Aqua Allegoria Lys Soleia 2012

Aqua Allegoria Lys Soleia by Guerlain
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Aqua Allegoria Lys Soleia is a perfume by Guerlain for women and was released in 2012. The scent is floral-sweet. It was last marketed by LVMH.
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Perfumer

Thierry Wasser

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
Palm leafPalm leaf
LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesLilyLily
Tropical fruitsTropical fruits
Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesTuberoseTuberose
VanillaVanilla
White muskWhite musk

Ratings

Scent

7.4178 Ratings

Longevity

6.7140 Ratings

Sillage

6.1143 Ratings

Bottle

8.4145 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 25.01.2022.
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WildGardener

252 Reviews
WildGardener
WildGardener
   1  
Solar Lily
French perfumers use the word solaire, which I've never quite understood - until now.
It means sunny, of course, and there is also a connection to crème solaire - sun cream. You can smell the sun cream in Pierre Bourdon's Jil Sander Sun, but here, Lys Soleia is a charming lily; sunny, 'orange' and sweet.
It's such an innocent thing I can't help liking it, even though I hate lily scents and their toxic molecules.
So, mixed feelings about it's disappearance, it was good but at the same time it's no big deal that it's gone.
9
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
9
Bottle
Rossiniopera

37 Reviews
Rossiniopera
Rossiniopera
   1  
Tropical summer lily
I remember buying Lys Soleia blindly when it was fairly new, based on positive reviews. It did not disappoint. It has been one of my summer favourites ever since, it is indeed a very beautiful scent, and a very true lily, which I discovered in a rather funny way:

Just a few days after I got it, my husband and I went out for dinner. I was wondering if I should wear my new Lys Soleia, but ultimately I chose Dior Dolce Vita instead. We found a lovely French restaurant. Everyone was sitting outside, but since I get cold easily, I wanted an indoor table. As we followed the waiter through the empty dining room, I suddenly, to my great surprise, smelled Lys Soleia. Very strongly. For a moment I even wondered if I had accidently sprayed myself with the wrong bottle. I sniffed like crazy and told my husband I smelled lilies – and then – lo and behold! On a small table at the other side of the room, I spotted a vase full of big, white lilies. I had to go over there and smell them, just to be sure – but that was Lys Soleia, in full bloom!

I prefer wearing it on warm days and with a colourful sun dress, when I want a tropical holiday feeling. The vanilla can become a little strong and heavy after a few hours, but most of the time, it's just lovely!
7
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
Helpful Review    3  
A splendid bouquet of lilies
I love the scent of a fresh bouquet of lilies, however when perfumers try to replicate the scent of flowers in nature, they often fail. Aqua Allegoria Lys Soleia for once, has surprisingly captured the sunny and refreshing qualities of a bunch of lilies, and for that I'm truly grateful.

To my nose, Lys Soleia isn't a strict soliflore. It actually relies quite heavily on the tropical fruit accords to add some sweetness and vitality to the composition. The lily note smells honeyed and feminine for the most part, which I really find myself enjoying.

Many have some negatives things to say in regards to the most recent Aqua Allegoria releases. Well, I don't understand what they're getting at, I've enjoyed both this fragrance and last year's Jasminora immensely. I consider them two of the best Spring appropriate white florals in the last few years.

Due to this fragrance's brightness, I'm reminded of beautiful Summer days spent in a country garden. Most lily based scents are dewy and green, but this little wonder is like a ray of sunshine; yellow, powdery and honeyed. I'm surprised that honey isn't listed in the official scent pyramid.

Lys Soleia is a sure crowd pleaser. It's also pleasantly soft and discreet, as to never offend those in close proximity. This scent makes me feel joyful and lively. There's nothing more appealing than a floral that dances on your skin, refreshing you on the hottest of days. I'll be sure to keep Lys Soleia in mind when Summer is in full swing later this year. I have a feeling that Lys Soleia and I will be good friends.

Originally written: July 08, 2012.
10
Scent
10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Prosperonlin

16 Reviews
Prosperonlin
Prosperonlin
Helpful Review    5  
Summertime all year round.
This came up as a total surprise for me. I bought a tester as I am preparing a Mothers Day basket for my mother. I went through the pyramid and could immediately recognise the tropical fruit accord, mainly a very nice and realistic not so ripe pawpaw. But that is only part of it. It opens like something very Guerlain, of course. There's a hint of L'Heure Bleue, than it turns towards Shalimar Parfum Initial. I mean, now the tropical fruit is well tempered with anise, plenty of it. Although the fruit IS tropical, the Parisian/French atmosphere is undeniable. Lys Soleia is a very sofisticated eau de toilette that can be worn in hot/warm weather without feeling one has to have an eau de cologne because it's hot. The florals smell a bit like a Chanel, in special No 5 Eau Premiere. The musk is very clean and comfortable. Citrus is very discrete. And the vanilla, well, that's pure Guerlain. I don't know if it's because I have been wearing Wonderwood and Encre Noire a lot these days, but I could swear there is some woods in the base. But maybe it is just my nose. Lys Soliea wouldn't scare anyone, even those a bit afraid of tuberouse. I am seriously considering either it is too feminine or not, so my mother would get only the soap and towel?
Boszka79

