Aqua Allegoria Figue-Iris (2008)

Aqua Allegoria Figue-Iris by Guerlain
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Aqua Allegoria Figue-Iris is a perfume by Guerlain for women and was released in 2008. The scent is floral-fresh. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Grapefruit, Violet
Heart Notes Heart NotesFig, Iris
Base Notes Base NotesVanilla, Vetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.0 (62 Ratings)

Longevity

5.7 (50 Ratings)

Sillage

5.1 (46 Ratings)

Bottle

8.0 (54 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 10.10.2019
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WRoth

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Aqua Allegoria Figue-Iris
This fragrance opens with a sweet melange of vanilla, bergamot and grapefruit. The sparkly citrus notes vanish quickly to be replaced by powdery iris and creamy milky notes. So far I do not see any fig in this fragrance, unless it is candied fig to add sweetness. Eventually the fruit does comes through, though very muted in the background, and balances the sweetness of the other notes. Violet and vetiver are present in the accord, not as dominant notes, but as modifiers. Violet enhances the powdery quality, whereas vetiver adds a smoky finish to the whole. The fragrance stays sweet and powdery throughout its development until it vanishes after four hours.
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Sherapop

1239 Reviews
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A Fig-Iris Marriage Never Meant To Be
Given the incredible interest in iris and the veritable fig folie in twenty-first century perfumery, perhaps it was inevitable that they would eventually be rolled together into one bottle, and here it is: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria FIGUE IRIS, one of the oddest compositions I've ever sniffed.

I love fig notes--everything from wood to leaves to fruit--and I love iris-violet notes. But what I find here is a somewhat inharmonic union, like a pre-arranged marriage that was never meant to be, though the unlucky couple suffers it out "for the sake of" their probably even unhappier kids (speaking from experience here...note to parents: your children do not benefit as the collateral damage of your war). But I digress.

My distinct impression is that FIGUE IRIS involves two very different perfumes poured into the same bottle. My concern is not that of those who dislike the Aqua Allegoria fragrances more generally--I like the earlier ones a lot and am the contented owner of several from circa Y2K. I simply do not like the dissonance of the woody-green, somewhat masculine fig with the super-feminine powdery iris-violet. Somehow they just don't fit and I feel convinced that they really should shake hands and go their separate ways. Désolée.

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