Hi there Olfactoria’s Travellers,
Since I heard the today’s fragrance had been discontinued it has been an oft spritz. Then on Facebook Fragrance Friends one of the girls (THANKS Kate) decided to do a Random Act Of Kindness (RAOK) and I won so I’m able to spritz to my hearts content. Obviously the sales for it have been dropping or it wouldn’t be on the chopping block but to say I am saddened is an understatement.
Aqua Allegoria Lys Soleia by Thierry Wasser for Guerlain 2012
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, lemon, palm leaves
Heart: Lily, ylang-ylang, tropical fruits
Base: Tuberose, vanilla, white musk
It’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere and here is a perfect tropical, beachy foil for whatever you’re doing, and wherever you chose to be doing it. This is one of Thierry Wasser’s loveliest in my eyes. So wearable, so bright and happy. One of the heftiest Aqua Allegorias, you will be delightfully fragrant and have sensational sillage for at least 3 hours before it all becomes very soft and cuddly.
Photo Stolen Flickr
Lys Soleia opens on me with a split second of citrus and then it takes a back seat to the creamy ylang and white flower bouquet that is lightly sweetened by a lightweight ripe papaya. None of that gag worthy over the top punch you in the face stench that papaya can get, in Lys Soleia we have it shorn of everything but a watercolour wash.
It’s funny that Lys Soleia is named for the lily because I get very little of what my mind associates with lily, the dewy wetness and air conditioned florist shop, doesn’t register at all for me until well into the heart and then only as a bit player. Ylang, papaya, tuberose, vanilla and a large dose of cuddly clean musks is what Lys Soleia offers up to me. I’m surprised that there is no salt or sandalwood, if you asked me I would definitely have included them in my guess-timation. After 3 hours I left with a soft glow of amorphous fragrance that smells fresh in a just out of the shower body kind of way, very nice
Photo Stolen Wikipedia
Warmth, passion, island nights and huge bouquets in lavish hotel foyers. Lys Soleia will scintillate and beguile your company while remaining low level enough to wear to dinner, though perhaps a little too fragrant for scent conservative workplaces.
What has been discontinued for you lately that will be hard to replace?