Monday, 23 December 2013

Fragrance Review: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Flora Nymphea



How gorgeous is this beehive bottle? 

Flora Nymphea to me, is a lovely, clean and romantic honeysuckle-like scent. It opens up with delicate green white florals and orange blossom. Fresh and inspiring. It never merges into the state of being 'too fresh' or 'sharp,' as the red berries provide a gentle tart and zesty element.

Then comes the syringa dripping with honey. The honey in this is not the same as the honey in say, L'Occitane Immortelle de Corse, which is a heavy, caramellized, beeswax type of honey. The honey in Flora Nymphea is rather, a light, floral-nectar type of sweetness. I envision a garden of white florals caressed in summer time mist.

As FN reaches it's final stages, the syringa, red berries and nectar notes lose their character as a floral woody musk remains. The floral turns a bit powdery along with the woods which keep it remaining natural in essence. White musk plays its part with the touch of honey that is remaining, leaving a sensual feel. 

Flora Nymphea is bright, vivacious and sparkling with nature. This perfume actually reminds me of sucking on honeysuckle nectar as a child during summertime. So precious. 



x lala

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