Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic (Repost)


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 and 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

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