Annick Goutal Eau de Monsieur ~ fragrance review

Annick Goutal Eau de Monsieur

Released in the early 1980s, Eau de Monsieur1 was one of Annick Goutal‘s first perfumes. I was surprised to see Eau de Monsieur listed on the Annick Goutal website with a release date of…2013.

  1. Had it been reformulated in a BIG way?
  2. Was it a new perfume altogether?
  3. Did a content editor make a mistake?

(Answers: 1: Yes; 2: Sort of; 3: No)

Eau de Monsieur disappeared from the Annick Goutal line-up a long time ago (the 90s?) and has been recomposed by Camille Goutal with perfumer Isabelle Doyen

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2016, part 5

More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US. Today’s post includes collector bottles from Annick Goutal, Burberry and Carolina Herrera; plus new Eau de Parfum concentrations of Ralph Lauren Polo Blue and Guerlain L’Homme Idéal.

Annick Goutal Dolce Vita collection

From Annick Goutal, the Dolce Vita collection, “inspired by three olfactory creations, each telling a story of a journey in Italy”, and featuring illustrations by artist Cecile Togni. Ninfeo Mio, Eau du Sud and Eau d’Hadrien are each in 100 ml Eau de Toilette, £67 each at Harvey Nichols in the UK…

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Annick Goutal Rose Pompon ~ fragrance review


Over the past two weeks I’ve immersed myself in the ten-fragrance Derek Lam 10 Crosby collection, so this week I’m treating myself to a springtime rose fragrance by one of my favorite niche houses — to cleanse my palate, if you will. Annick Goutal‘s new Rose Pompon was developed by Camille Goutal with perfumer Philippine Courtière, and is designed to evoke a “young Parisian woman” who “exudes joie de vivre.” Its notes include Bulgarian rose, taïf rose, peony, black currant, raspberry, pink pepper, cedar, patchouli and white musk.

I like Rose Pompon, although it doesn’t feel like much of a rose perfume on my skin…

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