Aqua Allegoria Ylang & Vanille (1999)

Aqua Allegoria Ylang & Vanille by Guerlain
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Aqua Allegoria Ylang & Vanille is a popular perfume by Guerlain for women and was released in 1999. The scent is floral-sweet. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCarnation, Ylang-ylang
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine
Base Notes Base NotesVanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.9 (147 Ratings)

Longevity

7.2 (111 Ratings)

Sillage

6.4 (103 Ratings)

Bottle

8.0 (106 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 16.11.2019
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Pipette

63 Reviews
Pipette
Pipette
5
Eternal Spring
It is a shame that this beauty is discontinued. Among Guerlain's Aqua Allegorias, it has a favorite spot as a lighthearted and dainty fragrance. What would I do without it?
The carnation note comes through early and lasts a while ... Ylang is definitely there. The softness of vanilla carries the scent to a lasting dry down.
Simplicity, nothing big, but very elegant.
A daytime scent, a bit too strong for office wear, it WILL be noticed.
One of Guerlain's finest ...
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Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
Very helpful Review    5
A Darker, Unsweetened Vanilla Perfume
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Ylang & Vanille was one of the early members of the Aqua Allegoria series, launched pre-Y2K, and the superior quality of the composition witnesses this fact. Although I do not wear Ylang & Vanille all that often, I find that it is a nice change from the ubiquitous sweet vanilla fragrances which have become more and more popular of late.

AA Ylang & Vanille offers a darker presentation of vanilla, but not in the sense of being more concentrated and potent in vanilla itself. Instead, ylang-ylang imparts a dark quality to the vanilla, making this perfume more of a floriental than a gourmand perfume. The jasmine, too, is detectable to my nose, but the ylang-ylang is far more prominent.

This creation smells especially nice as it heats up on the skin under a sweater collar. The closest composition to this one, of those which I've tried, is Hermès Hermessence Vanille Galante, which, too, is more a floral than a gourmand creation. However, I find Ylang & Vanille to be more of a pleasure to wear, as it seems harmonious and never jarring from start to finish.

I feel fortunate to have acquired one of the limited edition bottles of this appealing perfume, a relic of Guerlain's glorious past.
SystemeD

58 Reviews
SystemeD
SystemeD
Helpful Review    4
No surprises.
Oh, I wish I could write something substantive and important in this review, but in this fragrance, what you see is what you get. Ylang. And. Vanille.

The vanilla provides a richness, a creaminess to the ylang. It's a Guerlain, so it is quality stuff, and rather long-lasting for an edt, but really, that's all. I get no carnation, and very little jasmine. Just ylang. And. Vanille.

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