Category: isabelle Doyen

Annick Goutal Mon Parfum Cheri par Camille, 2011

(image MISSING WOMAN: DISAPPEARING ACT #572, by Dominique Rey) Perfumers Isabelle Doyen and Camille Goutal I am as easily sucked in by the term “chypre-effect” as the next perfume fanatic. I’ll admit, I blind bought. Not only were the reviews good, but the  dark plum-iris-patchouli targets me perfectly. Factor in my recent interest in Annick Goutal fragrances and I become a…

Annick Goutal Songes, 2005

Perfumer Isabelle Doyen. The mixed floral is a very particular exercise. For many, it implies sophistication, though for the connoisseur a mixed floral might be a cliché. Given the icons, Jean Patou Joy,  Chanel No. 5, Amouage Gold, anything less than outstanding doesn’t measure up. And given the ubiquity of floral scented functional products any floral perfume with less than…

Annick Goutal Musc Nomade, 2008

Perfumers Isabelle Doyen and Camille Goutal, 2008. Musc Nomade has wide appeal. The musk freaks, myself included, love it because it’s a complex musk with skin appeal. It’s also exceedingly well balanced, has a woody/floral aspect to it and shows a beautiful evolution. Many musk-heavy perfumes are weak on evolution because musks are basenotes, and the first sniff may not…