Amazing New Aqua Allegorias: Flora Nymphea and Bouquet No. 1
It’s spring, and Guerlain is at it again! Aged 182 years, the legendary perfume house is expanding their youth-oriented Guerlain Aqua Allegoria perfume line once more with their latest concoctions: Flora Nymphea and Bouquet N°1. Read on to find out more about these latest Aqua Allegoria additions and to discover the secret behind the entire Aqua Allegoria line.
Guerlain was founded to create luxurious, high-quality perfumes that were above all exquisitely enduring. Most Guerlain perfumes that debuted up until the Noughties were legendary perfumes that played upon the imagination of consumers for decades. But in 1999, Guerlain recognized a broad portfolio gap: youthful perfumes.
Jean Paul Guerlain, the family perfumer at the time, believed that a new line of perfumes was needed to reanimate the brand. Stepping away from the unifying character of Guerlain perfumes--the smoldering almond-vanillic foundation known as Guerlinade--Jean Paul committed the brand to a new line called Aqua Allegoria which, aimed at younger generations, would arouse “new interpretations of freshness in an unprecedented style.”
Eleven years on, the latest Aqua Allegoria duo proves that Guerlain has held true to Jean Paul’s commitment. These new Guerlain perfumes paint a soft watercolor image of dewy spring gardens at dawn. Bouquet N°1 features white flowers, delicate fruit, jasmine, peach, bergamot, and fresh cut grass, while Flora Nymphea displays the gentle and calming side of green notes, fruits, orange wisps, and honey. Both perfumes are green and dewy, but they are each unique! Bouquet N°1 is a peachy perfume that's rounded off with the freshness of white florals, bergamot and fruit; and Flora is milkier perfume with warm tones of orange-tinged honey.
These fragrances will be available for the time being at Aelia, a top travel retailer which can be found at ports and landing strips dotted across Europe.
If you can’t wait until the world-wide release of Flora Nymphea and Bouquet N°1, try some Aqua Allegoria classics that are still in production, like Herba Fresca, Pampelune, Mandarine Basilic, and Tiare Mimosa. Also Figue Iris and Cherry Blossom, though discontinued, are still available for purchase.
The original five Aqua Allegoria perfumes were created in 1999: Herba Fresca, Pamplelune, Lavande Velours, Rosa Magnifica, and Ylang & Vanille. Guerlain decided to revive the AA line by releasing a new duo every spring, starting in 2004 with Anisia Bella and Mentafollia. In 2005, the world met Orange Magnifica and Pivoine Magnifica. 2006 saw the introduction of Grosellina and Tutti Kiwi. Angeline Lila and Mandarine Basilic were released in 2007, while Figue Iris and Laurier Reglisse came into production in 2008. In 2009, Cherry Blossom and Tiare Mimosa set the trend for light, creamy perfumes.
New Aqua Allegorias not tickling your fancy? Not to worry! Check out the extensive Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Guide below to see if there's a scent for you!
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Guide
*Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca (1999) includes notes of green accords, citrus, clover leaf, lemon, spearmint, green tea, lily, cyclamen, and pear flower.
*Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pampelune (1999) includes notes of citrus, grapefruit, neroli, petit grain, cassis buds, patchouli and vanilla.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours (1999) includes notes of lavender, iris, violets, tonka bean, and sandalwood.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Rosa Magnifica (1999) includes notes of citrus, hycacinth, rose, iris, violet, tonka bean, vanilla, and sandalwood.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Ylang & Vanille (1999) includes notes of petitgrain, vanilla, ylang ylang, orange blossom, jasmine, and incense.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Winter Delice (2000) includes notes of fir, pine, balsam, somalian incense, sugar and vanilla.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia (2000) includes notes of petitgrain, orange blossom, jasmine, and incense.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Lilia Bella (2001) includes notes of green notes, lilac, lily, jasmine, and rose.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Genatiana (2001) includes notes of bergamot, grapefruit, limette, lime, bitter orange, gentian, pear, vanilla, and musks.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Lemon Fresca (2003) includes notes of lemon, lemon blossom, fig wood, anise, lime, musk and amber.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Anisia Bella (2004) includes notes of orange, bergamot, basil, star anise, aniseed, violet, jasmine, liquorice wood, and cedar.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mentafollia (2004) includes notes of mandarin, mint, jasmine, green tea, rose and cedar.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Orange Magnifica (2005) includes notes of sparkling bergamot, jasmine, neroli and cedar wood.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pivoine Magnifica (2005) includes notes of pink grapefruit, violet, iris, and tender peony.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Grosellina (2006) includes notes of bergamot, lemon, tangerine, red currant, white tea, raspberry leaf, cassie, and powder.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Tutti Kiwi (2006) includes notes of tangerine, rhubarb, frosted lemon, kiwi, geranium, mock orange, sandalwood, vanilla, and woods.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Angelique Lila (2007) includes notes of pink pepper, Seville orange, jasmine, angelica, white lilac, ylang-ylang, cedar, and powder.
*Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic (2007) includes notes of mandarin, aniseed, basil, green tea, and amber.
**Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Figue Iris (2008) includes notes of grapefruit, bergamot, fig, iris, violet, vetiver and vanilla.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Laurier Reglisse (2008) includes notes of bergamot, orange blossom, licorice wood, laurel, violet, glabanum and amber.
**Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Cherry Blossom (2009) includes notes of bergamot, green tea, cherry blossom, cherry, peach, musk, and powder.
*Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Tiare Mimosa (2009) includes notes of citrus zest, pink pepper, mimosa, tiare flower, musk and vanilla.
+Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Flora Nymphea (2010) includes notes of green accents, wild berries, orange blossoms, syringa, honey, wood and musk.
+Gueralin Aqua Allegoria Boquet N°1 (2010) includes notes of fresh cut grass, fruits, jasmine, peach, bergamot, and white florals.
*Still in production.
**No longer in production, limited availability.
+New, in production with limited availability.
Unless otherwise noted, all the rest of these perfumes are discontinued rare finds!