If you read some of my other Guerlain reviews, you will have noticed that I am a lover and collector of their fragrances. They are really the only ones that I use. The Aqua Allegoria line is a collection of fragrances inspired by nature. They are light fragrances that represent the sweet moments of Spring. Each Spring, a limited edition scent is released to join the four permanent ones in the collection.
The bottles are encased in a gilded caged top that is reminiscent of the infamous Bee Bottle. Each Aqua Allegoria fragrance draws inspiration from one or two raw materials from nature.
Aqua Allegoria Flora Rosa was a new one that I was able to track down and purchase. It draws it’s inspiration from the Rose, but it is made crisp by the addition of red berries, iris and musk.
On initial spray I definitely get more of the berries. This immediately reminds me of that pink Mr Bubble bubble bath. It’s crispy, fruity and sweet smelling but clean with a light floral undertone.
The rose comes out more on the dry down and is so lovely. This is a very youthful and bright rose. This aint ya grandmother’s tea rose fragrance that is for sure. It is sweet and sheer.
The final dry down is a warmed up by the musk and the rose becomes softer. The musk and rose combination makes this a very creamy like fragrance.
I did find that this lasts a very long time on the skin. I have never been a really big fan of Rose products or fragrances, but lately I am becoming obsessed with all things Rose. I had to try this one and I’m glad I did. This is now one of my favorite rose fragrances yet. This would make a great fragrance for Spring or Summer as I did find it to be light, creamy, bright and simple.