Orange Soleia makes its appearance in the Aqua Allegoria collection by Guerlain
More modern and avant- garde than his elders, he does not hesitate to reinvent the most famous Guerlain essences to bring them up to date. However, Thierry Wasser does not forget the rich heritage of the brand either. As proof, the collection of Aqua Allegoria takes us back to a past era and evokes the scent of the Eau of Cologne of yesteryear. Today, this collection is still enriched by a newcomer. Guerlain decides to put down his suitcases in Sicily and takes us to the Mediterranean. Its Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia scent is a very sunny escape!
The Aqua Allegoria, getaways in gardens around the world
Orange Soleia is from the Aqua Allegoria collection. Thus, like each of them, it is inspired by the freshness of Eaux de Cologne, while modernizing them and offering them more character and persistence. In addition, all of Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria have one other point in common: they are all inspired by a particular garden, emblematic of a region of the globe. In turn, the Aqua Allegoria took us to Venezuela, India, Spain and even to the other side of the Indian Ocean. This time, the atmosphere is quite different. The journey takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean: in a vast field of Sicilian citrus fruits.
Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia, citrus freshness comes to Sicily
Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia transports us to the southern tip of Italy in a snap of seconds, from its first breath. It offers us a sunny but refreshing escape in the heart of a citrus field. Its incisive start, rich in blood orange and bergamot, is enough to plunge us into the heart of Sicily. In addition, as if to evoke the indomitable temperament of Mediterranean women, Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia is also loaded with spices, and more particularly pink pepper. Its heart, meanwhile, remains just as fresh but becomes more minty. Little by little, the atmosphere warms up in contact with the tonka bean and the woods. Finally, Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia ends with a more sensual and animal note of musk.
The return of the Guerlain Bee Bottle
Like all of Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria perfumes, Orange Soleia is wrapped in a bottle directly inspired by the iconic Bee Flask. As a reminder, this is a prestigious glass container, which first saw the light in 1853 for the Eau de Cologne Impériale, intended for the Empress Eugenie. Here, its cylindrical shape is preserved. Its transparent glass lets us glimpse an orange-colored juice. The whole is surmounted by a finely chiseled honeycomb dome, covered with a shimmering golden lacquer. Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia plays with light and displays a solar side, both in its scent and in its visual. p>
For more than 20 years , Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria collection has grown year after year. Each of these scents evokes the freshness of the Cologne of yesteryear, while drawing us into a sunny garden, emblematic of a particular region of the globe. Each of the Aqua Allegoria is also presented in the brand legendary Bee Flask, initially designed in 1853, for Imperial Cologne. This time, in 2020, the focus is on the Mediterranean. The newcomer from Guerlain is called Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia and takes us to the heart of Sicily, in a huge citrus field. So, what are the ingredients used by the brand to make us experience this crazy Italian escape? We tell you everything about the composition of this fragrance!
Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia, citrus peppered with a twist
Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia is not lacking in temperament and you can feel it right from its top notes. Indeed, this juice begins with a very refreshing surge that one would almost resemble that of Eaux de Cologne from the beginning of the 20th century. Of course, as tradition dictates, citrus fruits dominate. Here, it is about blood orange and bergamot. Indeed, these two raw materials are typical of Sicily. More specifically, bergamot is a fruit resulting from the cross between sour orange and lemon. Its bitterness is slightly tart, while the blood orange is sweeter. As if that weren’t enough to awaken our senses, a touch of pink pepper also invites itself into the top notes of Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia to give them more pep and bite. Undeniably, with this fragrance, Guerlain intends to energize your daily life.
The minty heart of Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia by Guerlain
Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia continues with an ever brighter heart . As proof, it contains petitgrain essential oil, the fruit of the distillation of the branches and leaves of the sour orange tree. This ingredient is in perfect continuity with the top notes of this juice. The result is a sparkling, aromatic, green and floral scent, again emblematic of Eaux de Cologne. For more freshness, Guerlain also adds a touch of mint. If Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia is indeed a Sicilian perfume, it would seem that it blows a fresh and airy breeze on its citrus field warmed by the sun!
The animal and enveloping base of Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia
Gradually, the initial freshness of Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia nevertheless gives way to a more warm and comforting base. Here, the tonka bean gives us its powdery and amended note. Some people identify it as a toasted touch of tobacco, while others relate it more to that of a vanilla bean. Regardless, its oriental breath makes its base more enveloping, while the musk increases the sensuality of this composition and makes an animal wake float behind it.