Reviews and Problems with Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Tiare Mimosa
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A Tropical Oasis!
Island Girl, fragrancex.com
11 October 2012
Summary: I love the scent of tiare in this perfume - it takes me back to the balmy tropical evenings that are so predominantly part of the Pacific. I feel like I am back at home in my garden, surrounded by tiare.Gorgeous!
Pros: Clean & Fresh, Draws Compliments, Great Smell, Great Value, Not Overpowering
Summary: If you are looking for tiare or mimosa in this perfume you probably will be disappointed. I just do not think that Aqua Allegoria Tiare Mimosa does the justice to these two beautiful flowers. But nevertheless, I love this perfume. Tiare Mimosa smells to me like a gentle essence of wildflowers captured in its honey-like form. Whenever I wear it I feel like I am bathed in sunshine and happiness. It is so comforting, cozy and warm.
Summary: I feel a bit like the madman in the marketplace with his lantern, but it seems time that someone said it: Guerlain is not Guerlain anymore. Sound like a contradiction? I'm afraid it is not, and naysayers need only sniff some of these recent Aqua Allegorica launches to be persuaded of the lamentable truth, Tiare-Mimosa being a not-so-inviting case in point.
Summary: This is more mimosa than tiare for me, unfortunately. On my skin the mimosa dominates, & makes the opening much too green & sickly for my taste. The tiare comes through in the heart & it improves in the drydown, but not enough to capture me. l don't really think these notes blend well together; mimosa is cool & moist, tiare much warmer & creamier. l love tiare, & have a few other fragrances already that do it much better for me, so l'll pass on this one.
Summary: Embodies the description "pretty". What I hoped Flora Nymphea would be--a light pastel floral bouquet, with a hint of honey and pollen, and a soft musky powdery drydown. I dislike powder, but it's very subtle and soft here. The mimosa, tiare, and ylang-ylang are dominant but don't punch you in the face. I get no fruit--maybe a suggestion of citrusy brightness, but not really audibly. Springy. Good lasting power.
Summary: A peppery and fresh mimosa opening.Tiare's and vanilla's smell reveal only at heart and base where they add sweetness in a musky background. The whole impression of this scent is a light sunny floral perfect for day wearing in summer or spring!
Summary: Tiare-Mimosa is my least favorite, thus far, of the Aqua Allegoria range of fragrance put out by Guerlain. I think it is supposed to be a crisp, breezy floral bearing a pseudo-sweetness. My nose perceives it as cleaning chemical...kind of like those scented Clorox or Lysol all-purpose wipes in the plastic canister. If a crisp, breezy floral is what you're craving, I'd go with L'Artisan's La Chasse Aux Papillons - which has no resemblance to cleaning fluid whatsoever!
Summary: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Tiare-Mimose Notes: tiare (gardenia), mimosa, lemon zest, pink pepper, musk and vanilla (from NowSmellThis) Of the two Aqua Allegoria fragrances released this year (2009), Tiare-Mimose is the more palatable. It starts with candied synthetic florals, none of which I can recognize. The fragrance is nonetheless refreshing and brightened with a dash of citrus.
Summary: A close cousin of SummerbyKenzo, only with less sunblock. A powdery mimosa opening progresses into a brief but nice tiare moment (not super-realistic, but alright), then becomes a mimosa musk with a hint of the tiare/gardenia remaining to add some depth. Really good lasting power for an AA. I enjoyed this. Not amazing nor original but by virtue of not being another watery AA, it's automatically less boring.