Teazzurra is the latest in Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria series, which used to be a reasonably-priced, youth-oriented range showcasing natural materials. I mostly think of it now as where Guerlain keeps their white-musk-dominated "fresh" scents, as opposed to the sweet gourmands1 and Shalimar flankers that dominate the rest of the brand's output.
Anyway, Teazzurra is a completely harmless, very fresh tea, with a little tiny sliver of citrus in the opening and, for a few brief moments, an interesting flash of aromatic / herbal character presumably lent by the chamomile (other notes: bergamot, yuzu, lemon, grapefruit, green tea, jasmine, musk and vanilla). It is flattened soon enough by the overwhelming freshness of perfumer Thierry Wasser's otherwise soft and sheer, mildly watery composition. Underneath it all, you'll find a likewise-sheer dusting of sweetish vanilla powder. That's it. What you smell after about 20 minutes is pretty much what you'll smell for the duration, and it does last for hours and hours.
Verdict: If the sparkle of Bvlgari's Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert is simply too much,2 or if you need something that will smell enough like air freshener to get past the stringent anti-fragrance policy at your place of work, Teazzurra might be perfect for you, and indeed, many of the reports I've seen have been positive. With the usual apologies to any fans, it is my least favorite Aqua Allegoria yet.
The poll: what's the most "meh" fragrance you have smelled so far this year?
Guerlain Teazzurra is available in 75 ($65) and 125 ($90) ml.
1. I was interested to learn, via Monsieur Guerlain's Facebook page, that Guerlain thinks La Petite Robe Noire is simply not sweet enough for the North American market and is planning a sweeter version just for us. You have been warned!
2. I should mention that I have not smelled a new bottle Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert in quite some time, and for all I know it has been reformulated to death by now.