Granada Salvia: A novelty that makes its appearance in the Aqua Allegoria collection by Guerlain
Moreover, the brand takes pleasure in plunging us back regularly into its history, as evidenced by the collection of Aqua Allegoria . Very inspired by Eaux de Cologne in the past, it brings together perfumes that are always very refreshing, evocative of a specific place on the globe. This time, in 2020, Guerlain chooses to train us in Andalusia. Focus on Granada Salvia, a real summer cocktail.
Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria, modern and refreshing colognes
Granada Salvia is the name of the new Aqua Allegoria from Guerlain. However, like each of the juices making up this collection, it is a more modern interpretation of an Eau de Cologne from the past. Granada Salvia has preserved all the freshness of its elders, while offering itself a new persistence. In addition, it should be noted that all of Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria are inspired by a specific garden, emblematic of a very particular region of the planet. After California, India, Italy or Reunion, Guerlain is taking us this time to Spain. As its name suggests, Granada Salvia is a new travelogue that takes us to the south-eastern coast of Spain, towards Andalusia.
Granada Salvia, the evocation of an Andalusian garden
So what are the ingredients used by Guerlain to evoke the Andalusian scent? Here, it’s about sun, Mediterranean and tangy scent. The result is a sparkling and delicious juice, refreshing and luminous. Granada Salvia promises us a real escape of the senses. For this, he relies on an alliance of pomegranate and orange. With its ruby red color, Pomegranate makes our mouth water, while being accompanied by other lively and energizing fruits, such as lemon, blackcurrant or bergamot. White musk, for its part, illuminates the whole, while being accompanied by a more aromatic sage. Finally, for more persistence and character, oak moss, cypress and patchouli sublimate its trail.
A soft pink color comes to the legendary Guerlain bottle
Like all of Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria, Granada Salvia comes in a cylindrical bottle, like a modern reinterpretation of the legendary Bee Bottle. As a reminder, this emblematic Guerlain bottle saw the light of day for the very first time in 1853, for the release of Eau de Cologne Impériale. Here, its rounded shape and dome have been preserved. Topped with a honeycomb dome, the Granada Salvia bottle plays with light, which is reflected here in a soft pink juice. A golden ball is also invited at the top of this container, giving it a more precious allure. A white label also inscribes its name on its walls, with sobriety and refinement. Granada Salvia comes in two different capacities of 75 or 125 ml.
Like all perfumes from the house of Guerlain, the new Aqua Allegoria Granada Salvia owes its existence to perfumer Thierry Wasser, the brand exclusive nose. Here, this fragrance is presented in a modern reinterpretation of the legendary Bee Flask, tinted for the occasion in a new soft pink color. As its name suggests, it is an evocation of Andalusia. Like all Aqua Allegoria, Granada Salvia gives us a unique experience, in the heart of a sunny garden. This time the story takes place in Granada. So how did the Guerlain perfumer go about transporting us to the south of Spain with a single breath? Here is the detail of the composition of this new essence.
Aqua Allegoria Granada Salvia, omnipresent fruits
Aqua Allegoria Granada Salvia evokes Spain in its brightest, most energizing and sunny aspect. However, this is noticeable from its top notes. To recall the emblematic scent of Calabria, Aqua Allegoria Granada Salvia launches with the freshness of bergamot, fruit resulting from the cross between sour lemon and orange, an emblematic citrus of the Mediterranean. Here, bergamot is also associated with Sicilian lemon, while a hint of blackcurrant reinforces its tangy delicacy. Undeniably, Aqua Allegoria Granada Salvia has the freshness of the Eau de Cologne of yesteryear, while inviting a new, sweeter note in its composition.
The floral and aromatic heart of Aqua Allegoria Granada Salvia h2 >
At its heart, Aqua Allegoria Granada Salvia is always very fruity, especially with the presence of pomegranate. Moreover, this red and exotic fruit also plays on the double meaning of the name of this perfume. Here, Granada evokes just as much the Spanish city as one of the main ingredients of this recipe: the pomegranate. For a more aromatic finish, but just as Mediterranean, sage is invited in this recipe, while mingling with a refreshing and woody cypress. If the woman who wears this essence does not lack character, she has also been romantic and delicate. Moreover, all this poetry is highlighted here by the presence of rose. After all, what other flower than this to symbolize femininity? The rose has been used since the dawn of time in perfumery and was already used in antiquity. Reworked in a modern way, it turns out to be infinitely luminous here.
The radiant and woody base of Aqua Allegoria Granada Salvia
Finally, to evoke the rays of the Mediterranean sun, Aqua Allegoria Granada Salvia is illuminated in its base of white musk. The patchouli, meanwhile, comes to structure the whole and give it more hold. Its persistence and character stand out radically from the Cologne of yesteryear. Forget the fresh essences that fade in just a few hours. Aqua Allegoria Granada Salvia has temperament and claims it over time! Finally, oak moss completes the whole and almost plunges us into the heart of an undergrowth on a beautiful summer day. p>