Category: Annick Goutal

digging (into) vintage: Annick Goutal Passion, 1983

Annick Goutal Passion, 1983.  Perfumer Annick Goutal. The emotion passion has come to be confused with the expression of passion. Borrowing the vocabulary the romantic comedy film, passion has come to mean any attention seeking act. Set this in a culture where an action’s value varies directly with the number of people who witness it and passion loses its meaning as…

Annick Goutal Sables, 1995

Perfumer Annick Goutal Sables follows a classical drydown arc: top, heart, basenotes. The real trick though is that is that it takes you from one genre to another over this progression. Starting with immortelle dissolved in amber, Sables gives you either a strictly sweet maple syrup candy, or a sweet and savory curry with fenugreek and raisins. It’s up to…