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Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria perfume range is a collection of fresh Eau de Toilette fragrances inspired by nature. Their famous Herba Fresca as been a consistent seller since 1999. Since then we have seen countless different fruity and fresh aromatic Aqua Allegoria perfumes. This article reviews each of the 15 Aqua Allegoria fragrances still sold today.

PerfumeReleaseFragrance Notes
Aqua Allegoria Rosa Rossa Forte2022Rose, Peach, Wood
Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic Forte2022Mandarin, Vanilla, Wood
Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Vetiver2022Basil, Fig, Neroli, Vetiver
Aqua Allegoria Flora Salvaggia2021Violet, Iris, Melon, Wild Flowers
Aqua Allegoria Nettare Di Sole2021Orange Blossom, Honey
Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia2020Blood Orange
Aqua Allegoria Granada Salvia2020Pomegranate, Blackcurrant, Sage
Aqua Allegoria Coconut Fizz2019Coconut
Aqua Allegoria Ginger Piccante2019Ginger, Pepper
Aqua Allegoria Flora Cherrysia2019Cherry Blossom
Aqua Allegoria Rosa Rossa2018Rose, Lychee, Raspberry
Aqua Allegoria Bergamote Calabria2017Bergamot, Ginger, Cardamon
Aqua Allegoria Passiflora2018Passionfruit, Grapefruit, Orange Blossom
Aqua Allegoria Pera Granita2016Pear, Orange Blossom, Osmanthus
Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic2007Orange, Clementine, Basil
Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune1999Grapefruit, Petitgrain, Neroli
Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca1999Mint, Green Tea, Lemon

Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria range is available in the US at Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Sephora. In the UK & Europe I recommend getting Aqua Allegoria from Notino or AllBeauty as they often have great discounts.

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Aqua Allegoria Rosa Rossa Forte

2022 sees the addition of two new Eau de Parfum fragrances in the Aqua Allegroria range. Rosa Rossa Forte is all about Rose like its Eau de Toilette version but its deeper with a warm woody undertone. There is a Peach top note which adds a slightly fruity opening before strong bouquet of Roses takes over.

Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic Forte

Mandarine Basilic Eau de Toilette is one of the most famous of the original Aqua Allegoria fragrances, having been in production since 2007. The new Mandarine Basilic Forte Eau de Parfum is a deeper Orange scent which uses Vanilla and Sandalwood to create a comforting citrus fragrance.

Both the new Forte fragrances are made from 90% natural ingredients and can be refilled.

Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Vetiver

Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Vetiver is a fresh, spicy and aromatic scent. Neroli and Vetiver are indeed fragrance notices, and it’s the Vetiver which provides a slightly spicy undertone. However, I find that a slightly fruity Fig perfume note is also noticeable, as well as lots of green, aromatic Basil.

Aqua Allegoria Flora Salvaggia

Aqua Allegoria Flora Salvaggia has beautiful purple liquid and branding. This colour represents the Violet perfume notes which are quite strong.

Even though Flora Salvaggia is advertised as having aquatic notes I don’t find them particularly noticeable. Instead I think this is more of a musky floral scent than a fresh perfume; which feels appropriate as Floral Salvaggia translates to ‘Wild Flowers’ in English.

Aqua Allegoria Nettare Di Sole

A fresh Orange Blossom makes Aqua Allegoria Nettare Di Sole one of favourite in the range. Nettare Di Sole translates to ‘Nectar of the Sun’, which I think is such a perfect name for this scent.

A warm Solar perfume note makes the Orange Blossom warm and comforting, which compliments the Honey and soft Magnolia fragrance notes perfectly.

Aqua Allegoria Nettare Di Sole reminds me of a lighter version of Elie Saab Le Parfum (my article on the entire Elie Saab Le Parfum range).

Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia

Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia (which translates to Orange Sun) is a super fresh Blood Orange fragrance.

Bergamot and Petitgrain add to the citrus testiness, plus there is a hint of Mint but fundamentally this is a Blood Orange fragrance.

I recommend Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia for humid weather; its refreshing, sharp and instantly lifts your mood.

If you’re a fan of orange perfumes, check out my article on the best orange fragrances.

Aqua Allegoria Granada Salvia

Pomegranate Sage is the translation of Granada Salvia. Pomegranate is definitely the main note; it’s supported by fruity Blackcurrant and fresh Lemon and Bergamot notes.

As Aqua Allegoria Granada Salvia settles, the Sage begins to be noticeable, alongside other aromatic notes of Cypress and Moss.

Although unisex, the fruity sweetness of the Pomegranate makes Granada Salvia more towards the typically feminine end of the spectrum.

Aqua Allegoria Coconut Fizz

Aqua Allegoria Coconut Fizz was my personal favourite perfume in the Aqua Allegoria range. I also think it’s their best for lasting and projection.

For me, coconut fragrances are a summer scent; tropical and fun, Coconut Fizz is one of my go-to scents throughout the warmer months.

