Justin reviews Imperiale by Guerlain, a fragrance first released in the mid-1800s.
Hey everyone, Justin here, and today I'll be reviewing Eau de Cologne Imperiale by Guerlain. This unisex fragrance was actually formulated and released all the way back in the middle of the 19th century!
It opens with top notes of orange, lemon, bergamot, and other citruses, supported by lemon verbena and neroli. Later, base notes of rosemary, tonka, and cedar become apparent. Personally, I think this fragrance is great for spring and summer wear.
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