Monday, May 17, 2010
Aqua Allegoria Flora Nymphea. Wet Lilac
It seems this is a mix of fleur d'oranger, Florazone (for that garden-after-the-rain feel) and some synthetic berry (maybe dewberry).
Guerlain’s Flora Nymphea is harsher and heavier than the real aroma of a lilac bush. The monotonous warm fleur d’oranger note turns into a lilac under layer of cool synthetics. It’s a tarty floral with an imaginary berry.
Compared to another lilac in En Passant (Frederic Malle) Flora Nymphea is much warmer whereas En Passant is closer to the real flower.
More on the lilac-heliotrope ala En Passant idea:
After my own heart (Ineke)