Fragrance File: Guaria Morada by Berdoues (plus WIN)

A few months ago I featured the beautiful scents of Collection Grands Crus by French perfumery Berdoues on this blog. The collection is inspired by some of the world’s most beautiful destinations and each fragrance has been designed to capture the beauty of its destination.

A brand new scent from the Collection Grands Crus has hit our shores: Guaria Morada – a luxurious interpretation of Costa Rica.

Known for its rainforests, active volcanoes, high mountains, palm beaches and coral reefs, Costa Rica offers a sensory overload.


‘‘In my mind, Costa Rica is like a huge palette of colours, a life-size painting! The blue of the ocean and the green of the exuberant jungle dotted with exotic plants, each more incredible than the last. There is something magnificent and sumptuous about it, and at the same time so simple in the casual, natural raw beauty. So I thought of this fragrance as an olfactory Eden, a tender floral scent with fruity hints,” – Mylene Alran, Berdoues perfumer.


The Bottle

The shape of the bottle is similar to the scents in the collection however this version has a beautiful and bright motiv of pink and green inspired by the lushness of the Costa Rican jungle.

The Scent

Floral and fruity notes are brought together by one of the best scents Costa Rica has to offer: the guaria morada flower.

Native to Costa Rica, the guardia morada is a species of orchid, and also happens to be the country’s national flower. It is believed to be a symbol of luck and good fortune.

The guaria morada is balanced by three significant raw materials to give this fragrance its unique scent: orange from Brazil, amyris from Haiti and patchouli from Indonesia. Additional notes include ylang-ylang, orange blossom and pear. Mandarin orange brings joy and sparkle while tuberose and vanilla add sensuality and depth.

Mylene Alran created this olfactory journey with tender and velvety floral notes revealing exotic fruity hints. The fragrance is sweetly floral with a touch of exotic for a unique journey into the heart of the Costa Rican landscape.

Who wears Guaria Morada?

This is the perfect scent for the woman who enjoys the season of spring. The floral notes of this scent are suited to someone with a fresh outlook on life. A pleasure-seeker with a heart for adventure and a curiosity about the world.

Name of Scent: Guaria Morada

Fragrance House: Berdoues

Type of Scent: Eau de parfum

Scent Family: Floral fruity

Top Notes: Orange, ylang-ylang and mandarin.

Heart Notes: Amyris, orange blossom and tuberose.

Base Notes: Patchouli, pear and vanilla.

Price: R1595 for 100ml

Stockists: Selected Truworths and Foschini stores.




Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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