11 Reviews
Boszka79
Boszka79
Helpful Review    4  
Sunhine-enclosed in a honeydrop.:)
If I should be portrayed with a picture how Lys Soleia smells exactly on my skin, I so I would do...: This perfume like a glinting sunlight in a golden honey drop what is sitting on a blooming lily petal. This perfume is instantly captured and bottled sunlight.:)

Lys Soleia is a beautiful and sprightly perfume. I'd call it diffusive and luxurious. So far,- next to Flora Nymphea-, this blend is another well-made and highly enjoyable floral scent from the Aqua Allegoria line.Currently two lily-based summer fragrance I have in my collection, one is Lys Soleia ( I just love the name:), another is Baiser Volé by Cartier,-and I really love them both!:)

Lys Soleia is a realistic image of the sun drenched flower, it's a breezy white floral perfume with tropical facets. The scent very green and crisp during the opening but as it dries down it stays focused on the lily. The tropical flowers give a spicy edge to the breezy medley.The main chord is a sunkissed,creamy, honeyed lily smell-unexpectedly exotic and "gold-smelling".Before the whole thing settles down to a musky velvet, vanilla gives a spiky quality to the balanced sweetness.
Lys Soleia is a remarkable and memorable fragrance, contrary to many white floral perfumes on the market nowadays.

Is it true that this perfume intented for summer wear,I still would say this scent is could be too overpowering and headache-causing in hot weather.So I recommend to apply moderate or use it on the cooler summer days.

I think, Lys Soleia takes a little more than I expected from a lily-based fragrance.It turned to be my new summer favorit, and on those cloudy days when I need a big dose of sunlight, definitely this perfume is that I firstly reached for.

Aqua Allegoria Lys Soleia is a piece of art, a sunkissed, beautiful still life.
7
Scent
Ysbrand

84 Reviews
Ysbrand
Ysbrand
Very helpful Review    5  
Atonement
I wont go on and on about how much i regret that LVMH group digged its sharp claws in the forbidden garden that was Guerlain. It happened. Pretty much as they did in Spain with Loewe, they take a brand that was worlwide celebrated by its quality and style, and they transform it into a more sellable product, even if that means loosing the identity and the standards of such brand. It is tragic, but this is the economic system we live in.

The Aquae Allegoria used to be , back in the time, a favourite of mine, each one a little tribute to one ingredient, or a whisical fusion of two, with a very natural, fresh, enchanting vibe. But after the LVMH Event, they were transformed into soul-less, synthetic, blurry generic scents, where sometimes you could hardly reconize any note featured.

Not nice.

Well, i am very happy to say that Lys Soleia is the first Aqua Allegoria I truly like in many years. Had Guerlain lifted up the marketing spell it was under? We will see...

It starts fresh and luminous; The green refreshing citrus gives pace to a very radiant greenhouse floral. Along the lily, I imagine they used the "solar note" they used in Alien too that is, more a scentless undulating wave of warmth. Lily is dominant in the fragance, and takes the spotlight for a while, just to graciously step back to the background allowing a green-yellow ylang ylang and a not fully ripe tuberose shine and complete the lily itself. Lily, Tuberose and Ylang are notes that sometimes will steal all the oxygen of the room, but in Lys Soleia are fresh and airy , delicately sweet, like flower nectar with not sugar added.

And so, the fragance passes from a yellow floral to a light tropical tuberose as this last one takes strength. Lily is still there. Vanilla´s warmth is not cloying or foody but very orchidée. I like Lys Soleia creamy and sensual stage, because it is not too obvious... A very uplifting and sunny floral i would not mind to own, probably for the next summer.

In terms of originality is nothing from another galaxy, ok, but my point is, it is really good news that Aqua Allegoria has a soul again: after the invasion, the garden of the bee has been purified. For the moment.
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AnessaAnessa 5 years ago
Realistic huge lily bouquet w/ honey-dipped pollen.Great longevity for AA.Absolutely no resemblance to Ylang-Vanille!Golden sugary tropical.
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