Today's SOTE has been a test of Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic
At some point, I really need to find an Aqua Allegoria that I love, because I really want one of those gorgeous bottles. Sadly, this isn't it for me.
This kicks off with that cassis/apple combo that I'm now coming to think of as the stereotypical fruity floral top. Of course, there's mandarin in there, too, so the end result is sort of a juicy apple/strawberry/orange fruit salad, but sweeter than the real thing would be. There's a wet greenness also present, which could be the basil, but it comes off a bit more like lily.
This is actually quite a nice fruity, happy, girly, warm-weather scent, but it's not really my thing. Oh well, a boy can dream - maybe Guerlain will put out a vetiver/cedar Aqua Allegoria soon! (I don't think I should hold my breath, though...)