Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune

AA Pamplelune is a vibrant, acidic grapefruit fragrance with those herbaceous Guerlain underpinnings. Grapefruits are my favorite citrus fruit, and Pamplelune is the most accurate and enjoyable rendition of a grapefruit that I have ever come across. Its energizing and uplifting properties would make it an ideal summer scent, but for one little problem: I am afraid to wear it out of the house. Makeup Alley reviewers repeatedly declare that Pamplelune smells of “cat pee” and “body odor”. One review even states, “I personally loved the smell of this going on me… [but] it is clearly perceived as B.O. by others.” I am legitimately puzzled. How could such a gorgeous grapefruit scent inspire such revulsion? Does the same perfume that makes me feel happy and alert really remind others of a litter box desperately in need of cleaning? I would definitely still recommend Pamplelune, but obviously you wear it at your own risk.

As the (somewhat reluctant) owner of a turtle, I have to say that I’m not even really sure what “cat pee” smells like. Can anyone comment on whether Pamplelune is indeed urinous?

4 thoughts on “Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune

  1. Recently (July 15th) there was a discussion at Muse in Wooden Shoes about this perfume. And also a couple of months ago there was a good review in This Blog Really Stinks.
    I smelled it only once at Sephora but I try not to test anything new on the skin at a store and they didn’t have samples so I cannot say anything about cat’s aspect of it (and as a proud owner of a cat I would know).

    1. Undina, I am actually adopting a kitten today, so soon I will be able to comment on the cat pee issue. I’m so excited! (Well, maybe not for cat pee, but…)

  2. Everyones nose is different. Dont wear perfume to please complete strangers. Wear it to please yourself first. If you love this fragrance, wear it with pride!

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