There is a hint of white floral notes and Tonka Bean but really this is 95% a Coconut perfume. The ‘Fizz’ in the name feels appropriate because it does have a sparkling element which is refreshing whilst still keeping the sweet Coconut perfume note.

Aqua Allegoria Coconut Fizz is now discontinued but I have created a perfume which is very similar; my Aphrodite Eau de Parfum.

Aqua Allegoria Ginger Piccante

Ginger Piccante translates to Spicy Ginger in English. Again the name is accurate; at first a sharp and fresh Ginger dominates. The Ginger is supported by Bergamot and Lemon which adds to its strength.

Soon however, Aqua Allegoria Ginger Piccante reveals its Pepper and Rose heart.

Personally, I find Pepper to be quite a masculine perfume note. In addition, Ginger is also a commonly used fragrance note in male scents and so overall, I recommend Aqua Allegoria Ginger Piccante for those who prefer a fresh masculine Eau de Toilette.

Aqua Allegoria Flora Cherrysia

Aqua Allegoria Flora Cherrysia is one of the prettiest scents in the range. It’s primarily a Cherry Blossom perfume with a Watermelon note which brings out the sweetness of the Cherry Blossom.

Guerlain have released a few limited edition versions of Aqua Allegoria Flora Cherrysia, usually the mark Chinese New Year. These tend to be quite expensive and have pretty floral decorations on them.

There are a number of fragrances which focus on Cherry Blossom, if you’re a fan then check out my article on the best Cherry Blossom perfumes.

Aqua Allegoria Rosa Rossa

Aqua Allegoria Rosa Rossa (which translates to Red Rose), is in my view a typical modern rose scent. The Rose is accompanied by Lychee, Blackcurrant and Peony; all three of these notes add a slight sweetness and a freshness to the traditional Rose scent.

If you love Rosa Rossa I recommend checking out Mugler’s Angel Nova; it has the same notes but it much better for lasting than Aqua Allegoria Rosa Rossa.

Aqua Allegoria Bergamote Calabria

Calabria is a southern Italian region where Bergamot is grown and which inspired Aqua Allegoria Bergamote Calabria.

The Bergamot is the main note which, accompanied by a hint of Ginger, creates a very refreshing but simple lemon scent.

There is also a hint of Cardamon which creates a slightly aromatic and spicy feel to the Bergamot.

Lemony scents don’t tend to be great for lasting and unfortunately Aqua Allegoria Bergamote Calabria is no exception; I get maybe 1-2 hours from this perfume.

Aqua Allegoria Passiflora

Aqua Allegoria Passiflora is one of my favourites in the range because it’s an unusual fruity Passionfruit scent.

The tropical Passionfruit note is accompanied by a feminine Orange Blossom which combines with it well. Initially a fresh Grapefruit and other citrus notes are very noticeable.

Any fruity fans like me should definitely try Aqua Allegoria Passiflora; I find it lovely by itself but also layered with other fragrances, like Coconut Fizz, to add a fresh fruity vibe.

Aqua Allegoria Pera Granita

Aqua Allegoria Pera Granita is another one of my favourites from Guerlain. I find Pear is a fresh yet sweet fruity note which feels warm but also refreshing.

In Pera Granita the Pear is accompanied by Orange Blossom and Osmanthus (my two favourite floral notes) alongside a Grapefruit top notes which keeps the perfume summery and fresh.

I think Aqua Allegoria Pera Granita is more feminine than masculine but also universal; I’d happily wear this in the autumn as well as the hotter months.

Aqua Allegoria Mandarin Basilic

Released in 2007, Aqua Allegoria Mandarin Basilic is one of the classic and more well known scents in Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria range.

A Mandarin Orange, Clementine and Bitter Orange make this one of the most ‘orangey’ perfumes on the market.

The Basil note follows the orange notes, adding a hint of green and a slightly aromatic undertone.

I think Aqua Allegoria Mandarin Basilic is a truly unisex scent which could be worn during the daytime, year round.

Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune

Alongside Herba Fresca, Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune is one of the original Aqua Allegoria fragrances which is still in production.

The word Pamplelune combines the French for Grapefruit (Pamplemousse), with the word for Moon (Lune).

In addition to the Grapefruit note, I find the Neroli, Petitgrain and Cassis make Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune into a fresh green scent rather than a fruity scent.

Pamplelune definitely feels unisex and would work for the daytime any time of the year.

Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca

Herba Fresca literally translates to English as ‘Fresh Grass’. This creation from 1999 was the best seller in the Aqua Allegoria range when I worked in a perfume shop. It’s a simple, fresh unisex Mint and Green Tea fragrance.

Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca doesn’t have a huge amount of lasting power but its inoffensive and are you feel very clean when you wear it.

Again, Herba Fresca would feel appropriate on a man as well as on a woman; anybody who likes green scents should definitely give it a try!

Soki London

Sophie is the perfume enthusiast behind Soki London. She reviews the latest perfumes and entire perfume ranges on her YouTube channel and website.