Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca

Sunday, August 11, 2013
It's been a while since I reviewed a fragrance, so today's post is about the fresh green scent I've been wearing all summer. Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca Eau de Toilette is like the most pleasant parts of my adolescent summers in a bottle.

It opens up with a bit of citrus and briefly strong but clean mint (mojito, anyone?). I grew up in a house where the previous owner had chosen to plant large spearmint bushes all around the house. I can close my eyes and practically taste fresh squeezed lemonade that I would make for myself on summer nights, with the windows open and the minty breeze wafting inwards.

The drydown of Herba Fresca is my favorite part. By the front door of our house we had lily of the valley growing and despite my parents' best efforts, clover had taken over the front lawn. Herba Fresca smells just like after a hot intense summer thunderstorm, when the raindrops start to evaporate off the delicate lily of the valley bells and the freshly cut grass is still slick with rain. A really nice, delicate green scent.

Even the packaging of Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca reminds me of this home. The golden honeycomb lattice reminds me of the fat lazy bumblebees that flew drunkenly around the spearmint bushes, drunk with summer.

It's really too bad that this EdT does not last on me at all, with sadly very weak sillage. Within an hour, it has almost completely faded away and no one can ever seem to smell this on me at all. Not even if I hold my wrist up to their face for a sniff right after applying it. I can barely smell this on myself, it's like straining to hear a whisper. While I do really like it, I've gone through the 2.5 oz bottle in practically no time at all, having to apply it constantly like a body spray. A very expensive body spray, unfortunately at $63 a bottle. I definitely can't afford to keep going through this EdT, so I'm guessing I'll won't be repurchasing.

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