Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic Forte Review

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic Forte Review

Today I am reviewing my new favourite: Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic Forte. I am sure a fresh scent has popped into your mind for those who already know the Aqua Allegoria range. Guerlain has revisited some of their best-sellers and added an extra punch of intensity to the fragrances.

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic Forte Review
The Original Aqua Allegoria Range

The Aqua Allegoria collection is now made up of 14 delicious scents. The original fragrances were created to share and discover the world's wonders. Concentrated as “Eau de toilette”, Guerlain used raw ingredients and notes to sculpt fresh, aromatic perfumes. You can choose from three olfactive families in this collection: floral, citrus and fruity.

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic Forte Review
Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic EDT

This fragrance is all about the juiciness of mandarin flesh. With a tangy touch, the perfume combines with fresh basil. Guerlain added green tea and smooth woody notes to balance out the vibrant notes.

Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic Forte EDP

Guerlain created a woody, fruity, citrus combination in the revisited Mandarine Basilic fragrance. With the warmer seasons fading away, what better to keep you feeling invigorated? The scent keeps its star ingredient, Mandarine. But in this version, it is sun-drenched.

The notes: Golden mandarin, basil, Sandalwood and vanilla.

Like in the original collection, the perfumes are more than 90% natural. Guerlain uses French beetroot oil as a base in these fragrances.

The fragrance comes in a beautiful glass bottle. The Aqua Allegoria forte range has rechargeable bottles that you can use endlessly. The 200ml refill can be used in both the 75ml and 125ml formats.

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic Forte Review
So what is the difference between the EDT and the EDP?

The EDT gives Fresh, aquatic notes that are lifted with a very green basilic note. It is the perfect perfume for those who like a gentle scent. It also works great in summer when you want to feel refreshed.

The EDP keeps these same notes but has a more enveloping, tangy feeling. Combining Sandalwood and vanilla, Guerlains perfume has a much warmer scent. Along with this comes a higher intensity. This is great for those who like to leave an aromatic trail behind them.

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic Forte Review
My Review

I love the Aqua Allegoria collection, but I always thought that the EDT needed to be lighter for my liking. Also, I tried the perfume over a couple of days, and I love it. The scent stays and evolves throughout the day, taking a sweeter approach to the Mandarine. This perfume instantly boosts my mood when I wear it. It is my favourite morning step before heading out to work and makes me feel confident all day long. This collection's sizes are always generous, but a travel format would be great. That said, I would 100% recommend this to all previous Aqua Allegoria lovers and look forward to discovering the other fragrances.

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Where To Buy It?

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