Hey Posse! Interestingly, Nettare di Sole is Italian meaning Nectar of the Sun. Surprising that Guerlain, eminent French perfume house owned by LVMH would head this way. This decant came in my recent Surrender To Chance order. For US$23 I’ve got 8ml in a spritz bottle, so enough for this summer. Perfect also in my bag for touch ups.
I’ve been waiting for a little Southern Hemisphere warmth to give it a proper test drive. The Aqua Allegoria range is a lighter, free-er, more vivacious line in the Guerlain oeuvre. They are very hit & miss for me. Though I really loved Ginger Piccante, Pamplelune and Lys Soleia many others have left me cold and uninspired. One that seems to have bored everyone to tears was Teazzura, which I love and have gone through quite a bit of my bottle. Nettare di Sole has been very polarising with very vocal lovers and haters. That makes it even more interesting for me.
Nettare di Sole Aqua Allegoria by Guerlain 2021
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Orange Blossom, Watery Notes, Calabrian bergamot
Heart: Solar notes, Magnolia, Jasmine Sambac, Rose
Nettare di Sole opens so pretty. How can people not like this? Honey, orange blossom and the dream of clear, fresh, flowing stream water. This is EXACTLY what I hope an Aqua Allegoria will be. It’s exuberant and joyous, so full of life and a saucy wink of invitation. The honey is not a furry animalic, nor is it dense and sticky. Imagine honey added to a champagne & fruit punch. That’s the feeling here, effervescent.
This smells like a happy summer day.
That solar note! Jasmine, honey and I’m smelling ylang. It’s like the smell of my skin after spending a day in the sun but later that night after I’ve had a bath and washed the sunscreen off. So, a solar skin scent.
For an Aqua Allegoria Nettare di Sole is surprisingly long lasting. Now, don’t get too excited, it won’t last all day. Sillage and projection are moderate and longevity equal to most EdTs. I’ll wear it as a dude but it’s not a masculine scent by any means. I do think that the fragrance is rich enough to also take you into the cooler months.
This is so bloody good I want a bottle. Let’s see if I use this decant up, eh?
Do you have a favourite Aqua Allegoria?