectacularly, Sisley 1 is eliminated. It's nice citric in the beginning with a tangy herb undertone, but fades quickly and disappears from the list without a sound. Second, I eliminate Chanel. I like the smell, but I want something for days like today. 34 degrees and high humidity - and there it should simply be something really refreshing. Mandarin Basilic peppered my ears with citrus. Wonderful, I immediately have the feeling that my body temperature drops a lot. With mandarin, I was thinking of a sweet or fruity scent. But this is a nice bitter tangerine skin with a good pinch of neroli - and at the same time tangerine Basilic is a green scent: kitchen herbs spicy (like a herb of the Provence mixture, but fresh and not dried) and somehow grassy. Then my nose reaches its limits. I can't even see any flowers or woods. I only smell - or at least imagine - the camomile in the fragrance pyramid after I have read that it should be contained as a fragrance component and that's it. So he stays for me until he says goodbye - after a long and pleasant time. I can still see it clearly after six hours, even though the temperatures are really sweaty. But what Mandarine Basilic has to offer is more than enough for me! Mandarin Basilic is now the third fragrance in the Acqua Allegoria series to be added directly to my wish list after Teazurra and Neroli Bianca. This is a fine, relaxed companion, especially for midsummer days! And what about Chinotto by Acqua di Parma? Well, I've been avoiding a decision this time. Because there was a filling of Mandarine Basilic and so simply both remain on the wish list. Pinched? Yes, probably, but at least I reduced it from four to two! And to test these two refreshing scents against each other again is a small sacrifice I like to make...
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DarkWinterCS

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DarkWinterCS
DarkWinterCS
Top Review 11  
Make me a cocktail of tangerine and basil!
The third in the bunch I could test from Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria series. After Ginger Piccante and Pamplelune I already knew that here again a good scent would wet my skin. Because I found the other two very pleasant and fresh. Especially the Pamplelune with its juicy citric was already inspiring me.

Now then tangerine basilic. Roughly speaking, one can sum up that juicy tangerines and green herbs have come together here for a relaxing siesta. The head is dominated by mandarin, the green one holds back for a moment and then comes with a dull thud. It is not necessarily bitterness, but rather a mist of chamomile and basil that spreads. A wonderful beginning The heart and base then screw the citric a little further down. Some green tea is added and the soft rounding is perfect.

Of course, one should not expect miracles from the durability. In the area of fresh scents it still keeps itself neat and tidy. I've had worse under my nose.

In the end, it is a fragrance that does a lot right, especially through its combination of scents, and I was not disappointed. The silage could be a little better, but I forgive him for that in view of the great scents.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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Mandarin orange with basil. Simple, realistic, fresh, invigorating, perfect for spring and summer. Unisex. The performance is weak.
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AshawynAshawyn 6 days ago
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A very fresh scent. Lovely mandarin, citrus notes complemented by basil and green tea. Perfect for summer.
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TelekinecTelekinec 8 months ago
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A lovely photorealistic citrus fruits and spicy green basil scent, made for the warmer weather. Can easily be worn by anybody.
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KimJongKimJong 4 years ago
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Very fresh and fairly strong. It works just as very well on a cool early spring day as it is today. Not very green.
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 5 years ago
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A freshness explosion to enjoy in the hottest days: the most iconic Mediterranean ingredients for a very rinvigorating effect .Lovely!
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