Fragrances of Note: About Annick Goutal
Becoming a perfumer was a natural for Annick Goutal. Born in Aix-en-Provence in 1945, she studied piano until the age of 21, when she met a perfumer from Grasse. She learned that both perfume and music blend a variety of notes to create a pleasing, harmonious composition. When creating her now-legendary fragrances, Goutal artfully wove notes into bouquets of emotion inspired by childhood memories, dreams, and travels. The Roman Emperor Hadrien perfectly balanced taste, style, wisdom, and vitality, according to the late perfumer Annick Goutal. In tribute, she named a legendary fragrance after him. A zesty combination of lemon, grapefruit, and cypress, the scent evokes the heat of the Mediterranean sun and the coolness of the shade of a lemon tree. Both come in the signature glass bottles with gold lids.