Ginger Piccante, the new Acqua Allegoria from Guerlain, will do very well. Released tomorrow here in Japan, this somewhat bolder addition to the range by Delphine Jelk takes a primmish rose, not prudish but not coy, deepens it to dry, on-trend cedar note, perfectly ungendered ; fresh, not necessarily wanting to be touched but certainly staking a claim, and flushes it all serenely with a spicy, and bold, citrus touched ginger accord up top that gets things going nicely.
Being total ginger nuts in this household I had assumed this was going to be an unquestioned, no brainer buy, but the final arrangement of the scent for me is just a tad too well behaved and form -fitted : all bark and no bite, all soap and no scratch – and yet adroitly constructed and conceived all the same (when was the last time you can remember a memorable Acqua Allegoria?)
Predictably, I can never have too many coconut perfumes, as you probably know, so Coconut Fizz is very likely a new purchase for me. True, I am still slightly debating whether the creamy solar floral marine centre of the perfumemight veer into sickly on me – but come the hot summer – which we are entering, divinely, as we speak – the fresh flesh of the coconut water, and the lure of the beach – – as the fantasy lands a mist of tropical droplets on my shirt – might prove too hard to resist.
I like this kind of perfumery : fragrances for consumption, unfussed – for simple enjoyment and daily use.