A Guerlinade cocktail of green tea, soothing ivy and stunning citrus opens Mandarine Basilic (Guerlain 2007). But, at the heart, the spotlight belongs to a supple, dreamy, and almost painfully lovely mandarine orange, enshrined by a delicate basil. There are also noticeable but faint traces of peony, a particularly pretty and clear chamomile and into the drydown a lightly sweet but well-mannered sandalwood. Mandarine Basilic is clean, fresh and pretty without any shrillness or harsh edges.
Perfect for a sunny weekend in early July…
Top notes: green tea, bitter orange, orange blossom, ivy, and clementine. Middle notes: mandarine orange, basil, peony, and chamomile. Base notes: sandalwood and amber.
Nose: Marie Salamagne