Today, the GUERLAIN Bee is continuing its odyssey through the gardens of the world towards new fragrant splendours and opening a new chapter for AQUA ALLEGORIA, with a range of Eaux de Parfum that reveal the beauty of Nature more intensely than ever: AQUA ALLEGORIA FORTE.
Delphine Jelk,GUERLAINPerfumer, has revisited two of the most iconicAQUAALLEGORIAinthe collection: Mandarine Basilic and Rosa Rossa,increasing their volume andintensity, just like the temperature rises at the end of a hot summer day.
Mandarine BasilicForte: to give body to this fruit imbued with heat and light, Delphine Jelk has chosen a superb organic Italian mandarinessence. A tangy dash of blackcurrant accentuates the juicy side of this delicious flesh.Incontrast, crushed basil leaves with a subtle aniseed scent further heighten the fruit’s golden tones.
“Inthis varaition, I wanted to accentuate mandarin’s golden colour, its juicy, succulent side. I see it as orange, almost red like the setting sun, at the end of a scorching hot day, the promise of beautiful weather the next day”– Delphine Jelk,GuerlainPerfumer
Rossa RossaForte: A subtle blend of rose essence and absolute recreates this “sunburnt” rose that is redder than ever. First of all, fine and fresh Bulgarian rose essence – the House’s signature rose – reveals its almond-toned facets. Then, warmer,more honeyed Grasse rose absolute, along with a singular quality of rose obtained by extracting Damask rose petals from distillation, unfolds. This upcycling* process, which is anintegral part of theAquaAllegoriaphilosophy, allows new fragrant components to be recovered from rose, particularly its fruity peach facets. A piquant touch of pink pepper representsthe flower’s thorns, while a dash of blackcurrant brings a flush to the cheeks.
“I liked the idea of a rose that reddened, kissed by the rays of the seting sun, fruitier, more petaled and more sensual than ever” –Delphine Jelk,GuerlainPerfumer
Crafted entirely andexclusivelyinFrance, this iconicAquaAllegoriabottle is made from 15% recycled glass, while guaranteeing its shine and transparency. Designed to last, it is now refillable. The spray can be unscrewed by hand so that the bottle can be refilled thanks to an easy-to-use 200ml refill, featuring an anti-drip system and compatible with the 125ml size.
Launching on July 1standexclusivelyavailableinSephorauntil October, available at all doors from November.