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Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune (1999)
by Guerlain


Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune information

Year of Launch1999
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 317 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerMathilde Laurent
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune

Pampelune is part of Guerlain's "Aqua Allegoria" fragrance collection. Although aimed at women, some of the fragrances in the range can be considered unisex. The range are designed to be reminiscent of garden walks. They are light like colognes but are longer lasting like an EDT.

Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune

Grapefruit & bergamot are perfection here - no complaints from me. I've noted in previous reviews how I am not a big fan of bergamot. I feel it is overused. Here, it is delicious!
Top notes flow nicely into the heart phase. The florals are fine things. Hints of cassis move in awhile later. So far, this is what I'd call a sweet-green fragrance. To me, this is like a kinder, gentler version of A. A. Nerolia Bianca, which I find to be rather harsh.
A kind of candy accord moves in, with the addition of patchouli and vanilla. It all comes together to become one of the better Aqua Allegoria offerings. I think I could wear this one year 'round!
11th September, 2019
Medicinal and herbaceous patchouli with a dry sweet orange. The vanilla probably is the sweetener, but it's not overt as a separate accord at first. The most intriguing part of the fragrance is the blackcurrent, which gives a whole vibrant summer hot fragrance effect. It turns into a pleasant plain stick gum. It leans more feminine, but it is unisex. I really like this one a lot as a summer citrus berry fragrance.
23rd January, 2019
Pamplelune opens with a energizing grapefruit scent. I wouldn't say it smells like real real grapefruit but it's well elaborated IMO. The acedity, the sweetness and the bitterness are perfectly balanced to create a sparkling and pleasant citrus scent. After about 2 or 3 hours, grapefruit hands the relay off to an aromic base of petitgrain, decorated by a hint of sweet vanilla and neroli, and it stays close to skin for another 2 or 3 hours.

Pamplelune is relatively simple IMO, but efficient. A refreshing fragrance for summer outdoor activities. I'd recommend to someone who's desperately looking for a natural citrus dominant fragrance.
31st December, 2018
Another great showcase of Guerlain's expert craftmanship, Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune is a citrus peel blast that meshes artfully into a smooth, spicy and sweet accord of patchouli and vanilla. Cassis (Cinnamomum cassia) adds a dusty spice, and the petitgrain and neroli augments the intro tartness.

Juicy, mellow and well-made, AAP is so pleasant and energizing to wear for both genders. Great for warmer weather and for casual occasions at any time of day.
22nd September, 2018
A Nude in Repose by Henri Lebasque
20th September, 2018
A re-run of What About Adam's brilliant shimmering overture of blackcurrant bud and grapefruit, this time extended with a little more fruitiness and some patchouli.

It's surely derivative, but thats not the problem here. Pamplelune is spoiled by a strong chemical sillage thats probably part of a synthetic cassis accord used to replace the mega pricey real stuff. This is a shame because it negates the good work done on the rest of the profile where the sweet, the acidulous tangy and the dark woody patchouli are brought into a fine and delicate balance. No matter how good the rest of it smells, an insistent chemical whiff spoils everything.

The bottom line is that Pamplelune isn't different enough from What About Adam to be thought an original work, and it lacks the material quality to pass as a substitute.

06th June, 2018

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