Annick Goutal created Eau de Charlotte for her step-daughter, Charlotte. It’s meant to be jammy, “young” and casual. But, I don’t know what it is supposed to be on my skin.
Eau De Charlotte smells so weird on me. I hate to say it, in fact, I can’t believe I’m going to say it, but I’m reminded of bug spray. This is in the opening. I get something herbal and lavender like even though it isn’t listed. Luckily, the bitter “bug spray” fades and I’m left with this really sweet… Continue reading | 5 Comments
Annick Goutal La Violette is a violet soliflore. It’s feminine, floral, and sweet. It reminds me of so many things that make me happy: Choward’s Violet Mints, mild weather, and fancy French cosmetics. This is my favorite violet soliflore ever.
There isn’t much to La Violette. If you are familiar with Choward’s Violet Mints then you have an idea of what this fragrance is like. At first it is very violet. It has that violet food flavoring aroma mixed with greenness. It is so sweet, playful, and innocent…like candy but… Continue reading | 14 Comments
Mandragore (French for mandrake) is one of my favorite summer scents. This perfume is fresh, spicy, and woodsy. This scent is based on the mystical/mythical mandrake, a howling killer, some serious symbolism and folklore here. The “idea” alone of this fragrance could hook me, luckily the fragrance did too.
At first the fragrance is very citrusy thanks to a heavy hand of bergamot. Bergamot is a note used in most fragrances and is “generic” at times. It isn’t in this blend. It’s zesty, bubbly, green, and fresh. In the beginning… Continue reading | 12 Comments
There aren’t many reviews on-line to be found of Annick Goutal Tubéreuse. Why? Because there isn’t much to say. Don’t take me wrong. Tubéreuse is not bad. It’s white floral gorgeousness in a bottle. Annick Goutal Tubéreuse is a soliflore. It’s big ‘ole raw tuberose.
There’s nothing creative to Tubéreuse other than the complexity that nature gave to this luscious flower. Tubéreuse is a big floral, heady, sweet, but not too sweet. It’s “hay” sweet. It’s warm. The “top” is my favorite part… Continue reading | 13 Comments
I’ve been very happy with the Annick Goutal Les Orientalistes Collection. The collection is fairly simple, in fact, the house recommends layering them. I haven’t done that. I’m a layering wuss (but I’m recovering). I have found each fragrance very easy to wear and versatile; I don’t feel the need to layer. Ambre Fetiche is a warm, resinous fragrance with Russian leather. It’s a no-fuss oriental.
Ambre Fetiche opens up almost like window cleaner mixed with incense powder. It’s a chemical incense. This chemical burn settles and I’m left with… Continue reading | 9 Comments