Imagine 2019 by Guerlain
What Does Imagine 2019 Smell Like
Imagine 2019 by Guerlain opens with a crisp scent of rhubarb, clearly taking the spotlight. Its tart and green nuances intertwine effortlessly with the tangy freshness of grapefruit and the subtle zesty aroma of bergamot, creating an invigorating fruity accord. As the initial burst of freshness dissipates, the heart of the fragrance reveals itself, blending the warm spiciness of cardamom with the timeless elegance of roses. Violet notes add a touch of sweet powderiness, enhancing the floral accord. Noticeably absent is the deeper, richer scent of rose absolute.
The dry down is a completely different experience. It unfolds on the skin as the dominant black tea note takes charge, offering a robust, yet soothing scent. The earthy undertones of vetiver gently float underneath, adding a layer of depth, while the white cedar imparts a hint of dry woody note, giving the fragrance a fresh clean finish. Overall, Imagine 2019 is a fragrance that invokes a journey from a vibrant fruit-infused garden to a calming, serene tea ceremony surrounded by woods.
Review of Imagine 2019
Guerlain's Imagine 2019 is as complex as it is captivating. Released in 2011, it has captured the noses of many, predominantly women. This fragrance takes you on a journey through nature's freshest and sweetest offerings, with an undercurrent of woody and spicy warmth that adds depth and intrigue.
The scent starts with a frisky, tart rhubarb, expertly paired with a bright and zesty citrus duo of bergamot and grapefruit. This initial burst of freshness is ideal for those lively summer and spring days. However, don't be fooled, this is not your typical fleeting daytime fragrance. The heart holds a punch of spicy cardamom, which, along with the rose and violet, imparts a warm, floral heart that's both vibrant and subtle.
When it comes to longevity, Imagine 2019 isn't a powerhouse. It gently clings to the skin, making it perfect for close encounters or a busy office setting. However, if you're expecting a scent trail that announces your presence long before you enter a room, this might not be your first choice.
The base of black tea, white cedar, and vetiver adds a distinct depth to the fragrance. This intriguing mix provides a somewhat earthy, smoky finish that counterbalances the fruitiness without overwhelming it.
All in all, Guerlain's Imagine 2019 is a versatile scent that straddles the line between casual and formal beautifully. It’s a fragrance that offers a playful yet mature appeal, perfect for the woman who appreciates the beauty in contrast. While it may not have the strongest sillage or longevity among its peers, for those seeking a subtly enchanting scent, Imagine 2019 is worth considering.
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