Guerlain will launch two Eau de Parfum additions to the Aqua Allegoria line: Mandarine Basilic Forte and Rosa Rossa Forte. Both were developed by Guerlain perfumer Delphine Jelk.
Mandarine Basilic Forte (above right) ~ a stronger version of 2007's Mandarine Basilic, with mandarin, blackcurrant, basil, rose, orange blossom, vanilla and sandalwood.
Rosa Rossa Forte (above left) ~ a stronger version of 2018's Rosa Rossa, which was reportedly a reissue of 2017's Rosa Fizz. With rose, peach, pink pepper, blackcurrant, patchouli, sandalwood and benzoin.
Guerlain Mandarine Basilic Forte and Rosa Rossa Forte will be introduced in July at Sephora in the Middle East, and will go into wider distribution later in the year.
Update: the description from the brand for Mandarine Basilic Forte...
A lively, tangy Italian mandarin, bathed in the golden light of a setting sun, shines through in this fragrance. It blends with the enticing warmth of the vanilla tincture and the bewitching power of sandalwood to create a radiant fragrance trail.
« MANDARINE BASILIC FORTE IS A MANDARIN, TANNED BY RADIANT RAYS OF SUNLIGHT. » Delphine Jelk, Guerlain Perfumer
...and Rosa Rossa Forte:
Known as the queen of flowers, the rose is a must-have in the Guerlain perfumers' palette. Composed in the form of an eau, essence and absolute, French, Turkish and Bulgarian roses come together in a powerful and enchanting trail. In an overdose, they combine their charms with a silky smooth white peach magnified by woody notes of sandalwood and patchouli.
« ROSA ROSSA FORTE IS A SUNSET ROSE, AN INTENSE, FRUITY AND VELVETY ROSE. » Delphine Jelk, Guerlain Perfumer
Guerlain Mandarine Basilic Forte and Rosa Rossa Forte are available in 75 ($125) and 125 ($165) ml Eau de Parfum, and in a 200 ml refill.