As one of the most established perfume houses, Guerlain is not missing out on the summer fragrance game. Moreover, there is something for him as well as for her! Like sipping a cocktail with amaretto or fizzy green tea, *Guerlain L’Homme Ideal Cologne and *Guerlain Teazzurra Aqua Allegoria speak the language of summer.
As much as Dr. D and I both adore Guerlain L’Homme Ideal Eau de Toilette, at some point it became clear that it is not really made for summer, at least not during daytime. If you (or your guy) like the accord but want something less intense, the new L’Homme Ideal Cologne is your answer!
I like to think of Guerlain L’Homme Ideal Cologne as as diluted amaretto accompanied by many refreshing citrus notes, like a cocktail you can easily slurp down instead of a liquor that you have to sip. The flacon of the cologne is identical to the original in terms of the shape, only it’s in speckless white!
Guerlain L’Homme Ideal Cologne opens with fizzy citrus notes such as orange, bergamot, and grapefruit, as well as a pinch of pink pepper. Almond, the signature note of the scent, emerges along with neroli for a much more casual interpretation of the sexiness you find in the original eau de toilette. It eventually dries down to white musk and vetiver. I personally find the vetiver more prominent than musk, which I always welcome. Despite the fact that it is a cologne, it actually lasts comfortably for around 8 hours!
All in all, Guerlain L’Homme Ideal Cologne is in both my and Dr. D’s good books. I find that it still oozes sex appeal in a sophisticated way just like the original, but it is light-hearted and more easygoing. I have actually tried this on myself because I was told it’s quite unisex, and I have to say that is true. I wouldn’t say I’ll wear it all the time, but it doesn’t feel out of place on my skin. Very interesting!
Each summer, Guerlain launches a new Aqua Allegoria. This year the creation has a lovely azure tint, and it is aptly named Teazzurra.
Not surprisingly, the top notes Teazzurra are heavily citrusy with lemon, yuzu, bergamot, and grapefruit. However, the floral (jasmine and chamomile)-infused green tea heart notes jump right out. The combination feels almost syrup-y. The final drydown features musk, calone (think marine/ozone), and vanilla. On me, there is more vanilla than the other two.
I used to own an Aqua Allegoria at university, and I can still see the charm. They all seem to be fresh, zesty, and easy-to-wear fragrances that are never intrusive. However, Teazzurra only lasts for a few (say 4) hours on me, so it definitely requires some topping-up during the day. It will come down to if you are fine with reapplying your fragrance!
Technically speaking it’s a long weekend for many here in Belgium, but that’s seldom ever the case for me. I did have a great weekend tho! I managed to figure the chia seed pudding business out (it’s simple and delicious), and we saw Ant-Man! I love the sense of humor, and there is never a dull moment! I kind of want to go back and see it in 3D on my own (for some weird reason, I know a lot of people who can’t do 3D)! What was your weekend like? Did you/will you see Ant-Man? Do you have any chia seed wisdom you can share with me?