This reminds me a lot of the original version of Narcisse Noir by Caron - smoky orange blossom and an animalic tang. Fascinating.
Finally got my hands on this one!!! A whole 125ml bottle of it! For years I had longed to get it as I remembered the smell from a small sampling I had got ages ago.
Now some people might say that there is an element of cat pee in it but that's part of the deal. Beside our house in the South of France, a neighbour had a hedge with white waxy flowers which turned into sticky seeds (choisya I believe) and that's exactly the smell you get. To me it's one of the stronger AAs, to be handled with care but it's definitely worth it. I believe Orange blossom is back in fashion but this one is a turbo blast of Eau de fleur d'oranger with almost a "frangipane" finish (the almond paste you get in Galette des Rois cake). Sweet indeed but in a sharp way.
A stunningly beautiful fragrance! I will never understand why Guerlain discontinues most of the Allegorias so quickly. I have been using my bottle sparingly for years because I can't stand the thought of not owning a bottle!
This Neroli is close to the real thing! I love wearing in during summer, because the fragrance lifts me up & makes me alert during heat-waves.
I was as mortified as ubuandibeme when they discontinued this. But it serves me right for buying it just once and in the stupidity of my former youth, I assumed it would be available in future! I would kill to smell like Aqua Allegoria again. One of those frags where people have to know what you're wearing because it stands out from the crowd. Its deepest green, bitter, floral...supernaturally unique.