GUERLAIN Aqua Allegoria Forte Mandarine Basilic Eau de Parfum Review

GUERLAIN Aqua Allegoria Forte Mandarine Basilic Eau de Parfum Review

Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic fans, rejoice – you can now get your favourite scent in a more intense version with increased longevity. Forte Mandarine Basilic brings together everything you love about the original Eau de Toilette, but gives it more power and sensuality as it pairs together the familiar golden zingy mandarin and slightly spicy green basil.

Keep reading to find out why you need to add Forte Mandarine Basilic to your Aqua Allegoria collection…


This Fragrance Smells Like…

First things first, Aqua Allegoria Forte Mandarine Basilic smells almost exactly like the best-selling Eau de Toilette. The main difference is that it’s stronger, has a richer sweetness and more woody intensity; it swaps out the air-like dewy mandarin of the original to instead offer a tree of ripened mandarins, drenched in sunlight.

As soon as you spray Forte, you’re hit with juicy mandarin, which is met by a creamy sweet heart of vanilla that gives it a richer quality that the Eau de Toilette did not have. The base of the fragrance is where the Forte edition gets its sexy sensuality from, thanks to its cedarwood note.


What’s The Story Behind This Scent?

Every scent in the GUERLAIN Aqua Allegoria collection represents nature. You can see this throughout every aspect of the fragrance – from its 90% natural formula to its ultra-realistic mandarin scent, to its honeycomb-encrusted bottle to GUERLAIN’s ongoing commitment to the preservation of the bees.


You Will Love This If…

If you love scents that feature sweet zesty fruits with a hint of greenery that lasts, then you’ll love the Forte Mandarine Basilic Eau de Parfum – particularly if you’re already a fan of the lighter, fresher Eau de Toilette and you want more intensity.

Or, if you own any of the Aqua Allegoria perfumes, you’ll love the opportunity to build your own unique aroma as all the perfumes in the collection are recommended to be layered together – in equal parts.


This Perfume Smells Similar To:

GUERLAIN Aqua Allegoria Forte Mandarine Basilic Eau de Parfum is a woodier and deeper version of the original Mandarine Basilic Eau de Toilette.

GUERLAIN Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic Eau de Toilette Review


What’s The Longevity Like?

It lasts for around six to eight hours. As I’ve tried both scents, I can vouch that the Eau de Parfum definitely offers greater longevity and projection compared to the original!


What’s Special About The Bottle?

GUERLAIN Aqua Allegoria is iconic; with one glance, you will know that Forte is part of the collection – the Aqua Allegoria fragrances are that distinct. Like the rest of the line, Forte Mandarine Basilic is bottled in a glass bottle, encased in a golden honeycomb pattern – as you take the lid off, you’ll notice a golden bee engraved in the top too. And, to show it’s an Eau de Parfum, Forte Mandarine Basilic has a new golden label on the front to contrast the white label of the EdT.

Just like the rest of the Aqua Allegoria scents, Forte is refillable.



The bottle is made using at least 15% recycled glass.


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