Guerlain have launched a new Aqua Allegoria this spring of 2013 baptized Nerolia Bianca. Founded in 1999, as a collection of fresh eaux, it has seen a number of additions over the years so far retaining four in the permanent lineup: Pamplelune, Herba Fresca, Mandarine Basilic and Lys Soleia. The new jus, which pays homage to the bitter orange tree, was composed by in-house perfumer Thierry Wasser...
It might be of interest to note that in the past Jean-Paul Guerlain had composed a neroli perfume entitled Flora Nerolia for this collection for which he had a particular liking, but which was discontinued.
Wasser explained, "In Aqua Allegoria I can guess at the world of a perfumer-gardener, of a collector of smells, of a nature which is disciplined with artistry and a lot of respect, of seasonal life. I would also add the words poetry and liberty. A liberty of tone and position, a liberty of genre and style. To be freely worn, and which was freely composed..."
The composition features all of the different materials that are derived from the orange tree, which is nicknamed "the pig of perfumery" as it can be used in such a versatile fashion.
Perfume notes include bitter orange, orange blossom, neroli, petit grain, peppermint, ylang, white musks, white amber, and cedar wood.
Nerolia Bianca was reportedly conceived so as to feel as fresh as an Eau de Cologne, as intense as an eau de parfum, yet as mysterious as a skin scent.
Intriguing, right, and technically promising, isn't it?
Price is 72€ for 125 ml.