Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Lys Soleia

The opening with the lily-and-hesperidic opening blast is very pleasant, with none of the two too dominant. The citric tone is incorporated into the mix and pleasant.

In the drydown the subtle waxiness and aroma of the tuberose blends in well with the rise if a lively ylang-ylang, with the latter's sweetness remaining sufficiently balanced. Then vanilla is added when approaching the base, but this is an unexpectedly unobtrusive vanilla and never cloying in spite of the ylang-ylang's additional sweetness already tilting this product towards the sweeter range.

Moderate sillage, good projection and ten hours of longevity - that's the performance I get on my skin.

Technically done well and quite well balanced, this fragrance for spring days was launched in 2012 and is discontinued.  It is well executed, albeit marred by a certain lack of originality. 3.25/5