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    Default Guerlain - Aqua Allegoria Line

    Which scents from this line are mostly passable as unisex and not overtly floral, but rather muted yet different, as I am looking for a couple of less heavy scents and these seem pretty good

    Please give all suggestions, even if discontinued, as i'm prepared to hunt for them

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    My personal fave is AA Anisia Bella...it is not floral to my nose, it is a very fresh anise. I believe it has been discontinued, but can be bought on e-bay for around $25.00. If I may suggest for a light and fresh non-floral unisex frag either L'Artisan's Navegar or Bulgari's Au The Vert (which also comes in an extreme version). These scents are extremely fresh and not decidedly feminine. Happy sniffing!

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    I agree -- Anisia Bella is the best and most unisex of the line.
    Still, be forewarned that all the frags in this line lack major longevity.
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    Hmph, i'm ok about things not having longevity as long as they smell nice, I think i'll try out Anisia Bella and Herba Fresca

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    Mentafolia is also extremely unisex as is the Mandarine.

    I love and wear Pamplelune, but I am aware of its big time fickle behavior.
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    Default Re: Guerlain - Aqua Allegoria Line

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Hmph, i'm ok about things not having longevity as long as they smell nice, I think i'll try out Anisia Bella and Herba Fresca
    I think Herba Fresca would be an excellent choice.

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    Herba Fresca (not only unisex, but in my opinion, the best of the entire AA line)
    Mandarine Basilic
    Lavande Velours
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    Herba Fresca is definitely a winner from this line; probably the most popular as well.

    Pampleune is my favorite, but be aware, as mentioned above, that it is controversial stuff; some people describe it as "cat piss". IMO, it's the most accurate reproduction of grapefruit anyone's done so far; it smells just as if you've rubbed grapefruit peel on yourself, (which I sometimes do, because I dig grapefruits!).

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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys I remember reading somewhere that Tutti Kiwi was quite funky too, despite being a tad feminine - what are your views on this?

    If anyones willing to sell me tiny samples of Herba Fresca, Anisia Bella, Mandarine Basilic and Pampleune i'd be pleased, just PM me

    Mikeperez, I'm not too keen on Lavande Velours, simply because I think its too old people like, but i'll give it a sniff if I see it and then form proper opinions

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    Default Re: Guerlain - Aqua Allegoria Line

    Mentafolia and Herba Fresca, though I love Pampleune as well.

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    One blog compared Mentafolia and Herba Fresca, but said Mentafolia was more fresh and light, would you agree with this, and are any notes in either, sickeningly over powering?

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    Default Re: Guerlain - Aqua Allegoria Line

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    One blog compared Mentafolia and Herba Fresca, but said Mentafolia was more fresh and light, would you agree with this, and are any notes in either, sickeningly over powering?
    Vivek, terms like 'fresh' and 'light' are extremely subjective. I think that all of us think of these descriptions in different ways.

    Please smell these Acqua Allegoria's before you buy any of them. My 'fresh and light' could be your 'boring and irritating'.

    I have not smelled Mentafolia - however many describe Mentafolia as a less interesting variation on Herba Fresca. Slightly more floral, perhaps.

    I found nothing in Herba Fresca 'sickeningly over powering'.

    One more AA I will recommend, although it is discontinued so it might be a little harder to get ahold of: Winter Delice.
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    Ofcourse i'll be smelling them before, i'll try to track as many down at my local Guerlain counters (think there's three of them, should be fun :P) and then i'll pick one or two, depending on which ones I like (maybe even none - says the wallet)

    Thanks for all the great advice, i'll report back on what I decide to buy

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    Default Re: Guerlain - Aqua Allegoria Line

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Ofcourse i'll be smelling them before, i'll try to track as many down at my local Guerlain counters (think there's three of them, should be fun :P) and then i'll pick one or two, depending on which ones I like (maybe even none - says the wallet)

    Thanks for all the great advice, i'll report back on what I decide to buy
    Good luck. BTW - I've never encountered an AA scent at a Guerlain counter here in the US. I always see them at Sephora, though.
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    I have anisa bella though i'm not a fan of anise...so the initial burst is a bit weird to me... but after it settles with your skin it smells quite nice... and i have to say that the drydown is absolutely beautiful. Maybe if you'd like i can send you a decant... but tat said i'm from Singapore and not sure about the shipping rules about alcohol-based stuff... can i still ship?

    Am also looking to buy pamplelune from this lady and wondering if it smells as bad as some reviewers say.

    Unfortunately i can't find herba fresca at all... or even a sample! Depressing.

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