Category Archives: Annick Goutal

The daily lemming

More limited edition Rose Pompon from Annick Goutal: the prettily packaged Poudre irisée corps et décolleté. It promises to leave a silky veil with a pearlized finish. 80g for €50 at Annick Goutal in France. Continue reading

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The daily lemming

Today’s mid-afternoon snack, perhaps? The limited edition Fauchon éclair Rose Pompon, in collaboration with Annick Goutal: “Topped with a chic and flowery white chocolate shell, this eclair conceals a pink berry cremeux resting on a whipped rose ganache and delicious fresh raspberries.” You can buy it at the Fauchon at 30 Place de la Madeleine, […] Continue reading

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Top 10 Summer Fragrances 2017

I love summer. Yes, I’ll complain about the heat like everyone else, but I’d rather bake than freeze any day. Plus, the fruit! Even if you don’t like summer, you have to admit that the abundant variety of fresh fruits (that haven’t been flown in from another continent) is worth a little extra sweat on your brow. Here are 9 reasonably new-ish (all came out within the past 5 years, and most of them within the last 2 years) fruit fragrances to help keep you feeling cool and lighthearted, plus one veg, because you have to have your veg…

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Captivated by the spellbinding scent of frangipani

After my mother died I needed to get away and traveled to Mauritius and became captivated by the spellbinding scent of frangipani that evoked the emotion of a dream within me. I brought one of the flowers back with me to show Isabelle [Doyen], but it died on my trip back. Luckily when I showed […] Continue reading

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Three Ultimate Iris Perfumes

Once, as I was telling Maurice Roucel how much I loved his Iris Silver Mist, a perfume he created for Serge Lutens, he laughed and explained that Lutens kept asking again and again for more iris, so he ended up using all the iris aromatics in the catalogue of his company and essentially “mixing them together.” […]

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The daily lemming

For any (serious) Petite Chérie fans, this is the (unscented) Petite Chérie Tee from the Annick Goutal + Claudie Pierlot collection. Available in three sizes, in cotton and modal, £120 at Claudie Pierlot. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the French non-profit La Chaîne de l’Espoir. Continue reading

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2017, part 6

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 special edition bottles from Annick Goutal, Jo Malone, Christian Dior and Paco Rabanne, plus a new Eau de Toilette version of Shiseido Ever Bloom.

Annick Goutal+Claudie Pierlot Petite Chérie

From Annick Goutal, a collector edition of Petite Chérie with decorations from French brand Claudie Pierlot. Due to launch this month, in 100 ml (above left), plus 20 ml travel spray with pouch (above right) and 50 ml Hair Mist (not shown). There’s also a Claudie Pierlot Petite Chérie t-shirt. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the French non-profit La Chaîne de l’Espoir

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2017, part 4

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 limited edition bottles from Cartier, Annick Goutal and Loewe; plus new concentrations of Salvatore Ferragamo Emozione Dolce Fiore and Mr. Burberry.

L'Envol de Cartier Metamorfosis

From Cartier, L’Envol de Cartier in the Metamorfosis edition with an ombre-ish mirror effect bottle. In 80 ml Eau de Parfum for €100, at El Corte Inglés in Spain…

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Perfume Review: Tenue de Soirée by Annick Goutal

Tenue de Soirée, the latest scent from Annick Goutal reviewed on Escentual. Clicky here to read. Disclaimer Sample via Annick Goutal. Image is my own. I write for Escentual as their Fragrance Expert. My views are my own. Continue reading

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Annick Goutal Tenue de Soiree ~ perfume review

Annick Goutal Tenue de Soirée brand image

Go ahead, perfumistas, think of all the perfumes you know with a pompom attached to the bottle. I am sure there are more — do comment! — but I could only think of four off the top of my head. Three of those are from Ariana Grande (Ari / Frankie / Sweet Like Candy) and the fourth is Annick Goutal’s latest launch, Tenue de Soirée. If Ariana Grande and Annick Goutal strike you as unexpected bedfellows, think again, because the times they are a-changing at Annick Goutal. The new buzz words are “fun, quirky and young”, and they’re looking to shake up everything from the packaging to the logo to the brand name itself. Tenue de Soirée (evening dress or evening wear) is the “bridge” between the old Annick Goutal and the new, brand-name-yet-to-be-announced. Expect to see the full results of the rebranding by 2018, and for Goutal’s existing line up to be pared down to about 20 or 25 fragrances…

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